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Resistance Lab – Summer Internship Opportunity

THE OPPORTUNITY We’re a lean team that’s all about hustling and getting our hands dirty to move quickly. We’ve all touched organizing, politics, and government in different capacities and share a passion for fighting Trump’s agenda and helping empower activists and political candidates at the local level.

We have several big areas we’re focusing on in 2019, like recruiting candidates for down-ballot races in red and rural areas, helping progressive candidates get elected, and driving voter registration. Instead of purely an “intern project” that may not be executed upon, our interns get in the weeds with us on the ideation and execution of these different topics to gain broader exposure to a breadth of roles within tech and elections. If you’re really interested in an area and want to run more in-depth on one of these, we can help facilitate. Essentially, this is the experience of needing to be a fast-learning, adaptable, generalist in a start-up.

Candidates can be based in the San Francisco Bay Area or remote.

MUST-HAVES

  • Exceptional ability to learn, communicate about, and manage new work areas
  • Comfort in Excel/Google Sheets to do basic data analysis and visualization (build charts, use pivot tables and functions like vlookups/split)
  • Strong attention to detail; well-organized
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work and manage projects independently and a comfort with ambiguity

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Experience working on a political campaign or studying government/political science
  • Community management, customer service, or account management experience
  • Familiarity with languages like SQL, Python, and HTML/CSS/JS

APPLICATIONS

Please send a cover letter and resume to hello@resistancelabs.com.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation – Summer Internship

The Office of External Affairs (OEA) of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is looking for a full-time, unpaid intern for summer 2019.

OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution and mobilizes private sector capital to address pressing global development challenges. OEA houses the agency’s Communications & Public Affairs and Legislative Affairs Teams.

The applicant should be an undergrad student pursuing a degree in government, foreign policy, international development, finance, or a related field, and have an interest in either communications/public affairs or legislative affairs.

Typically, OEA interns assist in supporting OPIC public affairs activities through research projects, conducting outreach to press, drafting and editing OPIC promotional materials, planning and executing events for foreign and U.S. dignitaries, managing web and social media content, and assisting with legislative/congressional research.

To apply, please email your resume to Olivia.Bell@opic.gov by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 24th.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service – Summer Advocacy Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Employment Type: Full Time

Office: Washington, DC

Description:

If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Advocacy Intern who will promote just and humane treatment of refugees and migrants by assisting in the daily activities of LIRS’s Advocacy Office in Washington, DC. You will have daily opportunities to advocate on behalf of refugees and migrants through our work with the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S government. From protecting children and families affected by the broken immigration system to educating members of Congress and their staff about the positive contributions of refugees to our country you will have the opportunity to help shape the national conversation around immigrants and refugees.

This is an unpaid internship. To be eligible, students must be enrolled at an accredited college/university OR be receiving funding through public interest grant funds or other similar resource. This internship is offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Interns are expected to work 14-40 hours per week, depending on the semester. Interns are responsible for arranging their own housing and for covering related expenses during the duration of the program.

Duties:

  • Monitor federal and state legislative and regulatory developments affecting immigration and refugee policy;
  • Attend hearings, meetings, and events on legislation, policy, and constituent engagement, and report back to the office;
  • Engage LIRS networks and constituencies through online advocacy efforts (i.e. blogs, calls to action);
  • Update and helping develop content for the Advocacy section of the website.
  • Draft memos, resources, and other written materials;
  • Assist with planning for LIRS advocacy events;
  • Help prepare PowerPoint presentations and other advocacy-related resources; and
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with and a strong commitment to the refugee or immigrant community preferred, but not necessary;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel;
  • Prior advocacy experience;
  • Ability to multitask and work independently;
  • Ability to engage constituents professionally;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills and experience in internet research;
  • Sense of humor appreciated; and
  • Commitment to LIRS’s core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners.

Application Instructions:

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Priorities USA – Summer Press Intern

Priorities USA is a voter-centric progressive organization committed to standing up to the Trump administration and its allies in order to build an economy that provides real opportunity for all families to get ahead, and to protect the fundamental, democratic ideal of equality for all Americans – regardless of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. The Press Intern will support the communications team’s efforts to keep the public informed about Priorities’ work developing a winning message and digital strategy for progressives, as well as Priorities’ commitment to defending the fundamental right to vote for every American. As an intern in the communications department, this individual will assist in the day-to-day operations of the press shop and gain valuable experience working for a political advocacy group. Interested candidates should submit their information here.

