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Global Health Advocacy Intern

Our interns work remotely, with frequent support from our Seattle office. We will work with your school on certifying academic credit if desired. 

The mission of the Fund for Global Health is to provide the maximum possible health benefit to vulnerable people in developing countries. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by advocating for increased U.S. funding for effective global health programs.
A small number of U.S. Representatives and Senators on the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittees of Appropriations decide on funding for U.S. global health programs. If you are in a congressional district or state represented by one of these subcommittee members, you have a unique and important opportunity to make a difference to U.S. leadership and funding for global health. We are offering constituents of these Representatives and Senators an opportunity to engage in effective citizen lobbying to that end. Interns make a minimum 4-month commitment to a program of weekly communication and action, trained and supported by one of our coordinators.  
(To see which Representatives and Senators are on these subcommittees, click here and here.) 
Learning outcomes:
1. Experience with citizen lobbying actions such as writing letters, talking with Congressional staff, meeting a Member of Congress. 2. Detailed knowledge of the Congressional appropriations process and how to influence it. 3. Knowledge based on own research into the global need for primary health care and resources to fight tuberculosis. 4. Experience with organizing others to engage in these activities.
•  Reliability; promptness in responding to communications
•  Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•  Helpful: experience in advocacy, outreach, organizing and training people
To apply, please submit the following via email to Keith Johnson, Director of Advocacy, at
•  Resume or CV
•  1 or 2-page writing sample
•  Single paragraph describing why you are interested in this position
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