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Enough, a project of American Progress, seeks a Research Director.
Enough’s long-term goal is to help develop and support a growing
grassroots movement pressing for an end to genocide and other forms of
mass violence against innocent civilians. The project’s current focus
is on the crises in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and
areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army, and this portfolio will
continue to expand to other crises around the world.

The Research Director will work closely with the Executive Director,
Co-founder, and Policy and Advocacy Director to formulate Enough’s
policy prescriptions to end genocide and crimes against humanity, and
oversee the production of reports and other publications based upon
rigorous field-based research and analysis. This individual will also
be responsible for supervising related staff and consultants—based in
Washington and overseas—and providing them with clear and effective

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Develop a production plan for timely, well-researched publications in
coordination with Enough’s senior management team.
Oversee the research, editing and content of regular field papers on
Enough’s focus countries.
Work closely with Enough’s Policy and Advocacy Director and
communications team to ensure that Enough’s policy prescriptions and
advocacy messaging are consistent.
Expand Enough’s network of contacts within the policy community and
deepen Enough’s relationships with policymakers and influential actors
in the United States and overseas.
Liaise with partners and other relevant organizations and institutions
to gather feedback and input to Enough’s policy work.
Develop and manage contracts and budgets in relation to these initiatives.
Represent the organization with policymakers, the media, and in public forums.
Work to create the greatest synergy and impact from Enough’s field
research, policy recommendations, relations with other organizations,
media outreach, and specific advocacy initiatives.
Ensure that field personnel carry out their work in an environment of
security and support.

Requirements and Qualifications:

A combination of at least seven years senior experience in government
affairs, the NGO community, conflict prevention, and international
policy; work experience in the region of Enough’s current focus
countries required.
Strong understanding of the policymaking process within the United
States government is essential.
Strong understanding of the United Nations system a plus.
Strong knowledge of countries in conflict, the developing world, and
public policy related to these fields.
Demonstrated analytical skills and excellence in written and oral communication.
Experience with developing and managing contracts and budgets.
Superb organizational and management skills, including the ability to
manage numerous tasks simultaneously.
Adept team player with good interpersonal and managerial skills.
A high level of personal energy, dependability, and commitment.
Committed to Enough’s missions and goals.

Additional Information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to
maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and
the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers
collectively to the two organizations under the name “American
Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan
501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes
research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The
Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4)
tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through
action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through
rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots
organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other
progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities,
and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund,
please go to

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

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor – Enough Project Search
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job
you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will
remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the
current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will
receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Senior Texas Member seeks Communications Director to develop and implement an aggressive communications strategy with local/national media and ethnic press, and to serve as the chief spokesperson. Responsibilities include writing press releases, speeches, and newsletters; developing and implementing district outreach activities (as related to press) and responding to press inquiries. Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with legislative staff are required. An ideal candidate will have political savvy, press experience, knowledge of North Texas and the desire to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment and have an easy- going nature. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume and writing samples to

Legislative Assistant – House Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues including economic policy, financial services, government reform, small business, and other legislative issues as assigned. Responsibilities include developing and advancing the Member’s legislative agenda; providing detailed updates and analysis on relevant issue areas; representing the Member in meetings with constituents; and outreach to interested groups with a heavy emphasis on the business community. Successful candidates should have a talent for communicating complex issues in a concise manner, both verbally and in writing. Previous Hill experience or in a position relating to the substance of one of the major issues in the portfolio preferred. To apply, send cover letter and resume to

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks Ways and Means Counsel for DC office. Strong tax background important. Spanish skills a plus. Fax only to 202.225.3073 (no calls or walk-ins please).

TITLE: Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Majority Staff
REPORTS TO: Staff Director, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
SALARY RANGE: $50,000-$100,000, depending upon salary history. Higher salary negotiable in the case of extraordinarily qualified candidates.

