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Government Relations Intern

Resources for Human Development • Philadelphia, PA

Posted 26 days ago

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Full-Time
Not for Profit - Charitable, Social Services
Business Development, Government, Nonprofit - Social Services
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Job Description

Government Relations Internship

RHD is pleased to announce that we are recruiting for our Fall 2017 internships.  We are seeking local college undergraduates or recent graduates who are eager to gain knowledge in their chosen field of study and, at the same time, acquire practical, resume-enhancing work experience. 

The Government Relations Intern who will assist the Community and Government Relations Director and Manager with a variety of tasks in the greater Philadelphia area. Tasks may include assisting with advancing RHD’s legislative and policy agenda, creating and/or using a program or mechanism to track relevant legislation, maintain legislative district database, assist with lobbying and advocacy efforts, which could include: setting up lobbying appointments, attending lobby visits, writing letters to the editor, and making phone calls.
 
This internship is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual interested in grassroots advocacy and government relations looking for a practical, hands-on experience in the nonprofit field. The Community and Government Relations Department equally values all its team-members and functions within an innovative work environment which caters this position according to the needs and interests of the intern. A supervisor will work closely alongside the intern to ensure that she/he can make the most of the position.
 
Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with corporate-wide lobbying and advocacy efforts
  • Research and track relevant legislation
  • Assist with planning and execution of Government Relations and legislative events
  • Assist with planning and coordination of RHD’s MLK Day of Service
  • Maintain RHD program-based legislative database as needed 
  • Additional Responsibilities and/or Opportunities
  • Attend and actively participate (when comfortable) in meetings
  • Other opportunities may be available depending on the applicant’s skill level and initiative
  • Other duties as needed. 
Qualifications
Juniors or seniors studying political science, communications, public relations or government relations are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills; must be creative, self-motivated, and able to adapt to shifting work environments; must feel comfortable working individually and as part of a team; proficiency in Microsoft outlook, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop preferred. 

Resources for Human Development (RHD)  is a comprehensive, nonprofit, human services organization with headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.  Founded in 1970, RHD currently supports and oversees more than 160 programs in 14 states, (working quietly behind the scenes of many well-known programs.) Our mission is to empower people as they build the highest level of independence possible, building better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.  

At RHD there are no divisive walls, no cubicles and no private offices.  Our experience has shown that in a relaxed, casual atmosphere where employees have the chance to deal openly and directly with each other, the work environment is significantly better, communications are clearer, and attitudes remain positive. 


Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.
Job ID: ADMIN-INTER-H-07-2017-4
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