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Spring 2018 Internship Opportunity:

Applications are now open for a Spring 2018 internship for a Legislative Research Project under the supervision of iEmpathize’s Education Director.  The goal of the project is to gather information that will help iEmpathize with strategies related to distribution efforts for The Empower Youth Program, our exploitation prevention program for youth. This project provides the opportunity for an intern to gain experience in the non-profit sector, in the education arena, and in the political sphere.  Build your resume with meaningful work that will prove your ability to build a report of analysis with a national perspective while also making an impact for youth. One position available only.

Project Description:

In 2017, iEmpathize released the first of what will now be an annual report called The Prevention Priority, which examined legislative actions that bring exploitation prevention education to youth. This 2018 internship will involve the second annual review of state legislation, which includes:

  • Potentially expanding the research by determining if additional methods for grading should be employed
  • Adding the District of Columbia
  • Developing strategies to involve legislators in actively engaging with the research by reflecting on its approach and the relationship it has to their state
  • And suggesting ideas for meeting the project’s overall mission: to expand the use of prevention education for youth throughout the United States.

To be successful in this work, the intern will:

  • Conduct independent research regarding laws and legislative works-in-progress related to exploitation prevention education in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
  • Yield a final report of the compiled information along with recommendations based on your analysis for what strategies to pursue for prevention efforts. Details will be provided during interviews.
  • Potentially conduct correspondence with legislative and political leaders throughout the U.S.
  • Report findings on a regular basis, to be determined with the Education Manager, with the goal of completion by the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
  • Build on an established system for reporting that will yield a professional quality report at the project’s end.

Required Qualifications:

  • Students in graduate level fields of study only that demonstrate relevance to this work.
  • Capable of independent problem solving and self-motivated work. This project will require ingenuity and persistence in finding information, working through barriers where there seem to be road-blocks, adjusting for the quirks and differences of each state’s systems, and efficient use of time in order to complete the project by the due-date while also being thorough.
  • Organized and attentive to detail.
  • A curious mind with an ability to perceive and pursue leads, though they may be disparate from state-to-state.
  • Ability to contribute at 5-10 hours a week to the work; more if that is what is required to get the job done in time.
  • Students from anywhere in the nation may apply.

To Apply:

Please send a resume with three references (names, contact info, and relationship indicated) along with a cover letter to Please use your cover letter to answer these questions: Why do you want this internship in particular? Can you provide some examples of projects or tasks you have completed in the past that would indicate your ability to successfully take on a self-guided project of this kind?

Thank you!