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Progressive southern California Member seeks proactive Press Secretary/ Speech Writer. This individual will work in coordination with the district communications staffer to develop and implement a strategic communications plan and identify new and emerging press opportunities. Responsibilities will include managing DC and legislative based press, such as writing releases and Op-Eds on tight deadlines, arranging DC interviews, scheduling and organizing DC press events, managing the Member’s website and social network media, creating a mail outreach plan for the year, and distributing weekly e-newsletters.

A primary responsibility will also be working closely with the Member as the speech writer, drafting speeches and talking points for the House Floor and Committee work, meetings in DC and the District, public events and media interviews. Strong written, oral communication and messaging skills, along with the ability to work in a fast paced environment are absolute musts. Speechwriting experience is desirable. The position also requires excellent organizational skills, generally progressive political leanings, sound judgment, positive attitude and the ability to work well in a team environment. 1-2 of previous press experience required. Email Cover Letter, Resume and writing sample to NO CALLS OR DROP BYS PLEASE!


Executive Assistant

Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc., a boutique, nationally-respected health care policy, legislative strategy, and communications consulting firm, is looking for a hardworking and personable legislative/executive assistant to staff the former senior health policy adviser to President Clinton. Position is an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable experience and learn the ins-and-outs of health policy and players.

Duties include: (1) providing high-level administrative support to the firm’s principal; (2) communicating daily with congressional and administration staff and clients; (3) scheduling, answering calls, making travel arrangements and managing office finances and business operations; (4) perform legislative research, writing and analysis.

Requires BA, 1+ years related work experience; strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Power Point; ability to multi-task and prioritize while performing a variety of tasks with minimal direction; outstanding organizational skills; high energy, initiative, and ability to work well under pressure. Commitment to public policy is essential and previous health care, Hill and/or campaign experience a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter and resume to


One of DC top law firms is presently seeking several sharp college graduates with at least six (6) months of experience on Capitol Hill for a Legal/Legislative Assistant opportunity. This is a contract position and will begin in mid-late October and qualified candidates will be needed for several months. Applicants must be strong writers, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, have strong research and organizational skills and knowledge of the legislative process. Position also requires applicants to make runs from the law firm to The Hill on a daily basis. Firm works a seven (7) hour work day and the hours will be 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday.

Requirements: Position requires strong leaderships skills, policy background, superb analytic written and oral communications skills and a thorough knowledge of the legislative process. Strong computer skills needed as well. Please send resume and cover letter in WORD format to Thank you.




The Director of Strategic Initiatives is a full-time position that supports the activities of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a leading national non-profit education advocacy organization. This position is responsible for directing and implementing the strategic initiatives of P21. This position reports to the Executive Director and will act as a primary resource for content related to all deliverables of P21.


• Responsible for content related to all deliverables of the Partnership.

• Responsible for all content related to P21 framework including student outcomes and educational support systems.

• Provide oversight and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for the maintenance and improvement of the P21 Framework and supporting materials.

• Provide project direction and management on strategic content and framework deliverables.

• Responsible for overseeing the content of all special projects of the Partnership.

• Responsible for resolving substantive conflicts between competing projects or deliverables of the Partnership.

• Serve as a senior advisor on matters related to national and state policy, the partnership’s technology strategy and national education organization outreach.

• Serve as member of P21 senior team to support overall strategic alignment of activities.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelors Degree in Education or related field.

• Five years of experience working in education, to include teaching and/or working with an education organization, preferably non-profit.

• Demonstrated experience leading large and small scale projects.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Evidence of professional writing.


• Masters Degree in public policy or equivalent

• Grant writing or policy development experience

• Work with state, district or federal education policy or policy makers

• Work with standards or education reform efforts

• Public speaking experience


• Flexibility, resourcefulness and tenacity for handling multiple issues and competing priorities from different stakeholders.

• Experience working both collaboratively and independently and the ability to make quick, smart decisions.

• Interact professionally with various levels of staff and board members.

• Effectively organize and prioritize tasks effectively.

• Manage multiple complex projects to deadline and budget.

• Exhibit self-direction and self-motivation.

• Work professionally and maintain a pleasant disposition.

• Maintain confidentiality and exhibit mature judgment.

