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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.

 

National Security Action Spring Fellowship

National Security Action, an advocacy organization dedicated to advancing American global leadership and opposing the reckless policies of the Trump administration, is seeking a Spring Fellow to supplement the organization’s work from its headquarters in Washington, DC. The fellow will be expected to be available for 12-20 hours per week throughout the Spring semester (January-May).
The fellow will form a key part of a small team in a fast-paced start-up environment.The fellow will be counted on to provide timely and comprehensive research and analysis on an array of foreign policy, national security, and related political issues. The role will require the successful candidate to respond to taskings from the organization’s leadership but also would benefit from a self-starter able to identify key research questions and needs on his/her own initiative. The ability to write clearly and concisely is also a must for this position.

Among the fellow’s duties will be to:

  • Work with the organization’s leadership to identify and execute against dynamic research needs.
  • Undertake research tasks to amplify the work of the organization, key policy messages, opposition purposes, or in response to breaking news.
  • Distill research into short memos for leadership and/or messaging vehicles appropriate for public distribution.
  • Assist team in a start-up environment, including with media monitoring and administrative tasks.
  • Assist the organization’s political, legislative, and communications teams on an as-needed basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • We will consider candidates pursuing an undergraduate (rising juniors or above) or a Master’s degree.
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Well-honed communication skills.
  • Proven analytic skills and capabilities.
  • Campaign experience preferred although not required.
  • Capacity to work under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Passionate about foreign policy and national security.
  • Dedicated to advocating for a progressive national security agenda.
  • Ability and desire to be a team-player within a lean and fast-paced environment.
  • The fellow will be expected to be a self-starting team player who helps execute and also has the confidence to bring new ideas to the table.

Compensation: National Security Action will be able to provide a small stipend. The stipend amount will be set prior to the beginning of each fellowship.

Application instructions: Please send a resume, cover letter, and transcript to resumes.natsecaction@gmail.com. No direct emails or phone calls, please.

National Security Action is committed to economic and social justice and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about National Security Action, please visit our website: www.nationalsecurityaction.org.

About Hilltop Public Solutions:

Hilltop Public Solutions is a Democratic political consulting and public affairs firm, with offices in Washington, DC; New York; Montana; California; Nevada; Colorado; Oregon; Massachusetts; Washington; and Idaho. The firm provides a wide array of strategic communications, campaign management, and advocacy services to clients ranging from statewide political candidates to national unions to Fortune 500 companies. Hilltop’s particular specialties include grasstops campaigns and coalition management, helping clients bring together a wide array of powerful voices to advance their agenda at City Hall, in the Statehouse, or on Capitol Hill. Hilltop has developed a powerful reputation as a firm that can deliver results for candidates and organizations in the most challenging campaigns.
For more information about Hilltop, visit our website http://www.hilltoppublicsolutions.com/.The Hilltop Internship Experience:


The Hilltop internship experience is unlike many others in Washington. This posting is for a paid internship in our DC office. Working at Hilltop goes well beyond answering phones and making copies. While such tasks are sometimes part of the job, interns are an integral part of the Hilltop team, which is why we term them intern analysts. Interns provide much of the research and writing support that allows Hilltop staff to attract new business and develop strategy on behalf of clients. On a typical day, a Hilltop intern may be asked to research and write a briefing memo on upcoming attorneys general races around the country, find background information for a client meeting, draft an op-ed on behalf of a coalition Hilltop manages, or write content for a candidate’s website. Hilltop’s intern analysts have the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting policy and political campaigns, develop strong research and analysis skills, and build lasting connections to some of Washington’s leading political minds.
How to Apply:

To apply, please send a copy of your resumé to our internship supervisors – Julie Antonellis (jantonellis@hilltoppublicsolutions.com) and Anna Primosch (aprimosch@hilltoppublicsolutions.com). Qualified candidates will be contacted about the next steps, including a phone interview and writing sample.
Thank you for your interest!

Working alongside the professional staff of WAMU, interns contribute to the day-to-day operations of the station. As a WAMU intern, you will also be provided access to training opportunities within the station by editorial and production staff and from professionals around the D.C. metro area, including the talented staff at NPR.

To be eligible for an internship at WAMU 88.5, you must be 18 or older. You must also be authorized to work in the United States. Interns are expected to work at least 20 hours per week. All interns are paid $15 per hour. The amount received during the internship is based on hours per week and the length of the internship period. An intern who is not an American University student can expect to work about 25 hours per week on average. American University student interns can work a maximum of 20 hours per week. Schedules will be determined once an offer is made. Academic credit can also be received for an internship.

Applications for the Winter/Spring internship program must be submitted by Sunday, November 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Internships will start January 14, 2019 and run through April 5, 2019.

You can find more information about the WAMU 88.5 Internship Program at the Program Website.

We are pleased to offer four internship opportunities this Spring: 

  • 1A
  • DCist
  • The Kojo Nnamdi Show
  • WAMU 88.5 News
Interns will recieve the following professional development benefits as part of the Internship Program: 
  • Weekly professional development activities
  • Access to American University’s staff trainings and wellness programs
  • Invitations to staff networking events
  • 1A Internship Description and Requirements

1A is produced by WAMU and distributed by NPR. We explore the most compelling and relevant DCissues emerging in policy, politics, technology, sports, pop culture, and humor—with an emphasis on what connects us and what keeps us apart. Our goal is to act as a national mirror—helping America look at itself and find time to ask itself what it wants to be. The live show airs Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. EST. We produce a daily show for on-demand audiences, as well as a shorter daily podcast.

Interns can expect a hands-on experience. From day one, they will contribute to the production of the program and work alongside the 1A team. They will produce on-air and online stories, conduct research, pitch stories, and help live-stream certain shows.

Our interest in you should be matched by your interest in us. You will be among those committed to upholding the highest standards of radio and online journalism.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pitch story ideas
  • Share content online
  • Attend the daily editorial meeting
  • Produce on-air and online stories
  • Conduct research for stories
  • Support the administrative and tech needs of the show
  • Write up interviews
Qualifications:
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to report and tell many kinds of stories
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks with accuracy and efficiency and work well with all staff
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred skills:

  • Some reporting and broadcast experience
  • Knowledge of WAMU and NPR programming
  • Digital media skills
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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