Monday, August 21, 2017

New Course in Environmental Law

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Prof. Robert V. Percival
MW 2:00-3:15pm
MLAW 358

This courses examines the laws that protect the environment. These includes laws limiting air and water pollution, requiring safe management of hazardous waste, protecting humans from exposure to toxic substances and preserving biodiversity. The course also will examine legal responses to climate change and the development of global environmental law. The legal and policy implications of the Trump administration's efforts to relax environmental regulation and to withdraw from the Paris climate accord also will be examined.

The course is taught by Professor Robert Percival, director of Maryland Carey Law's Environmental Law Program. He is the lead author of the nation's most widely used environmental law casebook.  Students will receive free course materials - a beta edition of the forthcoming 8th edition of the casebook. The course materials will be tailored to be easily comprehensible to students with no previous background in law.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Former State Department Intern? Become a Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator!

The U.S. Department of State's Office of Public Engagement is currently accepting applications from prior State Department interns for the Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program for the 2017-2018 academic year! This is a volunteer position.

The Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program is managed by the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs. The mission of the program is to establish outreach partnerships with universities throughout the United States and to better inform college students about U.S. foreign policy priorities. The program is designed to create a network of State Department student contacts on college campuses across the nation. By relying on students' academic experience, interest in foreign policy and knowledge of their campus community, the Bureau of Public Affairs seeks to reach a wider cross-section of students on college campuses and surrounding institutions.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ELLA Fellowship Opportunity

WHAT IS THE ELLA FELLOWSHIP?

The ELLA Fellowship offers young women in-depth project development and leadership training while they design and implement a meaningful and ambitious social justice-based project to address a need they have identified in their own community. 
Throughout the nine-month fellowship, each Fellow receives specialized and professionally guided monthly retreats, a budget for project implementation, and the full support of the SNLP community throughout the program. The goals are to expand young women’s understanding of leadership, to deepen their program management skills, and to enhance young women’s confidence, resourcefulness, and creativity, as well as their potential for effective community leadership. ELLA is named for social activist, Ella Baker, and stands for Engage, Learn, Lead and Act. It is also means “she” in Spanish. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 cohort!

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • 16 and 22 year old self-identified young woman  at time of application
  • Have at least 2 years of prior leadership experience
  • Commit to attending ALL monthly retreats in New York City from October to June
  • Identify a mentor to support your community-based work
  • Be a self-motivated, passionate, and committed individual that wants to make change in your community
  • Have a good understanding of a social justice issue affecting your community
  • Desire to develop leadership skills 

HOW DO YOU APPLY?

We hope you consider applying to ELLA! The application cycle for ELLA is currently open! If you would like to learn more about the program or would like feedback on a project you are thinking about, please reach out at ella@sadienash.org.

Organizing Internship with The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence


ABOUT BRADY

The Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Brady) plays a vital, leadership role in achieving changes in gun laws, policies, and practices in this country. Our mission is to significantly decrease the number of gun deaths and injuries in America, helping to lead a new path toward the safer nation for all Americans. We achieve this through three critical strategies: 1) affect policy change by bringing to bear the voice of the American public; 2) change social norms around the 300 million guns currently in circulation through public health and safety campaigns; and 3) take legal action to hold the gun industry accountable for dangerous and irresponsible practices.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and organized intern to join our Organizing Department. Come join our Organizing team and be a part of exciting advancements in gun violence prevention. This Intern will report directly to a Regional Organizing manager but will work closely with the entire Organizing staff and volunteers to support Brady’s efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong dedication to advancing sensible gun legislation and to helping reduce the full spectrum of gun violence
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a dynamic environment
  • Good time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for working with community members to affect change
  • Any previous experience in organizing, campaigns or professional office environments are appreciated but not required

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Get first‐hand exposure organizing on one of Brady’s three major advocacy campaigns
  • Work closely with activists from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Conduct research that is used to engage advocates into taking action
  • Learn voter outreach strategies and how to implement them
  • Understand the structure of an advocacy campaign
  • Work with a range of team members to manage major events
  • Be exposed to communications, legal and development teams while collaborating to support organizing initiatives
  • Complete a cumulative internship project that will add to your own personal portfolio of work experience

