Youth Advocacy Internship

Nov 16, 2018

(Quality Internship Opportunity-PAID)

Organization Description:

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) 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:

CTFK 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 Kick Butts Day 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 2018
  • 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 and Young Adult 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: January 7, 2019 through May 31, 2019, 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: jobs@tobaccofreekids.org. Reference code: YAI–04. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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