Jobs and Internships
Please rememberthat the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure is coming up on June 6.The 2008 Race for the Cure resulted in 3.7 million in 2009 grants acrossthe DC region… and our goal is to improve on that number this year.
Race day isfilled with excitement, speakers, musical performances and, of course, therace. You can walk, run, jog and even sleep in. If you haven'talready, please join me and thousands of people here and abroad and registerfor this year’s race.
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Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:11 PM
Subject: Staff Assistant Opening
STAFF ASSISTANT –An active Northwest Democrat, is seekingprofessional and hard-working Staff Assistant in the Washington, DCoffice. Washington-state ties preferred, good attitude and strong workethic required. Duties include greeting visitors, answering thetelephone, answering constituent requests, maintaining the front office, andassisting with various administrative and legislative duties. We encouragethose from a wide variety of diverse and multicultural backgrounds to apply. Please email resume and cover letter only(no writing samples, please) to WA01Resume@yahoo.com. No phone calls, please.__________________________________________________________
From: Anna Kimsey<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Education PolicyAssistant Position
The Education Practice atDutko Worldwide is looking for a new education policy assistant. This is anentry level position, focused on administrative and research tasks, but withlots of room for growth and salary increase.
Dutko Worldwide is a publicpolicy firm. Through our work with political leaders and policymakers at alllevels of government, we have developed a keen understanding of pre-K throughpost-secondary education. Dutko Worldwide's education practice advises a widerange of clients on state and federal policy, including education businesses,nonprofits, and leading charitable donors.
With a passion for qualityand innovation, our education team also helps clients build public-privatepartnerships that leverage the expertise and ingenuity of "educationentrepreneurs" to implement policies that improve student achievement.
In addition to ourpolicy-related work, we draw upon our deep understanding of the educationindustry to counsel private-equity and venture investors in education, andfacilitate strategic alliances among education businesses and nonprofits toassemble more comprehensive products and solutions and help successfulinitiatives get to scale.
Alliancefor Climate Protection
Internshipsfor Undergrads, Graduate Students and Recent Grads
Founded by former Vice President Al Gore,the Alliance for Climate Protection is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organizationformed for the charitable and educational purpose of educating the public aboutthe causes and solutions to climate change, in the United States and throughoutthe world.
Weare offering internships in our Washington, DC office to assist in a number ofessential areas:
Field. Assist thenational field team with research, volunteer coordination, specialprojects and administrative and operational tasks. A sense of humor and awillingness to take on any task, from collating to challenging projects,are essential. Political. Researchlegislative, congressional and member group progress; write memos,proposals and political outreach plans; coordinate events withpartners/allies and other departments. Strong organizational and writingskills are required. You must be team-oriented and work wellindependently. Press. Monitor mediaand distribute daily clips; develop press list; assist with press events;and draft releases and media advisories. Attention to detail and theability to multi-task are essential. New Media. Help buildsocial networking presence, disperse online media materials, develop newmechanisms for viral marketing and assist with other tasks as needed. Familiarity with social networking trends and tactics is required. Knowledge of HTML, CSS and/or PHP is preferred. Development. Researchpotential donors, prepare briefing materials, research corporations forpossible partnerships, maintain donor records and assist with other tasksas needed. Strong organizational and writing skills are essential. Research experience is preferred. Solutions Development/AnalysisResearch: Provideclimate and energy research support to all aspects of the campaign’smessaging and on-and-offline efforts. Excellent analytical and researchskills a must. Technical knowledge in energy systems, climate change orclimate/energy policy required. Experience with policy analysis andcommunicating environmental issues a plus.Legal. Must havecompleted at least two years of law school. Excellent research andwriting skills are required.
Interns are asked todedicate at least 20 hours per week. Schedules will be determined uponacceptance to the program.
Applicants with a variety ofexperience levels and interests encouraged to apply.Excellent written and oralcommunication skills.Solid computer and researchskills.Strong Attention to detail.Ability to juggle multipledeadlines and assignments.Ability to work as part of ateam.
