Internship posted by: National Iranian American Council
Posted on: November 23, 2012
The National Iranian American Council now accepts applications for part-time and full-time interns for the Spring 2013 semester to operate out of NIAC's Washington DC office. Starting date is generally late January/early February for the Spring semester, and internships last for at least 10-12 weeks. NIAC will assist in helping interns get school credit, but positions are unpaid. The deadline for Spring 2013 applications is January 27, 2013 though applications are reviewed/considered as they are received.
Qualifications: NIAC seeks dynamic undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates, preferably in international relations, political science, and government/public policy. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, a highly organized approach to work, and proficiency in the use of computers are essential. Interns with a working knowledge of Farsi/Persian may translate news and information coming out of Iran for our blog, www.NIACinSight.com, which has been one of the foremost sources of information on the unfolding events in Iran.
Responsibilities: Interns work in conjunction with NIAC staff in Washington, DC, on NIAC's programs, including monitoring of Congressional activities, researching legislation, and drafting analyses and action alerts on issues related to immigration, civil rights, and foreign policy. Responsibilities also include writing news articles for both NIAC's blog and website, as well as covering Congressional hearings/policy conferences and writing reports for inclusion on the website. Interns work on various NIAC civic education projects and collaborate closely with Iranian-American organizations across the country. Interns assist with program implementation, database management, community outreach, event planning, logistical support for staff activities, and other administrative duties.
Please email email@example.com your resume, cover letter, writing sample (journalistic writing preferred but an academic sample is also acceptable), and the names and phone numbers of two references (professional or academic).