• Navigate the Internet proficiently.

• Effectively use office equipment and other technologies.

• Travel several times per year.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “Director of Strategic Initiatives” in the subject line. Internal candidates, please forward resumes to Human Resources.

P21 ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




The Communications-Media Coordinator is a full-time position that supports the activities of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a leading national non-profit education advocacy organization. This position is responsible for the development and execution of the P21 communication strategy, including internal and external communications, media relations, copyrighting, materials, and website content. This position reports to the Executive Director.


• Manage development of organization internal/external communications.

• Lead on copywriting and production of key publications, including the P21 quarterly newsletter and brochures. Ensure that all internal and external communications align with the P21 brand and messaging standard in terms of content and graphic design.

• Write, disseminate and pitch news releases. Draft statements/op-eds/letters to the editor around key themes and news items. Pitch to national local and trade publications.

• Manage the P21 and Route21 website, including keeping content updated and relevant.

• Lead the social media strategy for P21, including Twitter and Facebook.

• Develop and maintain a comprehensive list management and distribution strategy.

• Collaborate with team members in developing and supporting annual conference/event presence, including the development of marketing materials.

• Assist in creating talking points and presentations for spokespeople.

• Promote P21 tools and resources.

• Support and participate in all P21 national-level meetings and events.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelors Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or relevant field.

• Three years of experience working in the field of communications and ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of communications activities – media, websites, publications,

marketing, social media, events, etc.

• Experience working with websites, including web development, producing content for the web, etc.

• Proven experience working with social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

• Experience with project management.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.


• Knowledge of K-12 education


• Flexibility, resourcefulness and tenacity for handling multiple issues and competing priorities from different stakeholders.

• Experience working both collaboratively and independently and the ability to make quick, smart decisions.

• Interact professionally with various levels of staff and board members.

• Effectively organize and prioritize tasks effectively.

• Manage multiple complex projects to deadline and budget.

• Exhibit self-direction and self-motivation.

• Work professionally and maintain a pleasant disposition.

• Maintain confidentiality and exhibit mature judgment.

• Navigate the Internet proficiently.

• Effectively use office equipment and other technologies.

• Travel several times per year.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “Communications-Media Coordinator” in the subject line. Internal candidates, please forward resumes to Human Resources.

P21 ( is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


About ASTHO: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is the national non-profit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States.

ASTHO’s work focuses on a broad range of public health issues, including but not limited to, public health preparedness, pandemic influenza, immunizations, public health workforce needs, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, environmental health, and injury prevention. ASTHO members and staff participate in numerous national coalitions, testify on Capitol Hill and before state legislatures, help draft state and federal legislation, and advise State Health Agencies in formulating sound public health policy.

Position Objective:

The Director of Education reports to the Chief of Member Services and assists ASTHO’s program and policy staff in the development of quality in-person and virtual education and training opportunities for state and territorial public health leadership. The Director seeks to increase the volume and quality of ASTHO’s public health workforce development opportunities in support of ASTHO’s strategic priorities in this area.


1. Supports the ASTHO Education Committee in planning member-focused eucational events and assessing the value of existing educational and training offerings, assuring that programming is timely and relevant, and identifying the needs for new educational and training programs.

2. Serves as the staff point of content for development of content for the ASTHO Annual Meeting and other major, association-wide educational or training events.

3. Manages and expands ASTHO’s continuing education program for public health professionals, physicians, and nurses.

4. Works closely with communications staff to develop an e-Learning system on ASTHO’s web site

5. Works closely with the Meeting/Event Planner to deliver high quality in-person trainings and educational opportunities

6. Works collaboratively with ASTHO staff who will provide subject matter expertise on key public health topics and assist them in educational and training program development related to their area of expertise

7. Works collaboratively with the ASTHO’s Performance team to continuously assess and improve the value of educational and training events

8. Analyzes, forecasts, and plan for future educational and training needs

9. Writes, manages, and reports progress associated with cooperative agreements, grants, or other funding for relevant workforce development and/or CEU programs

10. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelors degree in health or education or other relevant field required. Advanced degree preferred.

Experience: Demonstrated understanding of and experience in adult learning and distance learning are essential. Experience running continuing education programs for advanced professionals and understanding of public health are strongly preferred.

