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2024 Spring/Summer Policy Internship: Voter Approved Children’s Funds (VACF)

Children's Funding Project Washington <$40,000
Policy/Advocacy Program Internship

Job Details

Children’s Funding Project is a nonprofit social impact organization that helps communities, states, and Native Nations expand equitable opportunities for children and youth through strategic public financing. Through our hands-on technical assistance and collection of resources, we help advocates, policymakers, public agencies, Tribal Nations, and funders identify and align existing funding, generate new revenue, and implement strategies to administer funds in ways that maximize their impact. This growing organization is dynamic and seeks to meet the needs of the child and youth field and provide a healthy work environment. Read more about us at: https://www.childrensfundingproject.org/.


About the Position: Children’s Funding Project is seeking a detail-oriented and self-starting individual to join our Action team for a 3-6 month internship starting in June 2024. With guidance from the Senior Policy Associate, the Policy Intern will help Children’s Funding Project deliver on its mission by supporting a community of practice for established voter-approved children’s funds (VACFs) and active ballot measures throughout the United States. You will develop tools and coordinate technical assistance for local fund managers and advocates, track partners’ progress, needs, and outcomes, and help manage a variety of VACF-related projects and initiatives. In addition, you will provide administrative and other support to the project team, including notetaking, scheduling, and knowledge management tasks.


The Policy Intern will have the opportunity to:


  1. Monitor, track, and gain a comprehensive understanding of existing and prospective VACFs throughout the United States
  2. Perform research and writing on topics related to dedicated children’s funding, local ballot measure processes, and child and youth policy
  3. Support the Action team staff during calls, meetings, and other interactions with local fund managers, advocates, and other VACF stakeholders
  4. Help schedule, organize, and participate in VACF-related webinars, trainings and other events
  5. Draft briefs, fact sheets, tools, and other materials to support the VACF community of practice and local advocates
  6. Contribute to other projects as assigned


Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary coursework in a relevant area (ex. public policy, education, political science) and/or early career experience in a related profession (ex. child/youth policy, community organizing or campaign coordination, or direct service work with children and youth, etc.)
  2. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite (e.g., using Gmail, Google Docs, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint)
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail (e.g., experience editing documents, organizing personal paperwork)
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (e.g., experience facilitating meetings, explaining procedures, writing essays, preparing and delivering PowerPoint presentations)
  5. Team-oriented attitude with an ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a remote environment (e.g., experience completing group projects at school, co-developing and editing documents or presentations online, taking online courses)


Experience with or desire to learn:

  1. Child and youth financing policies and strategies
  2. Local electoral and ballot measure processes


Time Commitment, Compensation, and Location:

  1. 30 hours per week for up to 6 months. Starting and ending dates and weekly work schedules can be flexed to accommodate time zone differences, as well as classwork and other commitments
  2. Compensation is $20 per hour
  3. This is a fully remote internship. Work may be performed anywhere within the United States.

To apply: Click here to apply. A cover letter is required for consideration and should address your specific interest in the internship as well as relevant professional and lived experiences. The cover letter will weigh heavily in the selection process.


Children’s Funding Project commits to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that reflects the breadth of communities and clients we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring socially conscious individuals with diverse experiences and knowledge that deepen our organization’s impact. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, members of Tribal Nations and Native communities, LGBTQ-identified people, gender-nonconforming people, people with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are strongly encouraged to apply.


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