Partners for Rural Transformation- Advocacy & Policy Intern



Partners for Rural Transformation (PRT) Advocacy & Policy Intern

Paid Remote August/September-December 2022

Fahe is building the American Dream. Join our growing team working to increase opportunity and investment in our underserved communities! Our unique collaborative model connects a Network of local, regional, and national leaders, all working together to ensure no community is left behind. Since our inception in 1980, the Fahe Network has served 687,183 people, made $1.05 billion in direct investments, and achieved a total cumulative financial impact of over 1.6 billion dollars in Appalachia.

Job Summary:

This position will be100% remote. The primary role of the Fall (August/September through December 2022) Advocacy & Policy Intern will be to assist in activities, events and efforts related to legislative interests of PRT and it’s six partners. The Intern selected will network and collaborate with members of PRT’s Advocacy and Policy Working Group in monthly meetings; as well as work on individual projects and tasks as needed from the group. Intern will be responsible for tracking all activities in internal software (Salesforce) for future purposes and interests. The intern will be expected to report to Advocacy & Research Project Manager weekly to discuss progress. Intern will be expected to have a passion and curiosity for Advocacy, rural America and professional and community development. The pay for the position will be $15/hourly for undergrad and up to $20/hourly for grad. This position will only be for 20 hours per week per semester. 

Essential Duties and Functions:

  • Research current events and current legislation related to PRT, PRT’s partner interests; and PRT service areas
  • Take notes for all monthly Advocacy & Policy meetings
  • Accommodate to all 6 PRT partners when completing deliverables
  • Communicate and collaborate with members of Advocacy & Policy working group to accomplish tasks
  • Plan and participate in activities such as webinars,
  • Be an active participant in advocacy meetings
  • Track past and current deliverables, files, tasks and progress of PRT advocacy efforts in Salesforce
  • Collaborate with other PRT working groups as needed (Fund Development, Research & Communications)
  • Ensure tasks assigned to group are progressing in timely manner
  • Report progress weekly to Advocacy & Research Project Manager

Requirements for this position include:

  • Strong organization skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Communication Skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Understanding of the complexities facing persistent poverty areas (PPAs) & rural America


Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Public Policy, or related field


For the past six years, our staff nominated Fahe as one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Kentucky. Fahe is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking applicants who can bring diverse viewpoints, experience, talents, and culture to promote our organization’s mission of building the American Dream. We offer a diverse work environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Visit to learn more about Fahe. 

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