First Focus is working to make America a better place to be a child and raise a family, and is seeking an Intern Associate to support us in our research and analysis highlighting the value, impact, and importance of making kids and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. The position provides experience in the collection, analysis, and synthesis of data/research relating to a number of federal policy arenas. The Intern Associate has the unique and valuable opportunity to learn alongside experts in a variety of areas that have a profound impact on children and their families including child health, immigration, child welfare, early childhood, education, and family economics, and the federal budget.
This position is well suited for undergraduate students studying political science or public affairs, interested in a holistic view of federal policy, and with a career interest in policy research, government administration, advocacy, or legislative affairs.
First Focus Intern Associates receive a stipend intended to help cover travel, housing, and commuting costs. The stipend will be determined by the Intern Associate’s part- or full-time availability.
Qualifications: Applicants must be current undergraduate students. Applicants should demonstrate outstanding research abilities, work well in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent written communication skills. Previous internship experience is not required. Candidates must be available at least 20 hours per week on a consistent schedule, and able to start in January or February and work through spring.