Under the direct supervision of the Advocacy Department’s Legislative Assistant, interns would have the opportunity to combine their academic interests with real-world experience in any of the following areas: legislation, advocacy grassroots, community outreach, stakeholder engagement, communications, social media, and special events, among others.
The Advocacy Department interns would be required to work on multiple projects including but not limited to:
Coordinating virtual advocacy meetings
Monitoring legislative issues and congressional hearings
Helping with message development
Drafting memos, articles, OpEds, talking points, speeches, and other types of statements
Supporting issue-driven advocacy/grassroots mobilization campaigns
interns work closely with staff to address any issues impacting its membership and therefore greatly benefit from access to government officials, decision makers, and hands on experience.
During their time interns will also have unique opportunities to talk with Foreign Service employees, learn about the Foreign Service, and gain insights into the workings of the State Department and other foreign affairs agencies. Arrangements will be made for at least one visit to a State Department press briefing, and we strive to identify opportunities for high-level interaction for our interns.
Ideal Candidate: The minimum-age requirement for the position is 18, though preference will generally be given to college juniors, seniors, or graduate students. International students are welcome to apply if they have native-level fluency in English.
Interns need to be hard-working, dependable and detail-oriented, and must have good editing and writing skills. Excellent computer skills are a must. Applicants should ideally have an interest in advocacy, legislative issues, and international affairs. Strong research and analytical skills are preferable for this internship. Must be prepared to submit a writing sample with your resume and cover letter. There is an April 5th deadline for applications.