Policy Intern

Title:                           Policy Intern

Reports to:                 Policy Manager

Start Date:                 Position available until filled, to last Academic Term or summer

Hours:                        15–25 hours per week, between the hours of 9am –5pm

Compensation:          This is an UNPAID Internship, but CAHS is willing to work with academic institutions to support credit-bearing internships

Available: Academic Year or Summer

Policy interns participate in every phase of policy development: conducting research, developing messaging, assisting with lobbying activities, coalition building, and much more. Policy interns will attend meetings at the Connecticut General Assembly and during the Spring Semester, interns will get a first-hand experience of a Connecticut Legislative Session.

This internship is a very exciting opportunity for anyone interested in Connecticut state policy, nonprofit work, and advocacy. We value our interns and the contributions and creativity they can bring to our organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research on family economic success policy, including the creation of measurement instruments, data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  • Transform research into policy recommendations and share with legislators;
  • Assist in developing messaging and lobbying materials;
  • Attend coalition meetings;
  • Organize and participating in press conferences and lobby days.


  • Interest in the policy process
  • Strong writing and organizational skills

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Fraser, Policy Manager, efraser@cahs.org.

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