Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fall Internships -- The Democracy Fund

JOBS AT THE DEMOCRACY FUND Are you passionate about strengthening American democracy? Do you want to be a part of creative philanthropy working to ensure our political system is able to meet our nation’s challenges? Then join us! The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply. Fall Internship The Democracy Fund is seeking bright, enthusiastic interns to work with us this fall. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge on how creative philanthropy can work to improve our democracy. Interns may be responsible for a variety of tasks, including: Producing original research on issues related to elections, local journalism, campaign finance, Congressional reform, and media policy Participating in grantee meetings, policy briefings, Congressional hearings, and other events Supporting research and diligence about new grantee candidates Compiling press clips, writing blog posts, and creating content for the Democracy Fund’s social media accounts Helping to organize internal and external events Completing and presenting a self-directed project aligned with the goals of the Democracy Fund Working to support the administrative needs of the team with editing, scheduling support, photocopying or other relevant administrative tasks and functions Assist in preparation and copying, packing, and mailing meeting materials Candidate requirements include: Strong analytical, writing, editing, and communication skills Ability to work as part of a team Ability to think creatively about solving problems Ability to multitask while maintaining strong attention to detail Ability to take initiative and work independently A deep passion for strengthening American democracy and a commitment to exploring a career in political or media reform Preference may be given to candidates who have already completed their undergraduate studies (e.g. PhD, Masters, and law school students and graduates with work experience), but strong-performing seniors and juniors will be considered. Interns will be paid on an hourly basis. The internship is based in Washington, DC. For more information about the Democracy Fund, visit Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Paul Waters at Cover letters should include a clear description of the candidate’s available start date and availability throughout the fall. Candidates should also include an idea for a project they could undertake over the fall while at the Democracy Fund.

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