Volunteer & internship Opportunities
The Fund for Global Health advocates for large-scale changes to avert preventable death and disability. Our current efforts include grassroots lobbying to increase U.S. foreign assistance for the most important global health programs, and working with the World Bank to set minimum safety requirements in loans for road projects.
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.
Global Health advocates wanted
The mission of the Fund for Global Health is to provide the maximum possible health beneﬁt to vulnerable people in developing countries. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by advocating for increased and improved U.S. global health funding.
A small number of U.S. Representatives and Senators on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittees of Appropriations decide on funding for U.S. global health programs (Click bolded words to see subcommittee members). If you are in a congressional district or state represented by one of these subcommittee members, you have a unique and important opportunity to make a difference. We fight for real changes in policy and engage in effective citizen lobbying of Members of Congress. Interns make a minimum 4-month commitment to a program of weekly communication and action, trained and supported by one of our coordinators. All activities can be performed remotely.
This is an opportunity to:
- Make a real difference in global health. Our volunteers and interns have played significant roles in getting Congress to appropriate more money for TB and in getting the World Bank to focus more on road safety.
- Work with like-minded people on key issues.
- Learn effective advocacy skills.
- Gain increased understanding of global health policy.
Qualifications to be a Volunteer or Intern: Being a constituent of a U.S. Representative or Senator of one of the above subcommittees. Other qualifications:
• Reliability, including promptness in responding to communications
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Helpful asset: experience in advocacy, outreach, organizing or training people
Our intern and volunteer programs are lead by Keith Johnson, Director of Advocacy. Keith enjoys working with citizen lobbyists who want to make a difference with government. His responsibilities include recruiting and coaching volunteers and interns in lobbying and research on behalf our global health initiatives, and working with government officials and coalition partners.
To apply, please submit the following via email to email@example.com:
• Resume or CV
• 1 or 2-page writing sample
• Single paragraph describing why you are interested in being a volunteer or intern