Thursday, June 30, 2016

Paid Election Internship with Fairfax County Government for Virginia Voter

Summary: The Fairfax County Office of Elections is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student intern to assist with election and voting processes. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the election process for Virginia’s largest jurisdiction – Fairfax County, with close to 700,000 registered voters. We are seeking candidates with a high-level of interest in the voting process from a nonpartisan perspective. Application Deadline is June 30, 2016.
The intern will work primarily in the Office of Elections, located at the Fairfax County Government Center and occasionally at various satellite locations or at the County warehouse. The internship begins after Labor Day 2016 and concludes one week after the presidential election. Candidates must be available to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, with flexible hours available, including Saturdays and evenings. Candidates must also be available to work on the last day of absentee voting and work up to 12 hours of Election Day.
The internship is paid at a rate of $13.53 per hour.
Qualifications: 
*
  • Registered voter in the commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Rising junior or senior in a four-year degree program or enrolled in a graduate program. Preferred majors include political science, American government, American history, international relations, public policy or administration;
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 in major
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Knowledge of common office computer programs and systems;
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to work independently;
  • Interest in government or public service;
  • Ability to maintain party or candidate neutrality at all times while participating in the internship;
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.
Job Type: Internship
Salary: $13.53 /hour
Apply here.

Paid Internship with National Environmental Education Foundation

The Communications Intern is a six-month internship and is responsible for assisting the Communications Manager and Digital Marketing and Technology Manager on a variety of communications and public relations activities including digital communications, website updates, logistics, writing and social media.
Essential functions:
  • Assist in proof reading and editing NEEF publications, including newsletters, press releases, social media and Web content.
  • Update and provide additional website content and graphics.
  • Assist in writing for, managing and reporting on NEEF’s social media accounts.
  • Manage lists and run reports in NEEF CRM and email marketing system.
  • Assist in drafting communications materials through email marketing system.
  • Assist in creating and reporting on forms developed through email marketing system.
  • Prepare and help with media distribution.
  • Research, maintain and archive media clips and video files.
  • Videotape and photograph special events as needed.
  • Assist with scheduling and preparing media inquiries.
  • Assist with preparation of PowerPoint presentations.
  • Assist with preparation of annual report, communications plan and other documents.
  • Maintain communications and web calendars.
  • Participate in communications meetings.
  • Writing as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job specifications:
The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Bachelors or Associate’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Background and interest in the environment, education or a relevant field.
  • Experience with communications, especially digital communications.
  • Possess an excellent understanding of social networking websites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Ability to clearly and professionally communicate with different audiences.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. This includes sound judgment in communicating professionally and knowledge of formal business correspondence.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Strong attention to detail and deadline management skills.
  • Demonstrate sound ability to follow guidance and complete tasks on-time and within budget
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with NEEF’s programs.
  • Motivation, desire to see projects through to completion and dependability a must.
  • Experience with photography and videography a plus.
  • The ability to work for 40 hours/week.
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations; and
  • Contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. 
Salary:
The internship pays $14/hour.
To apply:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@neefusa.org(link sends e-mail)and include Communications Intern in the subject line.

Ongoing Paid International Development Internship Opportunities with IREX

We seek interns year-round for limited duration assignments generally ranging from 3-12 months. Interns generally work 20-40 hours per week. Start dates are flexible based on the needs of IREX and interns are paid at the rate of $12/hour.  
Ideal candidates are enrolled in or recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate degree programs with a focus on a discipline of professional relevance to IREX.  They are expected to be detail oriented with strong interpersonal skills and to possess the ability to work independently.  Interns must demonstrate excellent communications skills, verbal and written, as appropriate for the responsibilities of the particular role.   At all times, IREX interns must maintain a professional demeanor for working in cross-cultural environments.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume.  Within the cover letter, please include which on the program and/or functional areas listed below are of most of interest to you as well as information regarding your availability.  Applicants are encouraged to indicate multiple specific areas of interest. This will greatly assist IREX in matching candidates with available opportunities.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 
Potential Programmatic and Functional Internship Areas
Education, including, but not limited to:
  • Teacher Training
  • Higher Education Management
  • Research Management
  • International Education
  • Scholarship management

