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SUMMER INTERNSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON US-ARAB RELATIONS
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ Washington’s internship program will place interns one of over a dozen Near East and Arab world-related organizations in Washington, D.C., where they are expected to work 35-40 hours/week.
Interns take part in twice weekly academic seminars, designed to provide them with greater depth of knowledge about relevant subject matter.
Goals of the internship include:
(1) to provide a realistic Washington, D.C. work experience that will pave the way to career development;
(2) to provide interns with first-hand experience behind-the-scenes of the foreign policy analysis and advocacy process in Washington, D.C.;
(3) to provide a strong academic component dealing with U.S. political, economic, and cultural relations with Arabia and the Gulf region;
(4) to help participants begin the process of career networking by introducing them to working professionals in government, business, journalism, and NGOs; and,
(5) to highlight the wide range of career opportunities awaiting those who aspire to work in the field of U.S.-Arab relations as well as to provide counseling on the graduate school and fellowship application processes.
To apply, you will need:
1) A letter of interest addressed to the National Council that provides basic information about yourself, your interests, previous course work related to politics, economics, foreign policy, and the Middle East, previous travel, internship, and work experiences, and any other information you think is important for the selection committee to know. The letter should also indicate the type of internship that would most interest you and why. Please limit the letter of interest to two pages.
2) An essay (no more than 2-pages in length, double spaced, with appropriate citations) on the topic:
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Successes, Failures, and Future Prospects;
3) A rsum or curriculum vitae;
4) Transcripts of all university-level work;
5) Two letters of recommendation, at least one of them from a faculty member who knows your academic work well;
6) A signed Internship Program Application; and
7) $125 non-refundable program fee. This $125 non-refundable program fee must be submitted with the application. This fee helps to defray the costs of administering the summer internship program and the accompanying seminar presentations. Internship program participants, upon successful fulfillment of the program’s academic and internship requirements, receive a $1,000 fellowship stipend.
The deadline is March 1, 2013.
ENTRY LEVEL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM THROUGH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA
Environment America is looking for graduating seniors for an entry-level Fellowship Program.
• Plan and run grassroots campaigns: you’ll identify a policy or power-building goal, develop a strategy, then devise and carry out the tactics of your campaign.
• Organize town hall meetings: you’ll create events where constituents have an opportunity to make their needs clear and hold politicians accountable. You’ll also lobby lawmakers directly, learning to make a convincing case for our policy goals.
• Set up and speak at news conferences: you’ll create news events to get the word out about your campaign through the media. You’ll also meet with editorial boards, and get op-eds published.
• Run citizen outreach campaigns: you’ll build the power of your organization, learning to fundraise, manage staff and educate the public.
Most fellowships begin in August, though a limited number are available throughout the year.
Fellows will earn $23,750-$24,000 in your first year and $24,500-$25,500 in your second year. To apply, please see this website.
INTERNSHIP WITH THE WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
The White House Council on Environmental Quality now accepting applications for the Summer 2013 Internship. The deadline is March 1, 2013.
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates Federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.
CEQ interns will:
- Conduct research,
- Manage incoming inquiries,
- Attending meetings, and
- Writing memos on a variety of environmental issues.
Interns should be:
- Highly motivated
- Willing to contribute where needed
- Have the ability to handle the inherent pressure that comes with working within the Executive Office of the President
- Excellent communications skills
- Computer literacy
- Relevant classroom or practical experience
All internship positions are unpaid.
Most interns work a typical semester-based schedule (May – August, September – December, January – April); however a position may be customized based on applicant availability and project needs.
Visit this website to apply.