Opportunities of the Week

Each week, we’ll feature upcoming events, internship and job listings, and other opportunities for the Government/Law/International Affairs career community. 

Here’s a quick rundown of some interesting opportunities we’ve come across lately. Have one that you’d like to share with other followers of this career community? Email it to Susannah Krenn — and thanks in advance!

Upcoming Events

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Internship Listings

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  • Government Affairs Intern with the National Safety Council in Washington, DC — Interns will work with a small team to directly impact our priority issues including (but definitely not limited to!) the opioid epidemic, autonomous vehicles, distracted driving, teen driving safety and workplace safety. They will analyze existing and proposed policies at the federal and state levels, conduct research on issue areas, draft and edit new policy positions on emerging areas of interest, and attend meetings with legislators, their staff and other stakeholders. (Paid; Deadline: March 5, 2021)
  • Young Global Professionals Program with Atlantic Council, Virtual for Summer 2021 — Program participants will receive in-depth exposure to one of our 14 programs or centers and become a valuable part of the Atlantic Council team through engagement with leading strategists, government officials, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and military commanders; exposure to the writing and editing process for publications; and creating initiatives within a foreign affairs institution. (Paid; Open to juniors and seniors; Deadline: March 26, 2021) 
  • Migration, Remittances & Development Internship with Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC or Remote — Interns will research trends and patterns of international remittance flows, research migration policy in the US, Central America, and other regions, provide editing assistance in the preparation of reports and newsletters, and research country-specific migration and remittances contexts, including access to financial services and legislation. (Unpaid; Deadline: March 26, 2021)

Job Listings

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  • Entry-Level Litigation Paralegal with Walden Macht & Haran LLP in New York, NY — The Firm is looking for a self-motivated, hard-working individual to serve as a junior paralegal. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, drafting and proofing of documents, preparation and submission of legal filings, substantive factual and legal research, document analysis and summarization, document database maintenance and coordination, and preparation of binders and other relevant materials.
  • Assistant Editor with the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC — The Center (CBPP) is one of the nation’s leading non-profits working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. CBPP seeks an Assistant/Associate Editor to join the Communications team. This two-year term position offers an opportunity for an individual with some editorial experience to gain skills and experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to help the Center meet its policy goals.
  • Legal Administrative Assistant, Voting Rights Project with the ACLU in New York, NY — The Legal Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative, with some litigation, support to the Project’s attorneys. This includes processing invoices, generating expense reports, and handling travel arrangements, as well as cite checking and formatting litigation documents, maintaining litigation calendar and files, and providing onsite administrative, logistical and other support for trials and hearings.

An important note about hiring timelines for current seniors: It can be challenging to ascertain whether a position is meant for YOU, i.e., someone graduating in May 2021 OR if it’s intended for someone who can start much sooner, i.e., in less than a month. If possible, you could consider reaching out to the prospective employer to ask if 2021 grads can apply. If you’re unsure, you might still choose to apply and hope they keep your application on file, but understand that they may want someone who is able to start earlier. At the very least, add the organization to your “list of employers to revisit,” because they may post opportunities in the future that better match with your timeline.

Great reminder for everyone: Whether you’re attending a virtual event or applying for an opportunity, there are many ways to learn about career paths and gain experience. Talk to a career advisor about finding options that align with your interests and goals.

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By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor Susannah Krenn