Youth Advocacy Internship

Organization Description:

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (TFK) is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world.  By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, we strive to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. 

Job Description and Qualifications:

TFK is a prominent non-profit advancing tobacco-control public policy throughout the world and offers a great platform for students looking to gain hands-on experience. 

The Youth Advocacy Intern assists with both programmatic and administrative projects. The position works directly with the Youth Advocacy team and helps plan and execute youth involvement in our advocacy work, specifically through the Youth Advocacy Symposium and ongoing training and support of youth advocates and adult coordinators.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the planning and execution of Kick Butts Day, a national day of youth activism - March 2017
  • Supporting management of online interactive communities for youth advocates and youth coordinators.
  • Supporting the Youth Advocacy Training Program, an ongoing training program for youth leaders
  • Supporting the National Youth Ambassador Program, an ongoing youth leadership program with youth leaders from across the country
  • Supporting the Youth Advocates of the Year Awards that recognize exceptional youth leaders at our annual Gala in May

Successful candidates for these positions must demonstrate attention to detail, creativity, responsibility, strong writing skills, and an ability to handle multiple tasks with aggressive deadlines.

The dates of the internship: February through May/June 2017, not to exceed 29 hours a week and 980 hours per calendar year.  

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, and attach your resume to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


How You Can Help

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Tobacco by the Numbers

  • 480,000: Annual tobacco-related deaths in U.S.
  • $170 billion: Annual tobacco-related health care costs in U.S.
  • 5.6 million: U.S. kids under 18 alive today who will ultimately die from smoking (unless smoking rates decline)
  • Six million: Annual tobacco-related deaths worldwide
  • 600,000: Annual deaths worldwide caused by secondhand smoke
  • One billion: Worldwide deaths from tobacco this century unless urgent action is taken