Human Needs Jobs and Internships

CHN’s Job Announcements page features announcements from our members about employment opportunities relating to a wide range of fields, including public policy, congressional relations, communications, research, advocacy, law, and community organizing.

To Post an Announcement: Email a link to the webpage with the job description on it to Joanna Sandager at Jobs will be removed after a period of 90 days, so please remember to renew your job posting if it is available for longer than this time.

Positions Currently Available

The AIDS Institute
Senior Policy Associate – Hepatitis C (July 2015)

Coalition on Human Needs
Communications Director (October 2015)
Spring 2016 Internship (Octorber 2015)

Center for Effective Government
Office Manager (October 2015)

Fair Share
Fair Share Executive Director (October 2015)
End Childhood Hunger Program Director (October 2015)
Political Director (July 2015)

Friends Committee on National Legislatinon (FCNL)
Legislative Associate for Domestic Policy (June 2015)

National Employment Law Project (NELP)
Executive Assistant (July 2015)

National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Media Relations Specialist (October 2015)

NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
National Field Organizer (July 2015)

Internships at CHN

Spring 2016 Internship

The Coalition on Human Needs is seeking highly motivated, organized, and energetic individuals for full-time internships. The Coalition on Human Needs is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.

Interns will be involved in all aspects of the work of the Coalition including development of research information and data, preparation for coalition meetings, frequent updates and development of website, disseminating member information, announcements, research studies, and legislative updates through multiple listservs, development of briefing materials for members and Congressional staff, attending and monitoring Congressional committee hearings and advocacy briefings, providing program assistance for special projects and administrative support of staff.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about national advocacy organizations, nonprofit program management and coalition building, public interest advocacy and development of public policy, and all aspects of the Congressional, budgetary and legislative process. It will give the intern the chance to interact daily with a large number of advocates in Washington DC who promote the protection, support, and well being of our society’s most voiceless and vulnerable people. A $150 bi-weekly stipend will be given to aide with living and transportation costs during the duration of the internship.


  • Excellent writing, editing, research, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to public interest advocacy, organizing, and social justice
  • Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, creative, enthusiastic, able to balance multiple priorities simultaneously and often work individually and unsupervised.
  • Experience with economics, statistics, and analysis is a plus

The Organization

The Coalition on Human Needs was founded in 1981 to bring together organizations and advocates who promote policies that support and enrich the lives of low-income and vulnerable families and individuals throughout the United States. CHN’s members include civil rights, religious, labor, and advocacy organizations concerned with the well being of low-income individuals, children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. CHN helps more than 200 national and grassroots organizations work together to raise awareness about and support for issues affecting poor and vulnerable populations in our country. Staff members track dozens of issues and help other organizations stay on top of new developments in public policy.

To Apply

Internships are offered in three terms:

Term Dates of Internship Priority Deadline
Spring January – May November 30
Summer May – August March 31
Fall September – December July 31


Internships of longer periods (six or 12 months) are available in certain circumstances.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (2-3 pages) and 3 references to Joanna Sandager at