AN IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical and committed to Brady’s mission
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communications
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desire to get involved in the political process 
  • Passionate about preventing gun violence
  • Current or recently graduated college or graduate student

COMPENSATION

  • This is an unpaid intern position
  • College credit can be awarded

DURATION OF INTERNSHIP

  • Flexible (min. 30 hours/ week)

TO APPLY 

Please email a cover letter expressing an interest in the position, resumé and your availability to internsearch@bradymail.org indicating ‘Organizing Intern’ in the subject line.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Baker for Governor Internship Program

Rushern Baker is running to become the next Governor of Maryland.


The campaign is launching their internship program in September 2017 and is in search of enthusiastic applicants for the following roles (each link downloads a flyer with more details on the position):
Becoming a member of the Baker for Governor Internship Team presents an incredibly unique learning experience in a variety of fields for undergraduate/graduate students and non-students alike. Not only will interns get real, hands-on experience, but they will also become key members of the team who are actively engaged in the strategic development of the campaign. While unpaid, interns may receive college credit if approved by their advisor and all interns will be getting valuable experience that will provide the foundation for a career in politics.

To apply, please send resume to Campaign Manager Andrew Mallinoff at Andrew@RushernBaker.com and indicate your area(s) of interest.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Human Rights Watch Internships

Human Rights Watch is advertising the following fall internships in Washington:

The US Program of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking undergraduate interns for the fall 2017 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. Ideally, the candidates will be available to intern 10 to 15 hours a week (dates and hours are flexible). 

The interns will learn about human rights issues within the US, especially those related to criminal justice and immigration policy. Specific assignments will enable students to learn about bail and sentencing reform, criminalization of drug possession, and juveniles caught in the justice system. Interns will be oriented to HRW’s research methods and gain skills in their ability to conduct research and analyze data. They will also learn how to effectively monitor the press and draft documents regarding human rights issues in the United States. They will have exposure to HRW’s methods for compiling case histories and researching relevant state and federal policies. Additional projects will be assigned as the opportunity arises.

The intern must be an enrolled student for the duration of the internship term. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in US domestic human and civil rights issues, particularly related to criminal justice and immigration policy. Relevant coursework is highly desirable and knowledge of Spanish is a plus. Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, internet applications) and experience completing social science research are required. Apply here.


The Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2017 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. The selected candidate will intern closely with the Middle East and North Africa associates and researchers. Ideally, the candidate will be available for at least 20-hours per week for three months, beginning as soon as possible.

The internship is unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


The internship will focus on the following: 
  • Research: The intern will perform various short-term and long-term research assignments using sources in English and Arabic. Research will focus on a range of human rights and humanitarian law abuses across the Middle East and North Africa. The intern may help HRW staff conduct phone interviews with victims of and witnesses to human rights violations. The intern will also assist with the production and release of reports and press releases. 
  • Monitoring and Advocacy: The intern will assist with monitoring and summarizing MENA political and policy developments. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend internal and/or external advocacy strategy meetings. 
Other duties and projects will be assigned as they arise.

This position is open to students in law, social studies, international relations, political science, or related subjects with strong writing and research skills. Applicants must be enrolled as students for the entirety of the internship. Excellent oral and written command of English and Arabic are essential. Applicants should demonstrate precise attention to detail, the ability to follow instructions, conscientiousness about checking one’s own work, a positive attitude, a proactive approach, and good judgment. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in human rights and some familiarity with the current situation in MENA. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) are required. Apply here.

The Africa Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking undergraduate student interns for the fall 2017 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. The intern will focus on Human Rights Watch projects surrounding West Africa issues. Ideally, the intern will be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week for 3-4 months starting in September 2017, with the option to extend into spring 2018.

This internship is unpaid. Students may be able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other US and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights. Students should check with their individual academic institutions for requirements.


