Monday, July 25, 2016

Fall Internships with Congresswoman Donna Edwards

The Office of Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) is seeking qualified interns to serve in the Capitol Hill office in Washington D.C. and District office in Suitland, Maryland. Applicants should have a familiarity with the legislative process, have a desire to learn while being a part of a hardworking team, and be dedicated to serving the citizens of Maryland. Interns from the 4th Congressional district are strongly preferred. 

Legislative Internship

The Washington, D.C. intern experience is designed to immerse interns in all areas of a Congressional work environment. Interns are required to exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and will be expected to conduct legislative research, and assist staff with administrative duties. In addition, interns will respond to constituent letters and requests, answer phones and greet constituents, attend hearing and briefings, and complete projects in specific issue areas as requested.

Constituent Service Internship

In addition to many of the responsibilities above, Constituent Service Interns will work primarily in our District Offices to assist Constituent Service Representatives. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent files, gathering information from federal agencies, and answering constituent calls. S/he will monitor congressional inquiries through online databases.

Outreach Internship

The Outreach Intern works primarily in the District office supporting the team with a variety of outreach projects and activities, including event planning, and advocacy communications. The Outreach Intern also conducts project research using the web and traditional sources such as booth set up at events. S/he helps develop several databases and lists of state, local/civic, and federal organizations and government agencies. S/he must monitor local and national media through print, online/blog and television news media. The Outreach Intern also responds to outreach-related initiatives and assists with general outreach efforts.

Undergraduates and recent graduates of any major are encouraged to apply. These internships are unpaid. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in legislative issues
  • Detail oriented, well organized, and able to conduct research
  • Ability to multi-task and act in a professional manner
  • Ties to the 4th district and to Maryland are a plus


If interested, please send the following materials to internship.md04@mail.house.gov .

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating your interest in our office and your time commitment
  • Brief and relevant writing sample (maximum one page)



Application Deadlines:
August 13th, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Internship Opportunities at the DSCC

The DSCC is the branch of the Democratic Party committed to electing more Democrats to the Senate. We are seeking energetic and hard-working students to join our DSCC internship program.
An internship with the DSCC is a one-of-a-kind D.C. experience that helps students learn more about the American political process. We are a very busy staff and rely on our interns for everyday tasks and advanced, long-term projects. As an intern, you will have the chance to meet Democratic senators and candidates from across the country and become familiar with the basics of campaigns.
As a DSCC intern you will interact with a number of our departments — including Political, Digital, Finance, Research, and Press.
The DSCC is a fast-paced office, and our interns’ tasks change regularly. We are looking for reliable students who are organized, self-motivated, have an interest in politics, and are willing to work hard to get the job done.
Find applications here: www.dscc.org
For questions contact:  

Javier Pietrantoni
Staff Assistant and Intern Coordinator
Democratic  Senatorial Campaign Committee
120 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs Internship Opportunity at the Legal Services Corporation

Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC's mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
LSC is accepting applications from current undergraduate, graduate, and law school students. Ideal candidates can work independently, will have excellent research and writing skills and an interest in public service, government or congressional affairs, public affairs or communications. Should have a good understanding of social media and working knowledge of Microsoft Office projects (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
The intern's principle duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Respond to congressional inquiries;
  2. Track legislation and monitor Congressional activity;
  3. Research and write to prepare materials for congressional staff;
  4. Draft news releases, media alerts and other media materials;
  5. Track electronic and print media;
  6. Assist in the development and updating of media lists and other databases;
  7. Monitor of social media; and
  8. Other research projects as assigned.
HOURLY RATE:
This position is paid hourly. Hourly rate is based on class year: $11.50-$14.50 for undergraduates and $15.50-$17.50 for graduate/law students.

