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Rep. John Carney (DE-AL) seeks an experienced Press Secretary to design and implement a proactive, strategic communications plan for a first-term Member. Responsibilities include serving as an on-the-record spokesperson, drafting press releases and advisories, writing op-eds, as well as cultivating and maintaining an active online and new media profile. Candidates should be excellent writers, creative, energetic, politically astute and have a good sense of humor. Applicants need prior on-the-record experience, a strong history of drafting all forms of communications materials, an ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and to work well in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Delaware ties are a plus, but not required. Interested candidates should send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line reading “Press Secretary Position” and include a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample.
Applications received by Friday, September 9th will be given priority. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.
Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA-11) seeks highly motivated interns to help in his Fairfax County Campaign office.
An internship with the Connolly Campaign allows students to get an up close look at the electoral process. Interns gain experience in the field of campaign finance and learn how a successful campaign operates. Interns assist in all aspects of the fundraising process including donor research, maintaining our donor database, making contribution calls, planning and staffing fundraising events. Additionally, interns will gain experience in other aspects of campaigns by assisting state and local races taking place within our district this Fall.
Part time internships are available this Fall beginning in September and ending in December. Internships are open to students at any point in their college careers as well as high school juniors and seniors. Internships are unpaid but students are welcome to apply for college credit.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should be a brief explanation of your interest in the internship program. Applicants should express a desire to learn fundraising skills and an interest in local politics.
For further information about internship opportunities in our campaign office, please contact Hannah at (703)375-9374.
The office of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-05) seeks interns to work in the Washington, D.C. office for the Fall of 2011. Our office is fast-paced, team and goal oriented. Ideal candidates must be meticulous, self-motivated and eager to work in a dynamic environment. Previous political experience is a plus but not required. Strong interest and knowledge of American politics, particularly the legislative process, desired. Interns must maintain a positive attitude and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Interns will be responsible for assisting the team with phones, mail, tours, flag-requests, and related front office duties. Additional tasks, including drafting constituent correspondence, research projects, and attending hearings may be assigned on a case by case basis. Both full and part time internships are available. We are looking for smart and dedicated interns to make a valuable contribution to our DC office operation.
If interested, please complete the forms on line at, http://tsongas.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=15§iontree=4,15 and email the form along with a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to the designated e-mail address.
PRESS AND MEDIA INTERNSHIP (PAID)
Third Way’s Communications Department focuses on cultivating and maintaining strategic relationships with DC decision makers, the national press & influentials. Examples of our impact include:
· Third Way ideas and staff are regularly in cited in major news outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journaland The Washington Post;
· Third Way staff is called on to offer commentary & analysis by broadcast media. Our staff is regularly featured on ABC News, CNN, NBC News, CBS News, the BBC , NPR and almost all major cable political programs;
· Publication of op-eds in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Roll Call, Politico and others;
· Events co-hosted and attended by Senate & House leadership, elite media, and progressive leaders.
Interns are an integral part of the team, and they work on a variety of tasks. In the past, Press and Media Strategy interns have:
· Conducted research, gathered polling data and provided analysis for columns and talking points;
· Developed and advanced Third Way’s social media & networking presence;
· Worked with Third Way’s Design & Production team to develop and produce Third Way products, including infographics.
· Worked with Third Way Distinguished Senior Fellow Bill Schneider on his Inside Politics newsletter and monthly press briefings on the public & politics.
· Attended meeting/briefings with a variety of political figures, elite members of the press and other officials;
· Coordinated booking/pitching outreach to press.
The ideal candidate will be a journalism students with an interest and knowledge of national politics. Outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as a sense of humor, strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail, are imperative.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You may apply for the following sessions: Fall (September‐ December), Spring (January‐ May), or Summer (June‐ August). Incomplete applications will not be considered. EOE.
Please send the following to email@example.com:
1. Cover Letter
3. Short writing sample
4. References (professor/current or recent employer)
THIS IS A PAID INTERNSHIP.
MEDIA STRATEGY AND EVENT PLANNING FIRM SEEKS INTERN FOR SPRING 2012
Paid Internship. Deadline to Apply is October 31, 2011
Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, a Washington, DC media consulting and public affairs firm, specializing in political non-profits, progressive foreign policy, religious and ethnic affairs, and academic research is looking for part/full-time interns for the spring semester.
The internship offers a great opportunity to work closely with many progressive, non-profit, religious, Democratic and international organizations. Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications is a unique firm that focuses on publicizing issues and planning events for clients with a wide range of issues as disparate as religious freedom, democracy building, women’s health, academic research and the environment, and from the Middle East peace process to Democratic Party politics.
Given the relatively small size of the firm and the diversity of its client base, interns will be exposed to a board range of projects in the publicity and public relations field and will be actively engaged in their implementation. Interns will cultivate a working knowledge of the Washington and national political scenes, the pro-Israel and American Jewish communities and – not least of all – the media.
Only current undergraduate college students will be considered, no recent graduates or grad students.
Intern applicants must possess strong written and verbal communications skills with a particular sensitivity to political nuance. A working knowledge of current international and domestic politics is required. Other qualifications include strong administrative, communication, and research skills. Initiative, enthusiasm, a propensity for original thought and a sense of humor are also essential. Organizational skills are admired. However, the ideal candidates seek careers as political press aides, public relations executives, journalists or non-profit communication professionals.
This paid internship begins at the start of the spring semester in early January. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and references to Meredith MacKenzie at Meredith@rabinowitz-dorf.com. No phone calls please.
New Media and Constituent Communications Internship – Congresswoman Judy Chu’s office is looking for a new intern to assist with building a new online media presence and revamping her website. Must be an excellent writer, creative, knowledgeable, organized, detail attentive and willing to take direction with constructive feedback. This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone with little exposure to Capitol Hill to gain substantive experience, but applicants must also be ready to undertake administrative and data entry assignments with equal vigor. Applicants with previous technology or media experience are a plus.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place “Constituent Communications Internship – Applicant” in the subject line.