Applications should consist ofa resume, a one-page cover letter, a short writing sample and references.The cover letter shouldindicate what you hope to learn during the internship. It must alsospecify which internship program areas are of greatest interest to you andwhy. Include available start dateand end date.Include contact information fortwo references. Send all materialselectronically to: email@example.com
Internships will be for aperiod of ten or twelve weeks.We are currently acceptingapplications for summer internships. Please submit all paperwork as soonas possible.This is an unpaid internshipand there is no stipend, housing or any other benefits provided.
Internships are open to allundergraduate and graduate students who have completed two or more yearsof college.Eligibility extends through thetwo years following graduation.The Alliance is an EqualOpportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, maritalstatus, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited bylocal, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects ofemployment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer,demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities andtermination.
Interns will work in ourWashington, DC headquarters, located a short walk from the Chinatown andMetro Center metro stations.
==============================================================================online community manager, CommunityofVeterans.orgDate: Tues, May 26 2009 12:52 pm
IAVA is looking for a special person to manage CommunityofVeterans.org, the first social network exclusively for Iraq and Afghanistan vets. It's a very cool job that combines organizing, technology and strategy skills. OIF / OEF vets are highly encouraged to apply!
JOB: Online Community Manager, CommunityofVeterans.org
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest group for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Founded in 2004 by Iraq veterans, IAVA is a young, dynamic nonprofit with over 125,000 veteran members and grassroots supporters in 50 states. We're winning major battles in Congress (like the GI Bill), helping thousands of veterans nationwide, and making national headlines daily. If you care about how America treats its returning troops, and want to play a powerful role in national politics, IAVA may be the right fit for you.
IAVA is seeking an entrepreneurial, creative and organized Community Manager for CommunityofVeterans.org, the first social network exclusively for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in new media, technology, online organizing, and bridging the online-offline divide. They must also have demonstrated strong start-to-finish project management skills, excellent writing chops, and a history of meeting deadlines in a fast paced, solution- oriented environment.
CommunityofVeterans.org (COV) serves as the core of a multi-year Public Service Advertising (PSA) campaign that IAVA has created, in conjunction with the Ad Council, to address the issue of mental health injuries among returning veterans. All associated television, radio, print, online and outdoor ads direct veterans to the website, where they can access mental health resources, connect with one another and share common experiences.
General:- Ensure consistent and maximum growth of COV- Muster the resources of all IAVA departments to turn COV into a vibrant, self-sustaining community- Serve as the primary go-to for all things related to the website, and ensure that COV is an integral part of the entire organization- Drive the strategy and planning for the future of COV
Website Administration and Technical Oversight:- Resolve technical issues that arise within the community, or on the public site- Continually investigate, propose and pursue technical upgrades- Manage outside vendors, as needed, to assist with maintenance and upgrades
Community Management:- Work with the Membership Department to make the community an integral part of the IAVA Membership experience- Create and implement guidelines and best practices for the community- Create and execute membership incentive programs utilizing special offers, veteran-only discounts, and other 'gives'- Create and implement a hi-touch community management program, including personal communications with community members, regular policing, and responding to member inquiries- Work with other departments to craft compelling programming inside the community (e.g. NCAA bracket, registration drives, house parties, polls, etc.)
Content Production:- Ensure the timeliness and relevance of all content- Produce content (writing and basic graphic design)- Manage outside vendors, as needed, to assist with graphic design, strategy or content production
- A demonstrated interest in new media and internet technologies- Excellent verbal and written communications skills- Ability to work under tight deadlines- A strong sense for strategic messaging- Strong project management and organization skills- The ability to be an evangelist for a really good idea- A demonstrated interest in social causes- The ability to thrive in ambiguity- Familiarity with HTML, CSS and Adobe Photoshop- Online or offline community organizing experience
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "COV Manager" in the subject line. Include a cover letter that concisely explains how your past experiences will make you the right person to take on this role. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
IAVA is an equal opportunity employer. VETERANS OF THE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN CONFLICTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Start Date: Immediate
Application deadline: Rolling
Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. IAVA provides a range of benefit packages and three weeks paid vacation per year.