Media Development, including, but not limited to:
  • Social Media
  • Assessing media systems
  • Community media development
  • Media Management

Civil Society Strengthening, including, but not limited to:
  • Advocacy
  • Organizational Development

Gender, including, but not limited to:
  • LGBT

Youth Development, including, but not limited to:
  • Workforce Development
  • Livelihoods
  • Civic Engagement & Leadership

Conflict Mediation, including, but not limited to:
  • Youth in Conflict

Technology for Development
Corporate Communication & Branding, including, but not limited to
  • Drupal
  • Writing and editing
  • Social media
  • ·Graphic design (InDesign, Adobe Suite)
  • Photography and video production and editing

Corporate Information Technology  , including, but not limited to
  • Client and Web Application programming
  • SQL and database design
  • System Administration
  • Help Desk / Windows desktop management 

Field Operations, including, but not limited to
  • International Human Resource Management

New Business Development, including, but not limited to
  • Foundation & Corporate Fundraising
  • USG proposal research & preparation

All IREX internship opportunities offer unique insight into non-profit governance and management and into the international development community. Please supply a resume and a cover letter with your application.
Apply here.

Program Assistant, Global Programs Center for International Private Enterprise for Recent Grad

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Tracking implementation status and reporting requirements of multiple projects
  • Handling project administration, including invoices, payments, and contracts
  • Assisting in logistics, including event planning and travel arrangements
  • Maintaining physical and electronic program files, contact lists, scheduling for Global department, and event calendars
  • Adhering to appropriate CIPE, NED and USAID policies and procedures
  • Drafting content for the website, quarterly newsletter, or other CIPE publications
  • Drafting, editing, and/or proofreading project proposals and reports
  • Drafting and monitoring project proposals and budgets
  • Writing and editing articles, blogs, policy papers, and other publications
  • Liaison with outside vendors (event, venue, catering, publication)
Additional duties may include:
  • Providing research assistance
  • Organizing working group meetings
  • Web development and video editing

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of office experience
  • Demonstrated writing, proofreading, and research skills
  • Interest in international development and topics consistent with CIPE’s mission
  • Ability to use advanced features of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, WordPress, and Dreamweaver
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Good financial acumen and ability to assist with project budgets
  • Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with limited supervision
  • Foreign language helpful but not required – Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish preferred
  • Prior experience working within a multi-cultural environment

Application instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (five page limit) to jobs@cipe.org with “GlobalPA-[YOUR LASTNAME]” in the subject line.  Submissions demonstrating writer’s ability to synthesize information are preferred. Applications submitted without writing samples will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Project Coordinator Position with the Urban Institute for Recent Grad

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.
The Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center is seeking a Project Assistant to help manage an empirical research project on housing markets and access to housing.
Responsibilities
Successful candidates will implement data collection protocols and help support the on-site project management team as well as off-site field staff.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal (including telephone and e-mail) communication skills
  • Must be self-directed and well-organized with the ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Ability to critically review data collection reports for accuracy, completeness and quality
  • Dependability and ability to meet project deadlines
  • Objectivity
  • Ability to work well with a diverse project team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality          
  • Attention to detail
  • Extensive computer or data entry experience and/or aptitude required
  • This position will require some occasional evening and/or weekend hours due to the nature of the project.

Apply here.

Fall Internship Opportunities in the White House Office of Management and Budget Director's Office--Apply by July 15!

