The Fund for Global Health advocates for large-scale changes to avert preventable death and disability. We are currently lobbying to increase U.S. foreign assistance for tuberculosis and primary health care in the developing world.
We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team. This is an opportunity to address major global health challenges and learn effective advocacy skills.
Join a network of interns and volunteers of all backgrounds whose U.S. Representatives or Senators are on the Congressional subcommittees of Appropriations that fund foreign aid. You will be trained and supported in effective citizen advocacy, urging these key Members of Congress to increase U.S. funding levels and effectiveness for global health programs. Currently we are focused on programs addressing tuberculosis, the top infectious disease killer in the world, and on promoting effective poverty-targeted primary health care.
We are seeking interns or volunteers who are constituents of these Representatives and Senators, to work about 6 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months, with regular small-group coaching by video chat. All activities can be conducted remotely.
We are also seeking interns in D.C. and in Seattle, WA, where we are based.
Experience with citizen lobbying actions such as writing letters, talking with Congressional staff, meeting a Member of Congress.
Detailed knowledge of the Congressional appropriations process and how to influence it.
Knowledge based on own research into the global need for primary health care and resources to fight tuberculosis.
Experience with organizing others to engage in these activities.
Reliability; promptness in responding to communications
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Helpful: experience in advocacy, outreach, organizing and training people
To apply, please submit the following via email to Keith Johnson, Director of Advocacy, at email@example.com:
Resume or CV
1 or 2-page writing sample
Single paragraph describing why you are interested in this position