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Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas Policy Analyst Intern in Kansas City, Missouri

This intern will lay the foundation for Goodwill’s advocacy on the 4th Industrial Revolution and the future state of work. This person will conduct research and draft a report and other communications for the purpose of raising public awareness of changes in the workforce being brought about by exponential technological advancement and creating the foundation for future legislation to protect vulnerable populations from these changes.

Job Duties include:

  • Draft a full white paper about the 4th industrial revolution, with guidance from Goodwill staff

  • Conduct research on the impact of the 4th industrial revolution

  • Conduct research on status quo laws related to job training and funding for workforce development at the federal, state, and local level

  • Evaluate the effects of current legislation and appropriations

  • Synthesize pre-collected data and research on the 4th industrial revolution

The Policy Analysis Intern will be a student or recent graduate with the following:

  • A degree, or pursuing a degree (with an interest in policy and/or writing and/or workforce development)

  • Ability to analyze data and other information quantitatively and qualitatively

  • Previous research experience

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Effective research ability

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

  • Professional demeanor

  • Experience with internet search engines

  • Knowledge of research methodology

  • Knowledge of the legislative process

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has a rich, 125 year+ history. Everyone knows Goodwill for our thrift stores, but few know what Goodwill is really all about. The sale of unwanted items provides funds that stay local, helping us to support thousands of job seekers with barriers to employment. We believe in the Power of Work and are committed to helping people earn and keep jobs in the community. That’s why 88¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends goes directly into our mission, not into shareholders’ pockets.

Our agency is evolving. We’re looking for new leaders and team members who want more than just a job.

Visit www.mokangoodwill.org to learn more about our agency.

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, disability or genetic information, and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for available positions. Individuals needing accommodations to complete an application may contact Human Resources at 816.842.7425.

ID: 2020-8443

External Company Name: Goodwill of Western MO & Eastern KS

Street: 800 E. 18th Street