Policy Internship

TITLE: Policy Intern

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

REPORTS TO: Senior Policy Director

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria seeks hard working, self-starting interns for the fall semester of 2023 to assist our Policy team. The intern will be responsible for working with the Policy department on both legislative and research related tasks. Specifically, the intern may be tasked with conducting disease-related research, attending Congressional briefings and hearings, and assisting in advocacy outreach. Additionally, interns will be responsible for working as a team to conduct regular tasks in support of the policy team.  A stipend will be provided to help cover living expenses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

o Strong attention to detail

o Ability to take initiative, multi-task, work quickly and be flexible

o Familiarity with the federal legislative process

o Knowledge of, or interest in, global health or foreign policy

o Knowledge of internet research sources, including media search engines

o  Proficient in Microsoft Word (including creating graphs, charts, and tables), Excel and Power Point

o Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills

o Openness to constructive criticism

o Capacity to work independently and as part of a team

Required Experience:

o Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student

o Experience as an intern on Capitol Hill or with an advocacy organization preferred


How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: [email protected]. Please also indicate the internship you are applying for, and include your available days and times, as well as desired start and end dates.

*Deadline: August 11th,  2023

Writing sample should be no longer than five pages. Research paper is preferred. Applications submitted without a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be considered. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to those applicants who we are interested in interviewing. No phone calls please.


Interns receive a $2,500 stipend to help cover living expenses over the course of their internship. Friends is happy to provide course credit as well.

Friends of the Global Fight is an Equal Opportunity Employer