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The Alliance is currently seeking candidates to fill the following positions:
Start Date: May 2014
About the National Alliance to End Homelessness: The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops proven, sensible policy solutions. We work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs which help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives. We provide data and research to policymakers and advocate for improved policy.
Job Description: The Alliance approaches advocacy and policy from a practical perspective with the intent of obtaining more resources for local programs which prevent and end homelessness. In the coming year, the Alliance will continue working with local programs and partner organizations to educate members of Congress.
The Federal Policy Intern will gain an understanding of how to impact federal policy, research and disseminate best practices, develop strategy and message development for effective policy and programs that successfully end homelessness, and the root causes of and solutions to homelessness.
It is an exciting time at the Alliance and in Washington, DC that will afford an intern a whirlwind of opportunities.
Responsibilities: Work with the Policy Outreach Coordinator and other Alliance staff to:
Qualifications: The successful candidate will:
Availability: We are preferably looking for someone to commit to full-time during the summer (May to August), though we are very flexible.
Compensation: This position will be unpaid; however, the Alliance is willing to work with your program for class credit, if applicable. In addition, the Alliance is willing to negotiate titles based on level of education.
Send a cover letter and resume to Kate Seif, preferably by email.
Kate Seif, Policy Outreach Coordinator, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Location: Washington, DC
The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization committed to ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance advances knowledge and educates opinion leaders about solutions to homelessness; works collaboratively with public, private, and nonprofit partners to develop and advance policy solutions to homelessness; and builds the capacity of communities across the country to achieve their goal of preventing and ending homelessness.
The Associate will become familiar with various programs around the country that assist homeless people utilizing a variety of models. S/he will understand how federal programs are best used by local jurisdictions and programs, and will share this information with communities. S/he will also learn from local best practices, and share this information with federal policy makers.
The Associate will be familiar with research on homelessness, and will use this research to help improve federal policy, as well as practice in the field.
The Associate works within the Alliance’s Program and Policy division. S/he works closely with other staff who focus on homeless programs and policy. The Associate is responsible for working with the rest of the Alliance staff to articulate and implement a strategy for ending homelessness.
Classification: Full time, Regular, Exempt
To apply, please send your résumé, cover letter and two writing samples to email@example.com.