Government Relations/Public Policy Internship at Seedco (unpaid,part-time)

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Lauren Miura Stempeck

Sep 13, 2011, 3:16:14 PM9/13/11
to Baruch MPA Students
Please let me know if you're interested in gaining some solid
experience this semester in government relations and policy at Seedco.
Seedco is a workforce and economic development nonprofit headquartered
in the Flatiron district near Baruch.

Government Relations Intern

About Seedco
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in New York City, Seedco is a $64
million national nonprofit organization that advances economic
opportunity for people, businesses, and communities in need through
three lines of work: workforce development, work and family supports,
and supports and services for small business. Working on these issues
for more than two decades, Seedco designs and implements innovative
programs, partnerships, and services to impact vibrant community
development. Seedco’s work is guided by the belief that community-
based organizations (CBOs) have the experience, history, community
trust, and cultural competence to best provide direct services to
residents in low-income and underinvested neighborhoods—but often lack
the infrastructure or national presence to advocate for systemic
change. For more information about Seedco go to

Internship Overview
Seedco is seeking a Public Policy Intern to serve in the Government
Relations Unit of the External Affairs Department. Public Policy
Interns conduct legislative and policy research, help develop and
implement strategies that address public policy issues that impact
Seedco’s work; interact with other units within External Affairs and
departments across the organization, elected and government officials,
as well as advocates and policy experts; draft research memos, reports
and letters; monitor and respond to emerging issues, and attend
meetings and briefings.

Special Skills and Qualifications
To be eligible for this position the applicant should be pursuing a
Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Affairs
or a related filed. Experience in workforce development, benefits
access, asset building, economic development, small businesses, or
social policy is a plus.

This internship position demands individuals who are capable of
creative and analytical thinking; possess strong oral and written
communication skills; display initiative, determination and
assertiveness; can work effectively on group projects as well as
independently; are capable of interacting with a broad range of
individuals. An interest in government/public policy is a must. The
intern would be required to commit between 15 and 20 hours per week.

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