This position is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing careers in advocacy, policy, and social work.
As a Public Policy intern, you will work on state and federal policy around mental health. Based on what the policy priorities are at the time and your specific interests, we can work together to put together a project. An example project would be to create a manual of what Parity Act compliance should look like, legal analysis to explain why this is what the law requires, and how to best determine if the law is being complied with, given low transparency and limited capacity for enforcement. Our organization has a lot of flexibility and a lot of ways we do advocacy and creative ideas are always welcome.
An ideal candidate should:
Have an interest in helping others
Have strong writing skills
Be familiar with basic Microsoft Office
Produce high-quality, error-free work
Communicate efficiently and professionally
Attend community and professional meetings concerning mental health legislation