INTERN: Political Science

Where:, 620 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 96060 Contact: Christine Kirkwood Contact Email: Contact Phone: (888) 931-6244 Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Company Overview: is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic, particularly related to the abuse of Fentanyl. Our mission is to educate the public about the dangers of Fentanyl, advocate for those affected by Fentanyl abuse, and promote policies that address this crisis.


Job Description:  We are seeking a motivated and passionate Political Science Intern to join our team and assist in our efforts to work with local government officials and create legislative policies to address the Fentanyl epidemic. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in political advocacy, public policy development, and community outreach.



  • Conduct research and analysis on relevant legislation, policy proposals, and political trends related to Fentanyl abuse and the opioid epidemic.
  • Assist in the development of policy briefings, white papers, and other advocacy materials.
  • Participate in meetings with local government officials and other stakeholders to discuss proposed policies and strategies for addressing the Fentanyl epidemic.
  • Attend community events and assist in outreach efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of Fentanyl abuse and the importance of effective policy solutions.
  • Collaborate with other team members to coordinate advocacy campaigns and grassroots organizing efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or other senior staff.



  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information into clear and concise reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the legislative process and political advocacy strategies.
  • Passion for social justice issues, particularly related to public health and drug policy.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.


This is an unpaid internship with a commitment of at least 10-15 hours per week. This is a hybrid position, and the intern will have regular check-ins with the Executive Assistant to the President and other staff members. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and passionate student to gain valuable experience in political advocacy and policy development, while making a meaningful contribution to the fight against the Fentanyl epidemic. Send your resume and cover letter to

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