***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 6 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline:
- Letter of Recommendation
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
Our office is able to host a REMOTE OR IN-PERSON intern (depending on mutual preference).
TIME ZONE: EST
WORKING HOURS: The intern needs to keep the same business hours as our office.
INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots
ABOUT US: The Capital Area Food Bank is the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in our region, providing more than 45 million meals to people in communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. But we don’t stop there, because we know that creating long term solutions to hunger requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and opportunity. In short, it demands ideas that address the big picture. That’s why we’re approaching the problem in multiple ways: providing food for today, and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs and health care.
RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: The Advocacy & Public Policy Fellow will work directly with the Director of Advocacy & Public Policy in supporting advocacy campaigns, performing policy research at various jurisdictional levels, recruiting for the 2nd annual Client Leadership Council, and assembling foundational practices to develop an advocacy scorecard and annual advocacy report. This fellow will work at a very critical and unique time in American history; the pandemic has put our clients in, often, unfortunate situations. And thus, the Advocacy Department takes on several initiatives to ensure individuals facing food insecurity are supported by all three levels of government. Join the team that will be pursuing an aggressive advocacy strategy to support low-income individuals, and sadly, thousands of new clients.
- Social Media Management & Marketing
- Statistical & Data Analysis
- Familiarity with developing policy memos and briefs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: We are a small, fun, and nimble team that works through the lens of impact; we work on an array of policies, at all levels of government, across three states. This fellowship will present some of the most policy/political exposure of any of its kind in the DC region.
EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Laptop on loan from host organization, Smart Phone, Web Camera, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)