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Public Policy Intern- January 2017 to May 2017

Internship Description
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Organization Type: 
Internship Location: 
Front Range
Internship Category: 
Communications | Programs/Services | Other
Internship Description: 

This unpaid internship offers a unique opportunity to work on policy issues affecting nonprofit organizations throughout the state. This role supports the Colorado Nonprofit Association policy team with research, communications, event coordination and support, and development of informational materials related to public policy. Time commitment shall be determined by the intern and supervisor but typically 2 to 3 days per week during normal business hours. A small monthly stipend is available in 2017 for reimbursement of expenses incurred while volunteering.

Skill Development and Experience:
A successful intern can expect to develop the following skills and have the following experiences:
• Expanded knowledge of various public policy issues affecting Colorado’s nonprofit community.
• A fundamental understanding of the state’s legislative and initiative processes
• Sharper research and written communications skills.
• Opportunities to connect with nonprofit professionals working for member organizations.
• Enhanced client relationship skills.

Key Responsibilities:
• Conducting research on legislative and regulatory issues relevant to Colorado’s nonprofit sector
• Assisting with actions related to the Association’s positions on bills, ballot measures, and regulations.
• Assisting with developing training content, information resources, and communications
• Providing additional administrative and programmatic support to Association staff as needed.

• Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Relevant coursework preferred.
• Strong research skills. Familiarity with various research methods a plus.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Familiarity with how nonprofit organizations operate. Volunteer and nonprofit work experience a plus.
• Detail oriented; capable of handling multiple priorities and deadlines.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office, work in an office setting, and assist with organizational events where possible

How To Apply

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