The internship will consist primarily of press monitoring and compiling reports on news from Mali, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, and Senegal. Other responsibilities will include small research assignments, data management and analysis, drafting documents regarding issues in Africa, and attending external meetings. Other projects may be assigned as they arise and match the student's interests and abilities.

The intern must be an undergraduate student for the duration of the internship term. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with strong attention to detail. A strong interest in human rights, specifically concerning Africa is essential. Relevant coursework is highly desirable. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, internet applications) and internet based research skills are essential. Proficient reading and writing ability in French is required, at the intermediate level or above.  Apply here.


Search here for HRW opportunities worldwide. 

Internship with Congressman Sessions (R-TX)

The Washington DC office of Congressman Pete Sessions is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017. Intern responsibilities include researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, answering phones, day to day office duties, and answering constituent messages on various issues before the House of Representatives. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.   The hours are flexible, but generally run 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM, although exact hours will fluctuate depending on the work load. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Jacob.durst@mail.house.gov. Ties to Texas’ 32nd Congressional District are preferred, but not required.

Monday, August 7, 2017

America Votes Internship

Organization Overview
America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community. We lead collaborative efforts among a diverse coalition of more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote. Our organization works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to our partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states. For more information about America Votes, visit our website at www.americavotes.org.
Position Description
As a leading progressive organization, America Votes is committed to help mentor the rising stars of the progressive movement. Interns for America Votes will be heavily involved with the day-to-day operations and will learn who America Votes is and how we operate. Our goal is to recruit smart, hardworking interns that will be able to manage in a small, fast paced organization.
Responsibilities:
  • Researching election laws at both the state and national level
  • Tracking major electoral races
  • Working on various state-based projects on voting rights and election laws
  • Using sound news judgement to keep up with America Votes and our partners in the news
  • Creating content for and managing America Votes’ various social media platforms
  • Developing social media campaigns and graphics for America Votes projects and initiatives
  • Drafting and editing press releases, media advisories, media briefing and other communications products
  • Researching including legislation, press targets and various other assignments
  • Copy editing and formatting internal and external products
In addition to learning new skills and concepts you will get to see how America Votes and other progressive organizations operate both nationally and at the state level. America Votes interns will have the opportunity to network and meet interns from our partner organizations throughout the program! The America Votes Internship Program promises to provide you with more than just the normal “9 a.m. – 6 p.m.” experience. You will have the opportunity to:
NETWORK WITH OUR PARTNERS’ INTERNS
ATTEND TRAININGS
PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
Location
Washington, D.C.
To Apply
All applicants who are interested in the internship at America Votes need to submit resume, cover letter and references addressed to Caitlin Opperman at recruiting@americavotes.org. Applications are ongoing. If accepted into the America Votes Internship Program, you will be asked to work 20 hours a week between the hours 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The internship has a stipend. College credit available if applicable.
America Votes is committed to creating a dynamic, multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Candidates of color and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Adobe Government Relations Internship

The Adobe Public Policy Intern will work on several projects in the Washington, DC area related to the federal government, including Congress. The successful candidate will have exposure to several Congressional offices, the legislative process, how Washington works, and will come out of the internship with contacts to help get them started on developing a public policy network. Washington, DC is a wonderful place to be an intern. The intern ranks are enormous and networking and learning opportunities are everywhere. Adobe Public Policy intern are provided with a view of how Congress and our federal government operates. The intern will also work extensively with team members around the globe on public policy issues impacting Adobe in markets and governments around the globe.

Responsibilities
Projects the Government Relations intern will be involved in during the internship are based on the team needs at the time but might include:
• Create compelling content around Adobe’s policy and advocacy efforts using Adobe’s tools.
• Set up and participate in advocacy preparation and policy development meetings.
• Coordinate advocacy meetings with government officials.
• Research new areas of policy interest in tech, including fintech, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, open standards, and encryption.
• Expand internal systems and tools used by the public policy group to coordinate global advocacy and messaging.
• Develop public policy development protocols for internal use and training.
• Work as part of a larger team to expand Adobe’s presence in higher education curriculum and job placement.
Requirements
• Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and actively pursuing a Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Business, Law, Public Relations, Communications, Political Science, or related field.
• Special consideration will be give to candidates that have resided in, or currently reside in, a state where Adobe has a major presence, such as California, Utah, Washington, New York, Massachusetts or Virginia.
• Desire to learn about the U.S. Federal government and a genuine passion for global public policy and politics.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills and not be afraid to network and get to know new people.
• Computer skills including word processing, researching, database creation, slide preparation, etc.
• This internship opportunity is anticipated to last up to 3 months between the months of September and November.

