Posted by Willy Franzen on September 1, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
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Last week in my write up on the U.S. Association Of Former Members Of Congress, I touched on the idea that our politicians might be more effective after they retire from public service. I think this is especially true for members of Congress who have no term limits and constantly need to worry about being reelected, but I think that presidents face similar pressures to follow the polls. Once they’re out of office, former politicians are free to work on the problems that they think are important. For President Clinton this work manifests itself through the William J. Clinton Foundation, which is Little Rock, AR and New York, NY based non-profit organization that aims to “improve global health, strengthen economies worldwide, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens.”
Another reason that politicians are extremely effective once they leave politics is that they typically have a long history of fundraising. If you can get people to give you money to help you get a job, then getting people to give you money to save the world is going to be easy. As far as I can tell, money is not a problem for the Clinton Foundation, and that allows them to take on some really big issues. To get a better sense of how the Clinton Foundation’s goals developed, you should definitely read the Foundation’s History. It will also fill you in on all of the different “initiatives” and parts of the foundation. If you feel as though you could help the Clinton Foundation achieve its mission, you should check out their Careers page. The Foundation itself has a few great positions posted:
They have separate listings for the Clinton Global Initiative, but they seem to overlap with the positions above. Then there are also positions for the Clinton Health Access Initiative including:
There’s also a page for positions at Alliance for a Healthier Generation, but there aren’t any postings.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
What have you heard about the William J. Clinton Foundation?