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Public Policy Intern

Safe Kids Worldwide's Public Policy Department is accepting applications from current undergraduate students or recent graduates interested in public policy, especially in relation to children and public health and/or an interest in "lobbying" for a cause. This is a proactive internship where you will engage in the public policy priorities of the organization. You will attend high-level meetings with organization staff, other safety organizations and Congressional and government officials. Based on skill level, you will walk away from this internship with writing samples you can use for your future. Interns in this department have been hired onto the staff.

The ideal candidate is someone who is familiar with public policy, public health or social science, and has a strong interest in child safety and child health initiatives. They must be interested in working with a team to develop and support the mission of Safe Kids Worldwide and its Public Policy Department. Our office is fast paced and a can-do attitude is essential.The internship is a great opportunity to gain real world professional policy and public health experience.

This is a part or full-time position (20-40 hours/week), depending on availability. Terms are at least three months in duration; six months or longer preferred. This is an unpaid internship, however a transportation stipend will be provided.


The public policy intern will support the work of the Public Policy Department in the following ways:

  • Providing background research and memos relating to current legislative efforts
  • Drafting blogs, tweets, and talking points relating to child injury
  • Assisting in coordination of summer international conference
  • Maintaining and updating contact lists in Excel
  • Drafting invitations, introductions and other letters to members of Congress
  • Attending briefings, press releases, lectures, and interviews

Skills and qualifications:

  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Background in public health, political science, or international development preferred

More on Safe Kids. Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury, the number one killer of children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 56 percent. Working together, we can do much more for kids everywhere. Join our effort at

How to apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Please indicate that you are applying for the Public Policy intern position in the email subject line. No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of applications received by Safe Kids Worldwide, all applicants will be notified of their application status via email, if their qualifications are a match for this position.