· Assist the subcommittee staff director in advising the Full Committee Chairman and Subcommittee Chairman on legislative initiatives
· Monitor legislative needs and developments within committees and on the House floor within specific issue areas of responsibility
· Under the guidance of Subcommittee Staff Director, provide advice on policy matters within issue areas and help subcommittee staff director develop and implement strategic and policy goals
· Draft hearing, markup and floor statements for the Full Committee Chairman and Subcommittee Chairman
· Assist in determining Full Committee and Subcommittee hearing topics and prepare for hearings
· Assist in the drafting of legislation for the Committee
· Meet with congressional staff and internal/external organizations on behalf of the Committee
· Review and evaluate laws, regulations, programs, legislative proposals, etc.
· Performs other duties as assigned by Subcommittee Staff Director, Full Committee Deputy Staff Director, and Full Committee Staff Director

· College degree required
· At least three years of congressional or Administration experience resulting in direct, working knowledge of the subcommittee’s substantive jurisdiction required; at least five years strongly preferred
· Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills (writing test will be administered prior to an offer being extended)
· Excellent oral communication skills
· Thorough knowledge of legislative process, and mastery of House Rules
· Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policy positions
· Knowledge of current issues and events in which the Full Committee Chairman is involved
· Ability to work long hours, under pressure, and cooperatively and courteously with others
· Occasional travel as may be required.

Employees are eligible to receive Federal Benefits that include:

Sick and Annual Leave
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
Thrift Savings Plan
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program
Federal Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS)
Dental & Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. The U.S. House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age. Transportation and all related travel expenses associated with the interview and hiring process must be paid by the applicant.

Qualified candidates please send résumés only to the following e-mail address: with “DAMA Subcommittee PSM” in the subject line. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Your résumé will be reviewed to determine if you are among the top candidates. If you are one of the top candidates, you will be contacted for an interview.

Program Director
Posted on: September 26, 2011
Posted by: The Faith & Politics Institute
The position oversees all the planning and execution of the program work of the Faith & Politics Institute.
Key description
· The position requires a strong team player, and a natural leader. She or he will manage all areas of programming and events, such as logistics, materials, briefing books and event coordination for FPI staff; share in the development and coordination of program activities as appropriate; and work with the president, Congressional, development and communications leads, to create and ensure high quality events and activities.
· The successful candidate will be a creative self-starter, able to develop exciting programs that will extend the mission and reach of the Institute.
Areas of work
· Create and manage a three-year rolling program plan of compelling and attractive new programming;
· Execute on all responsibilities surrounding programs, and coordinate the various programs of the Institute so that they are staffed appropriately, and manageable by available staff and other resources;
· Prepare an annual program budget, organize all relevant meetings with the Board Program Committee and other groups to review plans, keep the Board and key stakeholders informed, and prepare annual reports;
· Share in the work of reaching, supporting and informing Members of Congress and their staff about the mission, vision and work of FPI;
· Work with:
o The Director of Finance and Membership Services to ideate and execute supporter/membership growth programs;
o The Senior Coordinator of Congressional Liaison around congressional outreach;
o The Development Associate and relevant consultants to develop any funding proposals
o Any other staff or consultants as necessary;
o Provide staff support, leadership and coordination as and where needed for all pilgrimages and other activities;
o Other duties as assigned.
· Work with Institute leadership to support the creation of high quality media and communications with Members and other audiences, both real time and online;
Reports to: President
Experience and Attributes
· A deep working knowledge of Capitol Hill: three or more years’ experience working with Congress;
· A proven record of developing compelling programs or experience indicating the ability to do so
· Three or more years senior or mid-level organizational leadership and extensive experience in managing programs, event planning and delivery;
· An ability to work in a team and maintain good relations with stakeholders, staff members and others, and the drive to deliver on assigned tasks;
· Strong written and communication skills and the ability to think strategically.
About The Faith & Politics Institute
The mission of The Faith & Politics Institute is to bridge the divides that arise in a thriving democracy.
For the past two decades, The Faith & Politics Institute has provided Members of Congress and the Washington DC community with experiences of extraordinary depth and personal spiritual reflection. Almost alone on Capitol Hill, the Institute provides Members of Congress and staffers unique opportunities to connect across the political aisle. One Member of Congress recently described it as an ‘oasis for us on the Hill.’
The Faith & Politics Institute is well-known for its shared experiences such as the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. It also offers events to Members of Congress, national and international diplomats, and the larger Washington community that include discussions initiated by prominent and leading thinkers, reflection groups, and lectures. Less well-known are the events the Institute hosts to support Members of Congress and their staff: private reflection groups, opportunities for personal evaluation on decision making and bipartisan forums.
The Institute strives to base its work not simply on civility, but on a unique mix of growth, trust and personal, spiritual and confidential reflection. In the hectic environment of Washington DC, the Institute provides opportunities for lawmakers and others to meet in reflective settings, with Members from across the political divide, to evaluate and reflect on how they make decisions.
Through its work, the Institute has attained an almost unparalleled level of credibility and acceptance across the political spectrum. Through these efforts, the Institute helps lawmakers provide the highest quality of public service for our Nation.
Please email your resume and cover letter to