The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Director’s Office is pleased to offer opportunities for fall 2016 internships. Interns will work with the Director’s front office and other senior leadership teams. Current undergraduate students may apply for these unpaid internships.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist OMB senior leadership on budget, management and regulatory initiatives
  • Prepare daily briefing materials for OMB’s senior leadership
  • Coordinate meeting and event logistics
  • Manage incoming inquiries from government agencies, White House offices and outside entities
  • Assist with correspondence preparation and management
  • Provide general office support
  • Special projects as assigned 
Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates should have a strong interest in the budget process/economic policy, public policy, and government. 
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are required. 
  • Experience handling multiple tasks and working under tight deadlines is also necessary. 
  • Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in learning about a range of executive level agencies, policy areas and current issues. 
Internships are not for compensation.

Applicants must be United States citizens. Please note that participation is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and drug testing.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Stephanie Gaither, Stephanie_Gaither@omb.eop.gov. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2016. Select candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Free National Council on US-Arab Relations Model Arab League Conference at Georgetown July 9-Register Now!

Students and interns are invited to participate in the Summer Intern Model Arab League. It is a free one-day conference to be held at Georgetown University on July 9th. Students/Interns can sign up individually.

The purpose of this Model Arab League is multifold: to further an intern’s educational background in the Middle East and North Africa region; to gain insight into foreign affairs by stepping into the shoes of another; to practice leadership skills like public speaking and argumentation; and to build a greater network among their fellow interns.

Learn more and register here.

Research Assistant, Center on Social Dynamics and Policy Brookings Institution for Recent Grad

The Research Assistant, CSDP assists with research using agent-based models, output presentation. Topics include public health (obesity, tobacco, infectious disease epidemiology), economics, and behavioral/social sciences.
Responsibilities:
Research Assistance (60%)
  • Compiles, reads, and provides analytical reviews and summaries of diverse existing literatures from multiple fields of science pertinent to projects.
  • Synthesizes literature in the form of background papers, analytical reviews, or outlines for the benefit of CSDP and external partners.
  • In collaboration with senior research staff, drafts material for incorporation into working papers and project publications, particularly literature reviews but may also be called upon to write up results or methodology.
  • Contributes to parameterization of models by drawing on established literature to quantify relationships between and among variables.
  • Maintains electronic bibliography files, organizes references for manuscripts/websites/proposals, and locates relevant documents from electronic sources.
Visualization and Reports (20%)
  • Converts agent-based model outputs to viewable form for analyses and presentations. 
  • Assists in drafting written reports and online profiles for funders and external research partners describing model design, implementation, and results.
  • Works with the scholar to create PowerPoint presentations for use in summarizing research findings to outside audiences. 
  • Assists in preparation and revision of manuscripts and proposals.
  • 10% Programming Simulation and Statistical Assistance.
  • Some data analysis responsibilities – analyzing STATA output or using STATA or Excel to create graphics.
  • Interfaces with external research partners to obtain, process, and convert outside data into forms suitable for integration into agent-based models.
Administrative Support (10%)
  • Assists scholar with miscellaneous administrative tasks.
  • Assists scholar with planning Brookings events to present research.
  • Write and edit summaries to be posted on Center and scholar webpages.
Qualifications:
Education/Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics/statistics, or a related quantitative field required. Master’s degree in a related field a plus. One-year job experience in scientific research in social science or public health preferred but not required. Competence to undertake research assignments with little supervision.
Knowledge/Skills Requirements
Strong writing and research skills, ability to work with empirical data and statistics, ability to condense academic articles on a wide variety of topics. Experience or familiarity with agent-based computational modeling preferred but not required.

Full Time Temporary Job with International Rescue Committee in Silver Spring for Recent Grad

The Employment Assistant supports the economic empowerment team (EET) in provision of services to assist newly arrived refugee clients to attain self sufficiency through employment. Specifically, the Employment Assistant ensures services that include employment training, documentation and follow-up. This is a temporary position through September 30, 2016. This position reports to a Senior Employment Specialist and coordinates volunteers and interns’ activities. 

Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assess incoming clients to determine eligibility and best employment program. Cross-check intake process to ensure all clients are enrolled in one suitable employment program.
  • Coordinate the job readiness training (JRT) calendar for core job readiness trainings, financial capability and JRT labs.
    • Coordinate and advise interns and volunteers who participate in the JRT process, including provision of training feedback to interns and volunteers.
    • Serve as a primary JRT trainer when interns and volunteers are not available.
  • Support employment specialists in providing direct services such as resume writing, online applications, uniform purchases and accompanying clients to interviews.
  • Support EET administrative needs, data entry and data quality monitoring. Perform case file and ETO data checks as requested by employment supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements: 
  • Undergraduate degree is preferred.
  • Training experience
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to accurately collect and check data.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally in writing and in person with volunteers, interns, peers and supervisors.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Fluent written and verbal English skills. Bilingual speaking ability in Dari, French, Amharic or another local client language preferred.
  • Proven success achieving goals and working effectively with all levels of staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area preferred.
For more information on our Programs please click http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-silver-spring 

Apply here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fall Capacity Building Internship with American Friends of the Spafford Children's Center

The American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center (AFSCC) are seeking a Capacity Building Intern (CBI) to support the organization in exploring and assisting in the initiation of strategic partnerships between American Healthcare entities and our facilities in Jerusalem and the West Bank, investigating online fundraising opportunities, researching foundations for possible support, writing proposals for funding, and participating in the preparation of newsletters and other promotional materials.

The Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) is an outgrowth of Palestine’s oldest continuous American community. The Center supports the medical, emotional, educational, and cultural needs of families by providing services to mothers and children that re-weave the frayed fabric of a population that has faced one of the most challenging periods of stress in human history. The AFSCC is an American non-profit created to support and underwrite the work of the SCC as well as raise awareness in the United States of the work of SCC.

Responsibilities
AFSCC is a small nonprofit consisting of a volunteer a board of directors, so interns are not just observers in our organization; they are an integral part of everything we do. The main responsibilities will be to:

·         Conduct research into the American health care community, both institutions and foundations, in order to target those for whom forging a partnership with the Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) would be mutually beneficial and or a logical extension of the stated values and mission of their organization.
·         Create spreadsheet outlining potential partners and organizational facts.
·         Contact organizations as directed to gather additional data.
·         Create prioritized strategic action plan.
·         Investigate and recommend online fund raising opportunities.
·         Explore means of expanding the AFSCCF email data base of names.
·         Research foundations that support activities in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and recommend specific foundations for contact.
·         Write proposals, with AFSCCF and SCC members, for submission to foundations.
·         Help prepare three newsletters per year including concept, writing, editing, selecting pictures, and mailing.

Qualifications
Must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) College/University credits.

Dates of the Internship
Minimum 15 week commitment, approximately 5 hours per week, to concur with the Fall 2016 Semester.

Life-Skill Development
·         Learn how to think critically and act logically to solve problems and make decisions.
·         Use computers, technology, tools, and information systems effectively.
·         Develop leadership skills through taking ownership and responsibility of projects.

Compensation
This is a non-paid internship.

Supervision

The CBI reports directly to the Vice Chair of the AFSCC Board, Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome. Dr Blome is a resident of the Washington area and will be available through email or in person to supervise the student.


To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome, spaffordusa@gmail.com

Public Policy Fellow - Autism Society

Founded in 1965 by Dr. Ruth Sullivan and sixty parents of children with autism, the Autism Society is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. Through its strong national network of affiliates, the Autism Society is well-positioned to directly influence the policy issues and address the potential challenges faced by individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.
 
The Autism Society is seeking a bright, hardworking, and motivated individual to join our Public Policy and Advocacy division as a fellow. The Dr. Ruth J. Sullivan Public Policy Fellow would help to plan and prepare for the Autism Society’s annual legislative action Day on the Hill and assist with federal, state and local key public policy and advocacy issues impacting millions of individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The fellowship is part-time, approximately 10 to 20 hours per week.
 
