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 Melissa Roark 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

Oxfam America (August, 2016)
Senior Research Advisor

National Employment Law Project (June, 2016)
Equal Justice Works or Skadden Foundation Fellowship Candidates
Workplace Safety and Health Policy Analyst
Communications Associate/Writer:
Sr. Researcher
Development Associate
Communications Strategist

National Partnership for Women and Families (June,2016)
Reproductive Health Program Assistant

Nationals WIC Association (June,2016)
Communications and Reporting Assistant


Internships at CHN

Now accepting applications for Fall 2016 See below or click here for more.

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: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Internships of longer periods (six or 12 months) are available in certain circumstances. CHN is currently hiring for the Summer 2016 term.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (2-3 pages) and 3 references as attachments to with the subject line “Fall Internship 2016”.