Friday, September 30, 2016

Foreign and Defense Policy Communications Assistant Position with AEI for Recent Grad

The American Enterprise Institute seeks a full-time communications assistant to work in the foreign and defense policy department.
The position’s primary responsibility is to serve as an internal liaison and point of contact between the foreign and defense policy department and communications departments within AEI (including, but not limited to, Public Affairs, Editorial, Video, Design, and Digital Marketing). Other duties include posting to the AEIdeas blog and website; measuring the impact of the department’s content; managing the department’s social media efforts; assisting in the development and overseeing of promotion strategies for department-wide initiatives, large-scale reports, and events; writing the department’s weekly newsletter, “The Rundown”; and handling media requests.
This position requires excellent writing, research, communication, and organization skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and knowledge of foreign and defense policy with experience in public relations, new media, and communications. Creativity and an ability to multitask are also essential. A B.A. in international relations, political science, communications, English, journalism, or a similar field is required.
We offer a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 500-word writing sample on any topic to www.aei.org/jobs. 

Application instructions

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


Research and Communications Assistant Position with the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies for Recent Grad

The Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies (ICPS) at the George Washington University is a research institute dedicated to finding constructive solutions to social problems through morally informed policy analysis and moral dialogue. We seek to bring the best scholarship and analysis to bear on policy issues affecting family, schools, the community, and the moral climate of society as a whole. For more information about our work, please visit: http://icps.gwu.edu/
We are searching for a full-time Research and Communications Assistant to add to our ICPS team. The incumbent will be under the immediate supervision of Director Amitai Etzioni and will assist him both with conducting secondary research to construct both long academic articles and shorter opinion pieces on a wide range of topics, and with leading our major outreach campaigns. Basic job functions include:
  • researching and copyediting assignments discussing anything from domestic politics to foreign policy to technology/privacy law.
  • Conducting outreach to relevant think tanks and other academics who may be interested in our work and future collaboration.
  • Managing our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) as well as our website.
  • Providing minor support at ICPS events, which may occur once or twice a semester.

Application instructions

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (term paper, thesis, dissertation, etc.) with the subject line "Research and Communications Assistant" to  mpaul@gwu.edu

Hardwired Inc. Policy Fellowship for Recent and December Grads

Hardwired is accepting applications for our educational fellowship program. The fellow will be based out of Washington, D.C. and focus on religious freedom, human rights and international affairs. Fellows will gain invaluable experience working inside the legislative branch, gaining firsthand knowledge of the intersection of religious freedom and American foreign policy.
This is a one year paid fellowship. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on an entry level position for legislative staff. No benefits are provided.
Applicants should be recent college graduates with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of foreign policy, world affairs, government, religious studies, and human rights. The fellow will engage with policymakers and foreign governments, undertake research on international affairs and country specific conditions affecting religious freedom, learn how to draft legislation and craft foreign policy, and work alongside experts in the field.
Hardwired is not a religious organization and does not discriminate on any basis. All employees must be willing to support Hardwired's mission of advancing the human right to freedom of religion or belief in Article 18 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights for all people.

Application instructions

Please email your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to info@hardwiredglobal.org. Please describe how this fellowship will contribute to your personal and long-term professional goals, with specific consideration of how such goals relate to Hardwired's mission. Applications are being accepted for 2017.

Research Internship - Project on Nuclear Issues, for Recent Grad

Tracking Code
119-233
Job Description
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

JOB SUMMARY

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) is seeking a research intern to support its effort to build and sustain the next generation of nuclear experts, and to contribute to research on other WMD related issues. PONI works to develop the next generation of leaders with both necessary subject matter expertise and the professional skills to be effective in shaping and implementing policy.