Apply here.

Paid CIA Undergraduate Internship/Co-op Program

Work Schedule:Full Time
Salary:$41,142 - $43,493 ($19.71 - $20.83 per hour)
Location:Washington, DC metropolitan area

Students serving as Information and Data Management (IDM) interns work side-by-side with other IDM officers and mission partners to focus on the management of data, information, and knowledge across all Agency equities. Students gain experience working in business areas covering every aspect of the information lifecycle, including: classification, cataloging, storing, maintaining records and information assets, declassification review, public release, privacy and civil liberties protection, and archiving. IDM work is the backbone of mission-critical information delivery throughout CIA.
Depending on assignment, students serve within one of the core offices within Information Management Services while also participating in a range of activities sponsored by Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) Student Programs. Students participate in structured team environments and ensure Agency information is managed appropriately throughout the information life cycle. Duties include providing and applying basic guidance on IDM business policies including, but not limited to: archiving; digitization and categorization; Executive Order-mandated classification, declassification, and marking; foreign disclosure; Freedom of Information Act; Privacy Act; records management; and review and release. Students have the opportunity to apply information and data management skills to catalogue, index, search, and retrieve Agency information and demonstrate analytic, diagnostic, and qualitative skills needed to identify, evaluate, and recommend information and data management solutions and strategic plans.

Interns generally are required to work either a combination of one semester and one summer internship or two summer internships. Co-op students work on an alternating semester or quarterly basis and are expected to spend a minimum of three semesters or four quarters (this can include a summer tour) on the job prior to graduation.

Offices of the CIA - Directorate of Digital Innovation
The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation. Learn more about the Directorate of Digital Innovation

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Pursuing Bachelor's degree in Archives/Digitization Management, Business Administration, Computer/Data Science, History, Information/Data/Knowledge Management, Information Technology, International Affairs/Relations, Library/Information Science, Law, Management Information Systems, Paralegal Studies, Philosophy and/or Public Administration
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Highly motivated students with excellent skills in verbal and written communications, interpersonal dynamics, research and analysis, teamwork, and critical thinking
  • Desire and ability to advance the CIA's IDM mission, a passion for learning, and the willingness to take on new and exciting challenges
  • Availability to work two 90-day tours prior to graduation
  • Completion of one full year of undergraduate studies and attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship
The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Your resume. 
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

To Apply:
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Spanish-Speaking Intern Needed at Immigration Law Firm

The Law Office of Thomas Woodward is a Washington, DC law firm that exclusively practices immigration law. Although we provide legal assistance to immigrants from all walks of life, the firm was founded with a particular emphasis on promoting international human rights and providing aid to those who have had their rights violated. Many of our clients are seeking asylum from persecution abroad, have been trafficked to the United States, faced parental neglect or abandonment, had crimes committed against them, or were the victims of some other form of injustice. We believe that they all have the right to seek protection in a country that will respect their inalienable human rights.
About the Internship:
Currently we are seeking a part-time bilingual intern to work primarily with Spanish-speaking clients. The primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
  • Translating from English to Spanish and vice versa
  • Assisting clients with the completion of initial intake forms
  • Helping the legal staff to conduct interviews with the clients to gather information and prepare them for USCIS interviews and Immigration Court hearings
  • Attending conferences and events with the staff
  • Contacting clients to follow up on documents, payments, appointments, and other necessities as instructed by the staff
Please note that many of our clients are victims of human rights abuses, including gender-based violence, torture, arbitrary arrests, and extrajudicial killings of family members and associates. Working with them will require a large degree of sensitivity, understanding, and professional compassion.
Requirements:
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge, interest, and experience with immigration issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously under pressure
  • Attention to detail - proofreading and ability to incorporate edits
  • Logistical and time management skills
To apply, please send a copy of your resume and a brief unedited writing sample in English.
Required language:
  • Spanish
Apply here.