Responsibilities
  • Attend pertinent committee meetings, public hearings, and coalition meetings as assigned
  • Track, analyze and report on disability policy issues and priorities such as employment, housing, education, healthcare, Social Security / SSI & SSDI
  • Assist in planning the Autism Society’s annual Day on the Hill
  • Arrange meetings with Congressional officials and staff members
  • Assist in coordinating response campaigns
  • Arrange Public Policy conference calls and meetings
  • Prepare minutes after calls and meetings
  • Interact with federal and state advocacy leaders to develop collaborative relationships
  • Draft articles on public policy relating to autism
  • Assist in scheduling local advocacy contacts with local and state representatives
  • Gather information on autism-related and disseminate via social media, advocacy alerts and other programs
  • Recruit advocacy volunteers

For more information, visit Careers4Terps and search for posting number 141047.

UMD Global Fellows in Washington DC

Call for Applications:

Brand New UMD Global Fellows in Washington DC concentration open for applications.

Concentration officially opened May 27 for applications for fall 2016-spring 2017! So places available!! Rolling Admissions. Apply now!

The new concentration: Critical Regions and International Relations. (for more information and application form go to http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu )

The program includes: fall seminar course, spring internship for college credit, and year-round professional development activities! Interested in changing the world? Apply NOW to the empowering Global Fellows Program (formerly Global Semester Fellows)!

The fall seminar for Critical Regions is taught by two active Foreign Service Officers! Spring internships include White House, State Dept., USAID, foreign embassies, think tanks, NGOs, other federal agencies and international organizations!

Other perks: Scholarship in Practice credit; notation on transcript as Global Fellows; empowering and active alumni career network, etc. Life-changing program! A bridge to your professional futures. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors encouraged to apply!

And if you are interested in others of our concentrations—in Federal or Global Fellows, just note that on your applications too! Rolling Admissions!!

For details and application form, go to http://globalfellowsdc.umd.edu (or http://federalfellows.umd.edu) or come by our office: 2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261. Apply ASAP! You may drop application by office at 2407 Marie Mount Hall (301-314-0261), apply electronically by sending application to globalsemesterdc@umd.edu, or send by fax to 301-314-0941. No need for recommendation letters unless you wish to add them, and they can come later!

PSYC BS Math Requirement Change! MATH 220 can now fulfill BS math requirement!

Exciting news! Math requirements for the BS in Psychology have changed! Students now have the option of taking either MATH220 or MATH130* or MATH140 to satisfy the requirements for the BS.

Please visit the Psychology website for more information on degree requirements https://psyc.umd.edu/undergraduate/degree-requirements), and contact the Psychology Advising Office if you would like to discuss which option is better for you (psycadvising@umd.edu). (Note: MATH130 is restricted to Biological Sciences majors only).

PAID- Fall 2016 Partnership’s Public Service Fellows/Internship program (closes July 8)

The Partnership’s Public Service Fellows Program provides the opportunity for current students and recent graduates to develop professional skills while helping transform how government works. Our fellows do substantive, meaningful work that is integral to our day-to-day operations, programs and activities. Duties vary across our teams, but include event planning, research, writing and working with outside partners, including federal agencies and colleges and universities.
 
Fellows have opportunities to grow personally as well as professionally through workshops and training sessions geared toward students and young professionals. We offer the following compensation (less applicable taxes and deductions):
  • $1000/month for fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • $800/month for fellows who have not yet graduated
  • Pay is pro-rated for part-time fellows.
Who Should Apply: We strive to be inclusive and actively recruit for diversity, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences contributes to our mission of revitalizing government.
 
We seek extraordinary applicants who:
  • Are committed to public service
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Think analytically
  • Work well in teams
 
If you share our passion, we want to hear from you.
 
Before applying, carefully read the internship position descriptions to determine which position(s) you are best qualified for and most interested in pursuing. While each position requires a commitment to public service, the descriptions detail the skills and competencies necessary for each particular position.
 
You may only apply to one internship position per term but will have a chance to indicate your interest in other positions on the application form.
 
