Opportunities of the Week

Read on for featured 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

Visit links to learn more and RSVP; find many more events on Handshake! (Including events that take place on days other than March 17, we promise …)

Internship Listings

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  • Fellowships with Meridian International — Meridian is a nonpartisan, nonprofit diplomacy center that connects leaders through culture and collaboration to drive solutions for global challenges. Fellows have the opportunity to interact with the world’s top government, diplomatic, and corporate leaders, as well as gain insight into various fields, including public diplomacy, economic development, trade and women’s empowerment. (Paid; Deadline: March 31, 2021; positions are remote, but DC, Maryland or Virginia residency is required)
  • Government Affairs Intern with Our Children’s Trust in Washington, DC or Remote — Our Children’s Trust is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides strategic, campaign-based legal services to youth from diverse backgrounds to secure their legal rights to a safe climate. Government affairs interns will directly support OCT’s legal efforts in federal actions, including the constitutional and public trust climate case filed against the federal government by 21 young people in Juliana v. United States. (Unpaid)
  • 2021 Economic Impact and Diversity Internships with the Department of Energy in various locations — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED) is seeking passionate and policy-driven Scholars to engage in energy justice law and policy research in support of an equitable transition away from fossil fuels. The Scholar will join a team of researchers working on projects related to the advancement of state-level transitions to equitable renewable energy. (Paid; Deadline: May 1, 2021)

Job Listings

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  • Communications and Advocacy Associate with Urban Alliance in Washington, DC — Urban Alliance (UA), a national youth workforce development nonprofit, is currently seeking a creative storyteller with a passion for ensuring that all young people have access to opportunity. This role supports the organization’s external communications and advocacy efforts to drive increased visibility and partner and donor engagement – including media relations, digital media, and marketing.
  • Research Assistant, Center on Regulation and Markets with The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC — The Research Assistant undertakes research and policy analysis on a range of economic, health and social policy issues for one or more fellows or senior fellows. Candidates with a strong interest in environmental/energy economics and climate change policy are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal at White & Case LLP in various locations — Legal Assistants work under the supervision of attorneys in providing legal services to clients. Their responsibilities vary depending upon the practice group to which they are assigned. They may also work with other personnel (e.g. other legal assistants, Practice Technology, Global Technology Services, librarians, Professional Support Lawyers, Marketing professionals) at the Firm in delivering legal services to clients.

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 Career Advisor / Multimedia & Communications Specialist Susannah Krenn