Wednesday, March 16, 2011

List of Summer Internship Opportunities, Washington DC


*BlueGreen Alliance/Sierra Club Weatherization & Energy Efficiency
Internship -- Summer 2011*


Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service
Employees International Union (SEIU), National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), American
Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, United Auto Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The Blue Green Alliance unites more than 14 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. More information about the BGA and our positions can be found at


The Energy Efficiency & Weatherization/Retrofit internship works under a Sierra Club staffer on public education regarding the importance of retrofitting buildings (esp. homes) and available programs and funding. This is often done by communicating with Sierra Club communities across the nation to help demonstrate demand and also with labor unions and industries
to promote energy efficiency.

Overall, an internship with the BlueGreen Alliance/Sierra Club office can
include research assistance and writing, legislative support, event
planning, and working with U.S. and international nongovernmental
organizations, particularly BGA union and environmental partners. Interns
will also be asked to participate in administrative work as needed, but the
overall nature of the internship is highly substantive, focusing around
specific projects as determined by the applicant and supervisor. Internships
are offered during the fall, spring and summer in the following areas:


Strong research, writing and computer skills are necessary. Hill
experience/familiarity a plus. Prior study and/or interest in the
environment, international trade, globalization, economics, labor movement
and/or social justice desirable, as well as an awareness of current events.
Familiarity with office procedures and conference or event planning is
helpful. Applicants fluent in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.


The ideal candidate will be organized and willing to learn; he or she will
perform well under the pressure of deadlines with an ability to work
independently while adapting to rapidly changing situations.


The internship is designed to be full-time; however accommodations can be
made for the right applicant.


Please send a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and a list of 2-3
references to Title the e-mail “BGA
Weatherization Internship Application”. Also, please indicate the time
period you will be available.


POSITION: Summer Intern

ORGANIZATION: The Chadderdon Group,

The Chadderdon Group is hiring summer interns!

The Chadderdon Group is a Democratic direct mail that was founded in 2007
with a reputation for direct mail that gets candidates heard and races won.
We have been recognized with nine Pollie awards and the Reed Award for the
“Toughest Direct Mail” piece two years in a row.

Summer interns at TCG will be a part of a fast-paced, exciting environment.
Intern responsibilities include assembling pitch packets, conducting
campaign research, assisting with social media efforts, booking travel
arrangements and assisting with general office duties/errands.

Interns must be trustworthy, demonstrate initiative and have a sense of
humor. Interns must also have a car and be willing to work at least 30
hours a week. Summer internships are unpaid, but a fun summer and great
learning experience is guaranteed. We are also wiling to provide assistance
if you’d like to do the internship for college credit.

Applicants should send resume with 3 professional references and start/end
date to with the subject line “Summer Internship.”


I work at a national Democratic opposition research firm and we're
currently looking for interns for the summer. We do research and
policy work for candidates and interest groups across the country.

Candidates should be at least in their sophomore year, have a strong
understanding of national politics, and be able to work 15-20 hours a
week. Campaign experience is a major plus, but not a requirement.

This is a paid internship with a $500 stipend.

Anyone's whose interested can forward their resume to

A Little More About Us
Started in 2007, Spiros Consulting conducts opposition research,
policy work, and general consulting for Democratic candidates and
interest groups across the country. Over the last two cycle we have
worked in 24 states on races for Governor, the Senate, Congress,
Attorney General, and numerous independent expenditures, including on
one of Politico's "Top 10 political upsets of 2008" and the Washington
Post's "honorable mention" winner for "best gubernatorial campaign."

New Partners, a progressive, full service political consulting firm with specialties in strategic advising/consulting, communications, research, fundraising/development and field/grassroots strategy, is seeking spring interns in the finance department of our firm’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work on a variety of nonprofit, foundation and political clients and will be provided a stipend. Please visit for more information on the firm.

Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. All candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office suite.

Candidates should be current college or graduate students, or recent graduates. To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to

START DATE: April 4, 2011

Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Qualifications:
• Ability to digest and condense information into user friendly summaries;
• Basic knowledge of campaign finance rules;
• Working knowledge of fundraising and research resources: Nexis, NGP,,

• Assist finance staff with day to day projects including: donor research, call sheet production, briefing and memo writing, and fundraising calls;
• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases;
• Participate in and staff fundraising events;
• Provide administrative support

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