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Public Policy Internship- January to May 2020

Internship Description
Organization: 
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Internship Location: 
Statewide
Internship Category: 
Communications | Programs/Services
Internship Description: 

This unpaid internship offers an opportunity to work on policy issues affecting nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado. This role supports our public policy team with communications, research, event assistance, and administrative support. Interns selected for the program will primarily assist with policy issues and events related to the Colorado legislative session and other current federal policy issues affecting our state.

Time commitment shall be ultimately determined by the intern and supervisor, but interns typically assist a minimum of 2 full days per week during normal business hours. A small monthly stipend is available in 2020 to help reimburse expenses incurred while volunteering.

A successful intern can expect to develop the following skills and have the following experiences:

  • Expanded knowledge of various public policy issues affecting Colorado’s nonprofit community
  •  A fundamental understanding of Colorado’s legislative process 
  • Sharper research and written communication skills
  • Opportunities to connect with nonprofit professionals working for member organizations
  • Enhanced client relationship skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting research and monitoring legislative and regulatory issues pertinent to Colorado’s nonprofit community
  • Assisting with communications regarding the Association’s positions on public policy issues
  • Assisting with developing information resources and content to support public policy trainings
  • Providing additional administrative and event support to Association staff as needed

Requirements

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Relevant coursework preferred
  • Strong research skills.  Familiarity with various research methods a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with how nonprofit organizations operate. Volunteer and nonprofit work experience a plus
  • Detail oriented; capable of handling multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office. Professional social media experience a plus
  • Ability to work in an office setting and assist with organizational events where possible

Skill Development and Experience

A successful intern can expect to develop the following skills and have the following experiences:

  • Expanded knowledge of various public policy issues affecting Colorado’s nonprofit community
  • A fundamental understanding of Colorado’s legislative process 
  • Sharper research and written communication skills
  • Opportunities to connect with nonprofit professionals working for member organizations
  • Enhanced client relationship skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting research and monitoring legislative and regulatory issues pertinent to Colorado’s nonprofit community
  • Assisting with communications regarding the Association’s positions on public policy issues
  • Assisting with developing information resources and content to support public policy trainings
  • Providing additional administrative and event support to Association staff as needed
How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to Mark Turner at mturner@ColoradoNonprofits.org.

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