Years: A minimum of 5 years of directly related work experience required.

Skills: Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal skills needed to assure coordination across the association, website editing and management skills helpful, must be extremely well-organized and comfortable managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Director, Human Resources

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 450

Arlington, VA 22202

FAX: 571 527 3189


Visit the Public Health Career Center at for the most current public health job listings and resumes.



> Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:11:55 -0500


> Friends and Colleagues,


> There's a Legislative Affairs Specialist vacancy in the Communications

> Directorate at BUMED.


> Please check out the link below for additional information and forward to

> anyone you think might be interested:


> A vacancy announcement for a LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS SPECIALIST has been

> posted and will be open 2/2-2/15.

> You may view the announcement once it opens under announcement

> number NW1-0301-13-K1941920-FL at



> Point of contact is Justine Parrish at 202-762-3305 or


Topic: Part-time Hotline Operator - National Abortion Federation

"" Feb 01 10:15AM -0800 ^

The NAF Hotline Fund has immediate openings for part-time Hotline


The NAF Hotline Fund is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to

providing accurate, unbiased reproductive health care information to

women from diverse backgrounds and to providing callers with

confidential consultation and referrals to providers of quality

abortion care. The Hotline Fund also provides case management services

to women with special needs and limited financial assistance to

subsidize care for low-income women. The hotline provides services in

English, Spanish, and French.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Hotline Operators provide callers with unbiased,

factual information about pregnancy and abortion and referrals to

providers of quality care. Hotline Operators ensure accurate

assessment of eligibility for funding assistance and accurate and

complete documentation for eligible women. Other duties include data

entry assistance and other administrative tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to a

woman’s right to choose abortion and understanding of women’s complex

social and financial situations. Candidates should also have excellent

written and oral communications skills and be able to work

cooperatively with women and their families, abortion providers, and

staff. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree; and be able to work

12-20 hours/week (evenings, and/or weekends) in a fast-paced

environment. Candidates should have strong computer skills including

Microsoft Office and experience with databases. Proficiency in French

and/or Spanish is preferred.

The NAF Hotline Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all

applicants and encourage a diverse group of applicants to apply.

Salary is competitive with similar positions in the public interest

sector. Qualified individuals should mail, fax, or email a cover

letter and resume to: NAF Hotline Fund; 1660 L Street NW, Suite 450;

Washington, DC 20036; fax: 202-667-5890; email: The positions are located in Washington, DC,

and will remain open until filled.



Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, press intern for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who is self-motivated and has excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to


BlueGreen Alliance Internship

Washington DC


Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Communications Workers of America (CWA), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, United Auto Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). The Blue Green Alliance unites more than 14 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. More information about the BGA and our positions can be found at


An internship with the BlueGreen Alliance D.C. office can include research assistance and writing, legislative support, event planning, and working with U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations, particularly BGA union and environmental partners. Interns will also be asked to participate in administrative work as needed, but the overall nature of the internship is highly substantive, focusing around specific projects as determined by the applicant and supervisor. Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer in the following areas:

· Energy Efficiency & Weatherization/Retrofit – Public education regarding the importance of retrofitting buildings (esp. homes) and available programs and funding. Works closely with Sierra Club communities to help demonstrate demand and also with labor unions and industries to promote energy efficiency.

· Legislative – Assist with fly-ins, lobbying efforts and material development. Two focus areas available:

o Transportation – Research, track legislative developments and attend Hill hearings and briefings regarding infrastructure and vehicles policy.

o Energy & Environment – Campaign support for broader energy and climate change, including more detailed research on brownfields and superfund program; carry out data compilation projects.

· Policy and Partnership Building – Focus on BlueGreen Alliance as a whole through coalition building, working with union partners to expand international work and researching and developing materials to enhance new and existing projects.

· Trade and Worker’s Rights – Assist with grassroots organizing, lobbying, and research/writing for efforts that aim to ensure US trade policies do not contribute to climate change or threaten workers’ rights.


Strong research, writing and computer skills are necessary. Hill experience/familiarity a plus. Prior study and/or interest in the environment, international trade, globalization, economics, law/pre-law, labor movement and/or social justice desirable, as well as an awareness of current events. Familiarity with office procedures and conference or event planning is helpful. Applicants fluent in Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.