 

Deep Root Analytics – Data Intern

About Us:

Deep Root Analytics is a media analytics company that optimizes your television advertising and advertising budget. We empower more effective, efficient and accountable media buying decisions by matching first-party target data to multiple sources of actual viewing behavior and make available a suite of media analytics dashboards and tools. We connect every phase of your media campaign with an audience-centric strategy – identifying, activating, and tracking your target audiences across the paid and earned media landscape.

For more information, follow @DeepRootX and visit deeprootanalytics.com.

Job Overview:

Deep Root Analytics (DRA) is seeking a Data Intern to join its growing team and work out of its Arlington, VA office. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to support DRA’s existing data processes used to analyze media consumption behavior of the target audiences of political campaigns, advocacy organizations and corporate entities.

Potential Job Duties:

  • Provide timely, accurate, and reliable management for reporting and data analysis
  • Create innovative solutions to an extensive range of complex data analysis requests
  • Verify data quality to ensure accurate analysis and reporting
  • Assist in the development of additional information system projects, as needed
  • Assist in unique research projects and marketing campaigns

Skills:

  • Be a self-starter, be able to pull meaning from underlying data, and, above all, have exceptional problem solving skills
  • Experience with Alteryx and other data manipulation tools a plus
  • Experience with SQL, R, or Python a plus
  • Experience with Tableau and other Business Intelligence tools a plus
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information:

  • Deep Root Analytics values the professional development of its team members and routinely offers job-training opportunities
  • Deep Root Analytics rewards team members who successfully meet performance benchmarks with additional responsibilities and professional growth opportunities

 Application:

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – Summer 2019 Internship

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Republican staff is currently accepting applications for full-time internships for the summer 2019 session. Working closely with Committee staff, interns will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the inner-workings of a congressional committee. Interns will be working in a fast-paced office, and so we are looking for above all else, a hard worker. Responsibilities of the position include assisting staff with hearings/markups, day to day administrative operations, legislative research projects, and various other tasks as assigned. The ideal candidate will be organized, task-oriented, and dependable. Candidates should have an interest in learning about the plethora of policy areas covered by the committee’s jurisdiction. Please send a cover letter and resume to transportationgopinternships@gmail.com.

 

Public Affairs Summer Internship in Mexico City


Speyside is a Latin American corporate communications and government relations consultancy with reach across Latin America.

Our mission is to help multinational companies succeed in Latin American markets by creating a three-pronged strategy that merges government relations with civil society and media relations. By monitoring and advocating for policy outcomes through civil society associations and press engagement, we provide a holistic approach to expanding market share.


Our clients include: Southwest Airlines, GoDaddy, Visa, Rockefeller Foundation, Sesame Street, among others.

Our two main areas are: 

  • Supporting investors with market entry and expansion, managing corporate reputation and government relations
  • Working with leading Latin American companies to build and manage profiles in global finance, trade and regulatory centers.

Intern Roles and Responsibilities
Depending on your experience and interest, you will provide support for our Public Affairs and Media Relations team.

Assigned tasks and activities vary greatly depending on the client and on the team, but examples include: 

  • Writing analytical pieces on industry trends, economic and political outlook and long-view think pieces
  • Doing an analysis of brand reputation for our current and potential clients using data analytics tools. 
  • Assist with media relations, including pitching, researching, and scheduling interviews if needed.

We do our best to provide the best learning experience possible.

Qualifications
  • We are seeking recent graduates or master’s students that are fluent in English and Spanish and with an interest or background in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Public Policy, Economics, or similar fields of study.
  • Media landscape knowledge desired.
  • Knowledge about Mexico and Central America political and economic context.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Interested applicants, should send their resume and cover letter to adriana.arroyo@speyside-group.com

About Speyside Group

Speyside is a global firm originated in Great Britain that offers strategic advice on public affairs and strategic communication. Founded 27 years ago, Speyside has a presence in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. The company has a team of international and local consultants that offers a comprehensive service to clients in sectors such as transportation, health, pharmaceuticals, technology and environment, among others.

