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Policy & Advocacy Intern

The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) is an
association of mission-driven community development organizations dedicated to working
together and with others to create places of opportunity where people of diverse incomes and
backgrounds access housing that is affordable, benefit from economic opportunities, and fully
participate in the civic life of their community. We achieve this by building and sustaining a
high performing and adaptive community development sector that is supported by private and
public investment and sound public policies. MACDC is one of the leading CDC state
associations in the United States. Visit for more information about MACDC.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Policy & Advocacy Intern will play an important role in policy analysis, research, writing,
and advocacy on key MACDC policy priorities. MACDC’s policy priorities include affordable
housing, inclusive economic development, health equity, and climate justice. There will be
opportunity for leadership on one or more projects over the course of the semester, to be
determined based on matching student interest and skills with organizational need. In addition,
the intern will play a support role on other projects, working closely with MACDC staff. Projects
may include:
• Research and writing on policy priorities, including the drafting of policy papers, presentations, fact
sheets, and press releases
• Supporting state house advocacy activities, which will include legislative outreach, briefings, and lobby
• Participating in MACDC state budget advocacy, including analyzing the state budget, tracking cosponsors, drafting statements, and working with coalition allies to advocate for community
development funding
• Supporting our advocacy with state and quasi-state agencies, and with City of Boston officials
• Supporting MACDC events, including the CDC Doughnuts for Delegates events and annual lobby day
• Participating in meetings with coalition partners and others
• Supporting evaluation activities of MACDC’s advocacy and outreach
The Policy and Advocacy Intern will report to the Director of Policy and Civic Engagement,
and will work closely with her and other members of MACDC’s Policy Team.
Desired Skills/Experience
• Graduate student in public policy, public administration, public health, social work macro, housing and
community development, communications or related field (advanced undergraduate students with
relevant work or volunteer experience may be considered)
• Experience with community organizing or advocacy – either paid or volunteer
• Excellent communication skills – writing and speaking
• Strong research skills
• Good computer skills, and familiarity with Word and Excel
• Knowledge or experience with programs such as Salesforce and Canva
• Commitment to community development, racial equity, and health equity
• Highly organized and motivated
Minimum time commitment is spring semester (January-June) for 16-20 hours/week. Current
MACDC policy requires staff to be physically present in the office (downtown Boston) two days
per week.
• The internship will pay $23/hour
• Free access to trainings offered at the Mel King Institute for Community Building
• Opportunity to attend meetings with MACDC members and stakeholders and build a professional network.

To Apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (either as Word or PDF attachments) to:
Kristina Kimani, Director of Policy & Civic Engagement e-mail:

No phone calls, please. Interviews will be scheduled starting mid-to late-November. We will accept applications until we fill the position.

MACDC seeks to create an inclusive workplace where all people are welcomed regardless of their ethnicity, race, income, age or abilities. We seek to create an organization and community development field that is reflective of the people we serve.

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