Children’s Rights Policy Internship

Children’s Rights Policy Internship, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), NYC

Website: http://www.fpwa.org/cgi-bin/iowa/home/index.html                                        
Department: Policy, Advocacy and Research (PAR)

Organization Description:¬†¬† The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) is a membership organization with almost 300 community based social service agencies and church-based human service programs in its network.¬† FPWA’s substantial team of expert policy analysts work closely with our member agencies and in numerous strategic collaborations to influence budget and legislative outcomes that positively impact human services organizations and the children, families and individuals they serve.¬† Throughout the year, FPWA issues action alerts, policy briefs, advocacy agendas and research reports to inform and shape the opinions of the public, the media and decision makers, and to activate our members and network.¬† We also sponsor a variety of leading-edge policy forums and networking opportunities that strengthen relationships among our members and coalition partners and build their capacity for effective collaboration across social service issues.

Qualifications:   The Policy, Advocacy and Research Department is interns who are interested in children’s issues and/or social services, and are committed to reform on behalf of abused and neglected children.  Interns should be detail oriented and well organized, with strong writing and critical thinking skills.  Candidates must demonstrate a desire to learn about public policy. Some prior experience in community organizing or policy advocacy and research is preferred but not necessary. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Self-motivated, determined and able to work independently, as well as collaboratively.

Responsibilities: The Policy, Advocacy and Research Department is looking for interns for the fall to assist with research, policy analysis, and advocacy projects pertaining to children who may have been abused and neglect, and are now in the foster care system. Interns will have the opportunity to collect data, research and analyze key policy issues, and assist with the preparation of reports, and help organize policy forums. Interns will become familiar with the problems and challenges facing city and state child welfare systems, and the impact on the children served by those systems. Since interns will interact with policy analysts on a daily basis, they will also learn about various career paths in the fields of child welfare, public interest law and professional advocacy. Students interested in interest in the child welfare field, public policy, public interest law, the legal system, social policy, and social research are encouraged to apply.

How to contact: Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to nfranklin@fpwa.org

Pay: This is an unpaid internship position.  Though there is no salary, interns will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of NYC organizations and obtain experience with high-level policy advocacy work. In addition, we are willing to complete paperwork necessary for students to receive available college academic credits.

Duration: From September 9 to December 13, 2013
Hours:  Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week

When to post: 8/21/13
Deadline: 9/27/2013
Employment Start Date: 9/9/2013
Employment End Date: 12/13/2013

Name: Noah Franklin
Title: Senior Policy Analyst
Address: 281 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010-6102
Email: nfranklin@fpwa.org
Phone: 212-801-1376

Labor Policy Analyst Internship

Labor Policy Analyst Intern, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), NYC

Website: http://www.fpwa.org/cgi-bin/iowa/home/index.html
Department: Policy, Advocacy and Research (PAR)

Organization Description: The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) is a membership organization with almost 300 community based social service agencies and church-based human service programs in its network. FPWA’s substantial team of expert policy analysts work closely with our member agencies and in numerous strategic collaborations to influence budget and legislative outcomes that positively impact human services organizations and the children, families and individuals they serve. Throughout the year, FPWA issues action alerts, policy briefs, advocacy agendas and research reports to inform and shape the opinions of the public, the media and decision makers, and to activate our members and network. We also sponsor a variety of leading-edge policy forums and networking opportunities that strengthen relationships among our members and coalition partners and build their capacity for effective collaboration across social service issues.

Qualifications: The Policy, Advocacy and Research Department is seeking interns to work on a range of issues including worker cooperatives, workforce development, job training, income and work supports. Candidates should be detail oriented and well organized, with strong writing and critical thinking skills. Candidates should have a commitment to issues facing low-income and/or unemployed individuals, especially in the area of postsecondary access and success, basic skills education, and workforce training. Candidates should demonstrate a desire to learn about public policy. Some prior experience in community organizing or policy advocacy and research is preferred but not necessary. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Self-motivated, determined and able to work independently, as well as collaboratively.

