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Public Policy and Communication Internship

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Washington, DC, seeks a public policy and communication intern for Summer 2021. The Consumer Voice was founded by Elma L. Holder in 1975 to protect the rights, safety, and dignity of America’s long-term care residents. For more than 40 years, the organization has worked with its members to carry out its mission to inform, educate, and empower consumers; equip citizen groups and ombudsman programs to be effective advocates for residents; and promote best practices in care delivery and the enforcement of quality standards. This is an excellent internship to learn about long-term care advocacy while building your portfolio.

Internship Details:

This is a dynamic and exciting internship opportunity where students will get hands on policy, advocacy, and communication experience with a well-established nonprofit in the heart of Washington DC. Interns will advocate at the federal level on behalf of nursing home residents -- a population made more vulnerable by COVID-19. 

The internship is for Summer 2021 – a commitment is needed from the middle/end of May to the middle/end of August. The internship requires a time commitment of 20-25 hours per week. There is a stipend offered for this internship and we are happy to assist students receive academic credit for their internship. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and have exceptional writing and computer skills, research knowledge, and willingness to work on a wide range of projects. This is a beneficial internship to learn about the inner workings of a nonprofit organization, engage in federal public policy and advocacy, and gain valuable communications skills.

Consumer Voice is located at 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036 – just a short walk from Farragut North metro stop. However, this internship will be a remote position until further notice.

Specific Internship Duties: 

  • Assist in analyzing regulations and legislation around COVID-19 and it's impact on the long-term care consumer population
  • Provide research support on long-term care and health policy issues
  • Support communications and policy staff on a variety of projects including web updates, social media, and email campaigns
  • Assist with writing newsletter articles and policy updates
  • Assist creating advocacy and education materials 
  • Monitor relevant policy issues
  • Attend relevant events and meetings
  • Conduct administrative tasks as assigned

To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (no longer than 3 pages) to Katie Kohler at ckohler@theconsumervoice.org by Thursday, April 22, 2021.