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INTERNSHIPS AT THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN
The National Organization for Women is looking for interns for the 2013 Spring semester. Interns can serve on a number of different teams:
- Communications Team: Assist with media relations and other communications projects.
- Conference/Events Team: An intern will help with NOW’s annual national conference.
- Field Organizing Team: Interns would be involved in grassroots organizing, in rallies, campaigns, chapter development, and materials development.
- Government Relations/Public Policy Team: Lobbying, legislative research and writing, and political campaign work.
- Membership/Fundraising Team: An intern will learn how to support NOW’s chapters, members, and fundraising efforts, and also work with funders.
- President’s Assistant: One intern will work directly with NOW’s president and her assistant.
These internships will be unpaid and will be for at least 3 days a week, all in Washington D.C.
An intern will need:
- Complete application form
- Cover Letter
- Two letters of recommendation
- A 1-3 page writing sample
The deadline for Spring 2013 is November 11th. It can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, the internship has a large webpage devoted to giving many details and logistics.
PAID INTERNSHIP WITH THE CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH
The Center for Economic and Policy Research is currently looking for a full-time Winter-Spring 2013 Intern at their location in Washington D.C. The internship will start in January and end in May.
The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the U.S. economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to the press, advocacy organizations and Congress, along with some research on upcoming papers and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media.
This is a PAID internship, geared for a recent college graduate, paying at least $1,509 per month, plus up to $250 for health insurance reimbursement per month.
The application process will close on November 9th. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a short (1-2 page) writing sample (addressing the topic below) to email@example.com.
For years, Social Security has been an important part of retirement for many Americans. However, some policy-makers and politicians question the long-term solvency of the program and want to phase out or reform it. What, if any, changes to Social Security would you recommend?