The research intern’s primary responsibilities will consist of:
• Providing research support to PONI staff, including PONI Director and ISP Senior Adviser, Rebecca Hersman
• Supporting PONI staff in coordinating and organizing events
• Authoring posts for the PONI Forum blog
• Assisting in the review and editing of papers submitted for publication
• Compiling daily news relating to nuclear issues
• Other administrative duties as assigned

Interns are strongly encouraged to pursue their own research and write about issues of interest to them and will have time to do so. Interns are also strongly encouraged to attend all meetings and events and, if funding permits, travel to conferences. The internship is full-time, paid, and for a maximum of 6 months.
Required Experience
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Minimum of BA/BS degree
• Interest and knowledge of issues related to chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons
• Strong analytic and writing skills
• Ability to work independently and efficiently multitask
• Experience with event planning
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Apply here.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Paid Public Policy Internship with the National Housing Trust

The National Housing Trust (NHT) revitalizes and maintains the affordability of homes to better the quality of life for those who live there. We are the only national nonprofit engaged in affordable housing preservation through real estate development, lending, and public policy initiatives. We believe safeguarding existing affordable homes is the essential first step in solving our nation’s housing dilemma. 

We work on a broad array of issues as we safeguard and preserve affordable homes, including community revitalization, energy efficiency, renewable energy, transit-oriented development, and smart growth development.

NHT has an immediate opening for a full- or part-time paid policy intern with excellent organizational, research, and writing skills to assist the public policy team. Our intern will work on a variety of research and writing projects, including but not limited to:
• Reading draft Qualified Allocation Plans (an annual plan prepared by state housing finance agencies that establishes the criteria by which it will allocate Low Income Housing Tax Credit) paying special attention to incentives related to: preservation, green building, sustainable communities, transit, rural housing, opportunity housing, cost containment measures, and senior housing;
• Developing and submitting relevant comments during public comment periods to state housing finance agencies.
• Updating our database of state & local affordable housing preservation policies, PrezCat.

Qualifications
Our intern must be dependable, flexible, independent and able to multi-task. He or she should be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products and have excellent communication skills. Commitment to policies affecting low-income people as well as a good sense of humor are required.
The hours of the position are flexible, depending on the availability of the intern. NHT will pay a small stipend and cooperate with any academic or training programs to facilitate an award of credit for the experience.

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to: labernathy@nhtinc.org


For more information about the National Housing Trust and the positions, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the post’s ID number: 146651

Fall 2016 Research Assistant Internship Opening

Description
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Fall 2016 semester. An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).

The priority deadline to apply is October 10, 2016. We will start matching scholars and interns, but will still accept intern applications after this date. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly encouraged.

Alon Confino, Professor of History, University of Virginia and Ben-Gurion University, Israel. “Imagining Palestine, 1948: Jews and Palestinians between Local Experience and Global History.” (Arabic)

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “Trafficking in Persons, Irregular Immigration and Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and Mexico.” (Spanish)

Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Foundation. “Arab Countries in Transition.” (Arabic or French)

Qualifications
Applicants must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution. Furthermore, applicants must be current students, recent graduates (within one calendar year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program (within the next year). Non-degree seeking students are ineligible. Most interns are at least seniors in the undergraduate level, though strongly qualified juniors (at the time of application) will be considered. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships.

Interested students can apply by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the post’s ID number: 146728



Paid Finance Rotation Program Summer Internship

We’re seeking inventive, passionate interns with a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds who want to be change agents on our journey to transform consumers’ relationships with money and finances. This is a 10 week paid internship for Summer 2017.
Basic Qualifications
• Current student or alumni of University of Maryland College Park
• Will obtain or have obtained a Bachelors degree or higher between December 2017 and August 2018

Preferred Qualifications
• In process of obtaining a Bachelors Degree or higher in a quantitative discipline, including finance, economics, business or accounting
• A demonstrated interest in financial management
• Strong quantitative, analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills
• Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
• Ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment

Applications accepted until December 25, 2016.
Start date: June 15, 2017

Interested students can find more information and apply by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the post’s ID number: 146715