Monarch Housing Associates is looking for a public policy and advocacy intern for the 2018-2019 academic year. This internship provides the opportunity to learn and use communication skills, assist with the planning and implementation of an advocacy campaign and public policy events from start to finish while learning about the public policy landscape both in New Jersey and at the federal level.
Founded over 25 years ago, Monarch Housing Associates is a mission driven, results oriented non-profit located in Cranford, New Jersey. Our vision is that very person will have quality affordable, permanent housing that fosters freedom, independence and community integration. Our mission is to expand the supply, accessibility and variety of affordable, permanent supportive housing through development, planning, advocacy and partnerships.
Monarch’s Public Policy program advocates to ensure that adequate resources are available to end homelessness and expand the supply of supportive housing that people can afford. In 2017 and 2018, Monarch hosted Public Policy forums on the issues of eviction and housing segregation that drew large audience and sparked conversation around public policy to address both critical issues.
In July 2018, Monarch worked with over 35 partners across the state to coordinate a Congressional Reception in Washington, D.C. Over 350 advocates from New Jersey traveled by bus and the event was attended by both of New Jersey’s U.S. Senators and many of the U.S. House members and their staff.
Monarch is seeking a for credit intern to assist with email, phone, social media and possibly video communication, outreach, event planning, database management and other day-to-day office responsibilities around public policy and advocacy work. The intern will work alongside our experienced professionals to complete projects related to advocacy and public policy. During the fall of 2018, we plan to engage in non-partisan voter registration and get out the vote strategies prior to the November mid-term elections.
The internship opportunity offers flexibility around hours including working both in the office and also working remotely for some hours. The student may be expected to use his/her own computer.