Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fall 2017 Internship with U.S. Senator Chris Coons



The Office of Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) seeks unpaid interns for his office in Washington, D.C. for the Fall 2017 Semester (September-December). Internship positions are full or part time, but interns must commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week in the office. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and assisting front office staff as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should visit Senator Coons’ website at www.coons.senate.gov to apply. The application portal can be found under the tab “Services” and will require a completed questionnaire, a resume, cover letter, and one brief (2-3 pages) writing sample related to your major. Applications received by August 4th, 2017 will be given priority. Delaware ties are a plus, but not required. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Congressional internship with Representative Dave Reichert

The Washington, D.C. Offices of Congressman Dave Reichert is excited to announce that we are accepting internship applications. Interns are an integral part of our office, assisting constituents and staff. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the federal government. Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching constituent requests, drafting correspondence, constituent outreach, keeping up to date on local and national issues, and data entry. There are also opportunities for long-term research and outreach projects. We are looking for applicants interested in government, law, public policy, or social sciences. A competitive candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, possess strong communication skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office. Our unpaid internships run throughout the school year, depending upon the student’s schedule and we offer flexible scheduling. If you are interested in applying or have any questions about interning with the Washington, D.C. Office, please contact JD Greening at 202-225-7761 or JD.Greening@mail.house.gov.

Congressional Internship

Congressman Mike Best is currently seeking interns. Internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session. Congressman Mike Best is currently seeking interns. 

In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. To apply, please visit https://bost.house.gov/services/internships or send a resume to cayla.cerny@mail.house.gov

Democratic Governors Association Fall Internship

The Democratic Governors’ Association (DGA) is an independent, non-profit political organization. The DGA’s purpose is to assist in the election and re-election of Democratic Governors as well as to provide policy background
to the nation’s Democratic Governors. The DGA works closely with the state and Washington, D.C. offices of the governors, and national Democrats.

An internship at the DGA will allow interested individuals to obtain practical political, policy, and fundraising experience. Interns complete a wide variety of tasks and large-scale projects, including but not limited to GOTV, targeting, and political/donor research.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Researching initiatives of the Democratic governors, and making contact with gubernatorial campaigns;
Investigating prospective corporate and individual members of the DGA;
Obtaining news articles and information from the Internet and other media sources pertaining to the political landscape of various states;
Developing media and member prospect lists;
Assisting in the organization of Washington, D.C. events on behalf of Democratic governors and gubernatorial candidates; 
Assisting in the production of materials distributed at DGA meetings; and
Providing essential support to the DGA staff.
QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Access;
Professional Attitude and attention to detail; and
Reliable students who are highly organized, self-motivated, have an interest
in politics
Ability to be very flexible, detail oriented, work well under pressure, and
maintain a good sense of humor.

Students who are selected for this competitive program get the opportunity to take on projects from all of the DGA’s departments, which provides them with valuable political experience. In addition, interns also take part in ducational brown bag lunches and events for both Democratic governors and candidates.

The job description is below. Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to DGA's internship coordinator, Donna Tappin, tappin@dga.net.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New UNIV100Q Section


Register for UNIV100Q Today!
As we approach the new semester, our staff at the LGBT Equity Center would like to make sure you know about this great opportunity for any first-year students (or if you know an incoming student!). UNIV100Q is a 1-credit "Introduction to the University" course that taught in the fall. This class is the cornerstone for The One Project, a first-year experience program for students who identify as LGBTQIA+. UNIV100Q is a safe space that aims to support you in your transition to UMD, reviewing different campus resources and introducing you to all that Maryland has to offer. 
We would love for you to sign up for this class - it's going to be a lot of fun, and is a great way to connect with other LGBTQIA+ and allied students. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at lgbt@umd.edu if you have any questions about the class, how to adjust your schedule (it's easy to drop and add classes on Testudo!), or anything that's on your mind leading up to the beginning of the semester.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Internship with the Office of Rep. Michael Capuano

Congressman Michael E. Capuano is looking for interns to join his Washington, D.C. team for a full-time, unpaid internship during the fall, for a duration of three months or longer.

Candidates should be self-starters and able to exercise good judgment on a wide range of assignments in a fast-paced and busy office. Very strong writing skills with close attention to detail and a courteous demeanor are essential. Main responsibilities include: answering phone calls, attending briefings and writing memos, processing mail and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. A hard-working intern in our office will eventually move on to assisting staff with more complex, legislative projects. Candidates with Massachusetts ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a one-page writing sample, resume and cover letter in PDF format to eliza.ramirez @mail.house.gov

Government Relations & Public Policy Intern

Job ID R04223
VMware is seeking highly motivated, talented, and intelligent interns to work on its government relations and public policy team. The interns will report directly to the Vice President of Global Government Relations and Public Policy and be an integral part of a team of federal and state lobbyists. Interns will research and work on the many issues facing technology companies as they relate to federal and state policy. During the internship, you will attend meetings and hearings on Capitol Hill, attend industry meetings, provide research, and support day-to-day initiatives and long-term strategies of VMware. The position is located in Washington, D.C., and Reston, Virginia. Interns must commit to a minimum of 12 weeks, full time.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide support to the company’s government relations and public policy organization in the United States
  • Create newsletters, infographics, and other materials for internal and external audiences
  • Research and provide analysis on policy issues surrounding technology, privacy, cloud
  • infrastructure, and other issues
  • Monitor and track industry news and related legislative developments using a myriad information sources
  • Assist with government relations and public policy projects as assigned

Qualifications & Experience
  • A practical and proactive problem-solver who possesses strong business acumen and is confident, mature and calm under fire
  • Must be able to juggle multiple priorities and tasks in a fast paced environment, but be focused when needed on the matter at hand
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills
  • Strong and demonstrated research skills
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and with a team
  • Of the highest degree of personal and professional integrity and ethic
  • Experience with graphic design and/or HTML is desirable
  • Prior experience with an elected official or state/local government is a plus

Education
  • Current or recently graduated (within 6 months of graduation) undergraduate with a focus in political science or technology-related field. Significant public policy, government, political science, or international affairs coursework is necessary
  • Juris Doctorate candidates are encouraged to apply
Dates of Potential Internships
  • September-December 2017
  • January-April 2018
  • May-August 2018