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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 – Summer Honors Program

The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students. Students in the program have the chance to connect with the ideas, research, and network of AEI, one of America’s preeminent think tanks.

The program gathers students from diverse ideological backgrounds for substantive dialogue and debate about the most pressing issues facing the country and world. The core feature of the program is discussion-based seminars that offer participants forums to delve deeply into policy areas of their choice. Seminars feature 20-25 students and are led by AEI scholars or other experts, including renowned economists and foreign policy experts. Outside of the seminars, students participate in policy briefings with distinguished guests, high-level networking events, and site visits in Washington.

Eligibility: Current undergraduates and recent graduates (winter 2018 or later). International students are eligible to apply.

Location: Washington, DC

Duration: Most students will participate in a single one-week course at the beginning of Summer 2019. A select group of students will participate in a four-week opportunity.

Funding: This is a fully-funded program. Housing, meals on class days, stipends and travel vouchers are all provided.

Early Decision Deadline: January 7, 2019

Students who apply by the early decision deadline will know whether they are accepted, rejected, or waitlisted by February 4, 2019.

Final Deadline: March 11, 2019

For more information visit the AEI website.

 

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.

 

House Republicans are looking for stellar college students to be part of the House GOP Conference Communications Internship Program.

At the House Republican Conference, we pride ourselves on our team’s shared values, “Have Fun While We SERVE” (Seek excellence, Everybody matters, Responsibly own it, Vigilant integrity, Embrace change). We believe in a culture of honesty and innovation, and we’re always striving to improve as we work together to better serve our Conference membership as well as the American people.

The House Republican Conference’s Communications Team is looking for ambitious, creative, and accomplished college students interested in learning more about the communication strategies that drive our message to every corner of America.

You’ll work hard, learn a ton, and experience what it’s like to serve at the pulse of Capitol Hill as you play a key role in the implementation of our public messaging strategies for House Republicans and Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

To apply, visit the House GOP website and complete the application.
Lead for America is a new fellowship program that brings recent college graduates back to their local communities, particularly in regions struggling to attract and retain talent.
 
Lead for America bridges the divide between local governments and aspiring young leaders by recruiting, training and placing talented and diverse college graduates in local government positions nationwide for a paid two-year fellowship. Selected Fellows will work with local and national government leaders, receive training and mentorship from the driving thought practitioners in locally-based innovation, work on meaningful projects ranging from economic development to opioid crisis response planning, and join a cohort of other outstanding, like-minded peers dedicated to restoring faith in, and the effectiveness of, our public institutions.
Lead for America’s inaugural year will place 40 Fellows in communities across North Carolina and 10 Hometown Fellows across the country.
Applications are now live! Interested applicants should check out the Fellow Registration Form to learn about the fellowships and access the application. 
 
The deadline to apply for Hometown Fellows and the early LFNC deadline is November 1, 2018.
The regular deadline for Lead for North Carolina is January 1, 2019 and the late deadline is February 1, 2019.
For any questions or to access further information, email fellowship@lead4america.org.

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

 

 

Elevate – Operations and Marketing Intern

Elevate is a grant writing and nonprofit development strategy firm in Washington, DC. Our unique model allows us to provide affordable and impactful foundation fundraising strategy and grant writing capacity to our roughly 85 clients – lean and effective nonprofits in need of sustainable funding to carry out their social change missions.

Elevate’s Operations & Marketing Team is comprised of dynamic, bright, and passionate individuals who work behind the scenes to promote Elevate’s mission. This collaborative team is Elevate’s creative problem solvers, efficiency enthusiasts, and business builders.

Elevate seeks dedicated individuals to learn from and support our growing team. Elevate’s Operations & Marketing Internship will include a variety growth opportunities and projects customized to the individual’s career goals.

Responsibilities & Learning Opportunities could include the following:

  • Contribute to outreach efforts to help promote Elevate’s webinars, workshops, and other services;
  • Create content for Elevate’s blog and social media platforms;
  • Engage with clients and followers across Elevate’s social media platforms;
  • Work with Marketing Manager and Client Partnerships team to compile a Client Case Studies and other content that showcases our clients’ work;
  • Shadow a variety of internal Operations, Marketing, Business Development, and Client meetings to learn how these departments work together;
  • Interviewing Elevate staff and creating internal engagement communications;
  • Support Elevate’s Client Partnership team through research and analysis;
  • Contribute to maintaining Elevate’s internal database through data entry and analysis;
  • Improve Elevate’s database usage across departments; and
  • Work with Elevate’s Senior Operations Associate to develop career skills and refine application materials.

Visit the Elevate website to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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