Legislative Director – Congressman Todd Young seeks a Legislative Director for his Washington, DC office. The Legislative Director will supervise three or more staff with assigned legislative duties, advise the Member on all legislative activities, construct and execute legislative strategy in concert with the Member’s interests, and assist in the development of policy positions and legislative initiatives. The position will help facilitate construction and execution of communications plan relating to legislative activities, be responsible assigning legislative staff areas of responsibility and oversee all responses to constituent mail inquiries. Candidates should expect a flexible work schedule, work well under pressure, and have a minimum of 3-5 years of legislative experience as congressional staff. They must also have excellent writing and verbal communication skills, a thorough knowledge of the legislative process, as well as all House rules and procedures. A background in national security policy and foreign affairs is preferred and previous management experience and Indiana ties are a plus. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in working for Congressman Young to:
Scheduler – Republican Member of Congress from Oklahoma in search of a scheduler/executive assistant to organize and execute the Member’s schedule and coordinate administrative duties. The scheduler will work closely with the Chief of Staff to screen meeting requests, manage front office operations and administer the DC Internship Program, among other duties. The qualified candidate will be a highly-motivated self-starter who has strong organizational skills. The candidate should be able to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Oklahoma ties preferred. No calls or drop-ins. Please email resume, cover letter, and references to

Financial Administrator - Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) seeks an experienced professional for the position of Financial Administrator in DC office operations. The position involves a variety of administrative duties including: developing a yearly office budget, management and monitoring of the Congressman’s budget, payroll and voucher systems. Prepare monthly financial reports showing up-to-date expenditures and projections of expenses to the end-of-the-year. Balance all personnel and account records each month; maintain and submit committee monthly reports to House Administration. Keep and prepare staff vacation records. Conduct orientation for all new employees to assist with their paperwork and benefits. Responsible for the vouchering payment of the Member’s bills and reimbursement to staff for any expenses incurred while on official business. Manage all reimbursable expense requests for staff; monitor and pay all Citibank Government Credit Card statements; submit and track student loan payment program paperwork for staff. Manage and maintain financial contracts with vendors conducting business with the Member. Has knowledge of and can apply the US House of Representatives rules and regulations that apply to the Member's congressional funding. Colorado ties are a plus but not essential. Prefer prior Hill experience in this position. Email a resume and cover letter to Chief of Staff, Mike Hesse, at with ‘Financial Administrator’ in the subject line.

Congressional Aide - Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) seeks a Congressional Aide for an entry-level position to assist staff in DC office operations. Position involves a variety of administrative and legislative duties, including: conducting Capitol tours, answering phones, legislative research, constituent services, letter writing and all around office help as needed. Only candidates that have ties to Southwestern PA and working knowledge of Internet Quorum will be considered. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; be familiar with the workings of a congressional office; reflect a high degree of professionalism and bring a positive attitude. Email a resume and cover letter to with ‘Congressional Aide’ in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins, or candidates without ties to SWPA will be considered.

Congressional Aide - Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) seeks a Congressional Aide for an entry-level position to assist staff in DC office operations. Position involves a variety of administrative and legislative duties, including: conducting Capitol tours, answering phones, legislative research, constituent services, letter writing and all around office help as needed. Only candidates that have ties to Southwestern PA and working knowledge of Internet Quorum will be considered. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; be familiar with the workings of a congressional office; reflect a high degree of professionalism and bring a positive attitude. Email a resume and cover letter to with ‘Congressional Aide’ in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins, or candidates without ties to SWPA will be considered.


Job: Field Operations Manager
Reports to: National Field Director and Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary:

The DCCC is looking for a Field Operations Manager. The Field Operations Manager will work across departments to facilitate campaign spending and tracking, in addition to providing support to the National Field Director. In addition, the Field Operations Manager is responsible for the creation, implementation and execution of the DCCCC Summer and Fall Fellowship program, a program designed to recruit people from across the country who will spend their summer or fall assisting the field operation in a congressional campaign.