Applications for the 2016 fall term close on Friday, July 8. Apply today! Learn more: http://ourpublicservice.org/about-us/internship-program.php

Department of State- Spring 2017 Internships (deadline is July 1, 2016)

The program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in unpaid internships that provide professional experience and personal growth and learning within a foreign affairs environment.

Students interested in international relations or a data-focused internship may be particularly interested in the internship positions with the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Please list the bureau of interest, and highlight your data analytic skills in the statement of interest, to be considered.

Read more: https://careers.state.gov/work/opportunities/vacancy-announcements/dos-student-internship-unpaid

Fall Market Research and Finance Internship @ Kaulkin Ginsberg Company

Kaulkin Ginsberg Company is an industry-leading strategic consulting and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm.
 
We are seeking motivated, dependable, and independent undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors to work as interns with our close-knit team. This is an unpaid internship; however, interns in the past have received college credit for their work at Kaulkin Ginsberg. Responsibilities may fall into one or more of the following categories depending on the intern’s academic focus and interests:
 
M&A Assistance:
  • Analyze corporate financial statements
  • Develop client market research reports
  • Prepare industry benchmark analyses
  • Contribute to enterprise business valuations
 
Market Research:
  • Research, collect, and analyze macroeconomic and industry-specific data
  • Assist in modeling and forecasting of data
  • Apply statistical analysis techniques, such as regression analyses
 
Marketing:
  • Write timely blogs explaining research findings
  • Cultivate target lists for marketing initiatives
  • Manage contact lists and update data
 
This internship provides accepted applicants with the opportunity to develop their research, analytical, and writing skills, among other things, in a professional setting.
 
Qualifications:
  • Majoring in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or another relevant major
  • Excellent quantitative, research, and analytical skills
  • Database and Microsoft Office proficiency (particularly Excel)
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow directions
  • Desire to work within a small company environment
 
Read more and apply through your UMD Careers4Terps account:
Search for ID# 141470 or "Market Research and Finance Internship"

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Administrative & Program Assistant World Affairs Councils of America for Recent Grad; Apply by June 30!

The World Affairs Councils of America is hiring an Administrative and Program Assistant. S/he will provide basic office support and assist the Program Manager in the administration of national education programs and grants. The Administrative and Program Assistant will be an integral part of a small team and will need to be able to work effectively with the team and at times with minimal supervision. S/he will report to the Program Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Administrative/Office Support (50-60%)
  • Office Services: Manage office systems and equipment procurement; maintain vendor relationships; schedule expenditures in accordance with annual budget.
  • Financial Procedures: Assist accounting consultants in processing receivables, annual audit, and 990 preparation and execution.

Programmatic Support (40-50%)
  • National Grant Program Management: Assist Program Manager in implementation of grant-funded national education series, including liaising with local grantees and helping to maintain project timelines and fulfillment of sponsor requirements.
  • Project Design: Assist Program Manager in research and strategic planning for new projects. Identify opportunities to improve quality and efficiency in current projects.
  • Event Management/Logistics: Assist in logistical elements of program events & meetings, including annual conference and Academic WorldQuest.
  • Communications: Assist with website and social media promotion of programs.
     

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree in International Relations, Business Administration, or similar field. Study abroad experience preferred.
  • 1+ years' office/internship experience, preferably nonprofit.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
  • Highly professional demeanor and ability to communicate clearly with a wide variety of constituents including Council leaders and staff, national Board members, donors, volunteers, and professional consultants.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and other basic computer programs
  • Ability to maintain meticulous records.
  • Knowledge of current global issues and trends.
  • Self-starting ability to manage projects with minimal supervision, handling multiple priorities and tasks to succeed in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Integrity, trustworthiness, flexibility, compassion, and humor are necessary to address the practicalities of a growing nonprofit, along with the creativity and persistence required to elicit new thinking and change.

Application instructions

TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply@worldaffairscouncils.org by June 30, 2016.

