Opportunities of the Week

Hope you’re getting a chance to relax this 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 Virtual Events

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Internship Listings

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  • Internships with U.S. Election Assistance Commission in Washington, DC or Remote — The US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent bipartisan agency created by the Help America Vote Act of 2002. It assists and guides states and local election administrators in improving the administration of elections for Federal office. EAC is seeking several interns to perform a variety of activities in all areas of its operations: Communications, Research, Finance, Voting System Testing, Administration, and Information Technology. (Paid)
  • U.S. Government Relations Summer 2021 Intern with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, DC — The Policy and Government Affairs department of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking part-time to full-time interns for policy research, analysis, and outreach. (Unpaid)
  • Summer Intern with the Jewish Democratic Council of America, Remote — As an intern, you will have a diverse range of opportunities and responsibilities that are
    unique to a growing and vital political organization. You will assist JDCA staff with day-to-day operations, work alongside the communications team to generate creative social media content, conduct policy research, draft memos and background documents, as well as provide support to the political and policy team. (Paid)

Job Listings

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  • Analyst, Public Affairs with Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) in Washington, DC — FTP is currently seeking a bright, focused and proactive individual to join our Public Affairs team. The team specializes in crafting strong and compelling messages, devising smart communications and advocacy strategies, engaging the right audiences, and influencing public opinion to deliver results for our clients.
  • Black Census and Redistricting Hub Organizing Coordinator with California Calls in Los Angeles, CA — Seeking someone to support local Black-led organizations build power by working to ensure fair representation of Black communities in California’s redistricting processes. You’ll need to have a passion for organizing and a desire to learn. You’ll be part of a team guided by thoughtful, strategic planning, analysis and evaluation. To help lead ground-breaking statewide organizing campaigns, we need someone who learns quickly and is a self-starter who  can also balance the small operational details with the long-term vision of our work.
  • Communications Associate, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) with Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee), Remote position — As the Communications Associate, you will support ECI through the creation of a wide-range of communications. You’ll create better content – content that deepens empathy and understanding, and drives powerful action. You’ll work with the team to coordinate content offers – refining and improving existing content and designing new content. You’ll provide steady, joyful, humble leadership for the work of communicating about the transformative things we’re doing in partnership with the Congolese people.

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