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ACS CAN Legal Intern Summer 2018

Job ID 7145926

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.

JOB SUMMARY:
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network seeks a summer law intern to help research and analyze a wide range of legislative, regulatory, and judicial actions that affect our mission.  Duties may include researching legislation, compiling case summaries, analyzing regulatory actions, and authoring white papers.   Qualifications include: completion of at least one year of law school; excellent writing skills; the ability to work under deadlines; understanding basic health law a plus.  Position is paid at hourly rate.

Opportunities:
1. Attend internal & external meetings relevant to the mission goals of the organization.
2. Conduct research in line with the learning opportunities germane to health law to develop new skills.
3. Gain understanding of areas related to government relations, congressional operations, court cases, and federal agencies engaged in health policy.

Position Requirements:
Candidates must have completed at least one year of law school at an accredited institution, and be able to dedicate 37.5 hours per week for the 10 week internship. Candidates must also have excellent writing and verbal skills, and the ability to work under deadlines.  Understanding of basic health law is preferred.

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 internship either qualifies them to receive course credit OR fulfills a graduation/coursework requirement.


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