Compiled by Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Intern
Organization: People For The American Way—Washington, DC.
Position: Public Policy Internship
Mission: People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies that reflect the values of freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity; to champion constitutional protections and civil rights; to hold public officials accountable to those standards; and to promote strong democratic institutions, including a federal judiciary that upholds individual rights. The Public Policy department lobbies Congress and the Executive Branch on behalf of the organization to affect public policy at the national level, and also conducts state and local advocacy where appropriate.
Organization: National Health Law Program—Washington, DC.
Position: Executive Director
Mission: Founded in 1969 the National Health Law Program protects and advances the health rights of low income and underserved individuals. NHeLP advances this vital mission at the local, state and national levels through litigation, through education and training of other advocates and lawyers, and through the advancement of sound, nondiscriminatory health policies in Congress, state legislatures and state and federal administrative agencies. NHeLP leverages victories in individual cases to create systemic changes that benefit all Medicaid beneficiaries.
Organization: Human Rights First—Houston, TX
Position: Program Associate/Legal Assistant-Refugee Protection Program
Mission: Human Rights First is a nonprofit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington, DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.
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