A Healthy Opportunity
Helping people live longer, healthier lives is more than just a job—it’s what motivates us every day. We’re looking for qualified individuals who share this spirit to participate in our internship program and help us in our work.
As a Legacy intern, you’ll gain practical knowledge on public health issues, real world professional experience, valuable workplace skills and general career guidance. You’ll work hard, learn a lot and have fun, too.
Our semester-long internships are paid and available in the fall, spring and summer in the following areas of specialization: Marketing - Communications - Government Affairs - Human Resources - Development - IT - Research & Evaluation - Youth Activism - Program Development - Collaboration & Outreach
Summer 2013 Internships
Legacy is currently searching for energetic and COMMITTED individuals for our Summer 2013 Internship Program.
In addition to working within their respective departments, interns will be exposed to tobacco knowledge, current issues in public health and career development opportunities. The internship duration is May 2013 through August 2013. Interns are paid competitively (including a travel stipend) and are eligible to participate in the program for up to two semesters.
Positions are currently available in the following departments:
- Research & Evaluation
- Fundraising/Development (New York City)
Please see below for detailed descriptions of each position.
Ideal candidates are current students pursuing their undergraduate degree (graduate students are only considered for internships with Research & Evaluation). An interest in public health or tobacco control is a plus. Please see detailed descriptions below for further qualifications. Those interested in applying should send their resume, three (3) references, and answers to the following questions (in 250 words or less), indicating to which department(s) you are applying:
Why are you interested in interning at American Legacy Foundation? What do you hope to contribute to Legacy during your time as an intern? How will this help you in your future career?
Applications are being accepted at the following link:
Attn: Internship – Summer 2013
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
No phone calls please.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The Communications intern will assist in all aspects of the department and will be fully integrated into the Communications team. As an intern you will participate in team meetings and events as well as have opportunities to gain experience in supporting the team in a wide range of communications and administrative functions. Duties may include: writing press releases, drafting stories for our monthly newsletter, assembling press kits, researching media coverage, compiling reporter information, clipping/tracking media coverage and compiling clips reports, and assisting with in-house press conferences and events. Tasks vary depending on the day.
Research & Evaluation:
The Research & Evaluation intern will contribute to the work of the department by conducting literature searches for peer review paper-writing, assisting in searches for information and data, and substantiating tobacco and health related information in Legacy materials. Interns may also be asked to test questionnaires, code data, and work with data for studies and evaluations. Research & Evaluation interns will also assist in managing and updating the online “Fact Clipboard” and other resources for the department including factsheets related to tobacco research. Interns will be expected to clearly communicate tobacco control literature and reports to audiences including internal departments or the public. Ideal candidates are detail oriented, possess excellent communication skills, and can work independently as well as collaboratively with other departments and in a fast-paced environment. Current students pursuing their graduate degree in public health are preferred but undergraduate students will be considered. An interest in behavioral research is a plus.
The Marketing team internship will offer a comprehensive view of brand and campaign marketing from the client perspective. The intern will be selected to assist the truth® internal brand marketing team in planning, executing and measuring all aspects of the integrated marketing plans.
The truth intern will facilitate marketing strategies within the interactive, social, gaming and grassroots fields. The intern will be responsible for self-managed projects, administrative duties and contributing ideas and feedback for the initiative they have been assigned to. If you can keep up in a fast-paced environment and have a strong interest in social issue marketing and advertising, then this is an ideal opportunity.
Fundraising/Development (New York):
The Development Intern will provide support for the New York City-based Development team to help with all facets of fundraising. Intern will assist with preparation for Young Professionals fundraising events, funding proposals, direct mail programs and gift acknowledgements. Intern will also help research and implement social media as means of expanding fundraising capacity and support team in other development/fundraising efforts as needed. This is an ideal position for a college student with strong organization and communication skills and prior experience and/or interest in nonprofit fundraising.