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Press Assistant: Blue Dog West Coast Democrat seeks aggressive and proactive press assistant to implement comprehensive media strategy. Responsibilities include drafting and writing all press releases, op-ed’s, media advisories and weekly newsletters; fielding media requests; pitching local and national media; overseeing and implementing social media and website; and seeking proactive ways to advance Member’s message. Hill experience is not a requirement. Please send resume and cover letter to Please do not call or drop by.


Director, Communications, Public Affairs team (4-6 years of experience is ideal)
Teach For America is seeking a director of regional communications to lead our media strategy in eight to ten regions. The director will work with executive directors to manage portfolios of critical regional relationships with print, broadcast, radio, and online journalists as well as district public relations contacts. This is an excellent opportunity to ensure that Teach For America's external reputation accurately reflects its internal programmatic and organizational strength and quality. An ideal candidate will have the ability to build and leverage relationships and exceptional written and oral communications skills.

Location: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago preferred

To read the full job description and apply for this role:


The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is the national organization that builds grassroots political power of the LGBT community in order to attain complete equality. Founded in 1973, The Task Force works to eliminate prejudice, violence, and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people at the local, state and national levels. As part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and equality, The Task Force is creating a world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society. The Task Force maintains a commitment to issues of racial justice, reproductive rights and enlightenment and justice in immigration policies.

The New Beginning Initiative (NBI) is a collaborative effort led by the Task Force with 25 other colleague organizations to aggressively pursue tangible policy changes in federal administrative agencies on issues that do not require Congressional action. The initiative covers a collection of policy recommendations spanning over 39 federal agencies.

Job Title: Policy Advocate (or Sr. Policy Advocate), New Beginning Initiative

Position Location: Washington, DC

Reports to: NBI Program Manager

Compensation: Competitive salary and full benefits – health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, 403(b) plan with employer contributions.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to No phone calls or faxes.

Summary: The Policy Advocate (Advocate) is responsible, under

the direction of the Program Manager, for the Task Force policy

efforts in the Federal Administrative Agencies, including rule and

regulatory changes. The job responsibilities will include, but are not

limited to, advocating to Federal Administrative Agencies on LGBT

issues and priorities and working at the federal agency level to affect

change to benefit the lives of LGBT people.


The Advocate will liaise with federal administrative agency personnel on LGBT agency policies. The Analyst works in coordination with NBI staff and coalition partners on changing and enhancing federal public policy through the rule and regulatory process of agencies;

Act as key staff to the Task Force in researching and developing policies and necessary briefing materials for use in pursuing administrative agency changes impacting the LGBT community;

Assist with identifying, developing and advancing key policy initiatives at the federal agency level, actively supporting work to move policy change through rule and regulatory changes both specific to Task Force goals and in support of the NBI coalition partners;

Help build and maintain relationships with the Executive Branch and federal agencies;

Be a strong voice in LGBT and progressive coalitions with which the Task Force collaborates;

Provide support of the NBI program through project coordination and management, including coordination and facilitation of work groups, meetings, and other events as assigned;

Develop communications for e-advocacy campaigns and assists with the preparation of press releases and other media materials related to key policy initiatives when appropriate;

Educate a range of audiences about key policy issues and strategies through conferences, workshops, trainings and other public speaking engagements especially during the Task Force’s Creating Change conference; and

Other responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
All candidates must be able to enjoy a political workplace, know or be able to quickly learn the federal administrative agency structure, and be effective in developing a leadership role in coalitions. The job requires the ability to follow all the federal administrative agency activity affecting the LGBT community and prioritize Task Force policy objectives as well as administrative and regulatory policies as appropriate.

The successful candidate must have at least one to two years minimum experience in a role with federal legislative activity, policy analysis and/or lobbying at the national, state or local level.

The candidate must have knowledge and experience of the federal administrative process in order to effectively advocate with the administrative agencies and have at least a basic understanding of the role Congress plays in overseeing the agencies;

The candidate must be able to multi-task federal focus between the agencies, and understand how to navigate federal agencies;

The candidate must be able to work in a multi-organization coalition while effectively promoting the priorities and roll of the Task Force in that coalition;

Strong writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including ability to develop objectives from concept to formal proposal; demonstrated ability to facilitate large meetings with colleagues and outside target audiences;

Demonstrated ability to organize and lead groups through meeting facilitation or project coordination and management;

Ability to think through strategies to change public policy and develop action plans for implementation;

Willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary; and

Other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the Task Force.

