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Generations United Intern Opportunity

Posted: September 1, 2015

Generations United is looking for exceptional individuals for summer internships in Washington, DC. These internships provide opportunities to build research skills, become involved with advocacy training and engage in an active intergenerational network. Stipends available.

Potential Intern Projects:

  • Research and compile studies, journal articles, issue briefs and other research about families where grandparents and other relatives are raising children (grandfamilies). Assist in the development of an online resource library of these materials for use by professionals serving these families.
  • Research intergenerational programs and use information to grow Generations United’s intergenerational program database. 
  • Research media stories with intergenerational themes or content.
  • Draft blogs and other social media content.
  • Attend relevant legislative briefings, hearings, and advocacy meetings and write summaries and share highlights with Generations United staff.

Intern Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and use of the Internet.
  • Effective Communication Skills – must be able to communication effectively in writing, oral communications with other staff, and the ability to represent Generations United at external meetings. Experience with social media preferred.
  • Research and Analytical Skills – must be able to research and analyze complex policy issues information accurately and efficiently with direction and oversight.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks efficiently in fast-paced office.
  • Passion and commitment to issues affecting children, youth and older adults.
  • Located in Washington, DC for the duration of the internship.

If you know of a college student who is passionate about building a better world for people of all ages, have them contact Emily Duda at eduda@gu.org or 202-777-0113. Additional information is available online.