Public Policy Intern w/ Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

RAMBLERLINK JOB ID: 43900

Job Summary: The mission of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is to advance research for more treatments and ultimately a cure, to promote awareness and education, and to support the needs and well being of affected individuals and families. The Public Policy Intern will assist with researching, developing and implementing effective legislative strategies for the DMRF.

Reports to: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

1. Manage the Foundation’s campaign.

2. Assist in supporting the Dystonia Advocacy Network (DAN), a collaborative of five dystonia patient groups.

3. Monitor the DAN’s website and respond to program queries to effectively engage interested parties via electronic communications and social networks.

4. Research and develop a strategy regarding the Social Security Administration and dystonia-related disability issues.

5. Assist with the development of new strategies for achieving the approved legislative agenda.

6. Other duties as assigned.

Position Type
Internship - Unpaid
Internship Learning Goals
This internship is an excellent opportunity to report to and work directly with the Executive Director of a national medical research foundation. The Public Policy Intern will assist with researching, developing and implementing effective legislative strategies for the DMRF.

A stipend will be paid upon completion of this internship.
Job Function
Politics/Lobbying/Advocacy/Polic
Location
City
Chicago
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States
Hrs per week/ Days/times
10-15 hours per week
Qualifications
• Knowledge of and experience with public policy procedures and the legislative process
• Must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Must be accurate, well organized, and a self-starter
• Must have strong computer experience, including Microsoft Word, Excel
• Majoring in or have a bachelor’s degree in political science
• Must possess critical thinking skills
• Must be compassionate and dedicated to being a part of a small team of professionals
Desired Major(s)
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Compensation Details
Class credit is available. A stipend will be paid upon completion of this internship.
Additional Information
Work hours are flexible.
Contact Information
Ms. Kathleen G. Behner
One E. Wacker Drive
Suite 2810
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States

kbehner@dystonia-foundation.org
312-447-5094