NHQ:OGC - Intern - Government Relations (Fall 2021)

NHQ:OGC - Intern - Government Relations (Fall 2021)

This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Office of General Council (OGC) department and specifically the Government Operations team. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity. This is an unpaid internship position. This position will assist the Government Relations team in outreach and education for elected officials at the Federal and State levels of government. Projects and task for this position include research, writing and development of outreach efforts with a goal of ensuring elected officials have broad awareness of the Red Cross mission and how we can help people in need across the U.S. This position will provide assistance for outreach efforts relevant to all Red Cross lines of service. The fall 2021 position is a virtual (work from home) opportunity. All internship candidates must currently be enrolled in a college or university education program.

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Locations

Allegan County ,Alpena County,Arenac County,Barry County,Bay County,Berrien County,Branch County,Calhoun County,Cass County,Cheboygan County,Clare County,Clinton County,Crawford County,East Central Bay Chapter ,Eaton County,Emmet County,Genesse County,Grand Traverse County,Gratiot County,Hillsdale County,Huron County,Ingham County,Ionia County,Isabella County,Jackson County,Kalamazoo County,Kent County,Lake County,Lapeer County,Lenawee County,Livingston County,Livingston County Office,Macomb County,Manistee County,Mason County,Mecosta County,Mid-Michigan Chapter ,Midland County,Montcalm County,Muskegon County,Newaygo County,Northern Michigan Chapter,Oakland County,Oceana County,Osceola County,Ottawa County,Saginaw County,Sanilac County,Shiawassee County ,Southeast Michigan Chapter,Southwest Michigan Chapter,St. Clair County,St. Joseph County,Tuscola County,Van Buren County,Washtenaw County,Wayne County,West Michigan Chapter

Key Responsibilities

  • Tracking the Government Relations Team’s interaction with elected officials
  • Attend Congressional hearings and take notes on content
  • Research and track state & federal legislation pertaining to American Red Cross activities
  • Assist in the creation of briefing materials for Red Cross senior leadership meetings with government officials and agencies
  • Review daily social media reports for Red Cross mentions by elected officials
  • Assist in the planning of Red Cross events on Capitol Hill
  • Review and Maintain Government Relations inbox

Qualifications

Required:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university education program
  • Basic knowledge of the United States Government structure
  • High level knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and personal communication skills
  • Good writing, research and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet short deadlines
  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually

Preferred:

  • Political Science major or related area of study

Time Commitment

  • September through December 2021
  • 20 hours per week during business hours (ET), flexible scheduling
  • Preferred start date: September 1, 2021
  • Preferred end date: December 12, 2021

Development Opportunities

Knowledge of congressional and Administration policy making procedures, leadership, industry expectations, collaboration, interpersonal /public communication, research/analytical skills, including prioritization of needed information.

Length of Appointment

1 semester

Relationships

Talent Classification for Recruitment: Internship

Training

On the job training

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