Opportunities of the Week

Looking forward to the start of a new semester! Here’s a quick rundown of upcoming events, internships, and job listings for the Government/Law/International Affairs career community.

Have an opportunity 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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  • Digital Marketing Intern with Foreign Brief (Remote) — 10 hr./week position involving strengthening the organization’s style guide, coordinating a social media marketing strategy to increase readership, and identifying partner organizations for cross-promotional content. Foreign Brief is a US-based geopolitical assessment startup that specializes in linking current global developments in the political, economic and security arenas to medium- and long-term trends. (Deadline: January 17, 2022)
  • Summer Internship (Curatorial Aide) with the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, DC — 12-week, paid internship involving research and selection of architectural drawings for a rotation plan, background research on proposed topic for rotation, and assistance with “Historical Highlight” social media submissions for the Communications Division. Also opportunities for small, independent research or archival projects. (Deadline: January 31, 2022)  Visit USAJobs for more interesting summer internships!
  • House Committee on the Judiciary Internships in Washington, DC — Interns work closely with committee staff on a range of tasks, including policy research, legal research, memo writing, and more. (Deadline: February 15, 2022)

Job Listings

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  • Research Assistant with the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC — provide research support to scholars in the Foreign Policy program’s John L. Thornton China Center and Energy Security and Climate Initiative (ESCI). Research topics may include China’s economy and economic statecraft, the global energy transition, technological innovation, and policy implications and developments. The Research Assistant also provides administrative support and coordination for operations and events.
  • Communications Coordinator OR Organizer with the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action in Boston, MA — In different ways, these roles will support JALSA’s organizing, programming, government affairs and fundraising teams to reach, engage, and inspire people across the Commonwealth who wish to work with JALSA to bring about our vision of a more just and equitable society.
  • Paralegal with Wigdor LLP in New York, NY — Paralegals work alongside associates during all phases of the litigation process, up to and through trial. Primary responsibilities include preparing and filing court pleadings, organizing documents, assisting with trial and deposition preparation, assisting attorneys during courtroom proceedings, and more.

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 2022 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 2022 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