Friday, April 24, 2015

Marketing and Communications Assistant Job with Fairtrade America

Fairtrade America is the independent, non-profit organization behind the FAIRTRADE Mark, a product label assuring consumers that their purchase helps disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries secure a better deal. We seek a committed communications and marketing assistant with strong cause-related expertise, to join our growing team.

The Marketing and Communications Assistant will be responsible for a wide variety of duties including assisting with meetings and special events, media monitoring and reporting, supporter list maintenance, website and newsletter content creation, assistance with retail marketing campaigns and tracking and reporting of Fairtrade's impact in producer communities.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Monitoring, tracking, disseminating and filing media clips
  • Using database and PR software, create and maintain updated lists of reporters and stakeholders
  • Utilize databases to track and report on impact of Fairtrade in producer communities
  • Presentation support, including creation of PPT decks for business development and education purposes
  • Content creation for website and blog
  • Monitor resources available through international Fairtrade system
  • Support events including webinars, meetings, grassroots community events, producer tours, visits to producer countries, trade shows and other events
  • Represent Fairtrade America at community and retail events
  • Manage volunteer interns
  • Carry out additional assignments as requested
  • Some travel required
  • Bachelor's degree; one year of previous marketing/communications experience or internships strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in fair trade issues
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills are required
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of people, under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with close attention to detail
  • Good computer skills are required, including familiarity with database and spreadsheet programs
  • An excellent and meticulous organizer
  • Flexible, creative team player willing to willing to step into whatever task is required to get the job done
  • Knowledge and commitment to Fairtrade and development issues desired
  • The Marketing and Communications Assistant will report to the Event and Outreach Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Spanish language proficiency desired
Salary is commensurate with experience.  Apply here.

Paid Government Affairs Internship with Yelp!

Love Yelp? Enthralled with politics? Join Yelp as a Government Affairs Intern and have an awesome experience advocating on behalf of Yelp with policymakers in San Francisco and Washington, DC! 

Yelp’s government affairs team plays a crucial role in conveying Yelp’s public policy goals to policymakers at the international, federal, state and local levels. That’s a whole lot of ground to cover, and as an intern for the team, you will play a crucial role in helping to develop and deliver our message.

As a Yelp Government Affairs Intern You’ll get to:

  • Interact with politicians and policymakers at the highest levels of government.
  • Attend meetings with officials on Capitol Hill or San Francisco and possibly other places around the country.
  • Learn about Yelp’s public policy goals of helping to protect consumers’ freedom of speech on the Internet and promoting competition in the online marketplace.
  • Work on some of the most important technology policy issues facing the Internet today.
  • Attend technology policy events and engage with the leading technologists and thinkers in this field.
  • Assist in the creation and management of public policy projects, blog posts and talking points.
  • Rock the latest Yelp swag.
Application Requirements:
  • You should be studying in a college or graduate-level program, however exceptions can be made for recent graduates.
  • This will be an 8 to 10 week program, that can be renewed with approval.
  • This is a paid, full-time internship position. Some events and activities may occur outside of normal business hours.
  • Currently lives/resides in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • A positive personality and sense of humor.
Ready to apply? Submit the following:
  • Your cover letter.
  • Resume. 

Paid Summer Educational Research Internship

The Education Office of the American Physiological Society (APS) is seeking a full-time summer college or graduate school intern to work on a science-education related project for a paid summer internship.  The hours will be approximately 28 hours per week for 10 weeks.

The ideal candidate should be a mature, detail-orientated, and independent worker with an interest in education, digital libraries, and/or the life sciences.

The Educational Research Intern will perform data analysis for one or more educational research projects. Duties will include organizing and compiling data into spreadsheets and running of basic statistical tests. Applicants should have taken at least one semester-long course in statistics and have experience with using Microsoft Excel for basic data analysis.

To apply, please visit:
Please apply through the above site with a cover letter, resume and writing sample.

Video Production Internship with Washington Nationals

Media Production Responsibilities:

• Edit videos with a fast turnaround for ballpark video board, web and/or TV
• Video duplication in multiple formats
• Log and capture videos, help manage and maintain production equipment and workflow
• Assist with updating and maintaining web elements

Game Day Execution Responsibilities:

• Assist with setup and execution of pregame and in-game elements
• Assist with setup and breakdown of cameras and equipment
• Train on multiple game day production positions

For a full description and application instructions, click here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Paid International Development Project Support Internship

Tetra Tech ARD, based in Burlington, Vermont ( is accepting applications for an International Development Project Support Intern to support project implementation and business development efforts in our DC-area office. This paid summer position is 30-40 hours per week, and based in Arlington, Virginia.