Bully Pulpit Interactive – Fellowship Application – Summer 2019

Are you passionate about communication, data, progressive politics and providing solutions to real world problems? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment? Do you want to join a team that believes in creating results that matter?We are looking for diverse candidates with an interest in the digital space and a strong work ethic to apply for our Summer 2019 Fellowship program. Ideal candidates will have strong writing capabilities and be detail-oriented, digitally savvy, and driven to provide high quality work for clients and causes. Our fellowship program is a training and development program that allows you to gain hands on experience across all aspects of digital marketing, advertising, and strategic communications.
What’s In It For You? Your day-to-day responsibilities will vary depending on your assigned team; however, this isn’t your typical “take notes, grab coffee, and be a fly on the meeting room wall” type of fellowship. The following provides a snapshot of what you’ll get out of the fellowship, regardless of what team you’re on:

  • Hands-on experience in digital advertising and strategic communications
  • Learn the basics in creating and executing a digital advertising plan
  • Gain experience with media monitoring, curating daily press clips, and building media and reporter lists
  • Create and test messages and content for earned, owned and paid media
  • Gain experience learning various types of media planning and buying from key players in the tech industry
  • Get training & experience on identifying actionable insights from data
  • Become intimately familiar with Excel, buying software like Google Adwords and Kenshoo, and CRMs
  • Experience a unique opportunity to engage and interact with a wide network of political, corporate and philanthropic strategists and influencers

Program Schedule:

  • Interviews Begin: March 11, 2019
  • Selections decided & communicated: NLT April 12, 2019
  • Fellowship start date: June 4, 2019
  • Fellowship end date: End of August (flexible depending on school start dates)

Qualifications & Skills To Apply:

  • College student or recent graduate
  • Be available for the full duration of the fellowship, part-time (20 or more hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week)
  • Passionate about the digital media landscape
  • Interest in communications, marketing, analytics, politics and/or account management
  • Self-motivated with high levels of organization and attention to detail
  • Willingness to work in a fast-moving environment while managing multiple tasks and activities simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications

Location(s): Washington, DC / New York, NY / Chicago, IL

Employee Status: Temporary – 3 months, with potential to extend for one additional 3 month fellowship

Salary: $2,250/month stipend

 

 

Oracle Government Affairs – Administrative Assistant

Fortune 100 Information Technology company immediately seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to support administrative, operational, and special project duties in a collegial, dynamic, and fast-paced environment. Exclusively supporting Government Affairs executives, the Administrative Assistant demonstrates confidence, professionalism, responsiveness, and exceptional customer service skills to execute duties and support the success of the organization. The role requires independent action and a high degree of initiative in resolving issues.  Prior experience supporting senior-level executives required.

Administrative Duties: scheduling; domestic and international travel arrangements; expense reporting; maintain subscription licenses; track purchase orders; procure supplies and equipment; filing; other duties as assigned.

Operational Duties: reception desk management; greet and assist all visitors; maintain professional and orderly appearance of reception desk, lobby area, and shared spaces; manage conference room logistics, space planning, and move coordination; support arrangement of internal / external meetings and catering needs; liaise with building management, vendors, and security personnel; log and manage service requests; basic IT and A/V equipment management, support, and troubleshooting; manage incoming and outgoing mail, courier and other packages; other duties as assigned.

Special Project Duties: Meeting planning and logistics; onboard new hires; train new hires on policies and procedures; documentation and collateral coordination; create administration manuals; other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate 

  • Responsible and reliable self-starter passionate about his or her work
  • Demonstrates superior organizational skills with a proven ability to multitask and prioritize with meticulous attention to detail
  • Extraordinary diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Anticipates problems before they arise, takes initiative, proactive, and resourceful
  • Innovative in solving problems, overcoming challenges, meeting deadlines, and achieving goals
  • Works independently and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Forward thinking, adaptive, resilient, flexible team player

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 5+ years of administrative, scheduling, clerical, or operational experience
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills
  • Proficiency in desktop applications including Microsoft Office Suite

Interested candidates may apply HERE.

 

American Enterprise Institute – Several Foreign Policy Internship Opportunities

The American Enterprise Institute has opened several internship opportunities for the spring term. Individual postings are linked below and include instructions to apply.