==============================================================================FW: Event Coordinator position at CAPDate: Tues, May 26 2009 10:28 pm
Reports To: Director of Outreach & SpecialEvents
Staff Reporting to this Position: Interns
Classification of Position: Exempt, Full-Time
Summary: The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening in theCommunications Department for a Special Events Coordinator.The Coordinator will largely be responsible for:
* Planning and execution of small and large scaled events* Coordination interdepartmentally with Center staff, vendors, andpublic* Coordinate catering, equipment, technical and logistical needs forevents
* Writing and preparing web-based event invitations and other workrelated correspondence* Maintaining Center events calendar* Preparing and processing invoices and financial records;coordinating event budget records and projections* Additional duties as assigned by supervisor* Assist in the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of Eventsinterns.
* Superb oral and written communications skills; creative ability inplanning of events* Ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines and beyond normalbusiness hours* Detail-oriented with excellent organizational, public relations, andtime management skills a must* Ability to handle media interaction* Ability to travel for position when necessary
* Bachelor's Degree* 1-2 years event planning experience a must* Basic understanding and ability to use Adobe Dreamweaver, AdobePhotoshop, HTML, MS Word, MS Excel, and content management systems* Non-profit, political advance, and experience working with 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c) (4) organizations a plus
The Center for American Progress provides a very competitive compensationand benefits package.
The Center for American Progress is an equal opportunity employer
For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go toEmployment OpportunitiesCenter for American Progress1333 H Street, NW, 10th FloorWashington, DC 20005
This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match thecurrent needs of the organization will be considered applicants and willreceive responses from the Center for American Progress.
The Center for American Progress comprises two separate corporate entities,the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Center for AmericanProgress. Both the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Centerfor American Progress are national organizations with the same overallmission, and share office space and employees. The Center for AmericanProgress has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range ofwork to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively tothe two organizations under the name "The Center for American Progress."
Policy Director/Deputy DirectorNational Security Network
TheNational Security Network is hiring a policy director/deputy director. This individual will lead a team of four, serve as seniorstrategist/writer/editor, and be one of the public faces of aprogressive non-profit on the cutting edge of defining, messaging,promoting and defending better national security policies. S/he willbe comfortable working across the breadth of national security subjectmatter and ideally have a specialization in which s/he is known. S/hewill interact successfully with constituencies ranging from bloggersand foreign policy specialists to senior military and political leadersand candidates. The successful applicant will demonstrate creativity,responsibility and an eagerness to grow in an informal environment. NSN is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building adiverse workplace; women, minorities and candidates fromnon-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (op-ed preferred) and references to email@example.com. We will begin interviews in early June and continue until the position is filled.
RESPONSIBILITIES:Policy Formation: workwith Executive Director, staff, board and outside stakeholders toprioritize and develop policy responses and messages on a broad rangeof issues. Publish occasional articles, op-eds and write for DemocracyArsenal - NSN's blog.Policy Coordination: Provide input and work with policy and communications staff to produce NSN's daily policy briefing. Expert Networks: Work with policy team to build out NSN's network of experts and help organize policy task force workshops. Hill and Media Outreach: Work with Executive Director and Congressional outreach team tomaintain and expand NSN's relationships on Capitol Hill and withCongressional and Senate campaigns. Organize briefings for members andcandidates and advise hill staff on various foreign policy issues.Outreach: Work and meet with other non-profit and advocacy organizations to look for opportunities for collaboration on common issues.Management: Work closely with and assist Executive Director in hiring and managingstaff and developing organization strategy. Develop relationships withboard of directors and play a role in fundraising.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:· 5+ years in a national security policy or communications position at a think tank, advocacy organization or on Capitol Hill· Broad network of professional relationships in · Strong writing abilities and a track record of published work (Preferred)· Ability to work independently in fast paced dynamic environment· Masters in International Relations or a related field (preferred)
COMPENSATION: Competitive non-profit salary commensurate with experience._____________________________________________________
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I have been to both of these conferences below and would recommend you attend them if you can.
