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Short term Summer Hire - Advocacy

Internship Responsibilities

Key Job Responsibilities:

  1. Research CRS’ relationships with key members of Congress and the impact of our advocacy efforts on their position.
  2. Assist with mapping key advocates and tracking their activities.
  3. Provide research assistance for ongoing advocacy benchmarking efforts.
  4. Collect and make accessible stories, photos, and other content to support CRS public policy priorities and campaigns.
  5. Review data and research related to public policy priorities, messaging for advocacy, and constituent advocacy best practices.
  6. Support staff to organize and host lobby days and events on Capitol Hill and in district, including editing and preparing external advocacy materials.
  7. Enter, update, and maintain data tracking advocacy activities in Salesforce CRM.
  8. Update content on Team Microsoft site.
  9. Attend and report on relevant hearings on Capitol Hill and/or other policy meetings in Washington, DC, as needed.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships: Advocacy Department staff based in HQ and Washington, DC; Mission and Mobilization staff based in HQ and U.S. regional offices

Skill Set Required


Education and Experience

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or a graduate of an undergraduate or graduate degree program

Professional & Personal Skills

• Ability to work a minimum of 35 hours per week

• Proven interest in international affairs, political science, public policy, communications/public relations, and/or relevant social sciences

• Experience on Capitol Hill a plus

• Strong interpersonal and communications skills

• Motivated self-starter

• Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail

• Excellent research and writing skills

• Proven Microsoft Office skills and expert use of various web-based applications, as well as an eagerness to learn new software applications

• Familiarity with SharePoint and, a plus

• Commitment to the mission of Catholic Relief Services

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
• Integrity

• Continuous Improvement & Innovation

• Builds Relationships

• Develops Talent

• Strategic Mindset

• Accountability & Stewardship

NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


Preferred Areas of Study/Major(s)

Communications, International Relations, Political Science

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 35 hours
Workdays: Monday through Friday
Pay: Yes, 14.45/hour salary
Authorization Requirements: U.S. Citizen/U.S. National, Permanent U.S. Resident

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: March 29, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume, Cover Letter
Application Instructions

To be considered, all applicants must apply directly to this post via the CRS external website at Requisition # 4631

Thank you.



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About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.