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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 communications intern for Spring 2019. 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:

The internship is for Spring 2019 – a commitment is needed from the middle of January to the middle/end of May. The internship requires a time commitment of 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship, but a stipend may be offered and we are happy to assist students to receive academic credit for their internship. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate 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 and policy skills.

Consumer Voice is located at 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC – just a short walk from Farragut North metro stop. 


Specific Internship Duties: 

  • 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 blasts
  • 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 info@theconsumervoice.org.