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. Click here to learn about internship opportunities at CHN.

To Post an Announcement: Email a link to the webpage with the job description on it to Mackenzie Tudor 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

Coalition on Human Needs
Communications Associate (April 2014)
Senior Policy Writer (March 2014)

The Aids Institute
Senior Policy Associate (March 2014)

Bread for the World
Government Relations Coordinator (March 2014)

Campaign for Youth Justice
Chief Executive Officer (February 2014)

Center for Conflict Studies
Peacebuilders Fellowship (February 2014)

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
State Engagement Coordinator (April 2014)
Web Associate (March 2014)
Health Policy Analyst/Senior Health Policy Analyst (April 2014)

Families USA
Enrollment Policy Analyst (March 2014)
Medicaid Policy Analyst (March 2014)
Senior Web Editor (March 2014)

National Low Income Housing Coalition
Chief Operating Officer (April 2014)

National Partnership for Women and Families
Senior Field and Outreach Manager (April 2014)
Workplace Policy Researcher and Writer (April 2014)

Real Change Fellowship (March 2014)

Teach for America
Teach for America 2014 Corps Member (August 2013) - next deadline is October 25

National Campaigns Associate (February 2014)

Internships at CHN

Fall 2014 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. CHNs 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 Application 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 Mackenzie Tudor at