Applicants should have at least two cycles of campaign experience, at least one of those spent in a field capacity. Compliance experience is a plus. The ideal applicant is highly organized with a proven ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, have a great sense of humor, love campaigns and be committed to taking back the House.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Implementing and executing the DCCC Fellowship program;
Supervising Field department interns and routine scheduling;
Creating and tracking transfer documentation to include processing and monitoring all 441 ad;
Maintaining and updating field budgets;
Tracking data swaps;
Assist the National Field Director as needed;
Other related duties as needed;

Required Skills:
Previous political campaign experience;
Experience with relational databases and Excel;
Self-motivation and the ability to anticipate and prevent problems;
Possess the initiative to work independently and follow through on all projects;
Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines required;
Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
Willingness to assist on other projects as needed;

The DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee. The DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

To apply, please visit The deadline to apply is October 10th.

State Digital Director
Want to work on the Obama campaign? Obama for America is looking for
State Digital Directors in 2011 to join our digital team out in our
early and battleground states. We're going to run the most effective,
creative, and innovative digital campaign in the history of politics,
and our digital team will be core to achieving the communications,
fundraising and organizing goals of the cause.

State Digital Directors will be a vital part of the field team that
oversees the nexus of online and offline mobilization. You will be the
primary contact person for your online program for campaign leadership
and staff in your state, and will work closely with Regional Digital
Desks in headquarters.

You will be the face of the campaign in your state online. You will
be the content manager for your state’s digital program by writing and
developing narrative for your states blog and social networks. You
will be key to ensuring the integration between your states’ online
organizing and field programs. In developing your states digital
program, you will be accountable for its growth over time. You will be
responsible for training your state staff and volunteers on digital

A successful applicant must:
• Be a great writer
• Be a positive team player
• Be resourceful and scrappy

A successful applicant will have:
• A strong writing background.
• A varied and demonstrated history of successful online
and/or offline organizing in comparable circumstances
• Familiarity with best practices in online mobilization and organizing
• A strong understanding of social media best practices, and
experience in managing accounts.
• Ability to shoot digital footage and edit it into compelling
campaign videos, highlighting field work and grassroots support
in-state is highly preferred.
• Experience in training others, not necessarily in digital organizing
• Extreme adaptability, with an ability to multi-task and
pivot on a dime
• A strong work ethic (this is no 9-5)
• A powerful vision for what online organizing can accomplish
in this context
• A passion for helping millions of Americans fight alongside
President Obama and create change

If you're a fit, please send us an email describing why you want to
work for the campaign, along with your resume and portfolio, to
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications; we
also offer a benefits plan.
Obama for America is committed to diversity among its staff and
recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment
to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best
quality services to supporters and constituents. Obama For America is
an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire,
train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without
regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion,
economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity
or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other
legally protected basis. OFA will not tolerate any unlawful
discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

Communications Manager - ProgressiveCongress.Org
Progressive Congress was built at the intersection between the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and the progressive movement to connect the progressive movement, ideas, and Congress. Founded by the leadership and staff of the CPC and key leaders in the progressive movement, the board includes a broad cross-section of the progressive community in the United States and the leadership of the CPC.
Like the CPC, Progressive Congress focuses its efforts around four key policy areas:
· Peace and global security;
· Energy independence and environmental sustainability;
· Civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights;
· Public health, education and economic opportunity.

Job Summary

The Communications Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for public and media relations efforts. He/she will actively monitor the media landscape and participate in crafting and disseminating the broad communications strategies which will advance ProgressiveCongress.Org and its objectives.

The Communications Manager will proactively identify outlets/reporters to pitch news stories and aggressively seek media coverage for PC.Org news. By maintaining relationships with the media, drafting press releases, pitch letters, and other written materials, and coordinating long-lead media pitches with other departments, the Communications Manager plays a key role in influencing audiences about ProgressiveCongress.Org.

