What you learn:
The Partners in Policymaking internship is a training
opportunity designed for individuals with
disabilities, behavioral/mental health disorders, elders, people with
long-term care needs, and family members. As a participant you will learn to be an effective advocate for yourself or for someone you care about.
- Learn advocacy strategies including identifying needs, telling your story, creating and implementing your advocacy plan.
- Explore ways to help individuals maintain choice and control of their lives.
- Identify local and statewide leadership opportunities.
- Practice effective communication strategies to promote change.
What you get:
- Group and individual training and support
- Training materials and resources
- Intensive training institute (2-3 day face-to-face in Anchorage)
- Support for training-related travel
- Up to 5 hours per week working on training activities;
- Participation in regular intern meetings, either face-to-face
or by computer conference (E-live) —you do not have to live in
Anchorage to be eligible
- Willingness to work with other interns and mentors on advocacy activities via phone, e-mail, etc.