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Planning/Policy Intern – ChangeLab Solutions (Oakland, CA)

ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law & Policy or PHLP) is hiring a Planning/Policy Intern. The intern will support our team of urban planners, lawyers, and policy analysts to explore planning and policy solutions to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity. We develop tools for training advocates about the relationship between the built environment and public health and provide technical assistance on implementing policies that support healthier communities. ChangeLab Solutions provides interns with an opportunity to work in a fast-paced policy environment on projects that have substantial impact on the policymaking process in numerous communities and states across the country.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide research and analysis to strengthen state and local policies to create healthy, sustainable communities.
  • Research and writing on a variety of cutting-edge transportation, food systems, and land use policy strategies.
  • Collect and synthesize a variety of primary and secondary research sources, including interviews, reports, municipal codes, general plans and zoning codes and other planning/policy documents, and academic literature.
  • Conduct key informant interviews with policy practitioners and other experts to inform research and product development
  • Craft clear, easy-to-read fact sheets, technical assistance responses, and other written resources for ChangeLab Solutions’ audience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in city and regional planning, public policy, public health, or related field. Bachelors degree in a related field with two years of policy research and writing experience can be substituted.
  • Current graduate students will also be considered.
  • Familiarity with land use planning processes, including transportation, economic development, climate change, sustainability, and food systems, preferred, but not required.
  • Familiarity with food systems, active living, transportation, or other chronic disease prevention policies preferred, but not required.

For more information and to apply, click here.

 

Summer Fellowship – Breakthrough Institute (Oakland, CA)

Applications for Breakthrough Generation 2013 are now open — deadline March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

The Breakthrough Institute is seeking five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for a paid fellowship in summer 2013 as part of their young leaders initiative, Breakthrough Generation. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one of three policy programs at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy and Climate, Conservation and Development, or Economic Growth and Innovation. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge writing, research, and public policy analysis.

The fellowship runs for ten weeks between June and August 2013 and pays $500 per week. The exact dates will be set in March. Fellows work 40 hours per week, and may be considered for full-time employment at the end of the fellowship. Breakthrough does not provide housing.

Who Can Apply?

Final-year undergraduates, college graduates, and postgraduates are eligible to apply for the fellowship. Fellowships are open to applicants from any country.

The Application

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and three writing samples to generation [at] thebreakthrough.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application must reach Breakthrough Institute by March 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

For more information, please click here.

Fellowship Program – Mayor’s Office (Chicago, IL)

Applications due by November 4, 2012. The Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program attracts bright, highly motivated individuals, gives them a broad overview of municipal government and provides a unique, “hands-on” experience. Fellows participate in budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of city government and work directly with Mayor’s Office staff.  Mayoral Fellows are afforded an unparalleled opportunity to learn about public service and policy-making by directly contributing to the executive office of the City of Chicago. For more information and to apply, click here.

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