Research Intern, International Advocacy Resource Center

Position: Research Intern, International Advocacy Resource Center
Employer: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Department: International Programs
Hours: Up to 29 hours per week
Potential Start Date: August 1, 2016
Duration: Minimally 3 months to up to 1 year
Compensation: Hourly wage
Location: Washington, D.C.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has been designated as one of five coordinating partners for Michael R. Bloomberg’s Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use in low and middle-income countries, where more than two-thirds of the world’s smokers live. As part of this initiative, the Campaign has established a global advocacy resource center to provide accurate public information about tobacco use and effective tobacco control interventions and to assist advocates with resources and technical assistance to achieve policy change. The Campaign closely collaborates with the Bloomberg Initiative partners: the World Health Organization, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and CDC Foundation.

The International Research intern will join a fast-paced team charged with supporting tobacco control advocates in low-and middle-income countries. Interns will be expected to assist on both substantive and administrative projects. Interns will have the opportunity to explore tobacco control as a public health and policy issue and learn about international advocacy strategies and components.

Primary Duties:

  • Conduct searches on tobacco documents and secondary sources in areas of interest.
  • Translate findings from reports and other documents into alerts, fact sheets, presentations, letters or case studies for dissemination.
  • Assist in responding to rapid research requests for facts and research documents from in-country partners and staff.
  • Maintain electronic records of research articles and help to distribute new research.
  • Regularly update internal wiki and help to maintain department files.
  • Assist with writing letters to policymakers, including elected officials and senior administrators.
  • Assist with general office duties such as faxing, scanning, and emailing documents as well as creating spreadsheets, proofreading materials and creating PowerPoint presentations.
  • Participate in team meetings.

Skills Required:

  • Language skills preferred
  • Familiarity with conducting literature searches, including Internet searching.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Recent college graduates and current Master’s Degree students preferred.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages). Please include your availability and potential start date in your cover letter.

Email all application materials to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “Internship – International Research” as the subject.

No phone calls, please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.



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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