Responsibilities * Research and compile reference materials for Engineering and Construction Contracting Training Research Library: conduct inventory and organize existing documents, conduct web-based and in-person research to compile further resources;
* Coordinate with home office, field office, and subcontractor staff to support preparation and implementation of official delegations visiting Washington DC;
* Edit/support preparation of project-related success stories and other communications and reports;
* Support ongoing projects overseas including assistance on project reports, document and file controls, coordination with internal Tetra Tech groups (finance, contracts, human resources, engineering and technical), and coordination with other Tetra Tech units in the US and abroad;
* Support Tetra Tech International Development Services Communications team, including drafting/editing publications and marketing materials, drafting social media posts, attending and representing Tetra Tech at relevant events within the international development community; and
* Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, helping coordinate materials for external and internal events, career fairs; attending meetings and webinars and report back; providing general project support as needed.
* Pursuing or recently completed BA or MA in international development, international relations, engineering, environment, or a related field;
* Must have previous work and/or internship experience and experience conducting web-based research;
* Previous experience with federal government or government contracting a plus;
* Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;
* Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills;
* Excellent writing skills;
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with consistent follow-through;
* Strong ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team;
* High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (especially Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point), experience with SharePoint and building web platforms, as well as social media experience a plus; and
* U.S. citizenship or a valid U.S. work permit is mandatory.

Apply online ONLY at:

Paid Internship with Environmental Defense Fund

Moms Clean Air Force
A special project of EDF, Moms Clean Air Force is a community of over 450,000 moms (and dads!) united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate – to protect our children’s health. We arm members with reliable information and solutions through online resources, articles, action tools and on-the-ground events. 

Overall Function
The internship is ten weeks in duration, and thirty-five hours per week (full-time). Moms Clean Air Force is seeking a highly motivated and deeply qualified undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate who is interested in working with a quickly growing program composed of staff located across the country. The successful candidate will work closely with both the Program Coordinator and National Field Manager on executing tasks to support the Moms Clean Air Force field team and national events--both on the ground and through online communication.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assists Program Coordinator & National Field Manager with event planning;
  • Assists Program Coordinator with managing field team materials;
  • Helps maintain Moms Clean Air Force social media channels, including Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest;
  • Attend and take notes at relevant Congressional hearings and meetings;
  • Assist with research, as needed.
  • Have completed at least 2 years towards a Bachelor's degree;
  • Interest and experience in grassroots advocacy;
  • High degree of professionalism;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications (listen, oral, and written) skills;
  • A self-starter and able to work independently or as a member of team;
  • Proficient with technology, database, word processing, and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred);
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest;
  • Knowledge of environmental issues desirable;
  • Strong time management skills.
EDF Office Washington, DC

10 weeks during the period May through August 2015. Available start dates include May 18, June 1, or June 15.

Full-time (35 hours/week)

Compensation This position will be paid based on experience.

Application Materials
Interested applicants should apply by submitting your résumé, references, writing sample, and a cover letter. 

Paid Internship with American Bankers Association

ABA is currently seeking an intern to work with our Membership and Communications team. The successful candidate will assist the Membership and Communications team with: 

• Research related to the Urban Financial Services Coalition and other department projects/campaigns
• Retention and marketing campaigns
• Member-related communications
• Creating a data-driven metric for engagement
• Analyzing and reporting on budget trend lines by state
• Conducting an audit of ABA’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter followers to assess membership opportunities
• Marketing & press releases
• Web administration
• Event coordination 

Education and experience:
Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in communications, journalism, or economics. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Interest in research, media, design, editing/writing
• Excellent customer service skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Duration/Hours: May 2015 – August 2015. Days and hours per week are flexible. Pay rate is $20.00 per hour. Apply here.    

