Non-Profit/Public Policy - Winter Break Opportunities List

You can apply for opportunities through the Student Center, under the Center for Career Development, Winter Break Opportunities.

Applications are due by November 6 by 11:59 p.m.

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See what students have to say about their experience. Students Comments on the value of Job Shadowing and Career Networking Dinners.  Want to learn more about Career Networking Dinners?  See our blog post "Demystifying Career Networking Dinners"

Non-Profit/Public Policy

Networking Dinners:

Washington, DC - Madeline Shepherd ‘2009, Federal Policy Senior Associate, Council for a Strong America

Haverford, PA - Leslie Boris '1979, Human Resources Consultant, Boris Associates

Pittsburgh, PA - Liz Williams ‘2013, Associate Director, Donor Relations, Carnegie Mellon University;   Sierra Green '11, Archivist, Senator John Heinz History Center; Rachael Surmick '12, HomeOwnership Center Manager, Neighborworks Western PA; Emily Hammel '10, Associate Council, Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel; Dave DeBore '13, Assistant Director of Amdissions, Carnegie Mellon University; Rachael, Dave, and Liz are all in a Masters graduate program at CMU.

Job Shadowing:

Marcy Di Blasio ‘1985, Assoc. Director of Development, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice (Location: Marlton, NJ)  Shadow Description: Our office is a small yet mighty group of five Development professionals who raise over a million dollars each year to address costs to our patients and their families that are not covered by insurance. We conduct Annual, Planned, Major, and Corporate campaigns, concurrently as well as two large Special Events each year. We work cohesively as a team, and I think that a Gettysburg student could benefit a great deal from spending time in our presence, as well as that of the other staff members of Samaritan.

Mary K. DiUbaldo  P‘2019, Director of Development, Moveable Feast (Location: Baltimore, MD)  Shadow Description: Non-profit management. I run the fundraising dept. for a non profit with a 4 million dollar budget. We deliver nutritionally tailored meals to individuals with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We believe that Food=Medicine. We specifically work with those who do not have access,affordability or ability to prepare healthy meals. Local students are encouraged to attend, as this is best as a multiple day experience (at least 3 days). A public policy major or marketing or healthcare might find this experience interesting.

Cassie Pickens Jewell, 2004, Lead Program Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research (Location: Princton, NJ)  Shadow Description: Mathematica is an employee-owned, for-profit company dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis. Students involved in the job shadowing program will learn more about Mathematica's work domestic and public policy, in both the survey research and policy research divisions, and the different career opportunities available at the company.

Tom Shaffer ‘1987, Executive VP, Sales/Marketing/Strategy, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) (Location: Edison, NJ)  Shadow Description: MTF is the nations largest tissue bank. While we are a medical device company, we are also a 501(c)3 not for profit. We operate in 53 countries and provide therapeutic human biologcs to surgeons, hospitals and health systems. Each student will get to learn about our mission, how to operate as a dynamic medical device company in the complicated healthcare environment, while fulfilling our mission. They will understand how we market, brand, educate, craft strategic and operation plans, and how we work with the communities and countries we serve to educate on the benefits of tissue donation.

Madeline Shepherd '2009, Federal Policy Senior Associate, Council for a Strong America (Location: Washington, DC). Shadow Description: Madeline works to develop and implement legislative strategies to advance the priorities of five membership groups comprised of "unexpected messengers" advocating for public investments that benefit at-risk children. The Federal Policy Team plays a critical role in this mission by developing and executing all federal legislative strategy, primarily by building and leveraging relationships with Congressional offices and White House staff.  A student shadowing the Federal Policy Team can expect to see how CSA’s lobbyists collaborate and coordinate issue campaigns across teams, including representatives from the membership groups as well as the research, communications, and digital teams. They will also learn some of the ways a nonprofit organization can influence public policy, including through direct lobbying, traditional media, and “grasstops” organizing. The Federal Policy Team operates in a professional and fast-paced, people-driven environment and a student shadowing should be prepared to dress and act accordingly.

Marlene Warner ‘1997, Executive Director, MA Council on Compulsive Gambling (Location: Boston, MA)  Shadow Description: Learn more about a statewide organization that deals directly with gambling through advocacy, prevention and skill building, public awareness and information dissemination, training, education and capacity building of a professional workforce, and intervention, treatment and recovery support of people dealing directly with problems.

Laurie Whitsel P‘2019, Director of Policy Research, American Heart Association (Location: Washington, DC)  Shadow Description: Will introduce students to the policy research work of the American Heart Association, translating science into policy at the national level in areas such as nutrition standards within government feeding programs, food labeling, exercise prescription, active design, tobacco prevention, hypertension treatment and control, systems of care, health IT, access to care and cardiac and stroke rehabilitation. The association’s policy research department provides evidence-review, modeling, and policy development as the foundation for the American Heart Association’s advocacy work at the national and state level. The shadowing experience will take place in our DC office.

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