Responsibilities: The Policy, Advocacy and Research Department is looking for interns for the fall to assist with research, policy analysis, and advocacy projects on a range of issues including worker cooperatives, workforce development, job training, income and work supports. The intern will have the opportunity to collect data, research and analyze key policy issues, and assist with the preparation of reports, help organize a policy forum and attend other policy meetings. Significantly, the intern will help draft a white paper and organize an economic policy forum. In addition, the intern will conduct research and analysis for ongoing research projects in the issue areas of postsecondary access and success, basic skills education, and workforce training. The intern will also become familiar with the problems and challenges facing city and state workforce development agencies. Since the intern will interact with policy analysts on a daily basis, they will also learn about various career paths in the fields of labor, workforce development, public interest law and professional advocacy. Students interested in labor, economics, public policy, public interest law, the legal system, social services or reform of government systems would find an internship at FPWA to be an excellent match for their interests.

How to contact: Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to nfranklin@fpwa.org

Pay: This is an unpaid internship position. Though there is no salary, interns will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of NYC organizations and obtain experience with high-level policy advocacy work. In addition, we are willing to complete paperwork necessary for students to receive available college academic credits.

Duration: From September 9 to December 13, 2013
Hours: Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week

When to post: 8/21/13
Deadline: 9/27/2013
Employment Start Date: 9/9/2013
Employment End Date: 12/13/2013

Name: Noah Franklin
Title: Senior Policy Analyst
Address: 281 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010-6102
Email: nfranklin@fpwa.org
Phone: 212-801-1376

Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World

Research Intern (PAID), Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World, NYC

REPORT: Director

The Organization and New Economic Security Initiative

The Markle Foundation (www.markle.org) works to realize the potential of information technology to address intractable public problems, for the health and security of all Americans.

Founded in 1927 by John and Mary Markle, the Foundation has always been true to the mandate that it ‚Äúpromote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge among the people of the United States, and promote the general good of mankind.‚ÄĚ Foundation policy is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors drawn from national security, health care, business and technology.¬† Headquartered in New York, with staff in various locations around the country, the Foundation has current assets of about $150 million.

The Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future in a Networked World was created in 2013 to broaden the benefits of advances in information technology to create a vibrant economic future for all Americans. The goals of the Initiative are to envision and ultimately be a catalyst for an America with broad participation in the global digital economy; and to seek scalable solutions to reinvigorate the American Dream, imagining new strategies for jobs and economic security that can help propel our country into a future where the next generation will once again be better off than the last. The Initiative Members are leaders drawn from the fields of economics, technology, private sector, academia, and policymaking and have come together to drive this effort.

Much of what the Foundation does finds its primary public audiences in Washington. Its work products come in many forms ‚Äď discussions with policy makers, education of interested sectors, written reports, multimedia and interactive presentations, briefings, public events, articles, and summary briefs.¬† The Foundation does not lobby. It provides public education, technical assistance, decision support analysis, and constructive interaction with government officials and their staffs, as well as interested private organizations and individuals and the media. With the new Initiative, it is likely that the primary audience will also extend beyond Washington, with private sector technology and other industries playing a critical role, as well as public and private efforts at the local and regional levels.

Job Responsibilities

The internship will provide an opportunity for engagement in research, editing, writing, and other research tasks related to the Markle Economic Security Initiative. Reporting to the Director and working in collaboration with the Economic Security team, responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting various research projects on a range of topics related to technology, economics, labor trends, and international trade;
  • Drafting internal papers on select topic areas;
  • Providing updates on research and statistics;
  • Mapping relevant literature;
  • Fact-checking;
  • Being accountable for timely and high-quality completion of assigned projects; and
  • Undertaking other projects as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants for this position must be a current student pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s Degree with a demonstrated interest in technology, communications, law, or economics. He or she should have familiarity with internet research tools and an interest in new ways of presenting information. Applicants must have excellent writing abilities, research skills, and analytic capabilities, as well as strong verbal communication skills. Applicants should be able to capture complex issues in accessible documents for varied audiences. Applicants must also have an attention to detail and be able to work independently and as part of a collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter (including days and times available to work), one 3-5 page writing sample, and the contact information of two references to Internship2013@markle.org ASAP (note deadline extension!). Due to the volume of submissions, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Markle Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.