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Unpaid Internship - Public Policy

at Alzheimer's Association

Posted: 10/25/2019
Job Status: Internship
Job Reference #: 3836
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s!


Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.


The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, and mission-driven atmosphere. This unpaid internship provides the experience and skill building for future job possibilities in a wide range of professional settings. The Association operates out of its main office in Waltham, with regional offices in Springfield, Worcester, and Raynham, MA, and in Bedford, NH.


Advocacy Department Intern


Working with the Public Policy team, the Advocacy intern (8-16 hours per week) will gain a better understanding of the role non-profit organizations play in public health advocacy. He or she will gain skills to prepare for a career in public health or policy, senior citizen issues and the Alzheimer’s disease arena.



  • Assist with planning events such as Legislative Breakfasts and State Advocacy Day
  • Recruit volunteers to attend annual AIM Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C. and Walks to End Alzheimer’s events
  • Prepare materials for legislative meetings and events
  • Accompany public policy staff to meetings at State House and in Federal district offices as needed
  • Assist with creation of content for Advocacy website and emails
  • Track bills and legislative sponsors
  • Conduct policy and public health research
  • Assist with 2020 campaign work as needed


  • Self-starter with the ability to manage tasks independently
  • Outgoing, energetic personality
  • Able to work efficiently with Microsoft office, especially Excel
  • Comfort with making phone calls to legislative offices and volunteers
  • Event planning, policy or advocacy experience a plus

Public policy, public health and government majors are encouraged to apply!


Application Instructions

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