United States of America: Center for International Policy Internships with Win Without War (multiple internships available)

Organization: Center for International Policy
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 01 May 2018

Win Without War

The Win Without War coalition is a program of the Center for International Policy, committed to helping build a better, more just and more peaceful world by advancing progressive alternatives to America’s over-militarized foreign policy.

Multiple positions are available with Win Without War. They include a social media and digital communications internship, policy and advocacy internship, and campaigns and partnerships internship.

The ideal candidates for any internship with Win Without War will:

  • Have a passionate commitment to progressive values and to an American foreign policy rooted in those values.
  • Have the ability to work independently when necessary and execute multiple simultaneous tasks on tight deadlines.
  • Have an ability to accept constructive feedback in meaningful, productive ways.
  • Be excited about working in a fast-paced, small team in an activist environment.
  • Be heart-driven, positive, collaborative, fun and kind – and want to be part of a team and network that feels that way too.
  • WWW interns will receive a stipend of $500 per month to help cover expenses incurred during their internship.

Social Media and Digital Communications Intern

Description

The Social Media and Digital Communications Intern will provide direct support for our Digital and Communications programs as we strive to keep our members, partners, allies, and media stakeholders engaged and informed across multiple digital and media platforms.

Duties

  • Supporting content production and maintenance of social media platforms on a daily basis
  • Producing news and other media reports/roundups
  • Tracking social media and website analytics
  • Assisting with executing social media strategies
  • Researching key media stakeholders
  • Assisting with drafting media advisories
  • Creating and distributing content to help publicize Win Without War’s work and progressive foreign policy values across various digital and media platforms
  • Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Interest in digital communications strategies and technologies
  • Impeccable proofreading skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills with a strong sense of tone
  • Proficiency with leading social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:
  • Knowledge of HTML
  • Web design and content management
  • Graphic design and video editing

To apply, please submit the following to internships@ciponline.org:

  • A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • CIP is committed to building a diverse internship program which will help to cultivate a more diverse community of practice in the field of US Foreign Policy. We believe inclusion leads to more creativity and better work environments. What strengths will you bring to this internship to help CIP achieve this goal? Please answer this in your cover letter.
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
  • A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information) And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)

Policy and Advocacy Intern

The Policy and Advocacy intern will support our Policy and Advocacy programs as we work with partners in Congress and research and advocate on legislation and policies related to our issue sets.

Duties

  • Drafting policy memos and Congressional education resources such as fact sheets, backgrounders and messaging guidance
  • Updating organizational Congressional statements trackers on a daily basis
  • Monitoring legislative developments on Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, refugee resettlement, arms sales, the defense budget, climate, development and related issues
  • Providing event coordination and communications support for Congressional briefings and/or other events
  • Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Interest in/knowledge of U.S. legislative and political processes
  • Interest in/knowledge of the issues, policies, and political actors
  • Interest in progressive politics
  • Impeccable attention to detail, excellent writing skills
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:
  • Previous experience with Congress and/or elected officials
  • Grassroots advocacy and political organizing, such as canvassing, phone banking, organizing town halls, etc.

Campaigns and Partnerships Intern

The Campaigns and Partnerships intern will provide support for organizational campaigning, partner engagement, and internal knowledge management systems.

Duties

  • Tracking national and global campaigns by attending meetings, conducting internet research, and creating summaries for program staff including directors
  • Research for work products that strengthen the case for broader foreign policy involvement of US progressive organizations and activists.
  • Supporting compilation and organization of internal documents and knowledge management systems
  • Drafting public education resources, such as grassroots toolkits and messaging documents
  • Tracking and evaluating grassroots actions and looking for improvements
  • Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Interest in/knowledge of cross-movement campaigns and outreach
  • Interest in/knowledge of relevant issues, policies, and political actors
  • Interest in a broad set of progressive foreign policy issues (global security, climate change, development, human rights, refugees, public health, etc.)
  • Attention to detail, excellent writing skills
  • Very organized
  • Experience with one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:
  • Previous experience with or interest in coalitions and advocacy organizations.
  • Grassroots advocacy and political organizing, such as canvassing, phone banking, organizing town halls, etc.

The Win Without War coalition is composed of organizations representing a diverse and inclusive movement to radically shift American foreign policy in a progressive direction. We also recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion on the staff level as well, particularly from communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving America’s foreign policy.

The Center for International Policy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status refugee status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following to internships@ciponline.org:

  • A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • CIP is committed to building a diverse internship program which will help to cultivate a more diverse community of practice in the field of US Foreign Policy. We believe inclusion leads to more creativity and better work environments. What strengths will you bring to this internship to help CIP achieve this goal? Please answer this in your cover letter.
  • Your resume
  • A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
  • A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information) And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)

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