Friday, March 24, 2017

Paid Federal Advocacy Intern

Are you interested in how policy decisions are made and influenced in Washington? Do you want to make a difference for people living in cities and towns around the United States? The National League of Cities’ federal advocacy internship will provide a student with the chance to learn more about the research, grassroots organizing, and lobbying activity that influences federal policy. Federal advocacy interns will support NLC’s federal advocacy efforts with substantive projects that include research and oral and written communications components, as well as opportunities to meet and network with other nonprofit professionals, city leaders, and federal staff and officials. 

Examples of Work:

-Conduct research on key congressional committees and members of Congress, as well as the cities in their districts;
-Maintain and update data on cities and city leaders for grassroots advocacy campaigns;
-Create content for NLC’s online publications, website, and other communication vehicles;
-Attending hearings or briefings on a range of policy issues and reporting back to federal advocacy staff;
-Attend meetings with city leaders, advocacy coalitions, congressional staff, or federal officials; and
-Providing administrative support as needed.


Qualified candidates should be approaching or in their final year of undergraduate education or in a graduate-level program in government, public policy, public administration, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience working on advocacy campaigns. Relevant coursework and volunteer work will be considered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Qualified candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to conduct research online and by phone; and understand how to use a database. Experience writing in Associated Press style and interest in local government a plus.

This is a paid internship for a period of three months (12 weeks). Beginning and end dates are negotiable. Work hours are at least 37.5 hours per week.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to:
Talent Management
National League of Cities
660 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20001 

Paid GIS Summer Internship

HIP Consult is a strategic consulting firm based in Washington, DC with expertise in telecommunications/ICT infrastructure in emerging markets. Over the past several years, we have developed a spatial database of fiber optic and other network infrastructure across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. We are looking for qualified GIS interns to contribute to the development and maintenance of this database.
·       Strong academic record in geography, GIS, international affairs, international development, and /or other relevant field.
·       Proficiency with some or all of the following: QGIS, SQL, PostGIS, PgAdmin, OpenStreetMap, Carto (CartoDB), GDAL, GeoServer, ArcGIS
·       Diligent, thorough, and efficient researcher; communicates findings with colleagues efficiently
·       Enthusiastic, motivated team player who is also an independent thinker
·       Motivated and enthusiastic to learn new topics, particularly related to development and technology in emerging markets
·       Reading and/or speaking proficiency in Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, or Portuguese preferred
For more information and to apply, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the ID number: 155683

Paid Summer Internship with Scottish Rite Supreme Council

The Supreme Council is currently seeking a team of energetic, self-motivated graduate and undergraduate students to serve as interns for museum tours and special events at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The position requires strong interpersonal proficiency and skills in team based settings, a good work ethic, leadership skills and capacity for conveying a positive, professional and courteous image to the public about the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

Skills include: Effective and tactful oral and written communication skills with a diverse public; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and/or individuals; ability to adapt and maintain flexibility under a variety of circumstances (tours, special events, etc.); present an upbeat attitude and work with minimum supervision; ability to perform multiple tasks; will serve as liaison to internal and external constituencies who are attending and/or hosting events; willing to show guests and visitors our small gift shop and conclude museum tours with possible gift shop sales; flexibility to work various shifts during the regular tour hours according to class schedule.

Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday. Interns work a variety of shifts depending on their schedule. Some work 8 hours per week, others work up to 25 hours per week. Some work mornings, others afternoons, others full days. We are also open a few Saturdays for special arranged tours (rarely).

Work hours will be determined based on semester course schedule. Position will occasionally (very seldom) require evening hours for special events (notified well in advance). Students will normally work between 8 and 25 hours per week, but this will vary according to class load.

Interns will be paid $11.50 per hour and/or university credit (upon university approval).
To apply please email your resume and cover letter to:
Ms. Elizabeth Sizemore
Internship Director
The Supreme Council

For more information about the internship, students can log in to Careers4Terps and search the internship’s ID number: 155627. For more information about the Supreme Council please view us at