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Summer/Fall 2017 - Political Reform Intern (Paid)

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Political Reform

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)

New America’s Political Reform program is seeking applicants who have a strong interest in American politics, defense policy, and political reform for a Summer/Fall 2017 full-time internship in our Washington, D.C. office. You will assist program staff members with research, data entry, and miscellaneous administrative duties. You should be able to demonstrate ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a team on projects ranging from Congressional reform to race in politics to security oversight. This is a paid position.

The Political Reform Program works towards an open, fair democratic process, with equitable opportunities for full participation, in order to restore dynamism and growth to the American economy and society.

You will conduct research in these areas, as well as support the New Models of Policy Change project's research and convening across the left-right divide on defense policy reform. You will have the opportunity to attend events on behalf of New America, and gain exposure to some of the brightest and most visionary thinkers in the field. You will also able to attend in-house events, professional development, and off-the-record policy lunches with fellows and staff from other New America policy programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the political reform program’s projects with research and writing.
  • Handling, monitoring, and amplifying the program’s constituent relationships.
  • Updating the program’s website.
  • Updating and amplifying the program’s digital media strategy and presence on Twitter and other social media.
  • Organizing and staffing panel discussions, round-tables, book discussions, and other public or invite-only events.
  • Monitoring events and products of peer organizations.
  • Other miscellaneous administrative duties.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A keen interest in policy and reform--preferably on some subset of national security, congressional reform, lobbying, voting structures, polarization, and civic participation.
  • Shown experience on research and writing and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with data visualization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple deadlines and projects while working independently.
  • The composure and professional demeanor to interact with all levels of the public policy community.

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter with references and a resume. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis, but plan to interview applicants in May and June, making final selections before the end of June. This is a paid position.

 

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