Friday, August 10, 2018

Maryland Sierra Club Seeking 2018 Interns

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Fall 2018, we have the following internships available:
  • Administrative Assistant
    Chapter Coordinator
  • Clean Energy
  • Beyond Natural Gas Organizing (Western Maryland only)
  • Communications / Web Media
  • Conservation Outings
  • Invasive Plant Removal / Stewardship Field
  • Transportation Organizing
  • Political
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume, and a two-­page writing sample to internships@mdsierra.org. Please have your name on each document title.
  2. Fill out this survey after you send in your materials:  

Apply early for best priority.  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sadat Forum: The Accords' Impact on US Foreign Policy


Fall Internships in Senator Van Hollen's DC Office

Senator Chris Van Hollen's DC office is hiring fall interns (full-time availability is preferred).  

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Assistant and Internship Coordinator Ms. Hassanatu Savage, Hassanatu_Savage@vanhollen.senate.gov.

Maryland General Assembly Internship (Fall/Spring)

Each year during the session of the Maryland General Assembly, approximately one hundred students are given the opportunity to serve as legislative interns. Upon acceptance into the program, students interview for placement with legislators, committees, or caucuses of the Maryland General Assembly (MGA).

The General Assembly meets annually for a period of 90 calendar days, beginning the second Wednesday in January and continuing through early April. During the initial months, the busiest days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with few or no committee hearings scheduled for Mondays or Fridays. Most legislators would like their interns to work the three days from Tuesday through Thursday or full-time. However, realizing the demands of college scheduling, the General Assembly accepts students who are able to work only two days per week. 

The type of work assigned the interns is mainly legislative, although some duties are clerical in nature. Legislative responsibilities may include:
· Research
· Writing correspondence
· Preparing  and reporting testimony
· Contacting witnesses
· Responding to constituents’ inquiries and handling problems
· Writing newsletters

STIPENDS
A stipend is awarded each intern to help defray the costs of participating in the program. The total session stipend varies, depending on the number of days per week the intern works in Annapolis. To be eligible for the program, a student must be able to work a minimum of two full days each week of session.

Students presently enrolled in a public or independent college or university are eligible to apply. Students must be at least 18 years of age, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average, and show proof of competency in college composition. A student with a lower GPA may participate in the program if recommended by the sponsoring professor and accepted by the MGA Coordinator. 

Read more by logging into Careers4Terps and search for the ID #176409.  Deadline: Oct. 30, 2018.

Steve Simon for Secretary of State Campaign


Friday, August 3, 2018

Paid Fall Political Research Internship with the Natural Resources Defense Council

Position Summary:
 
The NRDC Action Fund is an affiliated but separate organization from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).  The NRDC Action Fund’s mission is to build political support for advancing the goals of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
 
The NRDC Action Fund is seeking a Political Research Intern to assist the organization with its electoral work.
 
This is a paid internship, requiring a minimum work schedule of 20 hours per week beginning in August/September 2018 through December 2018, with the potential to extend into 2019.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The Political Research Intern will work with NRDC Action Fund staff to:
 
  • Conduct political research to inform Action Fund electoral activity
  • Regularly track developments in federal and state elections
  • Research candidates’ backgrounds and positions on the NRDC Action Fund’s policy priorities
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

An ideal Political Research Intern candidate will:
 
  • Be currently pursuing a 2-year or 4-year degree.
  • Possess exceptional writing, research and critical thinking skills (and successfully complete a timed research/writing test)
  • Demonstrate substantial interest in relevant subject areas (i.e. previous professional experience and/or academic major in politics, environment, energy, etc.)
  • Work effectively on a team, and be able to drive projects to completion
  • Be willing and able to learn new skills and subject areas

To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal.  We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting.

NRDC Action Fund is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

8/14 APSIA Webinar: Best Practices in Applying to Graduate School

Join the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for a free introductory webinar on best practices when applying for graduate school.

In this monthly series, APSIA's International Admissions and Operations Manager and a representative from George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs will answer questions about:
  • Selecting a graduate program
  • Preparing an application
  • Paying for school
  • Career opportunities

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