Human Needs Jobs & 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.
July 15, 2020
The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and energetic campaign staffer for a limited duration to increase our voter outreach and engagement efforts with underrepresented populations. As a campaign the position will require an average of 30 hours per week to start and will ramp up to 35 hours per week as we approach the November 2020 election. The position will run tentatively from to August 3, 2020 (or as soon as hired) to November 20, 2020.
July 7, 2020
Poligon Education Fund is a national, nonpartisan non-profit dedicated to strengthening American Muslim engagement with Congress. Launched in January 2017, we hit the ground running through our Congressional advocacy community trainings, policy education, and direct advocacy on critical issues including the Muslim travel ban, hunger and poverty, and federal Coronavirus relief packages.
This position is ideal for someone with a passion for civil rights/anti-Islamophobia work and social, racial, and economic justice. They should have significant experience working in these issue areas, be familiar with the American Muslim community and their priority issues, and have worked on or adjacent to Capitol Hill and be well versed in the legislative advocacy process. The Policy and Advocacy Manager will work closely with our legislative and media team members as well as our Board of Directors.
The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) seeks a communications manager to elevate and distribute our research to local, state and national allies and implement advocacy campaigns through Citizens for Tax Justice, ITEP’s C(4) sister organization. We seek candidates with five or more years of experience in communications, outreach, grassroots campaigns, or public affairs. Ideal applicants will have a creative streak, be willing to try new things, have a bachelor’s degree, and be driven to change systems via advocacy.
The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is seeking two (2) highly motivated, organized, and energetic students for a part-time internship (20 hours weekly commitment). The program will run tentatively from to September to December, depending the student’s class schedule. 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, development of social media and blog content, 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 communications, special projects, and administrative support of staff.
The National Employment Law Project (NELP) seeks a highly motivated Director of Philanthropic Engagement to oversee all fundraising strategy in partnership with dedicated staff. Our mission of fighting for workers and their families to achieve and sustain economic security, opportunity, and prosperity is more important in this moment than ever before. This is an exciting opportunity for a Director aligned with our strategic priorities of dismantling structural racism and building worker power to strengthen our organizational capacity through fundraising.
The Senior Health Policy Attorney/Analyst leads NILC’s federal health policy advocacy that is aimed at defending and advancing access to affordable health care and coverage for immigrant families with low incomes.
Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the leading advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their loved ones. NILC’s mission is grounded in the belief that everyone living in the U.S. — regardless of race, gender/gender identity, immigration status, or economic status — should have equal access to justice, resources, and educational and economic opportunities that enable them to achieve their full human potential. NILC is committed to advancing its mission — which intersects race, immigration status, and class — through a racial, economic, and gender justice and equity orientation.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is seeking a highly strategic and knowledgeable Director of Legislative Affairs to strengthen and execute CLASP’s legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.
CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization advancing policy solutions that work for people with low incomes. The Immigration and Immigrant Families team, one of six policy centers at CLASP, focuses on defending against harmful anti-immigrant policies and advocating for policies that promote the health and wellbeing of immigrant children, youth, and families. Our advocacy work is focused on immigration policies that keep families together, promote healthy child development, and strengthen economic security and educational opportunity. CLASP also co-chairs the Protecting Immigrant Families campaign, whose mission is to protect immigrants’ and their families’ access to health, nutrition, and income supports.
Lutheran Services in America is seeking a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. The successful candidate will lead the pursuit of sound and compassionate public policies that support people with disabilities.
IWPR seeks a Vice President of Research and Policy to set and guide the research strategy and policy agenda for the Institute. They will play a critical role in ensuring that IWPR is leveraging its research for maximum impact and influence at the local, state and national levels, and that it lands in the hands of citizens, changemakers, key stakeholders and others who can use it to accelerate change in the lives of girls, women, and families. They will manage research and policy related fundraising efforts, and work to expand IWPR’s portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government partners.