Research Assistant, Russian and European Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Recent Grad

The American Enterprise Institute, a leading non-profit public policy research organization, seeks a full-time research assistant to work for AEI’s Director of Russian Studies, Leon Aron, and Research Fellow, Dalibor Rohac.
 Core responsibilities include writing and editing support as well as research regarding Russian foreign and domestic policies, US-Russian relations, the European Union (EU), and backsliding of countries in the former Soviet bloc. Other duties include developing and organizing conferences; overseeing long-term projects and grants; and general administrative support.Applicants must have excellent writing, editing, fact-checking and research skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in Russian studies, be up to speed on current events involving the whole Eurasia region including the EU, and have a familiarity with a wide range of Russian media and government sources. Proficiency in reading and writing Russian is required. Knowledge of European politics and a background in European political economy are also a plus. Qualified applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and a 500 word-writing sample with their on-line application. 2016 graduates are eligible to apply. 

Application instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial academic transcripts to www.aei.org.jobs. 2016 graduates are encouraged to apply.

Summer and Fall Volunteer Internships with State Senator Victor Ramirez

The Office of State Senator Victor R. Ramirez, Representative of District 47, Prince George’s County, is accepting applications for summer and fall volunteer internships from college students. The position is in Senator Victor Ramirez’s Annapolis office with some events held in Prince George’s County. This is a good opportunity for students interested in politics and event planning.

Senator Victor Ramirez's office would like to have students who are available 8-16 hours a week for the summer and/or the fall. Responsibilities may include:
  • Setting up venues
  • Staffing events
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Working on mailings
  • Responding to constituent inquiries
  • Other duties as needed

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Diana Garro-Torres, Constituent Director, DGarro-Torres@senate.state.md.us.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fall Capacity Building Internship with American Friends of the Spafford Children's Center

The American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center (AFSCC) are seeking a Capacity Building Intern (CBI) to support the organization in exploring and assisting in the initiation of strategic partnerships between American Healthcare entities and our facilities in Jerusalem and the West Bank, investigating online fundraising opportunities, researching foundations for possible support, writing proposals for funding, and participating in the preparation of newsletters and other promotional materials.


The Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) is an outgrowth of Palestine’s oldest continuous American community. The Center supports the medical, emotional, educational, and cultural needs of families by providing services to mothers and children that re-weave the frayed fabric of a population that has faced one of the most challenging periods of stress in human history. The AFSCC is an American non-profit created to support and underwrite the work of the SCC as well as raise awareness in the United States of the work of SCC.

Responsibilities
AFSCC is a small nonprofit consisting of a volunteer a board of directors, so interns are not just observers in our organization; they are an integral part of everything we do. The main responsibilities will be to:
·         Conduct research into the American health care community, both institutions and foundations, in order to target those for whom forging a partnership with the Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) would be mutually beneficial and or a logical extension of the stated values and mission of their organization.
·         Create spreadsheet outlining potential partners and organizational facts.
·         Contact organizations as directed to gather additional data.
·         Create prioritized strategic action plan.
·         Investigate and recommend online fund raising opportunities.
·         Explore means of expanding the AFSCCF email data base of names.
·         Research foundations that support activities in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and recommend specific foundations for contact.
·         Write proposals, with AFSCCF and SCC members, for submission to foundations.
·         Help prepare three newsletters per year including concept, writing, editing, selecting pictures, and mailing.


Qualifications
Must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) College/University credits.

Dates of the Internship
Minimum 15 week commitment, approximately 5 hours per week, to concur with the Fall 2016 Semester.

Life-Skill Development
·         Learn how to think critically and act logically to solve problems and make decisions.
·         Use computers, technology, tools, and information systems effectively.
·         Develop leadership skills through taking ownership and responsibility of projects.

Compensation
This is a non-paid internship.

Supervision

The CBI reports directly to the Vice Chair of the AFSCC Board, Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome. Dr Blome is a resident of the Washington area and will be available through email or in person to supervise the student.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Wendy Whiting Blome, spaffordusa@gmail.com