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong commitment to a diverse, multicultural staff. Women, transgender people and people of color are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, please look through the many other areas of our Web site.


Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress

Reports to: Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress

Department: Communications

Staff reporting to this position: None

Position classification: Exempt, Full-Time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Reporter/Blogger to work with the research team that produces, The Progress Report, and other research products.


§ Write content for the blog

§ Write content for the daily newsletter The Progress Report.

§ Assist with various research projects.

§ Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

§ Strong research, writing experience.

§ Familiarity with, The Progress Report, and the progressive blogosphere.

§ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

§ Ability to quickly respond to news developments.

§ Bachelor’s degree.

§ Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, RSS, social networking/bookmarking, and media monitoring services helpful, but not required.

Preferred experience:

§ At least one year of experience in journalism, policy/policy research, or policy blogging.

To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments

Deputy Finance Director Needed: San Francisco Mayoral Campaign

San Francisco Mayoral campaign seeks experienced Deputy Finance Director. Job duties listed below. Please contact Erin at Please attach resume in Word or PDF format. Hiring immediately.


Roles and Responsibilities

Deputy Finance Director


· Manage call time at least 15-20 hours/week : Includes follow up, data entry, reports to Finance Director

· Review all incoming contributions, including credit card and check processing

· Maintain relationships with Donors via Thank You letters, phone calls and email

· Compile reports and outstanding pledge information

· Develop new universes for candidate calls and donor outreach (including donor research)

· Intern Management

· Fundraiser/Meet and Greet planning and staffing

Qualifications Desired

Experience working with candidates in call time, events and other public settings
NGP database experience including, but not limited to, running reports, compiling call sheets and updated calls/pledges and contributions
Atleast 2 years experience in campaign finance (preferred)
Ability to work evenings and weekends


Corporate Accountability International is growing and is looking to hire Regional Campaign Organizers to help build our networks across the country.

This is a great position for an experienced organizer who enjoys recruiting and building groups, developing leaders, and organizing creative actions to hold transnational corporations accountable.

The full job description is attached below. To learn more, visit our website If you are interested in the position apply soon – interviews are happening now.

Regional Campaign Organizer
Since 1977, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy. The organization is expanding—and leading campaigns challenging some of the world’s most powerful industries, including food and agriculture, water, and big tobacco. Think Outside the Bottle exposes the truth behind bottled water marketing and defends the human right to water in the face of increasing corporate control. Value [the] Mealchallenges the fast food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease, and our campaign Challenging Big Tobacco protects the first-ever corporate accountability treaty from tobacco industry interference.

Corporate Accountability International is seeking experienced organizers to build a nationwide network of Action Committees, made up of and led by members and activists committed to taking on corporate power. Join our 2 year program to recruit and mobilize the long-term political base and power needed to wage and win our corporate campaigns. Regional Campaign Organizers will start with a classroom training at Campaign Headquarters in Boston, followed by an 8 week field training in the Bay Area. Regional Campaign Organizers will then receive field assignments in multiple cities across the country, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New Haven, Portland OR, San Francisco, or Seattle.

Major Responsibilities:

· Develop and lead regional Think Outside the Bottle campaign activities to pressure Governors, Mayors, restaurants and schools to curb bottled water use and invest in badly needed public water systems and infrastructure.

· Develop and lead regional campaign activities challenging McDonald’s and other fast food giants to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related diseases.

· Run signature gathering actions to find potential volunteers.

· Regularly set and hold a high volume of one-on-one meetings to recruit activists and raise funds.

· Develop leadership and strategic planning skills of Action Committee leaders to recruit and mobilize activists, wage direct pressure campaigns, build strong coalitions, and conduct effective media outreach to expose and challenge corporate abuses.

· Keep accurate and up-to-date files, records, and systems to build capacity for all our campaigns.

· Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign activities.

· Develop a high skill level in all areas of work listed above.

minimum qualifications:

· Passion, commitment and determination to wage and win campaigns to stop corporate abuse.

