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Subject:Political Organizing & Communications Internship (summer semester)
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The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is a growing organization dedicated to ensuring that people with limb loss get the care, support and resources they need to lead full and productive lives.

In 2006, we launched a national campaign focused on health care access. As part of this campaign, we opened a second office in downtown Washington, D.C. Right now, we are looking for a responsible intern to work 10-15 hours per week over the summer.

You will be part of a fast paced and growing campaign. We have 31 states working to advance legislation. We also have a congressional effort. Our federal bill (HR 5615) was introduced in March. We have a huge series of events happening all over the country in April. And we are looking to hold a federal lobby day in June. With all of this progress, we are certainly in need of extra help!

Our interns have the opportunity to play a very important role in our day to day organizing and advocacy activities!

Reports to: National Advocacy Director & Federal Field Organizer

Responsibilities: The intern will assist in most aspects of the campaign, but specifically with online communications and outreach support.

Communications:
-Assist with the message, design and management of our website and blog
-Identify and utilize a variety of online tools to educate and mobilize activists
-Help with the design and implementation of activist communications including email alerts and mailings

We look to our interns to help us figure out how to reach their peers. We need to make sure that this is a diverse, active and thriving campaign.

Organizing:
-Work to support state campaign committees
-Work with activists to support a letter-to-the-editor drive in targeted states
-Help set up lobbying visits
-Coordinate with staff on a national petition drive
-Assist with Outreach to targeted legislative offices

We are coordinating a federal lobby day this summer. You will play an important part in the planning and on the actual day of the event!

Administration:
- Provide administrative support
- Process requests for information and materials
- Track legislation

Administrative work is not glamorous, but it does help you learn more about what it takes to run a national advocacy program.

Qualifications:
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
• Attention to detail
• Some knowledge of the legislative process
• A commitment to human rights and health care reform

Academic Credit / Work Experience
This is an unpaid internship. Students may apply the internship toward an academic credit or use the internship to build work experience.

To Apply:
You must be able to commit to 10-15 hours per week. We will work with you to determine a schedule that fits your needs. Please, e-mail your resume and cover letter to: msheets@amputee-coalition.org.

We are looking for a student to start in May.

For more information on the ACA, please visit http://www.amputee-coalition.org/advocacy/index.html or check out our blog http://acaparity.blogspot.com/.

Thank you for your interest.
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