CEDAM is seeking an outstanding graduate student or upper-level undergraduate to work as a part-time Policy Intern to assist with programmatic activities. Such activities would include: Assist with research and analysis on proposed state and federal legislation and policy affecting the Community Economic Development (CED) industry, such as in areas affecting affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, downtown development, asset building, and so forth; Manage a web-based candidate guide for the November election and contact candidates to increase response rate; Monitor state and federal legislation using Gongwer and the Michigan Legislature website; Develop communication pieces (such as briefs, reports, e-updates, Tweets, spreadsheets and blog posts) for various audiences to synthesize policies and issues and communicate a standpoint on these issues; Assist with planning and coordination for policy-related events; and assist with special projects and other duties as assigned. This position would be ideal for someone with an interest in community development, public policy, political science, social relations, communications or a combination of such interests. CEDAM desires an intern with strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent attention to detail and familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite and Google Applications. Experience with Wild Apricot and/or Wordpress platforms is also beneficial. It is anticipated that the intern will be available for anywhere between 10 and 30 hours of work per week through at least November at our Lansing office; hours can be flexible and arranged at the beginning of the internship. Opportunities will be present to attend various events and travel in-state. CEDAM internships provide an excellent introduction to the community development industry; previous interns have gone on to work for CEDAM, other associations, local nonprofits, international teaching programs and City Year.
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