Full-Time Fall Internships--Government Relations and Public Policy with VMware

Job ID R04138VMware 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 (minimum of 12 weeks, full time 9am-6pm)
Apply here.

Paid Vibrant Media & the Public Square Internship

The Democracy Fund is seeking highly motivated undergrads, graduate students, and recent graduates from across the political spectrum for internship with our Public Square Program for the Fall 2017 term.

Our Public Square Program focuses on vibrant media and citizen engagement by supporting innovations and institutions that help people better understand and participate in the democratic process. We’re looking for candidates with experience in journalism, communications, and/or civic innovation who are passionate about making our political system more effective.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide logistical support during meetings with reform leaders, political figures, and academic authorities—this may include note-taking, drafting memoranda, proofing and copy editing materials, and welcoming visitors to the Democracy Fund office.
  • Research issues in key policy areas relating to the Democracy Fund’s strategic objectives and oversee regular database updates.
  • Actively engage with all staff at the Democracy Fund as a capable and collaborative team member. We count on our interns to contribute to policy discussions and help develop solutions to some of the greatest problems our nation faces today.
  • Assist in evaluating grantmaking opportunities and with the preparation of internal memoranda and other materials that are part of the grantmaking process.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
  • A deep passion for strengthening American democracy
  • Willingness to contribute, learn, and respectfully engage with those who have different perspectives
  • Ability to work at least 4 days per week (32 hours minimum; full time preferred)
  • Experience in the field or enrollment in an accredited university program; individuals pursuing a Master’s or higher degree preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Success in developing and maintaining institutional, political, and personal relationships
  • Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Eagerness to learn, high self-motivation, and orientation towards details
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Cover letters should include: 1) a statement regarding why you want to work in the Public Square Program at the Democracy Fund, 2) an idea for a project to undertake while here, and 3) your availability throughout the Fall term, including preferred start and end dates.
The Democracy Fund offers a paid internship program in an inclusive environment that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to make important professional contributions to our work. For the Fall 2017 term, the pay rate is $21/hour for undergraduate interns and $25/hour for graduate level interns. 
Apply here.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Full-time, entry level job on a political campaign in Maryland

Jim Shea, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Maryland is hiring finance staff for 2018 Campaign. 

Prior campaign and fundraising experience is not required for this position. This job would be an excellent opportunity for recent college/law school graduates and others who are interested in pursuing a career in politics or looking for a once in a lifetime experience. Information regarding Jim's experiences and positions can be found here: www.jimshea.com.

Responsibilities include:
  • Traveling and working directly with Jim
  • Organizing and coordinating fundraising events
  • Compiling and analyzing data, research
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans

Applicants for this position must:
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to write clearly and concisely
  • Be able to balance and prioritize multiple projects
  • Have proven organizational skills
  • Be personable and enjoy working with others
  • Be comfortable communicating on the telephone
  • Ideally, have database experience

To apply, e-mail resume to LoriG@JimShea.com 

Internships at A Wider Circle

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guadagno for Governor Internship Opportunities

The Guadagno for Governor Campaign is seeking motivated, dedicated, organized, and responsible individuals who are interested in working with political operatives to learn the "ins-and-outs" of a state-wide campaign in New Jersey.

As part of the unpaid internship, students will gain valuable insight into the everyday functions of the campaign. Working alongside our core staff members, they will develop extremely valuable political skills, and learn how to apply them to any level of the political sphere.

Interested applicants can send a copy of their resume to lucia@kimfornj.com. Positions begin as soon as possible.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jim Shea for Maryland Positions Available


Jim Shea, who led Maryland’s largest law firm, chaired the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, and has long been deeply engaged in Baltimore and Maryland civic life, is running for Governor of Maryland.