Real Estate Finance Internship with National Community Reinvestment Coalition

NCRC seeks a real estate finance intern for its signature community development initiative: GROWTH (Generating Real Opportunities for Work Through Housing). GROWTH is a unique, mission-focused, non-profit-owned real estate fund dedicated to helping create pathways to homeownership in low- and moderate-income communities and for low- and moderate-income families. GROWTH will be responsible for the purchase and renovation of up to 4,000 homes in the next five years, providing private capital to develop these properties while linking workforce training and homebuyer counseling to them.
The NCRC Housing Rehab Fund, an NCRC subsidiary, is the investment vehicle that will be carrying out the GROWTH Initiative across the country with asset management services (from acquisition to renovation, property management and disposition) performed by a third party vendor. The intern will be an integral member of the team working on the implementation of GROWTH and will assist the Fund by providing:
  • Market research/analyses
  • Maps that show locations of acquired properties and properties the fund is underwriting
  • Financial analyses/modeling for the Fund (year-over-year and, perhaps, more granular by investor or by market)
  • Evaluation criteria and/or tracking of outcomes so Fund can demonstrate CRA benefit to investors and report on positive outcomes to investors and others on a regular basis.
  • Monitoring progress of GROWTH in delivering on promises to investors and local political and community-based organizations.

The ideal candidate will have strong financial analysis/modeling skills with an interest in growing his/her real estate portfolio/asset management skills in the single-family arena. Passion for economic justice and an interest in working in low- and moderate-income communities on behalf of low- and moderate-income families are a plus.

This internship offers a monthly stipend ($300) plus transportation assistance.  Apply here.

Summer Temporary Office Assistant Position with Daughters of the American Revolution

The Office of the Reporter General at the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking a motivated individual interested in gaining office/clerical experience in a nonprofit/membership setting. This temporary assignment will focus on assisting the Committee Services staff and volunteers in preparing for DAR's Annual Meeting, known as Continental Congress. This position reports directly to the Manager of the Office of the Reporter General.

Primary duties:
The incumbent will be responsible for gathering and organizing certificate requests submitted by the national chairmen and reformatting these requests (generally in Excel format); importing and entering these committee requests into an Access database and inputting data for mail merge to produce certificates; organizing certificates and distributing to members during Congress; responding to correspondence by e-mail following Congress; addressing needed certificate corrections and verifying receipts; other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Close attention to detail is crucial; must demonstrate strong competency in Excel, Word, and Access, including text formatting, data entry, mail merge, and labels. Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills required. The ability to be deadline-oriented and able to work effectively under time constraints is essential. The ability to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively and adapt to changing priorities is very important. The individual should also demonstrate excellent organizational skills.

Employment or Internship Duration:
June 1st through June 27th 2015. Work hours approximately 20 to 30 hours per week (Monday through Friday), from June 1st through June 12th, and full-time, 40 hours during the week of June 15th through Saturday, June 27th (during the week of NSDAR's annual convention). Daily work hours are flexible. Salary is $10.00 - $12.00 per hour.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Human Resources
1776 D Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-5303

Job with IPT Associates for Recent Grad or Graduating Senior with Government Internship Experience

The Administrative Support Specialist I Position has a wide range of responsibility.   Including but not limited to:
  • Drafting funding and contracting documents for review by senior leadership
  • Producing read-ahead materials; maintaining and reconciling budgets;
  • Composing correspondence and memoranda requiring independent judgment as to content; ensuring correspondence accuracy, format, spelling and grammar; assembling enclosures, attachments  
  • Routing correspondence in accordance with approved distribution codes or other designated routing lists 
  • Processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, recommending format and content changes; maintaining all correspondence control systems to reflect current task status at all times; preparing internal office correspondence
  • Assisting in the control and accountability of classified documents stored within the office; ensuring special handling of correspondence which may require expediting (i.e., letters addressed to the White House, Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and Congress);
  • Maintaining office and executive calendars, including but not limited to scheduling of appointments, meetings, travel, speeches, conferences, Congressional testimony and media appearances; providing customer service to customers by telephone and in person; providing pickup and delivery of correspondence; processing requests for travel arrangements, accommodations and reimbursement of expenses, both manually and through the Defense Travel System; preparing requests for building passes and site visit authorizations; processing incoming mail, facsimile and email; providing responses to public requests or calls for information and assistance.
  Job Requirements :
  • 1-2 years relevant administrative work experience or a government internship (Preferred)
  • Experience interacting with senior executives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree (Ideal candidates will be recent college graduates with track record of excellence)
  • Polished professional demeanor 
  •  Positive Attitude
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance