Friday, March 11, 2011

More Policy and Political Interships (D.C.-based)


Congressman John Garamendi (CA-10) is seeking highly motivated full-time interns for his Washington, DC office for the spring 2011 semester. Candidates should be collegial and professional, possess strong oral and written communication skills, are quick learners, and detail oriented.

Duties include: assists staff with legislative and administrative projects, writes memos and talking points, attends hearings and meeting as requested, answers constituent phone calls, leads tours of the US Capitol, assists with scheduling, sorts and distributes mail and faxes, and manages tour and flag requests.

Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and pro-active office. First-hand experience in Congressman Garamendi’s congressional office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy. Full-time Candidates with California ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to , with the subject line “Spring 2011 Internship”.


PRESS INTERN - The office of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida is accepting applications for an unpaid, full-time press internship this summer in Washington, D.C. This press internship is an excellent opportunity to observe the inner-workings of a busy press office and gain valuable Capitol Hill experience. Duties include assisting with daily clips, creating a daily media report, drafting advisories, pitching press events, maintaining media contact lists, and research. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. Journalism/communications background and Florida ties a plus, though not required. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and writing sample by March 18 to


PRESS INTERN - Democratic Senator seeking enthusiastic, professional college student or recent college grad with interest in politics and media for unpaid summer internship. Work would include compiling press clips, media monitoring, writing press releases and supporting the daily running of the press office. Pennsylvania ties are strongly preferred. To apply, please email cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to no later than COB on March 17, 2011. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS - U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) Washington, D.C. office is seeking applicants for full-or part-time unpaid communications internships for summer 2011. Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, writing short press releases, and assisting with the office's day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. Missouri ties are a plus. Please send your resume and cover letter to by March 25.


PRESS INTERN - Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, Press Intern for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who is self-motivated and has excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Research Intern needed at a fast-paced D.C. consulting firm for resource
guide on STEM Policy and Initiatives. *(Science, Technology, Engineering,
Math) *

* *

We are releasing a resource guide on STEM policy and initiatives in
September 2011.

This resource guide is for organizations and individuals, providing a wealth
of information regarding STEM. It will be released both in hard copy and

The STEM Resource Guide seeks to answer the following questions: What are
innovative programs? What is the data? How can people access the resources?

This extensive overview looks at:

- Education
- Foundations
- Government
- Non profits
- Associations
- Corporations
- Global Initiatives

Your participation will be acknowledged in the final book/website. This is
a great career-building opportunity.

Start/End Dates negligible. Modest stipend.
Please email with your cover letter and

*Primary Responsibilities: *

- Research STEM.
- Daily updates about STEM in the news.
- Attend congressional hearings/events related to STEM.
- Assist planning of book/website launch in the beginning of September.
- Other tasks as needed.

*Core Competencies: *

- Excellent research skills.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to learn quickly and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
- Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel (such as graphs and charts)
- Working knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Strong analytical skills, intuition, creativity, and initiative.
- Acute attention to details.

*Additional Qualifications: *

- Background in STEM, Public Policy, or Political Science.
- Experience using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and/or
- Experience with HTML and/or Flash.

PAID INTERNSHIP: World Learning’s Program Development Unit (PDU)

Internship Period: March 2011 – June 2011

World Learning is a global not-for-profit organization with educational and
international development operations in more than 75 countries. Through its
international education programs, World Learning fosters global
citizen-activism by connecting over 100,000 participants across geographic,
cultural, political and economic distances and differences. Through its
International Development & Exchange Programs (IDEP), World Learning
undertakes community-driven international development, training, and
exchange projects in 20 countries. For more than 75 years, World Learning
has built a deep and diverse array of effective offerings and services that
transform individual lives and strengthen the capacity of communities and
institutions to address pressing global needs.

As a support arm to the IDEP sector teams, the Program Development Unit
(PDU) is responsible for coordinating all aspects of program and proposal
development, including, identifying and tracking bidding opportunities;
facilitating the bid/no bid decision; coordinating the proposal response
process; and recruiting potential project staff.

World Learning’s PDU has an immediate opening for a Program Development
Intern. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates interested in knowing
more about the international development arena, including learning how to
put together a project proposal and gaining familiarity with the fields’ key
players. World Learning will work with the successful candidate to receive
academic credits if desired.

The Program Development Intern should have an interest in international
development assistance and be ready to help support and expand World
Learning’s portfolio. This includes helping World Learning development team
members on pro-active and responsive development initiatives and proposals,
supporting the sharing of knowledge and lessons learned across the
organization, and attending various meetings in D.C. on development-related
issues. The Program Development Intern reports to the Manager of the Program
Development Unit.

• Contribute to research, writing, editing, creation of graphics and other
tasks as assigned for proposal development;
• Assist in the identification and tracking of program and proposal
development opportunities;
• Attend and participate in program and proposal development strategy
• As assigned, attend off-site conferences and meetings on
development-related issues and report findings to PDU team members and, as
requested, a larger World Learning audience;
• Other tasks as assigned.

• Interest in working in the international development arena or in business
• Highly organized, attention to detail, and ability to juggle multiple
• Good communication, editing and writing skills;
• Bachelor’s degree (or ongoing course work) in international development,
communications, business, or related field;
• Willingness to engage in both substantive and administrative tasks;
• Proficiency with MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint;
• Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as within a
• Previous experience working or living overseas in a developing country
and/or second language skills a plus.

Please note that this is a paid internship. Work days and hours are
negotiable, however, the intern is expected to work approximately 20
hours/week at World Learning’s Washington, DC office.

Applicants should send their resume and a cover letter indicating their
relevant skills, experience and motivation to work with the Program
Development Unit. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Completed
applications should be sent by email to
michael.ginsberg@worldlearning.orgwith following subject line: “PDU

*Michael Ginsberg
**World Learning
**1015 15th Street
**Washington, DC 20005
**Phone: 202-464-6640*
Want to learn media relations and Internet communication from the very best? Join our team for a spring internship and learn national media strategy, strengthen your writing style, learn how a PR agency works and work with seasoned pros to provide clients with excellent service and materials. This opportunity is not limited to communications or journalism students – enthusiasts of political science, philosophy and/or economics who are interested in the interplay between media and society are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in online communications (blogging, using Facebook and Twitter and other online tools, writing for the web, etc), this is a great opportunity.

Desired skills/qualifications:
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc)
- Previous experience with Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
- Experience with blogging platforms (Wordpress highly desired)
- GREAT writing skills -- you may be asked to write blog posts, media advisories, contribute to memos and reports, etc.
- Desire to work with progressive non-profits/NGOs

This internship is unpaid. Schedule extremely flexible -- we ask for a commitment of at least 15 hours per week, for the rest of the spring semester (through May), although this can change depending on how long you are looking to intern. (In other words, this could easily extend into the summer.)

Email cover letter, resume and a writing sample (no more than two pages) to Jonathan Soohoo, No phone calls, please.

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