Executive Office Internship Opportunity at the Legal Services Corporation

Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC's mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
LSC's Executive Office consists of the President, the Vice President for Grants Management, the Chief of Staff, the Special Assistant to the President and the Project Coordinator. The Executive Office oversees the implementation of policies set by LSC's Board of Directors, and manages the Corporation's operations, including the planning, development and implementation of all major LSC initiatives.
The primary objectives of the internship are for the intern to:
  1. Conduct research that supports LSC's goals and mission;
  2. Work independently and collaboratively on projects assigned from Executive team members;
  3. Learn time management skills while working on multiple time-sensitive projects; and
  4. Participate in a broad range of activities that give the intern exposure to all offices across LSC.
The ideal applicant will be dependable, self-motivated, professional, hard-working, and disciplined. He or she will have excellent research and communication skills, be attentive to details, have the ability to write clearly and concisely, and will be able to work both independently and collaboratively. The successful candidate will exercise sound judgment and be an effective problem-solver, intellectually curious, and committed to LSC's mission to promote equal access to justice. A sense of humor is highly desirable.
The intern's principal duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Conducting internet-based and other research, including data driven analysis;
  2. Working with extensive Excel spreadsheets (related to budgets, grantee data, and other reports);
  3. Drafting and editing correspondence, reports, and other documents;
  4. Assisting with planning of LSC's Board of Directors' quarterly meetings and periodic committee meetings; and
  5. Performing various administrative functions.
HOURLY RATE:
This position is paid hourly. Hourly rate is based on class year: $11.50-$14.50 for undergraduates and $15.50-$17.50 for graduate/law students.

Development Internship Opportunity at the Legal Services Corporation

Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC's mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
LSC is accepting applications from students currently enrolled in college. The ideal applicant will be dependable, self-motivated, professional, hard-working, disciplined, and demonstrate integrity. He or she will have excellent research and analytical skills, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be attentive to details and organized, and able to work both independently and on a team. He or she also will exercise good judgment and be an effective problem-solver, intellectually curious, and committed to LSC's mission to promote equal access to justice. A high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required. SalesForce background encouraged.
The intern's hours will be 15 hours per week during the Fall. The internship will run from late August to December 2015.
The intern's principal duties and responsibilities include:
  1. Draft background memos on prospective donors;
  2. Prepare and send acknowledgement letters, and maintain records of LSC donations on Excel and Salesforce;
  3. Research and prepare summaries of new foundations;
  4. Research project proposals;
  5. Manage current projects and compile research for current privately-funded projects;
  6. Update and prepare LSC's Campaign for Justice website;
  7. Research event venues and caterers;
  8. Maintain guest and speaker lists;
  9. Work with key high profile individuals in preparation for events, and when necessary, staff major fundraising events; and
  10. Perform general administrative functions.
SALARY:
This internship is paid an hourly rate based on undergraduate year. The range is $11.50-14.50 per hour.

Internship Opportunity at the Arava Institute

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is now accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester!

Students at the Arava Institute explore a range of environmental issues from an exceptional transboundary and interdisciplinary perspective. No other program in the Middle East convenes students from such varied political, cultural, and religious backgrounds to live, study, and learn from one another.

Click here to access the application
 for the Arava Institute academic program or research internship.

The spring 2016 semester was a busy one at the Arava Institute, as we:
·  welcomed 40 new members of the Arava community and sent them into the world as the next generation of environmental leaders
·  hired a new Academic Director, Dr. Tareq Abu Hamed, who most recently served as Deputy Chief Scientist in the Israeli Ministry of Science, and as such was the highest-ranking Palestinian serving in the Israeli government
·  were honored to be named a finalist for the Billion Acts Hero Award, offered by One Billion Acts of Peace, a UN-supported organization led by 13 Nobel Peace Prize winners

If you are affiliated with one of the more than 230 schools from which the Arava Institute has welcomed U.S. students or one of the 19 universities at which we are an approved program, we hope you will consider a semester at the Arava Institute as an integral part of your education.

Questions? Email Ari Massefski at ari@friendsofarava.org or call 617-860-7718.

Sincerely,
Laura Shulton
Admissions Coordinator

Monday, July 18, 2016

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant at Law Office

The Law Office of Isaac H. Marks, Sr., LLC is looking for a recent graduate in any major to provide full-time administrative support for a solo law practice in Calverton, MD. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, case filing, answering telephones, client contact, preparing Excel spreadsheets, drafting correspondence, assembling data and documents, performing mathematical calculations and preparing charts, tables, graphs, etc.

Applicant must be detail-oriented with good verbal and written communication and analytical skills. Must be able to exercise independent judgment, discretion and work well with others in a small office environment. Courteous demeanor is a must.

Qualifications:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Quickbooks
Please send resumes to imarks@imarkslaw.com and cc officemanager@imarkslaw.com.