We’re Hiring: Public Policy Intern Fall 2012

The Policy Intern will assist the Policy Department by monitoring legislation, supporters and emerging policy issues.

Duties include:

  • Assist in researching a variety of public health issues related to ovarian cancer prevention, treatment and care
  • Attend congressional hearings and coalition meetings
  • Monitor voting records, sign on letters and other congressional support
  • Review the federal register and Congressional Record
  • Prepare briefing materials, correspondence and mailings
  • General office administration
  • Assist in identifying key districts to target for advocates
  • Available to work in office 10-15 hours per week at minimum wage

Qualifications:
Candidates need strong research and writing skills with experience in a professional environment. Ability to handle multiple tasks is crucial, as well as strong organizational skills. Applicants must be able to synthesize data in a concise format. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical. Familiarity with health-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to asilberman@ovariancancer.org by September 28, 2012. No phone calls please.

About Us:
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the Alliance advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.