Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nonprofit and Government Internships

Immediate Internship Opening
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) is seeking un-paid full-time and part-time interns for his Washington, DC office.  Candidates should be motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented individuals with availability beginning immediately with a preference for those who can stay two - three months. New Mexico ties are a plus, but are not required.

Intern responsibilities include answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the Capitol, sorting mail and faxes, writing letters, and assisting experienced staff with projects in diverse issue areas.  Candidates should be outgoing and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Candidates with New Mexico ties are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to michelle.serrato@mail.house.gov

Press internship opening
The Washington, DC press office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is looking for a full-time unpaid intern for the spring.  First-hand experience in the Congresswoman’s press office provides interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and the role of the media in informing constituents about the activities of their federal representatives.  An internship with Congresswoman Slaughter also offers unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure, as she is Ranking Member of the powerful House Committee on Rules. 
Responsibilities include tracking and clipping relevant news, drafting press items, and assisting the press team with research and other duties.  Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and active office. 
Candidates with upstate New York connections are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants should e-mail cover letters, resumes and a 2-page writing sample to Selam Maru atny28resumes@gmail.com.  Please indicate available start date in cover letter.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur InternshipThe office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) is seeking a full or part-time spring and summer interns.  Current college students or recent graduates are preferred.  Candidates must have strong writing skills, the ability to conduct extensive research, and a high level of professionalism.  Duties include (but are not limited to) attending hearings and briefings, writing projects such as memos, reports, and correspondence, providing support for legislative staff, carrying out research projects, and administrative support.  Ohio ties are a plus but are not necessary.  Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample toOhioInternship@yahoo.com with the subject line: (Last Name) Internship.  Please include days and times available for internship.
The Office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee(D-TX-18) is seeking interns IMMEDIATLEY for the Washington, D.C. office.  Candidates should have an interest in the legislative process, possess excellent writing and communication skills, and have an understanding of the American political system.
Legislative interns will be responsible for projects such as writing constituent correspondence, providing support for daily legislative tasks, fielding constituent phone calls and other requests.  Other duties include providing staff with general office support. During their term, interns are encouraged to attend briefings and committee hearings of personal interest and complete individual and team goals.
If you would like to be considered for an internship, please send your resume and cover letter toSumer.Alhinnawi@mail.house.gov 

*Communications Intern*
The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) -- the national voice for
Jewish Democrats -- is seeking Communications Interns for the summer to work
in our Washington, DC office. NJDC offers a fast-paced office environment
and the chance to work and learn at the intersection of the American Jewish
community and the Democratic Party. Students who complete our internships
will gain experience in political advocacy, nonprofit operation, and working
at a campaign-style tempo.

One of the luxuries of our internships is that interns do not spend the bulk
of their time making copies, answering the phones, and running errands.
Instead, our interns play an active role in our daily operations and are a
major asset to our staff.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer financial assistance or compensation
to our interns. We can, however, provide advice on how to make summer living
in Washington, DC affordable.

Basic Responsibilities Include:
- Assisting the Communications Department with press releases, op-eds,
and fact sheets**
- Blogging for NJDC’s blog**
- Increasing NJDC’s presence on social media networks including Facebook
and Twitter**
- Building and maintaining press lists**
Other projects will be assigned at the discretion of NJDC staff.

- Strong writing and research skills
- A keen eye for detail
- Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
- Interest in learning basic web publishing techniques
- Passion for American politics
- Commitment to the melding of Jewish values and progressive policies
- Knowledge of the American Jewish community
- Reader of a variety of news sources

Other Helpful Skills:
- Previous writing experience (especially for online and print
- Familiarity with Twitter and Facebook
- Experience with video editing software
- Knowledge of Lexis-Nexis and ability to use a library

To apply for the position, please send your resume, cover letter, and two
brief writing samples as a single PDF file to
Please title the email “Communications Internship” and label the file “Your
Name Application Materials.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.
No calls, drop-offs, or follow-up. Only those selected for an interview will
be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note
if you are available full or part time.
Questions can be directed to David Streeter at davidstreeter@njdc.org or
(202) 216-9060.
NJDC staff will work with students to ensure that they receive credit from
their universities, if they are seeking credit.
For more information about the organization, please visit www.njdc.org.   

National Jewish Democratic Council www.njdc.org

Mar 14 08:25AM -0700 ^

Not just the messenger. I'm Intern Coordinator and a former intern, so

I can answer any questions.

Lake Research Partners (description below) is currently looking for

full time or part time interns for immediate openings. There is a

small stipend available. To apply, please send a resume and cover

letter to Naomi Mulligan at nmulligan@lakeresearch.com. If you have

additional questions, please feel free to contact Naomi at the email


Lake Research Partners is a national public opinion and political

strategy research firm. Our principals are among the Democratic

Party's leading strategists, serving as tacticians and senior advisers

to dozens of incumbents and challengers at all levels of the electoral

process, as well as to a wide range of advocacy organizations, non-

profit organizations, and foundations. We have nationally recognized

expertise on the politics of the women's vote, the youth vote,

children as a political issue, and the environmental movement today.

Mar 14 11:31AM -0400 ^

Field Organizing internship positions are still available at Democracy
for America during our summer session from May-August. This position
is based at our headquarters in beautiful Burlington, VT.

From stopping oil companies from polluting our water to fighting for
campaign finance reform to protecting unions, you'll work with field
staff to organize around the top issues of the day and plan trainings
that empower grassroots activists across the country. Field organizing
interns are part of a dynamic team responsible for organizing and
executing Democracy for America’s national training programs,
mobilizing DFA members and coordinating national actions.

DFA’s field organizing interns arrange on-the-ground trainings and
events and collaborate with the online progressive community. You will
have the opportunity to research pressing local issues, help
coordinate progressive events, and organize DFA's one million members
(and counting!) through local emails. Your work empowers the next
generation of activists, shapes the hot-button issues of the day and
influences the top tier campaigns.

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.


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