Congressional Internship

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Congressional Internship

The internship provides a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of the intersection of congressional outreach and developments in the national security field at a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC. This intern will work closely with the Director of Congress and Coalitions.

The internship will run from January – May 2016, with flexible start and end dates.

This is a great opportunity to interact with leaders on the Hill, in the progressive foreign policy community and gain hands-on experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INTERN WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO

  • Conducting research and compiling information on congressional candidates and opponents, including electronic and print media hits, statements from congressional websites
  • Tracking legislation and monitoring congressional activity; providing updates on the progress of key bills and resolutions
  • Attending and writing summaries of Hill events, meetings, and hearings
  • Communicate with offices to provide updates on key campaign areas
  • Tracking specific issue areas for ongoing projects
  • Assisting with event planning
  • Providing administrative support to the staff

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Recent graduates and graduate students with a degree or anticipated degree in international relations, public policy or related field (political science, history, journalism, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Relevant research experience
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of team
  • Ability to work in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Flexibility to handle diverse tasks
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Political and Hill experience is a plus

To get the most out of this internship experience, NSN is looking for individuals who are capable of self-motivation and working independently and in some cases with minimal direction.

Candidates should be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. A strong preference will be given to applicants who can commit to a minimum of 4 full-time work days a week, part of which can be completed remotely, determined on a case-by-case basis.

TO APPLY

To apply for the congressional relations internship with the National Security Network, please submit the following materials to Nora Snee at nsnee@nsnetwork.org by Friday, November 27, 2015. We would like to have a suitable candidate in place and ready to come in for initial training by mid-December. The subject line should include your name and the internship and internship period for which you are applying.

  • Cover letter, including your availability (hours per week and approximate start and end dates)
  • Resume
  • Short writing sample (2-3 pages)

Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and that we encourage candidates to submit their applications before the suggested deadline. Only those candidates selected for a phone interview will be contacted. Please note that all while all internship positions are unpaid, there are unique opportunities to attend high-powered national security and networking events on the Hill and throughout Washington.

 

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