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Unpaid Internship Public Policy/Advocacy

Job Location

Birmingham, AL

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association was recently recognized as the Best Non Profit to Work For in the Non-Profit Times 50 Best Places to Work for 2017, for the 8th year in a row.
The Alzheimer's Association AL/FL Panhandle Chapter is seeking to hire Public Policy and Advocacy intern candidates for the opportunity to learn, experience, work and contribute to the Association's mission of creating a world without Alzheimer's disease. The ideal candidate must be energetic, a team player, results-oriented and dedicated to the achievement of personal and team goals. This internship requires a candidate with confidence in interpersonal communication and public speaking, excellent writing skills, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of people with and affected by Alzheimer's and other related dementias.

This is an unpaid internship. Candidate must be able to complete the internship (with a minimum of 240 hours for the semester) in exchange for school credit.

Internship location: Birmingham, AL

Essential Job Functions

  • Accompany Public Policy staff to meetings at State House and in Federal district offices
  • Assist with creation of Public Policy and Advocacy content for chapter websites and e-News
  • Utilize social media avenues to promote public policy priorities
  • Track bills and legislative sponsors
  • Assist with coordinating and planning events such as Legislative breakfasts, Coffee with Congress, and other meetings
  • Prepare materials for legislative meetings and events
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers for advocacy efforts
  • Work with local public health departments on core awareness initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Student must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university in the fields of communication, nonprofit management, business, marketing or related field
  • A tech savvy approach and willingness to learn
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, as well as, with Association staff
  • Proficient in Google Drive, Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Comfort with making phone calls to legislative offices and volunteers
  • Possess a valid driver's license as well as the ability to travel as needed to perform internship duties.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to details, as well as excellent problem solving abilities
  • Self-motivated, team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Click HERE to apply

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Alabama/Florida Panhandle
    2151 Highland Avenue South
    Ste 210
    Birmingham, AL 35205

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.