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Intern with CAP

Posted in News on: August 27th, 2012
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Interning with CAP provides students with real-life experience working in public policy. See the two descriptions below and email us with any questions.

Policy Intern Overview

Program Goal – The Internship Program at Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in non-profit government relations and participate in the daily operations of a policy organization. Students will become familiar with the intricacies of the Arizona legislative process and the philosophy behind and methodology of implementing pro-family public policies.

Terms of the Program – Internships demand 15-25 hours each week and typically last four to five months. Daytime availability is a must. College credit is available but the intern is responsible for making the appropriate arrangement with his or her college. Internships do not include compensation.

Internship Duties – The intern works primarily in the policy, research, and grassroots divisions of CAP. During the legislative session, the intern will monitor a large number of bills as they move through the legislative process, attend committee hearings, assist with policy-related projects, and complete research projects as assigned. During times when the legislature is out of session, interns will primarily be assisting with the compilation of CAP’s Voter Guide and researching potential legislation for the next session. Additionally, the intern will assist with various administrative tasks in other areas of the organization.

Qualifications – Applicants must:

Be enrolled in college either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Exhibit a basic understanding of the legislative process.
Exhibit computer competency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and web-based research.
Have strong written and oral skills.
Have access to transportation.

To apply, email your resume, a writing sample, a college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to info@azpolicy.org and put “Policy Intern Application” in the subject line.

Communications Intern Overview

Program Goal – The Communications Internship Program at Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in communications and public relations for a nonprofit public policy organization. Students will be a part of the team responsible for communicating CAP’s mission and message to promote and defend foundational principles in the press, online, and at events.

Terms of the Program – Internships require 15-25 hours each week and typically last four to five months. Daytime availability is a must. Because of the hands-on nature of the internship, particularly during the legislative session, applicants will spend some time out of the CAP office. College credit is available, but the intern is responsible for making the appropriate arrangement with his or her college. Internships do not include compensation.

Internship Duties – The intern works primarily in the communications, marketing, and public relations divisions of CAP. The internship will be writing intensive, as interns will be creating content for CAP’s Foundations blog, weekly emails to CAP’s statewide list, talking points for media interviews, op-eds, letters to the editor, and much more.

Interns will also be responsible for monitoring local and national media for coverage on CAP’s issues of life, marriage and family, religious liberty, and judicial reform. This will include monitoring activity on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Additionally, depending on the intern’s familiarity with audio and video editing software, interns will assist in recording and editing Public Service Announcements and online content. The intern will assist with various administrative tasks in other areas of the organization as well.

Qualifications – Applicants must:

Be enrolled in college either at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Exhibit a basic understanding of the legislative process.
Exhibit computer competency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and web-based research.
Be well acquainted with the Associated Press stylebook.
Have strong written and oral skills.
Have access to transportation.

To apply, email your resume, a writing sample, a college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to info@azpolicy.org and put “Communications Intern Application” in the subject line.

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CAP-Supported Bills Take Effect Today

Posted in Uncategorized on: August 2nd, 2012
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It’s been 90 days since the legislature adjourned, which means that as of today, most of the bills passed now take effect.

It is because you turned out and voted your values that these laws are a reality. Here’s a look at the impact these laws will have. (more…)

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Ninth Circuit Court Blocks Mother’s Health & Safety Act

Posted in Life on: August 1st, 2012
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked a key provision of HB 2036, known as the Mother’s Health and Safety Act, from taking effect.

Earlier this week, the Arizona District Court upheld the law and denied the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Reproductive Rights’ request to stop it from taking effect.

Yet today, the Ninth Circuit Court ordered that the state couldn’t prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks of a pregnancy, pending oral arguments. (more…)

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