Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fall 2019 internship: Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)’s Washington Office, the policy arm of JFNA, is seeking a part-time intern for fall 2019 who wants to pursue their interests in Jewish communal work, national policy and advocacy, and/or program management.
JFNA is among the top 10 charities in the world. JFNA’s Washington Office brings the voice of 146 Jewish community federations and over 300 independent Jewish communities throughout North America to Capitol Hill and the Administration as a prominent force in policy decision-making. Interns will have the unique opportunity to work on a diverse range of issues, including: promoting health policies that help older adults age with dignity; protecting programs for vulnerable populations, such as domestic violence victims, LGBTQ+ persons, people with disabilities, refugees, and low-income families; supporting a strong U.S.-Israel relationship; safeguarding the Jewish community from terrorism; and more. Interns will learn innovative approaches to community engagement by organizing and informing local grassroots networks of Jewish federations and affiliated social service agencies. The day-to-day responsibilities of a JFNA internship may include, but are not limited to, attending congressional hearings and meetings with congressional staff, taking part in advocacy/leadership training days, drafting action alerts and other advocacy materials, compiling and analyzing surveys, assisting with conference or meeting planning, and researching and writing on a variety of public policy topics.
Interns will work with the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care (Center), which promotes national expansion of innovative, person-centered, trauma-informed programs and services for Holocaust Survivors and other older adult victims of trauma. Interns will assist the Center’s efforts in providing support to dozens of community-based social service agencies across the country by completing tasks such as assisting with the development and production of training webinars and workshops, processing reports, drafting and editing policy memoranda and tracking and analyzing data.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Professional behavior and ability to work with diverse personalities and work styles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student preferred

BENEFITS

  • Interns earn a stipend.
  • Gain the experience of what it means to be a part-time employee by attending meetings, determining priorities, and managing expectations.
  • Work in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., in a friendly and collaborative office environment.
  • Gain knowledge about how the Jewish community organizes to improve public policies for Jews and Americans.
  • Learn what is entailed with managing a federally-funded, nation-wide grant program.
JFNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please indicate on your application if you need any accommodations for your interview.

Please apply by August 20, 2019 at the following link: https://the-jewish-federations-of-north-america.workable.com/jobs/1074689

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Department of State Facebook Live: Chat with a Diplomat Tuesday!

EVENT DETAILS

Join the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence for Texas on Facebook Live to learn more about U.S. Department of State student opportunities, including: the Virtual Student Federal Service (deadline is July 31 for 2019-2020 academic year internships), Student Internship Program (deadline is late September for summer 2020 internships), and Pickering and Rangel graduate fellowship programs (deadlines are mid/late September for cohort beginning graduate programs in fall 2020). 

Come armed with all your questions.
If you cannot attend, please visit careers.state.gov for more information on careers with the U.S. Department of State.

For additional information about this event:

Contact Michael Maiden at mmaiden@umd.edu

Online APSIA Grad School Fair - July 25

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIAinvites you to:

International Affairs and Public Policy 
Graduate School Fair
July 25, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm ET 
Online

Register today at bit.ly/APSIA19 and answer your questions about:
  • application requirements,
  • curricula and joint degrees,
  • financial aid, and
  • career opportunities.
Representatives of APSIA members will be available to connect with prospective students.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7/22 Deadline! Spiros Consulting Fall Internship

Spiros Consulting is a national Democratic opposition research firm in Washington, D.C., and we're currently looking for interns for Fall 2019. We do research and policy work for candidates and interest groups across the country.

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

This is a paid internship with a $2,000 stipend for the semester.

Anyone who is interested should forward their resume and cover letter to interns@spirosconsulting.com by Monday, July 22, 2019.

Fall Internship with Congressman A. Donald McEachin

The office of Congressman A. Donald McEachin (Virginia-04) is currently seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated applicants for a fall internship in the Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates will possess exceptional writing and communication skills, strong attention to detail, and an interest in the legislative process. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting legislative research, attending briefings and hearings, drafting constituent correspondence, answering phones, sorting mail, and providing administrative support to legislative staff on various projects. 

Interns are considered an integral part of the team and will have the opportunity to gain experience working on Capitol Hill, learning firsthand about the workings of a Congressional office. Virginia ties preferred, but not required.

Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter, two writing samples and dates of availability to James.McFeely@mail.house.gov at their earliest convenience.

Learning Objectives
Interns will receive an overall perspective of Congress, the legislative process and the importance of constituent services through the completion of tasks assigned. Interns will further hone oral and written communication skills in order to respond to constituent correspondence.

Desired Skills
- Technical Skills: Problem analysis, achievement of work objectives, time management, and resource location and utilization
- Communication Skills: Listening ability, concentration ability, writing proficiency, verbal proficiency, and ability to work with others
- Job Performance: Accuracy, dependability, and neatness

Requirements
Qualified candidates will possess exceptional writing and communication skills, strong attention to detail, an interest in the legislative process and commitment to public service and leadership. Commitment to a semester long, 25-40 hour per week internship is also required. 

Monday, July 15, 2019



Congressman Balderson's DC Office Seeking Interns

Congressman Balderson's D.C. Office is seeking interns for fall 2019. 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.

In Washington, D.C. 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 email your resume and cover letter to catherine.berry@mail.house.gov before August 31, 2019. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.