Legislative and Policy Affairs Internship

Overview:
The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) is seeking a law school student or graduate for a legislative and policy affairs internship.
We are a non-profit, 501(c)4, political advocacy organization working to protect access to natural health treatment options. ANH-USA protects access to integrative medicine by lobbying Congress and state legislatures; acting as a government watchdog; filing comments on proposed Administrative rulings; educating the public, press, and decision-makers on integrative medicine; initiating legal activities (e.g., lawsuits, amicus briefs, petitions); and joining and forming significant coalitions.
ANH-USA is a great place to gain experience directly influencing public policy. Our office, located in Washington, DC, is casual and friendly.
Responsibilities:
The intern will learn how a non-profit organization influences policy at the federal and state level, and gain considerable insight into congressional procedures, the policy process, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy strategizing, and associated communications and outreach. The intern will work closely with our Legislative and Policy Analyst (MPA) and/or our Executive and Legal Director (JD).
The intern’s job duties may include:

  • Monitor state and federal legislation and regulations;
  • Research and write reports, fact sheets on legislation and regulations, and political campaign materials;
  • Develop and coordinate legislative campaigns;
  • Prepare legislative testimony;
  • Meet with elected officials in support of legislation; or
  • Conduct other legislative or regulatory research.

Depending on the intern’s experience and the organization’s needs, the legal intern may assist with a variety of daily projects or may propose a large project which spans the duration of the internship. Our Know Your State Medical Board report was proposed and researched by a previous legal intern.
The internship is unpaid and is intended to run for approximately three months. Applicants should have excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, and a personal interest in natural health policy issues. A working knowledge of online research and MS Office software is required. Due to the requirements of the position, applicant must have a law school background.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to internship@anh-usa.org.  Be sure to include “Legislative and Policy Internship” in your subject line. In your cover letter, please include your dates and hours of availability. Please do not call the office.

Application Deadlines:
Spring internship – November 1
Summer internship – March 1
Fall internship – June 15