Federal Elder Economic Security Policy Intern Position

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Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) seeks a fall intern for the Elder Economic Security Initiativeâ„¢ Program. Successful WOW interns are graduate or undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines, including: public policy, women’s studies, political science/government, economics, social work, gerontology, sociology, nonprofit management, journalism, public relations/marketing, counseling, psychology, and education. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and using the Internet are required technical skills.

This announcement and other opportunities at WOW can be viewed at: http://www.wowonline.org/about/jobs/. Please distribute the following internship description and post it to your list-serve and/or websites.

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Fall Internship at WOWFederal Elder Economic Security Policy Intern (1 position) — Wider Opportunities for Women’s vision and mission of economic independence for women is intergenerational. In working toward that end, Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) has launched an exciting new effort, the Elder Economic Security Initiative that seeks to build economic security for elders through a multi-pronged approach that includes organizing, advocacy and research. WOW has partnered with nine states, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Connecticut and New Jersey to launch the national project. WOW has secured resources to expand the project to 20 states total and produce a national database with information on all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

One key resource of the Initiative is the Elder Economic Security Standard Index – a measure of income that elders require to meet basic expenses to age in place – including meeting their housing and health care costs while maintaining their independence in the community.

As the federal elder economic security policy intern, you would play a role in building the initiative and developing the public policy objectives. Intern responsibilities would include analyzing federal policy, attending coalition meetings and congressional hearings on program and policy issues (ex: Social Security, Medicare, long-term care, pensions, the Older Americans Act), developing policy memos and issue briefs, updating web resources, and disseminating policy activity to our state partners and network members. Further, you would respond to state partners’ requests for information and assistance, contribute to project development and strategy, and maintain and develop resources for the project.


Mail or fax a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two references to:

Attn: Intern Search Committee – EESI
Wider Opportunities for Women
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-464-1660
Email inquiries to [email protected]

The internship will pay $15 per day.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

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