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Opportunities in the Federal Government
Hey #Hoyas – interested in opportunities in the federal government but not sure where to start? Many departments and agencies offer a wide range of opportunities that might fit your interests. You may also discover some you didn’t even know existed.
Although many opportunities for summer 2021 are now closed, here are some resources to help you get organized for next year (and a few deadlines you can still meet): bit.ly/gov-careersBack to Top
The New Republic Reporter-Researcher Fellowship Program
The New Republic is looking for journalists either recently graduated or with up to two years of professional experience for its yearlong reporter-researcher fellowship program, starting this summer and running until summer 2022. For more than 100 years, as an institution of liberal journalism in America, The New Republic has sought to develop a distinctive and independent approach to political analysis, cultural commentary, and deep reporting. As a reporter-researcher, you’ll play an important role in carrying that tradition forward.
Your primary duty will be to fact-check the articles that go into our monthly magazine. In doing so, you’ll work closely with editors and writers on some of our biggest stories—groundbreaking investigative features, profiles, and discursive essays. We are looking for people who are obsessive about details, comfortable searching archives and databases, and willing to pick up the phone and make the extra call. The skills that you learn and hone while fact-checking will be invaluable throughout your journalism career.
While the fellowship is essentially a reporting and researching one, those in the program are also encouraged to pitch ideas and to write. Ideal candidates for this position should have experience covering the news quickly and on deadline. In addition, successful applicants almost always possess strong political or cultural chops and the ability to identify shrewd, original angles in regular news items. We want people who are not only brimming with story ideas, but are willing to take the initiative to pursue them. And in turn, as a reporter-researcher, you’ll have access to some of the most talented editors in the business, willing to work with you to sharpen your writing and your approach to a story.
This position can be located in either New York City or Washington D.C., though we are currently working remotely. It includes a competitive salary and benefits package. The New Republic is committed to diversity and encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, people with criminal records, veterans, and people with disabilities.
To apply, please submit:
- a resume,
- three clips or links to your work,
- and a cover letter telling us about the topics that most interest you, why you believe The New Republic would be a good fit for you, and why you would be a good fit for it.
The deadline to apply had been extended to June 14.
This position is covered by the collective-bargaining agreement between The New Republic and The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.Back to Top
Victory Congressional Internship
The Victory Institute’s Victory Congressional Internship is developing the next generation of out public leaders. Each semester, the Victory Congressional Internship brings outstanding LGBTQ undergraduate students to Washington, DC, for an intensive leadership program, including:
- An 8-10 week Congressional internship with a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus or an LGBTQ-friendly member of U.S. Congress to learn firsthand about the federal legislative process; and
- An educational and leadership development program to learn about careers in policy-making and engage with subject-matter experts in the District of Columbia working across sectors.
With additional sponsorship support, we began providing year-round internship opportunities in 2020. We will continue our traditional eight-week summer program, along with ten-week semester (Fall/Spring) cohorts.
Fall ’21 Application Deadline: July 12th, 2021Back to Top
Ray for Mayor Field Organizer
Field Organizers are responsible for building a network and executing our strategy to win. Field Organizers report to their Regional Field Director. Specific responsibilities of the Field Organizer include but are not limited to the following:
- Building and deploying a volunteer base, by (1) recruiting, motivating, and managing volunteers for canvassing, teach volunteers how to use relational organizing tools, phone banking, and data entry, and (2) working (either directly or through volunteers/interns) to ensure that our volunteer databases are organized and kept up-to-date;
- Executing aggressive VBM, Early Vote and GOTV strategies via phone, online and door-to-door contact;
- Organizing events, meetings, phone banks and canvasses, ensuring that all voter contact goals are met;
- Supervising and training interns and volunteers
- Supporting fundraising activities; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Having a presence in the community virtually or in person
Candidates should possess previous field organizing experience, a strong commitment to Democratic ideals, issues, grassroots organizing, excellent personal, verbal and written communication skills, and the flexibility and temperament to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing political environment.
- Knowledge of and experience with the Voter Activation Network (VAN) is encouraged;
- Previous experience as an organizer or campaign staffer is encouraged;
- Understanding of relational organizing
- Strong time-management skills and work ethic;
- Ability to motivate volunteers to reach goals;
- Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
- Ability to spend long hours on the phone and canvassing;
- Ability to adapt quickly and accomplish goals as set forth by the campaign;
- Results-oriented, dependable, and proactive;
- Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality; and
- Working knowledge of local politics and strong relationships with Democratic leaders is preferred.
- Reliable access to transportation
- Willing to work 7 days a week
Salary: $3,500 w/ Benefits
To apply, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to Top
The Mellman Group Political Public Opinion Research Internship
We are always looking for interns interested in public opinion polling with a commitment to Democratic politics and a statistics background to work on public opinion research for political campaigns, public interest groups, membership organizations and businesses. Ideal person is interested in public opinion polling with a commitment to Democratic politics and has a statistics background. The primary internship responsibilities include:
- Conducting background research on candidates, opponents, or potential clients
- Editing memos, PowerPoint presentations and proposals
- Reading and understanding crosstab banners and topline questionnaires
- Monitoring polls the first night they are in the field
- Sorting quotes from focus group transcripts
- Creating focus group handout summaries
- Some administrative work when necessary
Knowledge of SPSS, statistics, or quantitative analysis would be helpful, but not required. Applicants must be able to work fast, have a commitment to detail and accuracy, handle a high-pressured working environment, and work well in a team atmosphere in a small office. This is a full-time position with a 40 hour work week. Applicants must be available to work between 9am-6pm ET, and have a flexible schedule to work early mornings, late evenings and weekends. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, staff and interns are currently working remotely, though once it is safe, staff and interns will be expected to work in our DC office. Pay is $15/hr. Casual workplace.