· 3-5 years of communications experience;
· Existing contacts with mainstream and new-media;
· Skilled at pitching to the media, with a proven track record of placing stories;
· Experience with media monitoring software/services, press release distribution services and preparing pitch lists;
· Excellent communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex information from a variety of sources and present to a lay audience in a compelling way;
· Ability to think strategically about promoting the mission and issues;
· Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and projects;
· Excellent attention to detail and follow through;
· Flexibility and an ability to adjust day to day beneficial;
· Previous non-profit or other organizational experience preferred.

To Apply please send a resume, writing sample and references to

Faith in Public Life seeks organizers in Nebraska and Pennsylvania to work with both grasstops and grassroots faith leaders to push back against state-level, anti-immigrant legislation. The primary responsibility of organizers will be implementing a leadership development program in targeted areas, including the recruitment of program participants and the facilitation of the program itself. Additionally, organizers will be tasked with identifying and mobilizing faith-driven immigration supporters at the grassroots level.

Organizers will be required to attend training in Washington, DC in early December of 2011 and will begin full-time work in January of 2012. The campaign will run through June of 2012, with the possibility of continuation depending on funding and program outcomes.

About Faith in Public Life
Faith in Public Life is a strategy center that promotes faith in the public square as a positive and unifying force for justice, compassion and the common good. Since its founding in 2005, FPL has broadened the debate over the role of faith in politics and public policy by amplifying progressive faith voices in the media, challenging the narrow agenda of the religious right and building diverse coalitions with national and state-based partners on moral issues such as health care, immigration reform and economic justice.

Job Responsibilities
Immigration Organizers will be responsible for the following:

• Recruiting faith leaders from specific geographical regions, through one-on-one meetings, to participate a leadership development program centered around immigration issues.
• Coordinating each piece of the program as designed by FPL’s Partnership and Outreach Coordinator. This will include planning public and media events, facilitating discussions, organizing political actions, and nurturing relationships with each program participant.
• Conducting phone-based voter contact efforts to identify faith-driven grassroots opponents of anti-immigrant legislation.
• Reaching and reporting back on specific goals around voter contact, clergy recruitment, and activities.
• Liaising with local immigration groups to engage them in our project, identify opportunities for synergy, and share resources and contacts
• Recruiting and supervising volunteers to help with voter contact efforts.

Faith in Public Life seeks details-focused candidates with excellent relationship-building skills and a demonstrated ability to see projects through to completion. The ideal applicant will be/have:
• Fearless about reaching out to new people,
• Excellent at communicating and persuading people to adopt new perspectives on issues
• An understanding of and desire to work with the faith-based community
• Previous organizing experience with a political campaign, advocacy group, or non-profit organization. Specific experience in Pennsylvania or Nebraska is a plus.
• An enthusiasm for working with diverse people and groups to accomplish shared goals
• A track record of successfully completing long-term projects and meeting goals on time

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Beau Underwood, Partnership and Outreach Coordinator, at

Need a job?
Looking for experience in campaign politics?

We are hiring canvassers to identify likely voters and turning out the vote for Democrats. We are seeking driven professionals to join our campaigns.

Full Time and Part Time
Starts ASAP
Good Hours for Students – M-F (3-9pm) Sat 11-4 Sun 12-5
Flat $50/Shift
No Experience necessary, however we are looking forpassionate and energetic individuals to work in fun, professional teams to campaign for Democrats.
Applicant must also have:
• Confidence and excellent Communication skills
• High level of Self-Motivation and Ambition.
To Apply Call or Email (Calls Preferred), please forward resumes and a brief cover letter with projected availability, and interests to:
(856) 270-2564

Fairfax Victory 2011 is hiring to elect Democrats in Fairfax County.

Fairfax Victory 2011 is a coalition of elected officials working to
elect Democrats in Fairfax County. We are hiring canvassers to
identify likely voters and turning out the vote for Democrats. We are
seeking driven professionals to join our campaigns.

Full Time and Part Time
Good Hours for Students – M-F (3-9pm) Sat 11-4 Sun 12-5
No fundraising Required
Flat $10/Hr

To Apply Call or Email (Calls Preferred)



Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is accepting applications for a full time intern to begin immediately. Interns will be tasked with various assignments including communicating with constituents, providing staff with assistance, drafting correspondence under the supervision of the Legislative Correspondent and Legislative Director as well as a substantial amount of research to fully inform legislative and scheduling materials for the Congressman’s office. Great attention will be placed on time management skills and professional aptitude. Please send a cover letter, resume, and your dates of availability to, ATTN: FALL 2011 INTERNSHIP in the subject line.

