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Intern with CAP this Spring!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Interning with CAP provides students with real-life experience working in public policy. See the description below and email us at intern@azpolicy.org with any questions.

Program Goal – The Internship Program at Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in nonprofit government relations and participate in the daily operations of a policy organization. Students will work closely with the policy team to become familiar with the intricacies of the Arizona legislative process and the philosophy behind and methodology of implementing pro-family public policies. Interns will also work with the policy and communications teams to develop educational materials for the public. (more…)

Protecting Your Church

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Alan Sears, the President, CEO, & General Counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom has written a letter to churches and pastors encouraging them to distribute the CAP Voter Guide. In the letter, Mr. Sears explains that CAP’s Voter Guide is 501(c)(3) compliant and consistent with federal tax law. Mr. Sears invites pastors to contact Alliance Defending Freedom for help if they feel they need legal assistance in any way. To read the letter supporting the distribution of the Voter Guides click here.

Fall Internship Opportunities!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Interning with CAP provides students with real-life experience working in public policy. See the two descriptions below and email us at intern@azpolicy.org 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 nonprofit government relations and participate in the daily operations of a policy organization. Students will work closely with the policy team to develop educational materials for the public and learn the philosophy behind and methodology of implementing pro-family public policies.

Terms of the Program – Internships demand 15-25 hours each week and are typically offered for the spring, fall, and summer semesters. 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 Center for Arizona Policy. The intern will attend seminars and committee hearings as needed, assist with policy-related projects, and complete research projects as assigned. 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, an unofficial college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to intern@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 are typically offered for the spring, fall, and summer semesters. 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 communications, marketing, and public relations divisions of Center for Arizona Policy. The internship will be writing intensive, as interns will assist with 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, as well as doing research projects and much more.

Interns will also be responsible for monitoring local and national media for coverage on CAP’s issue 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, an unofficial college transcript, and the name, position and contact information for two references to intern@azpolicy.org and put “Communications Intern Application” in the subject line.

What do all of these drugs have in common?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Q: What do all of these drugs have in common?

Actiq: For the management of breakthrough cancer pain in patients with malignancies who are already receiving and who are tolerant to opioid therapy for their underlying persistent cancer pain.

Revlimid: Provides for the treatment of patients with transfusion-dependent anemia due to Low- or Intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic syndromes associated with a deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality with or without additional cytogenetic abnormalities.

Plenaxis: Provides for the use of Plenaxis (abarelix for injectable suspension, 100 mg) for the palliative treatment of men with advanced symptomatic prostate cancer.

Mifeprex: For medical termination of intrauterine pregnancy through 49 days’ pregnancy. (more…)

Pro-life Progress

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Great news.

Starting today and thanks to a Federal District Court seeing through a last ditch effort by Planned Parenthood to stop it, several common sense health and safety standards are now in effect that further protect women and preborn children from the dangerous and deadly practices of the abortion industry.

Cathi memeCAP President Cathi Herrod put it best: “When Planned Parenthood loses, women win.”

Sponsored by Senator Kimberly Yee and signed into law in 2012 as part of the Mother’s Health and Safety Act, these standards require that:

  • The abortion pill must be dispensed in line with Federal Food and Drug Administration protocol, which requires the pill only be dispensed in the first seven weeks of a pregnancy. Currently, abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood ignore this protocol and distribute the abortion pill through nine weeks.
  • Doctors who perform surgical abortions must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic.
  • Any time an ambulance is needed at an abortion clinic, the incident must be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Signs must be posted in abortion clinics informing women that it is illegal for anyone to coerce them into having an abortion.

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