Advocacy Intern

Advocacy Intern

Faces & Voices of Recovery is seeking a dynamic person to assist in building and managing our advocacy strategy for 2023.

Interns must be available to work 10-14 hours per week. We are open to working with your university or college to establish credit. This is not a paid internship at this time.

Tasks and Responsibilities 

Advocacy Interns will assist Faces & Voices of Recovery’s Director of Recovery Innovation and the National Advocacy and Outreach Manager in carrying out the organization’s advocacy priorities and legislative agenda.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in policy scans, tracking, analysis, evaluation, and communication of relevant federal and state policy issues, legislation and regulations
  • Prepare advocacy effort summary reports for sharing with our grassroots and grasstops advocacy networks
  • Assist in developing Action Alert content, social media materials, and sign-on letter drafts
  • Support Faces & Voices staff in regard to federal, state, and local policy development, communications, and administrative duties as assigned
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Advocacy staff


  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in computer programs, including excel
  • Ability to work under pressure and think quickly on your feet
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Experience/interest in engaging and motivating a large group of volunteers a plus
  • Familiarity with and interest in substance use disorders, addiction recovery and healthcare issues a plus


  • Excellent writing and editing skills, and a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong technical writing skills in English (Spanish language proficiency would be highly desirable)
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Powerpoint and Word
  • Ability to show creative and flexible thinking
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and desire to follow procedures


  • People with lived experience who have been involved with grassroots campaigns in the behavioral health, harm reduction, justice reform, multi-pathways of recovery, or LGBTQIA+ communities, are encouraged to apply.
  • Comfortable with social media advocacy
  • Have an introductory or higher understanding of the U.S. legislative system
  • Have worked remotely either as a student, volunteer, or employee for over 12 months

To Apply

  • To apply, send letter of interest, current resume/CV and a writing sample between 500 – 1000 words to or apply using the link below.
  • Please include your resume and cover letter and include your First and Last Name in the title of the documents.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of recovery status, criminal justice history, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.