Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nonprofit/Legislative/Public Policy Communication Internships (NYC & DC)

Summer internship opportunities are available in the office of Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY). In addition to assisting front office staff with general administrative duties, interns will have the opportunity to work closely with legislative staff on researching new legislation, drafting constituent correspondence, as well as various other projects. Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills, be detail oriented, organized, dependable, able to multi-task, and have a positive attitude.

New York ties are preferred but not required. If interested, send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to


Internships at EMILY's List

Gain valuable political experience and help elect pro-choice Democratic women up and down the ticket! EMILY’s List is a grassroots political network working to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to higher office. We orchestrate major fundraising efforts for candidates, work with their teams to build effective campaigns, and use our famous grassroots network to mobilize women voters. Interns are given the opportunity to do varied and substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political sector. By working together, we can make a difference — and change the face of American politics.

EMILY's List offers full- and part-time internships in eight departments:
Information Technology
New Media

Because of the crucial role interns play in our organization, we ask that applicants have excellent written and oral communication skills. Good judgment and an ability to maintain confidentiality are also a must.
Visit to apply for a Summer 2011 internship. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling schedule; the last day to apply is April 1, 2011.

Only 1 spot available in Democracy for America’s Field department for the Spring 2011 session from March through May at our headquarters in beautiful Burlington, VT.

Democracy for America (DFA) is looking for creative, motivated young people who want to get involved in progressive politics. At DFA, you will have the opportunity to work directly with staff, playing a substantive role in your department. The hands-on experience you gain at DFA will be invaluable wherever your education and career take you.

DFA Field interns work directly with our National Field Organizers and grassroots activists to bring about progressive change through online organizing in our fast-paced Burlington office. The interns help the Field Organizers recruit and develop DFA leaders across the country through on-the-ground and online trainings, and national and local actions. They are essential to mobilizing DFA’s one million (and counting) members to support local progressive candidates and issues through blog posts and local emails. They also provide logistical support for our nationwide Campaign Academy and Night School program.

To apply for a Democracy for America internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Operations Manager Tegan Rymer at

Democracy for America accepts applications on a rolling basis. More information on Democracy for America internships at
The Office of the New York City Public Advocate seeks interns for its
Constituent Services Division. The Division assists city residents in resolving
disputes with government agencies, advocates on behalf of underserved
communities, and assures effective operation of city services. Interns who
work with the Constituent Services Division will be on the front lines of
our campaign to make New York City government more responsive to our city’s
most vulnerable residents and play a key role in the operation of a citywide
governmental office. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals to gain
hands-on government and public administration experience under the close
supervision of Public Advocate Office staff.

*POSITION**:* * Constituent Services Intern* (Part-time or Full-time).

· Assist staff in receiving and responding to constituent inquiries;
· Assist in event planning;
· Participate in community forums and events and attend legislative briefings;
· Support community organizing campaigns and help prepare public education materials;
· Research rules and regulations regarding government benefits and services;
· Attend skill-building trainings and educational forums;
· Provide assistance in managing correspondence between government agencies and constituents;
· Contribute to other projects as necessary to advance the mission of the Public Advocate.

*QUALIFICATIONS**: *Excellent administrative, communication and computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel) required. Strong writing and organizational skills required. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse staff and communities as well as interact with government staff are a must. Community organizing and event planning experience, knowledge of NYC government and constituent services experience preferred. Bi/multilingual ability preferred.

VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP**:* Unpaid. 14-35 hours a week. Course credit available. Summer opportunities available.

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to


The Office of the Public Advocate is an equal opportunity employer.

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