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Federal Relations Intern Summer 2019

Job ID 10844218 Location Washington, DC Position Type Intern

Position Description:
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

The federal relations intern will assist the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s (ACS CAN) Federal Relations and Strategic Alliances team with its federal government legislative advocacy portfolio.

• Assist in the creation and development of federal relations advocacy products and tools including talking points, letters and briefing documents.
• Assist in the planning and execution of events including grassroots lobby days and coalition events.
• Conduct research on current legislative issues as assigned.
• Assist in the creation and updating of official documents and fact sheets
• Attend and report on selected meetings including Congressional hearings and briefings on issues important to the organization and draft notes highlighting key elements.
• Collaborate as appropriate with other ACS CAN departments.
• All other duties, as assigned.

Position Requirements:
Candidates must be at least a college sophomore, preferably majoring in a relevant area such as political science, public health, , public policy, or a related field.

Candidates must also have strong oral, written and computer skills, be a team player, handle multiple projects effectively, and have an interest in public policy and/or health care issues as well as advocacy.

All Interns Must meet the following requirements:
•Full-time student, If you are an undergraduate student you  have completed your freshman year of college;
•Have a minimum of a B average (cumulative 3.0 on 4.0 scale);
•Plan to continue their education in the following term/semester
oNote: an internship assignment may coincide with the student’s last term/trimester, but student must disengage upon graduation.

The following information must be submitted upon application:
• Resume
• Two references from academic/professional sources addressing the student’s credentials based on the internship’s skill requirements • Recent transcript attesting to their GPA and standing as a full-time student • Unpaid interns must also provide documentation of the participation in a bona-fide college intern program under which their ACS CAN internship either qualifies them to receive course credit OR fulfills a graduation/coursework requirement.

It is the policy of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

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