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LifeSmarts Program Coordinator, Full Time

The National Consumers League seeks a motivated program coordinator who has a strong commitment to public interest work and consumer education for students. The League is a national nonprofit, membership group that advocates on behalf of consumers and workers on a range of issues including telemarketing and Internet fraud, food and drug safety, and fair labor standards.

The program coordinator will work with the program director and the outreach coordinator to carry out NCL’s LifeSmarts program, which educates middle and high school students regarding a broad range of consumer knowledge. Students participate in LifeSmarts by taking online quizzes and competing at state and national championships.

Please submit cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to LifeSmarts Program Coordinator, NCL, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006. fax: 202-835-0747/email: jobs@nclnet.org

LifeSmarts Internship, Full or Part Time

The National Consumers League seeks a motivated intern who wants to work with a nonprofit advocacy group. The League is a national membership organization that protects and promotes social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad on issues including telemarketing and Internet fraud, food and drug safety, and fair labor standards.

The intern will assist NCL staff with ongoing projects and research in support of LifeSmarts, a consumer education program for high school students. The program tests students’ consumer knowledge on consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, the environment, personal finance, and technology through online quizzes and in-person state and national competitions. This internship will provide an opportunity to:

  • Assist with outreach related to the annual national competition.
  • Develop LifeSmarts materials such as study aids to be posted at www.lifesmarts.org.
  • Write questions for the LifeSmarts online quiz and live competitions.
  • Work on special projects such as LifeSmarts program outreach, recruitment of state coordinators, and assessment of the program.
  • Occasionally, the League is able to offer a stipend when grant funding allows. Please inquire. Many interns work part time at another job while completing their NCL internship. We ask that interns make a minimum time commitment of eight weeks, spending at least 20 hours per week working at the League. Of course, we welcome longer time commitments. Work hours per week are flexible for longer-term assignments. Our goal is to tailor your internship to suit your specific needs. The League is happy to consider the particular interests of applicants and will develop specific projects, complete paperwork, etc., as needed for class credit.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:LifeSmarts Intern, NCL, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, D.C., 20006, fax: 202-835-0747, email: intern@nclnet.org.