Project Intern – Washington, D.C.
Organization: Partnership for a Secure America
Position Title: Project Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours & Compensation: 20 hours/week, unpaid.
Position Dates: Immediately until mid-May.
Application Deadline: As soon as possible.
Posted On: March 1, 2013.
Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and U.S. Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today’s critical national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America’s national interests.
Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is currently seeking a project intern from now until mid-May. Project interns will have the opportunity to participate in a close team environment and gain first-hard exposure to and knowledge of the DC political and policy establishments. In addition, interns will leave PSA with practical experience in the day-to-day running of a nonprofit organization.
- Research future bipartisan policy statements on key foreign policy and national security challenges;
- Help draft organizational newsletters, press releases, event invitations, talking points and other materials supporting PSA initiatives;
- Work with the media to promote coverage of PSA’s activities; track media references and coverage;
- Help plan, organize and run events promoting PSA statements and other projects;
- Assist with the PSA Congressional Partnership Program;
- Attend and report on other relevant events in the DC area;
- Help manage the organization’s online presence and advocacy tools; including the PSA website, the blog, Facebook account and Twitter account;
- Contribute to PSA’s blog on national security and foreign policy issues, “Across the Aisle.”
The ideal candidate wil be a bright, highly-motivated individual with a strong academic background and a demonstrated interest in U.S. foreign policy and national security issues. In addition, candidates should have the following background and qualities:
- Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently;
- Ability to take on several diverse tasks at once;
- Superior organizational skills;
- Experience with social media, marketing, web design, and HTML;
- Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;
- Ability to work on a team in a close-knit environment;
- Strong familiarity with current foreign policy and national security issues;
- Strong commitment to PSA’s bipartisan principles;
- A sense of humor.
How to Apply: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, 1 page writing sample, and a list of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership for a Secure America, http://www.psaonline.org
2000 P Street NW, Washington, D.C.