Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Dershowitz Group Internship (Washington, D.C.)

The Dershowitz Group (TDG), a Washington DC based public affairs and strategic communications firm servicing policy-based clients, has four
intern positions available for Spring 2009. Undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in international affairs or energy security are encouraged to apply.

About The Dershowitz Group
TDG services a wide range of clients including think tanks, foreign television stations, international humanitarian awards, coalitions of NGO's and a press association.

Recently, TDG organized a presidential candidate speaker's series; an experts' policy series on security threats, such as terrorism and energy security; and developed content for the first museum on terrorism. TDG has extensive strategic communications expertise advising clients on democracy and counter-terrorism related issues.

Intern Program
TDG runs a year-round internship program. In order to enhance the internship experience, each semester TDG organizes an Intern Speaker Series, which hosts influences in Washington for a lunch seminar with our interns. Interns have benefitted from the insights and networking opportunities afforded by this programming.

The Intern Speaker Series is especially unique because it enables our interns to be project managers. Interns take turns organizing and implementing each speaker and are responsible for every aspect of planning.

Intern Responsibilities
Interns may be asked to develop databases of influencers for relevant policy areas, draft business letters, talking points and FAQ sheets, and prepare client materials. Interns are frequently asked to take ownership of their projects and are given additional responsibilities based upon their professionalism and level of productivity.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a knack for research, excellent time management skills and meticulous attention to detail. They will be able to follow instructions in a precise manner, work in a fast-paced professional environment and learn from a constructive work environment. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with senior staff with expertise in foreign policy, media relations, and journalism.

Interns will interact with clients. Strong writing and oral skills are required. A strong understanding of government, contemporary issues in foreign affairs, and journalism are preferred. Familiarity with the Middle East, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan is a bonus, as is fluency in additional languages. Applicants should indicate their proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs.

Contact and Application
Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter and a writing sample to Julia Nayfeld at Julia (at) DershowitzGroup (dot) com by Wednesday, December 9.

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