Get plugged into Michigan Politics: Michigan Go Run in Lansing, MI
Applications are now open online for Michigan Go Run 2009! The application is available at http://www.thewhitehouseproject.org/voterunlead/gorun/2009/MIGoRun2009.php Please share this link with all the women you'd like to join you in the political pipeline - and if you weren't at the 2008 Go Run, please join us this year! *Use my name, Erica Parkhurst
Political Professional Development for Young Women 25 years old and under: WeLead in DC
WeLEAD: Women bringing women into the power center is a bipartisan leadership training program run by the Women & Politics Institute's Young Women Leaders Board, a group of successful Washington, DC women who want to help the next generation of women succeed in politics and public service. WeLEAD is the only training in the country that specifically works to increase the number of women working in political professions such as the administration, congressional staffing, campaign consulting, and lobbying, as well as encourages young women to run for elected office. WeLEAD's goal is to empower young women, inspire them, and give them confidence to achieve their dreams.
WeLEAD is specifically targeted toward women between the ages of 21 and 25. Monthly workshops focus on campaigns, communications, international affairs, professional development, fundraising, and public policy. The annual WeLEAD Congressional Dialogue brings WeLEADers face to face with women members of Congress. Happy hours and evening events provide WeLEADers with opportunities to network and socialize with each other and with prominent women in politics and public service. WeLEAD is a non-profit organization and participation is free of charge for accepted applicants.
To apply, click here. Contact Jillian Rubino, Director of Leadership Programs at the Women & Politics Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.885.6273 for more information. *Use my name, Erica Parkhurst
Intern Workshop: DC
Topics covered include:
• professional and personal networking
• time management and personal finance
• first impressions and dressing for success
• opportunities for young professional conservatives in D.C.
The Leadership Institute
1101 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Contact Jane Gordon, Political Training Coordinator, 703-647-3578, JGordon@LIMail.us
*Use my name, Erica Parkhurst
The Leadership Institute
1101 N. Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Contact Jane Gordon, Political Training Coordinator, 703-647-3578, JGordon@LIMail.us
*Use my name, Erica Parkhurst
Friday, May 1, 2009
Last night I attended a kickoff event for the Passport to DC (http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/ ) week. It was at President James Monroe’s house which is now the Arts Club(http://www.artsclubofwashington.org/) of DC. The Balkan Quartet performed a repertoire of traditional Balkan music from Serbia. This is just the first FREE event for the next couple of weeks in DC. It was nice to be in a small crowd in a historic place and listen to music that makes you feel like you’re in Serbia. The new Serbian Ambassador Vladimir Petrovic hosted a small reception afterwards and it was nice to have some Serbian wine and ask him how he like’s DC.
This is why I love DC and just when you think that you have done it all, I find a booklet for the Passport for DC events. I have outlined what embassies that I want to visit tomorrow out of the 33, the ones with music and food have me interested and the Embassy of Iraq that is my first on the list.
So the economy has most cutting back on travel, may I suggest you strap on your walking shoes, grab a water bottle and head out the Embassy open house tomorrow from 10 am to 4 pm. People say American’s do not like to learn about other cultures but I beg to differ, let’s prove them wrong and go add value to your life.
I am so happy to be inspired to blog about something different then the government!
- I AmERICA
- Update: I left the political life in DC behind, moved to Chicago and joined the corporate world at Groupon. And now life has changed forever as I am a new mama of Mateo!!!!!!! I need advice all the time so I am starting this blog to get it:) past info.... I was born in raised in Michigan; I have a passion to help the economy back home. I am in DC learning how to do that and advocating for my Michigan home and family. I was in a boat crash that should have been fatal but God protected me and now I am not wasting my second chance at life. I believe that Leadership is taking action. If I say I am going to do something I do it no matter what. My family is everything to me and I surround myself with friends who inspire me. I am a young conservative woman; I like fashion, beauty and appreciate gentlemen who hold the door for me. I also support women and think we need more as CEO's and Political Leaders. Yes, you can be conservative and for women so that is why I am going to blog. If you are the same way then get your voice out there too at this website!