Intern III (Graduate Intern)

at  King County

Seattle, Washington, USA - 98168

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Immediate22 Mar, 2020USD 24 Hourly22 Nov, 2019N/AWriting,Social Justice,Affordable Housing,Behavioral Health,Subject Matter Experts,Policy Development,Refugees,Color,Public Policy,Disabilities,Interpersonal Skills,Communication Skills,Veterans,Public Administration,Human Services,LegislationNoNo
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Description:

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN SERVICES (DCHS) VALUES DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES AND LIFE EXPERIENCES. THE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS TO APPLY, INCLUDING PEOPLE OF COLOR, IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, WOMEN, LGBTQ, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, VETERANS AND THOSE WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE.

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant, and connected to community.
DCHS is seeking a Human Services Policy Intern for January through March 2020 to help track and analyze legislation at the local and state level that affect Department programs and policy goals. This includes legislation related to affordable housing, behavioral health, homelessness and other related policy areas. The position is part of the Department’s policy and government relations team in the Director’s Office and reports to the Policy Manager. The position will work closely with the Department’s Government Relations Manager and will have the opportunity to learn about and work with the Department’s various divisions and subject matter experts. The ideal candidate for this position will be detail-oriented, with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Who May Apply: Applicants must be enrolled in a current graduate program as a full time student.
Required Materials: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit a complete online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions.
Work Schedule: This position is temporary and part-time (approximately 20 hours per week). Student Interns are ineligible for King County benefits but are eligible for a transit pass.
Recruiter: Susan.churchill@kingcounty.gov

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS

  • Current enrollment in a graduate-level program in Public Policy, Social Work, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Experience working on or contributing to state, federal and/or local public policy development and analysis
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively communicating complex information, orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, follow through on assigned tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to furthering the County’s efforts to pursue equity and social justice
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Commitment to contributing to a respectful workplace that values the contributions and backgrounds of diverse individuals with varying opinions
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work on a number of tasks simultaneously and organize and prioritize work quickly in response to changing needs.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a fast-paced, politically sensitive environment
  • Knowledge of legislative policy development process
  • Knowledge of local and national resources for researching applicable policy information
  • Knowledge of policy issues related to DCHS programs, including affordable housing, behavioral health and homelessness

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, analyze, and report on city, county, and state legislative activity for DCHS-related issues, including affordable housing, behavioral health and homelessness policies
  • Draft legislative analysis on state legislation
  • Draft policy fact sheets, research briefings, legislation, infographics, timelines, and other handouts for use by DCHS in educating policymakers and community partners
  • Conduct preliminary policy research on relevant topics, including related issue activity statewide and nationally.
  • Support routine inquiries by policymakers as needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


REQUIREMENT SUMMARY

Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

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HR / Administration / IR

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Seattle, WA, USA