Global Health Council (GHC) is now accepting applications for a Policy and Legislative Affairs (PLA) Intern to support our Advocacy & Engagement team. GHC is the leading membership organization devoted to advancing global health priorities by uniting advocates, implementers, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Using the power of our community’s collective voice, we work across disease areas to drive sustainable funding and equitable policies that improve global health and well-being for all.
The Advocacy & Engagement team leads GHC’s policy and advocacy with Congress, the Administration, and multilateral organizations. As a PLA Intern, you will gain experience with the legislative process in a hands-on way. You will support the day-to-day legislative activities needed to implement GHC's policy goals including tracking and monitoring relevant global health policy issues and legislation, and coordinate and participate in Hill or Administration events. You may also contribute to the research and preparation of advocacy documents that support GHC's advocacy and policy work.
Qualities we are looking for:
Knowledge of the U.S. legislative system, including budget and appropriations process, and congressional procedures.
Strong communication: You must speak and write clearly and intelligently, listen closely, and proactively affirm what others communicate.
Growth mindset: You are intrigued by new challenges, approach your work with enthusiasm and possess a desire to learn.
Ownership: You hold yourself accountable for your producing a quality performance and are open to constructive feedback.
Assist in the management of GHC-led roundtables, including meeting coordination, listserv management, and notetaking;
Track relevant global health policies and legislative initiatives, such as Dear Colleague letters;
Assist in the coordination of (virtual) Hill visit scheduling;
Listen to congressional hearings and coalition meetings as assigned, taking notes on relevant policy discussions;
Assist with logistics and organizational functions of GHC’s delegation to the World Health Assembly, and other duties as needed;
Prepare briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings;
Established in 1972, Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities. GHC represents the collaborative voice of the community on key issues; we convene stakeholders around key priorities and actively engage with decision makers to influence global health policy. Learn more at www.globalhealth.org.