The ideal candidate will be organized and willing to learn; he or she will perform well under the pressure of deadlines with an ability to work independently while adapting to rapidly changing situations.


The internship is designed to be full-time; however accommodations can be made for the right applicant.


All internships are UNPAID, though academic credit can be arranged.


Send a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and a list of 2-3 references to Title the e-mail “BGA Internship Application”. Also, please indicate your interest area and the time period you are available.


Intern for DMA Government Affairs Department

Job Description – Student Intern

Purpose of the Position:

To assist the DMA Government Affairs Department with its work on public policy and lobbying, and with explaining to DMA members the impact of public policy decisions on their business activities. An intern in the office will experience and participate first-hand in the inner workings of an active government relations office, and gain practical experience and insight pertinent to a career in politics, government, law, or government relations.

Job Duties:

Research and summarize legislation and regulations related to marketing.

Assist in drafting department newsletters on current legislation and regulatory issues.

Update Government Affairs’ Department website with new information about legislation and regulations.

Draft alerts to DMA members on specific topics.

Assist government relations staff with securing appointments.

Assist with administration of DMA’s Political Action Committee (PAC).

Cover hearings and mark-ups on Capitol Hill and write summary reports.

Monitor publications for stories relevant to marketers and DMA.

Intern Qualifications/Qualities:

Interest in politics and public policy

Excellent and effortless writer

Highly motivated, self-starter

Adept at online research and database entry

Willingness to assist with routine administrative tasks/”team” attitude

Can work independently or collaboratively


Dependable/conscientious work ethic


Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters to:

George McConnell, Government Affairs Associate/Office Manager,



The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) currently seeks a Web

Developer intern for the 2011 summer session. The HSLF is a separate

lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS),

which seeks to pass humane laws. As a 501(c)(4), HSLF also engages in

political activity and works to elect humane lawmakers. This is an

excellent opportunity for students with a technical background, along

with an interest in political science, legislative activity or


The Web Developer intern will assist our Manager of Online

Communications with a number of technical tasks. Ideal candidates

should have as many of the following skills as possible:

* Proficient in HTML and CSS

* Experience with JavaScript or JQuery

* Experience on several design platforms (e.g. Photoshop,

Dreamweaver, Flash, etc.)

* Web graphic design

* Web multimedia knowledge

* Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills

Students of all backgrounds, and with an interest in animal

protection, are encouraged to apply. Interns may work full-time or

part-time and can arrange to receive course credit. Superior

candidates will demonstrate flexibility and an aptitude for working in

a fast-paced environment, as well as a willingness to take on a

variety of projects with minimal supervision. Strong writing skills

are also needed.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Scott Tucker at

View online at

CDT Summer Communications Internship

The Center for Democracy & Technology ( is looking for a communications intern for Summer 2011. CDT has some of the nation's top experts in technology policy working on a wide range of projects from free expression to consumer privacy to security and 4th Amendment issues to open government, health privacy and more.

We are looking for someone who is detail oriented and has an interest in communications or journalism. Graduate and undergraduate students, as well as recent graduates, may apply. Candidates should be able to work both independently and also as part of a team. Strong candidates will be extremely proactive and able to manage several assignments at once. Creativity and a sense of humor are a must. The communications intern will work alongside the other members of the communications team on a variety of assignments that might include, but aren't limited to:

· Drafting and editing press materials

· Assisting with blogger and online outreach

· Creating and executing issue-campaign tools and tactics

· Writing content for the CDT website

· Researching online, print, radio and TV media outlets

· Developing graphics for the CDT website

. Shooting, editing and producing video and/or multimedia slideshows

Required Qualifications

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are a must

Ability to work independently and the willingness to function as a part of a team

Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines

Knowledge of various social media tools and other Web 2.0 technologies

A strong interest in technology policy and civil liberties

Strong computer skills

Experience creating and editing multimedia presentations

Desired Skills

Familiarity with Macs

Video editing with Final Cut Pro

Audio editing

Photoshop and/or Illustrator experience

Basic HTML experience

This is an unpaid internship with a 40 hour per week commitment.

Summer 2011 applications are due by April 4th, but strong preference is given to those who apply early. Please send a resume and cover letter to Thank you.

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