Monarch Housing Associates Seeks Congressional Reception Intern

Opportunity to Work on Public Policy Event, Hone Communications and Advocacy Skills

Monarch Housing Associates seeks a summer intern for an advocacy and public policy position that includes assisting with the management of a Congressional Reception in Washington, D.C. in July 2019.

This internship provides the opportunity to use your communication and writing skills, assist with planning public policy events and learn about event planning and management and the public policy landscape both in New Jersey and at the federal level.
Founded over 25 years ago, Monarch Housing Associates is a mission driven, results oriented non-profit located in Cranford, New Jersey. Our vision is that very person will have quality affordable, permanent housing that fosters freedom, independence and community integration.  
Monarch Housing’s mission is to expand the supply, accessibility and variety of affordable, permanent supportive housing through development, planning, advocacy and partnerships.
Monarch’s Public Policy program advocates to ensure that adequate resources are available to end homelessness and expand the supply of supportive housing that people can afford.  The intern’s main responsibilities will be around the 2019 Congressional Reception.  
In July 2018, Monarch worked with over 20 partners across the state to coordinate a Congressional Reception.  Over 350 advocates from New Jersey traveled by bus and the event was attended by both of New Jersey’s U.S. Senators and the majority of the House members and/or their staff.  The 2019 Congressional Reception is planned for July with the exact date TBA.
Monarch is seeking a for-college-credit intern to attend the Congressional Reception in DC in July and assist with email, phone, social media and possibly video communication, outreach, event planning, database management and other day-to-day office responsibilities
around advocacy in general and potential public policy and advocacy events.
The intern will work alongside our experienced professionals to complete projects related to advocacy and public policy.  Other responsibilities including writing posts for Monarch’s blog.
The internship opportunity offers flexibility around hours and working a combination of in the office or remotely.  This internship opportunity would work for a student interested in either a full or part-time commitment and Monarch can assist students interested in pursuing the internship for academic credit. The student may be expected to use his/her own computer.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for and interest in working with nonprofit organizations
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, work independently and as part of a team, and have a flexible approach to changing priorities
    Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software (including MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Professional demeanor and self-motivated
  • Dependable, organized and personable
  • Must be punctual, reliable, organized, and detail-oriented
Skills Gained:
  • Experience around working on public policy issues that can transfer to beyond ending homelessness
  • Comfort level interacting and communicating with a variety of constituencies
  • Further verbal and written communication with a variety of constituencies
  • Knowledge around nonprofit operations
Ideal start date is May 1, 2019 with a finish date of August 14. To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to Kate Kelly at  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 908-272-5363 x224. 
Monarch Housing is an equal opportunity employer.