Critical Threats Project – Counterterrorism

The Critical Threats Project, led by Frederick W. Kagan, tracks and analyzes current and emerging challenges to American national security. This position provides research and communications support on the Salafi-jihadi movement and US counterterrorism strategy to AEI research fellow and Critical Threats Project research manager Katherine Zimmerman. The intern will assist in research about how the Salafi-jihadi movement understands itself through declassified and recovered al Qaeda and ISIS documents and how the US is operating against the movement. The intern will also prepare promotional materials and update content on www.criticalthreats.org. Interested candidates must demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills and the ability to conduct independent research, as well as the ability to work within a team. Initiative, dedication to the project’s mission, work ethic, technological proficiency, and creativity are highly valued. Strong candidates will have relevant research background in area or security studies. The ability to read and conduct research in Arabic is desired but not required.

Defense Planning and US Global Strategy

The defense planning and U.S. global strategy intern will conduct research into the future direction of American foreign policy, which will include an exploration of emerging global threats to U.S. national security.  It will focus on a current research project analyzing the efforts of select foreign actors to shape strategic environments in the grey space between war and peace, with an emphasis on the actions of foreign militaries.  The ideal candidate will possess a strong academic record, professional demeanor, and a demonstrated interest in American foreign policy and national security. Strong research skills and a knack for writing concisely are required.  Experience conducting research related to national security is strongly preferred.  Language skills in Arabic, Farsi, Russian, or Mandarin are helpful, but not required.

National Security

Resident Scholar Gary J. Schmitt, who directs AEI’s Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies with colleague Giselle Donnelly, focuses on longer-term strategic issues that will affect America’s security at home and its ability to lead abroad, including a range of topics from NATO, to American institutional defense issues to strategy in the Asia-Pacific. Recent projects include an analysis of China’s rise and the nature of that challenge and a study on US and European approaches to domestic security and counter-terrorism since 9/11. Candidates must have excellent writing, analytical, and research skills; military experience and project-specific foreign language skills – especially German and/or  French – are a plus.

Middle East Studies

The Middle Eastern Studies intern will conduct research in support of AEI Resident Scholar Michael Rubin and AEI Resident Scholar Kenneth Pollack. Michael Rubin’s research interests span Morocco to Afghanistan, and his current research focus includes US policy in the Middle East and North Africa, Turkish politics, US relations with Iran, and Arab politics. Kenneth Pollack’s research interests span the Arab World and Iran, particularly in regards to US grand strategy in the Middle East, Arab politics, and Arab militaries.

The Middle East Studies intern will conduct research for book chapters, journal publications, magazine articles, and op-eds on issues related to Middle Eastern politics and US diplomatic and military policy in the region. The ideal intern candidate will have a strong academic record, demonstrated interest in the region, and prior research or serious office experience. A capacity and enthusiasm for open-source research and reading fluency in Persian is strongly preferred.

 

MediaDC Political Communications Fellow

Description: Excellent opportunity for energetic, well-organized, and meticulous student to gain experience in the busy public relations department of MediaDC, the publisher of Washington Examiner and The Weekly Standard.

Responsibilities include assisting with:

  • Maintaining media database using Microsoft Excel. Also includes uploading videos to our MediaDC Vimeo pages
  • Compiling media appearance reports
  • Social media campaigns and outreach, using our @WashExam_PR twitter page
  • Pitching journalists and their articles to blogs and media outlets
  • Promotional events
  • Using media monitoring software (Critical Mention/TVEyes) to cut video/audio clips

Skills required:

  • Works well collaboratively and independently
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel
  • Meticulous and well-organized
  • Interest in the potential of social media and strategic marketing tools
  • 10 hours per week

This fellowship is designed as an educational experience to benefit and broaden the horizons of the fellow and must receive endorsement from the fellow’s academic institution.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Alex Rosenwald, Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Publicity arosenwald@mediadc.com. No phone calls, please.

 

Press & Digital Intern, Biden Foundation

The Biden Foundation is a nonprofit established to carry on Vice President and Dr. Biden’s lifelong commitment to public service. Founded in February 2017, the foundation continues the work of Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden on domestic policy issues that the Bidens championed throughout their careers in public service. The foundation’s central focuses are advancing community colleges, ending violence against women, ensuring LGBTQ equality, strengthening the middle class, and supporting military families.