· A fearless and resilient spirit to work hard with a team of experienced and talented staff and activists.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Successful experience as a full-time organizer or advocate in a progressive social change group.

· Demonstrated ability to build and mobilize a group of people around a project or campaign.

· Experience in effective grassroots fundraising.

· Enthusiasm for national travel.

Accountability: The Regional Campaign Organizer is accountable to the National Field Director.

Salary Range: $27,000 - $31,800, depending on experience, with a generous benefits package.

Location: Field placements in multiple cities across the U.S. after initial training. Candidates must be willing to relocate based on campaign needs.

Start Date: April 2011

To Apply: Email letter of interest, résumé, and three to five references to Sarah Bennett at

Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization.

People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.


DCCC Finance Intern

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is looking to fill an internship for the Spring semester, beginning ASAP. The internship will be with Finance Department of the DCCC, which raises funds essential to maintaining and expanding Democratic Congressional seats in the 2012 election.

Examples of daily tasks include: assisting staff with various donor maintenance projects, compiling lists, helping with follow-up calls for national and local events, preparing mailings, and updating contact information for various groups. Interns may also be asked to help with long-term projects that may include preparing memos to members of the Democratic Caucus, completing research projects, and helping fulfill candidate staffing needs. Interns will also attend and staff local fundraising events.

The DCCC will assist in obtaining academic credit and provide a transportation stipend for the metro.

Please address resumes and cover letters to Kurt Weiss at


Internship Description

The intern will help to create and implement effective communications programs that generate awareness and build on the internet presence of the Anacostia Riverkeeper. This opportunity requires someone with skills in communication and website editing (proficiency in Drupal preferred), social media, and someone who is a proven self-starter with a demonstrated interest in environmental concerns.


The Intern will work under the guidance of the Anacostia Riverkeeper's Executive Director, and he/she will implement social media updates, maintain and improve the website, and directly support the Executive Director. Specifically, the Intern will be responsible for:

Identifying and maintaining appropriate social media tools, using them to implement communications and conversing with the public in these forums in a professional manner
Researching key influencers in the environmental blogging community nationally and locally
Developing relationships with bloggers and helping them understand the Anacostia Riverkeeper’s mission and successes
Maintaining the Anacostia Riverkeeper website and making recommendations on how to improve it and increase traffic to the site
Writing original material for the website


College student, grad student or recent graduate with volunteer work for environmental causes or classes in sustainability
Excellent project and time management skills, highly organized, with the ability to set and meet deadlines
Solid communication and computer skills – proficient in MS Office, Website development (proficiency in Drupal is ideal) and social media (Facebook, Twitter)
Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
Ability to work collaboratively as well as autonomously
Responds positively to change, nimble, able to change directions quickly

Applicants should be able to commit 1-2 days per week. This is an unpaid position.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to with the subject “Internship”. Include any questions and your availability.

The mission of Anacostia Riverkeeper is to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all those who live, work, and play in the watershed, and to advocate for a clean healthy river for all its communities.


Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:25:15 -0500

The Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks one qualified summer intern with an interest in, coursework related to, or experience working on Canadian policy topics and Canada-U.S. issues.

Application Deadline Summer Internship: April 15

Internship Description
Designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as conference organization, Internet research, assistance with the preparation of publications, and administrative assignments in support of Center activities.

Interns assist with all aspects of the Canada Institute’s day-to-day operations and programming. Sample duties include but are not limited to:

· Researching potential speakers and participants for Canada Institute events;

· Assisting Canada Institute staff in preparing for public events, including managing mailing lists, responses to events, and room setup

· Maintaining the program’s contact database

· Editing and proofreading written materials

· Updating and editing the program’s website

· Other administrative duties as assigned

Eligibility Requirements
Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of team, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program or a recent graduate (within the last year). Strong writing skills and language ability in English are essential. Language ability in French is preferred but not required.

The Canada Institute hires one graduate or undergraduate intern for each semester.

This is an unpaid internship, for between 30 -40 hours per week.

Application Instructions
To apply, send your resume, a cover letter describing how you could contribute to our team and what you are looking to gain from the internship, and a 3-5 page writing sample. Clearly state what dates and times you are available to work.

All materials should be submitted together by April 15 to Laura Pedro at For more information about the Canada Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

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