Offshore Wind Media Fellow

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting climate change in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to educate and mobilize citizens of this region in a way that fosters a rapid societal switch to clean energy and energy efficiency, thus joining similar efforts worldwide to halt the dangerous trend of global warming.

CCAN seeks an Offshore Wind Media Fellow to help implement outreach strategies that support our Maryland offshore wind power campaign. This individual will interact with the communications director, campaign staff, and the larger coalition of environmental and labor groups working to develop offshore wind power in Maryland. This is a temporary position based in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Responsibilities will include:
- Draft Letters to the Editor, op-eds, press releases, fact sheets, and other collateral
- Maintain news alerts for all topics related to Maryland & national offshore wind and pass along relevant news to coalition
- Track media coverage
- Maintain up-to-date wind media list
- Conduct regular media outreach and maintain relationships with reporters
- Maintain social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, & Flickr for MD wind
- Contribute to content for coalition website
- Regularly update coalition website
- Search for proactive media opportunities for key coalition partners
- Generally work to raise the media profile of Maryland offshore wind

- Exceptional writing skills, with a demonstrated record of success
- Strong self-organization skills and ability to work independently under tight deadlines
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
- Goal-driven and results-oriented, with outstanding attention to detail
- Internet, social media, and computer savvy. Experience with Twitter, Facebook in political or social campaigns is a plus
- A demonstrated interest in climate change or other environmental or progressive causes
- Prior job or internship experience required, particularly in a political campaign, legislative office, or in a public relations agency
- Experience with Photoshop or Adobe Creative Suite preferred

Other details:
- The ideal candidate would be pursuing or have already received a bachelor’s degree in English, communication, public relations, political science, or a related field
- Must be willing to commit to 20 hours a week
- A $2,500 stipend will be awarded for 20 hours/week for three months in early 2012
- This position is based in Takoma Park, Maryland on the red line

To apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples (500 words or less) to Jamie Nolan Be sure to mention “offshore wind media fellowship” in the subject line.


J Street Fall 2011 Internships
J Street internships are a great opportunity to get extensive experience and learn valuable skills while contributing to a cause you believe in. J Street interns get involved on the front lines of the organization and are an important part of everything that we do.
Please email with any questions. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Please visit our website for a full listing of our fall 2011 internships:
Washington, DC Internships:
· J Street Fall ’11 J Street Education Fund Intern — DC — This position will involve assisting national staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. The J Street Education Fund intern will especially have duties relating to programming and speaking tours throughout the country.
· J Street Fall ’11 Communications and New Media — DC — This position is well suited to those interested in strategic political communications, including traditional and new media outreach. This position is writing and research intensive. The ideal candidate will be articulate, politically savvy and detail oriented.
· J Street Fall ’11 Political and Development Intern — DC — This position will involve assisting the DC Political Department staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. The intern will especially have duties related to supporter outreach and development work.
· J Street Fall ’11 Government Affairs Intern — DC — This position will involve assisting the Government Affairs staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. Many of these duties will be in support of staff’s lobbying activities on Capitol Hill.

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 No phone calls please.


Finance Internship with Protect Your Care

Protect Your Care, a progressive organization set up to defend last year’s health care reform law, is seeking a finance intern to work in its Washington, DC office.

Candidates should be recent college graduates or current undergraduates.
An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in politics and great communication skills. A working knowledge of campaign finance, health care issues and NGP software is a plus.

• Assist finance staff with donor research and call sheet production
• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases
• Assist in writing memos and briefs
• Provide administrative support and occasionally assist communications department

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Unpaid/College Credit

To apply,

Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to

Protect Your Care is a 501(c)4 organization that will create the political and media space for elected officials, industry leaders and community advocates to champion the Affordable Care Act and hold accountable those who seek to take those benefits away by repealing or defunding the law.

Fall Semester Internship
NYC Council Member Margaret Chin

Council Member Margaret Chin is the elected representative for the 1st New York City Council District. The District includes Chinatown & Little Italy, Lower East Side, SoHo, Battery Park City, Tribec

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