The Biden Foundation press intern will provide essential support to the communications director and will be an integral member of the team in D.C.

Position Description:

The press & digital intern will support the Biden Foundation communications team by performing a range of administrative, organizational, and writing duties. Projects range from daily media monitoring, maintaining press lists, drafting internal and external materials in support of the communications director and the foundation’s online presence.

The press intern should have strong writing and editing skills, social media knowledge, a positive personality to support relationship management efforts, strong attention to detail for managing spreadsheets and data, and the ability to multitask.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience collaborating across an organization and with external partners to develop and implement successful, mission-focused content
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative constructively and professionally
  • An open-minded approach to operating within a dynamic organization
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and individuals with varying perspectives

Details: The position is part-time and flexible from up to 15 hours per week and is based in Washington, D.C. We are seeking one intern for the upcoming semester.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to info@bidenfoundation.org and include “PRESS & DIGITAL INTERN” in the subject line.

 

Renaissance Strategic Advisors – Summer Analyst and Entry-level Analyst Position

Renaissance Strategic Advisors are currently recruiting for both their 2019 summer analyst class and full-time analyst positions.

A high-end consulting firm focused on the aerospace, defense, space, intelligence, and government services markets. Our team provides corporate strategy development, market insight, and M&A due diligence services to global corporate, private equity, and investment banking clients.

Below are details of both positions.

Summer Analyst –

Summer Analysts will join a group of multi-disciplinary senior consultants with decades of experience in the sector. They will work to support our global client base alongside talented peer analysts, associates, and senior staff. Analysts are fully integrated members of project teams and provide direct input into deliverables and client briefings. Daily activities will include primary and secondary source research, building market and financial models, and creating client presentations / deliverables.

At Renaissance Strategic Advisors:

  • Summer Analysts partake in a weeklong training program that includes functional skills in Excel and PowerPoint, advanced research methods, consulting tradecraft, and industry / sector knowledge
  • Each Summer Analyst receives a mentor, ensuring individual attention and senior interaction
  • Summer Analysts complete client-billable work and participate in the development of internal firm IP
  • Summer Analysts also have the opportunity to lead an independent research project and take
    ownership of the deliverable, culminating in a firm-wide presentation to senior management
  • We are a tight-knit team that takes great pride in maintaining our dynamic and fun culture
  • U.S. citizenship and the ability to be in the Washington, D.C. area from June to August 2019

Requirement qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Engineering, Finance, Business, Political Science, Public Policy
  • Internship, work experience, or demonstrated interest in the aerospace, defense, or government services sector – OR – with a top consulting firm, investment bank, private equity, or venture capital firm
  • 3.5 out of 4.0 minimum GPA
  • Strong acumen in writing for business and dealing face-to-face with clients
  • Application requirements include a CV/resume, cover letter, and unofficial university transcript
  • Please submit application materials via your school’s online portal and to internships@rsadvisors.com

Entry-level Analyst –

Entry-level Analysts will join a group of multi-disciplinary senior consultants with decades of experience in the sector. They will work to support our global client base alongside talented peer analysts, associates, and senior staff. Analysts are fully integrated members of project teams and provide direct input into deliverables and client briefings. Daily activities will include primary and secondary source research, building market and financial models, and creating client presentations / deliverables.

At Renaissance Strategic Advisors:

  • Each Analyst receives a mentor/supervisor, ensuring individual attention and senior interaction
  • Analysts participate in client meetings in order to give insight into our value delivery model
  • We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial and apprentice-style culture
  • Everyone takes part in growing and developing the firm. You’ll learn advanced consulting tradecraft
    and how the “business” of consulting really works
  • We are a tight-knit team that takes great pride in maintaining our dynamic and fun culture

Required qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree (or recent graduate) in Economics, Engineering, Finance, Business, Political Science, or Public Policy
  • Internship, work experience, or demonstrated interest in the aerospace, defense, or government services sector – OR – with a top consulting firm, investment bank, private equity, or venture capital firm
  • 3.5 out of 4.0 minimum GPA
  • Strong acumen in writing for business and dealing face-to-face with clients
  • Application requirements include a CV/resume, cover letter, and unofficial university transcript
  • Please submit application via your school’s online portal and to analystrecruiting@rsadvisors.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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