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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. 374 Water’s cleantech, decentralized infrastructure systems will enter the government regulated markets of water, air, chemicals, and waste. 374 Water’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
Bipartisan Policy Center Internship
Bipartisan Policy Center offers full-time summer, and part-time fall and spring internships each academic semester. Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and energetic self-starters. Interns will assist individual projects and departments in several capacities and should be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks. Candidates must be team players and express an interest in one of the BPC’s various policy projects or functional areas.
Summer Application Due April 11.Back to Top
People Powered Fair Maps Internship
People Powered Fair Maps™ is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide. The program includes actions in all 50 states + D.C. We are now entering Year Two of the program.
The work will look different in each state, but the program is comprised of five major focus areas. DC’s focus areas are in bold :
Ballot Initiatives or Referendums
State Constitutional Options
State Legislative Fixes
Federal Legislative Fixes
Civic Engagement & Education
State Legislative Fixes will have a two-fold approach. First, LWV will look for opportunities to improve public input in the redistricting process; and second, LWV will look for opportunities to move forward laws that increase transparency or mitigate laws that seek to remove transparency or alter existing criteria.
Our focus in DC will be on making sure the process for determining the boundaries of the Wards and ANC/SMDs is fair, open and includes substantial public input.
We also have an interest in a Federal Legislative Fix and that is to attain Statehood/Full Rights for DC. After all, no map can be fair if it doesn’t include Washington DC as a State, Washington Douglass Commonwealth. This was our focus for Year One of the program.
And of course, Civic Engagement and Education are an integral part of all that we do.
While we will continue our work toward Statehood, this year we will add the focus of Redistricting and prepare to work with our DC Council as the boundaries of our Wards and ANCs are developed.
The Redistricting Intern will:
- Provide leadership and coordination for a Redistricting Committee for the DC League of Women Voters.
- Research process and history of redistricting in DC.
- Compose and present a monthly report for LWVDC Board on Redistricting
- Develop Redistricting 101 presentation (template will be provided from LWVEF)
- Recruit and train volunteers to lead redistricting presentations. (support for recruiting from LWVDC president)
- Network with our various partners in all parts of DC to arrange presentations for community organizations–use Outreach Circle (organizing tool from LWVUS) to facilitate communication. (75 volunteers from at least 4 partners)
- In cooperation with LWVDC Board of Trustees, draft communications at appropriate times with various stakeholders about the redistricting process and best practices.
- Organize media outreach to alert the public on timelines, important events, etc.
- Develop and maintain a system for tracking progress, number of volunteers and other required data.
- Take part in April 2021 Day of Action.
- Complete a final report on this grant period May 15, 2021.
- Opportunities will be available for the intern to interact with League groups from around the country as they work on ballot initiatives, state constitution solutions, state and federal fixes and civic engagement projects.
Duration of project: 4 January 2021 – 31 May 2021
$6300 stipend payable in installments. Project related expenses reimbursed. Complimentary student membership in LWVDC.
CV and expression of interest can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to Top
The Fuller Project
The Fuller Project is the award-winning global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to objective, groundbreaking reporting on women: to raise awareness, expose injustice, and spur accountability. They are now seeking to fill the following positions:Back 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: email@example.comBack 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
The Cato Institute interns work in a variety of departments. Policy areas include such subjects as healthcare, defense and foreign policy, constitutional law, tax and budget policy, and numerous others. Interns assist scholars and research assistants with research, data collection, editing, and numerous other tasks. In addition to the interns who work with our policy staff, Cato hosts other interns who work with our communications teams. These interns get hands-on experience working with the media and outside organizations. We place interns based on the preferences they select in their applications.
All interns occasionally fulfill such responsibilities as clerical work, deliveries, and helping to operate Cato events, including registering guests and carrying hand-held microphones at public forums and debates.
In addition, all interns take part in an intensive seminar series. These seminars introduce the interns to a wide range of philosophy, history, economics, and policy topics. In addition, several seminars help the interns to develop useful professional skills, such as public speaking and op-ed writing.
Stipend for fulltime internships
- $1000 a month paid biweekly.
- Law students receive specific legal work as well as a higher stipend.
- International interns are eligible for visa funding.
- Part time internships are permitted in exceptional cases and part time interns receive a pro-rated stipend.
Cato internships are for undergraduates, regardless of major, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students who have a strong commitment to individual liberty, private property, free markets, limited government—i.e. the philosophy known variously as “classical liberalism,” “market liberalism,” or simply “libertarianism.”
The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization whose publications and conferences since 1977 have presented market-liberal solutions for the full range of policy issues. Cato’s objective is to reawaken interest in America’s founding ideals: personal liberty, private property, free markets, free trade, limited government, and nonintervention in foreign affairs. The Institute is named for Cato’s Letters, libertarian essays that were widely read in the American colonies in the 18th century and that played a major role in laying the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.
Summer Application Due February 15, 2021.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.
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
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.orgBack to Top