Job Posting
Internship Title: Temp for Policy Center (State Policy)
Pay: $15 per hour
Hours: Flexible—maximum of 200 hours in summer 2017
Department: Policy Center
Work Location: Flexible
Posting Date: March 29, 2017

About the Organization
ZERO TO THREE (ZTT) is the nation’s leading resource for the first three years of life and is dedicated to promoting the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families. Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at

The ZTT Policy Center is a nonpartisan, research-based resource for federal and state policymakers and
advocates on the unique developmental needs of infants and toddlers. The Policy Center is seeking a temporary position to support our state policy team with research and writing over the summer of 2017. The hours and location are flexible but are limited to a maximum of 200 hours.  If the incumbent is located outside of the DC Office, they must use their personal computer equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform a comprehensive update of the state initiatives articles on the ZERO TO THREE website, which contain information on state policies and initiatives that impact, infants, toddlers and their families
  • Update existing entries through Internet research and telephone interviews with key state contacts
  • Write new entries based on state examples in Policy Center publications and new research
  • Synthesize research on various topics related to infants and toddlers for Policy Center briefs intended for state policymakers and advocates
  • Assist in researching states’ innovative models and approaches in preparation for presentations or in response to technical assistance requests

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including researching, writing, editing, and proofreading
  • Strong organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple and changing
    responsibilities effectively
  •  Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office

Junior/Senior Undergraduate Student, Bachelor’s Degree, or Graduate Student in a related field

Physical Requirements
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is constantly required to use repetitive motion, finger dexterity as well as sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also may need to remain seated for long periods of time, have the ability to perform repetitive motions, and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. The employee may be required to walk, grasp objects, push or pull objects, bend, squat, reach, stand, crawl or kneel. Vision  abilities required by this job include close vision for preparing and analyzing data. Frequently lifts objects up to 30 pounds. Occasionally lifts objects up to 60 pounds.
Working Conditions
The work conditions described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing this job. The incumbent typically works indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels.
If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:
1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite #350
Washington, DC 20037
Fax: (202) 857-2661
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans,
and Individual with Disabilities.

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