Send resume and cover letter to: email@example.comBack to Top
Punchbowl News Fellow
Punchbowl News is looking for a journalist to join their team as a paid fellow for six months. More info from Punchbowl: We are a news publication with a 3x daily newsletter publishing Monday through Friday. Journalism experience of at least two years is required. The fellow would be involved in producing, copy-editing and publishing the newsletters. Attention to detail and being able to work under time-sensitive deadlines is critical. Other responsibilities include prepping newsletters, social media engagement, finding relevant articles for the newsletters and writing projects for new products.
This is an hourly paid position.
We would require somebody to work at a minimum between the hours of 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. There would be opportunities for additional hours based on discreet projects and need.
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Top
ATI Advisory Summer Internship
ATI Advisory (ATI) is a research and advisory services firm changing how businesses, communities, and public programs serve frail older adults. We provide insight backed up by original research, delivering practical solutions for our clients and the families they serve. Our founder, Anne Tumlinson is an influential voice among healthcare leaders working to transform how care is delivered and financed in this country. Some of our clients include post-acute and long-term care provider organizations, Medicare Advantage plans, PACE organizations, and foundations.
ATI Advisory is currently seeking a Research and Data Analytics Intern to join our company in Summer 2021. This is a paid internship lasting 10 weeks (with the option to extend) and will be fully remote.
• Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on a diverse array of healthcare and aging services issues affecting older adults.
• Draft written summaries, Excel documents/models, PowerPoint presentations to provide strategic recommendations to clients.
• Review external reports and publications and summarize relevant findings
• Provide project management support, including preparation of meeting materials, scheduling meetings, and taking notes.
• Develop content expertise on a range of healthcare and aging issues.
• Ensure website content is updated with news, events, and content that ATI has produced
• Perform quality control (QC) on publicly facing materials and client deliverables.
• Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills
• Programming and/or financial modeling experience
• Ability to synthesize extensive research findings into relevant insights
• Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively
• High degree of professional maturity
• High level of initiative, quick learning ability, and resourcefulness
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Experience working in Excel
• A rising Senior undergraduate student or graduate student majoring in public policy, public health, public administration, business, statistics, economics, mathematics, or another related field.
• Interest in the healthcare field and in health and aging policy issues.
How to Apply
Please submit copies of the following application materials to email@example.com.
• Cover letter
374Water Government Affairs Internship
374 Water‘s Government Affairs Intern(s) will have the opportunity to join a fast growing hard science, start up that is changing the water and waste paradigms globally. 374Water’s cleantech, decentralized infrastructure systems will enter the government regulated markets of water, air, chemicals, and waste. 374Water’s decisions to focus on certain markets, channels, geographies and opportunities will be directly informed by the work GA Intern(s) perform.
The goals of these projects are to map out for the company in a clean, structured way the various paths to market in different geographies and who in the regulatory and legislative fields should 374Water be engaging with. The position is remote, but at project end, the intern(s) will (at their option) meet 374Water team members in Washington D.C. for final work assessments and meetings with target decision makers on Capitol Hill. There will be an opportunity to join the 374Water team full time as its lead Government Affairs Associate at the end of the program.
Accepting applications currently and would like to hire immediately for this unpaid internship. Send resume and cover letter to Steve McKnightBack to Top
National Republican Congressional Committee
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is looking for interns in each of our divisions. We are looking for politically interested undergraduate students that want to gain marketable skills, lifelong connections, and have an enjoyable experience interning at our Washington, DC headquarters. Your internship will allow you to contribute measurable value to the NRCC’s operations and stay connected with the organization long after your last day as an intern.
To apply for an NRCC internship, please click below and email your resume and introduction to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that while the NRCC’s official internship program is currently paused due to COVID-19-related restrictions, they are accepting and reviewing resumes on a rolling basis for internships as early as they can accommodate them. Please check the NRCC page for developing updates about their internship program.Back to Top
Andrew Goodman Foundation
The Andrew Goodman Foundation supports youth leadership development, voting accessibility, and social justice initiatives on campuses across the country with mini-grants to select institutions of higher learning and other financial assistance to students. Our vision is that young people will become active, engaged citizens who ensure a just democracy and sustainable future. Join us during this critical time for American democracy and help shape the next generation of civic leaders.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation is hiring for several positions in the Programs department.Back to Top
As a full-service public affairs agency, Story Partners has deep expertise and a wide range of traditional and social media skills to meet your challenge and drive to victory. Known for our winning strategies, creativity and zealous determination to win—we offer clients exceptional strength in seven service areas critical to public affairs campaign success.
Public Affairs Interns
Story Partners is seeking fall interns. The intern program provides a substantive, hands-on experience in a fast-paced workplace. The ideal candidate is a motivated, self-starter and creative thinker. We encourage students with a communications background or an interest in the role of public affairs in the political process to apply. Interns should be prepared to enter a professional office and work hard every day.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Drafting a wide selection of written and creative materials
- Monitoring news coverage (traditional and digital) for client issues
- Facilitating a variety of social media engagements and analysis
- Building and maintaining reporter databases
- Conducting media and issues-related research
Story Partners will arrange unique excursions for interns to further their understanding of the different aspects of public affairs in Washington, D.C. These will include touring the U.S. Capitol, attending a congressional hearing, and touring a major news studio.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.comBack to Top