In making his announcement for Governor last month Shea emphasized that Republican Governor Hogan had not done enough to oppose President Trump on issues like immigration, the environment, and his hostility to the courts and press:

“We need everyone, including the governor, to stand up and say ‘No’ to those destructive policies.  If you don’t stand up to them, you’re enabling them to happen.”

To learn more about Jim and his positions on Climate Change, Education, Equal Rights, Healthcare, Jobs, and Public Safety, please see his website, www.jimshea.com.

Prior campaign and fundraising experience is not required for this position.  This job would be an excellent opportunity for recent college/law school graduates and others who are interested in pursuing a career in politics or looking for a once in a lifetime experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Traveling and working directly with Jim
  • Organizing and coordinating fundraising events
  • Compiling and analyzing data, research
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans

Applicants for this position must:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to write clearly and concisely
  • Be able to balance and prioritize multiple projects
  • Have proven organizational skills
  • Be personable and enjoy working with others
  • Be comfortable communicating on the telephone
  • Ideally, have database experience

To apply, e-mail resume to LoriG@JimShea.com 


Jim Shea for Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.  Paid for by Jim Shea for Maryland, John Lalley, Treasurer

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Congressional Internship Opening

The Office of Congressman Jimmy Gomez (Dem., CA-34, Los Angeles) is seeking motivated, politically engaged students to intern at their legislative office in Washington D.C. Students interested in interning for the Fall 2017 semester should send their resumes and cover letters to the Intern Coordinator at s.ali.zaidi@mail.house.gov. It is highly recommended to submit application materials by or before August 15th.

Fall Internships with the German Marshall Fund of the United States; German Required for Some Positions

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is accepting applications for the following fall internships:

Asia Program

The Asia Program addresses the implications of Asia’s rise for the West—in particular, how Asia’s resurgence will impact the foreign policy, economic, and domestic challenges and choices facing the transatlantic allies—through a combination of convening, writing, strategic grants, study tours, fellowships, partnerships with other GMF programs, and partnerships with other institutions. The intern will benefit from exposure to GMF’s network, its high level events and interactions with various policy actors. Since the internship takes place in Washington, interns are often able to attend various related events on behalf of GMF staff.

The Asia Program fall internship is unpaid, but offers an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in public policy or international affairs.

Understanding America


Communications
  •  Work with the Communications team on website maintenance including posting GMF experts’ blog entries, commentary, and publications.
  •  Assist in editing content for the website;
  •  Assist in posting to GMF’s social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook;
  •  Assist in development of GMF multimedia products, including podcasts and videos;
  •  Research media and stakeholders for various GMF products and programs and assist with tracking GMF experts in external media;
  •  Support GMF events, including set up and staffing;
  •  Assist in conference preparation including editing bios, posting content to conference websites, and identifying social media influencers.
  •  Support in the development of collateral materials for internal and external audiences;
  •  Other tasks as needed.
Congressional Affairs (Preferred starting date August 7, others are August 31 or September)
  • Producing a weekly newsletter on the events occurring in the House and Senate;
  • Attending Congressional hearings;
  • Assisting with scheduling;
  • Writing summaries of the program’s events to post on the GMF website;
  • Providing logistical support for various Congress-related events;
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Maintaining databases;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of our signature event, the Congress-Bundestag Forum; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Executive Office (German required)

Security and Defense Policy

Brussels Forum - Strategic Convening

Strategic Convening

Strategic Partnerships

Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives

Urban and Regional Policy
  • Independently researching best practices in urban and regional policy in communities on both sides of the Atlantic;
  • Keeping abreast of news items and developments in core programming areas and cities, and updating the URP website and blog with summaries of best practices, case studies, and relevant news items
  • Writing and editing materials for the URP team in support of our ongoing programs.
  • Tracking and monitoring project status and tasks to be completed;
  • Updating the database of URP contacts;
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of small- and large-scale events and meetings; and
  • Supporting program staff in the implementation of ongoing programming.

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