Women's Foreign Policy Group General/Communications Internships - Spring 2019
- Internship posted by Women's Foreign Policy Group
1875 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
It is crucial to ensure that women's voices are heard and women leaders are fully engaged on key policy decisions. At WFPG, we advance women's leadership and highlight their contributions through international issues and mentoring programs. A key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, WFPG brings together participants from across disciplines and links women domestically and internationally. We believe that through highlighting women leaders in foreign policy, we provide important role models for the next generation and create a vital network of women from different sectors, generations, and backgrounds.
WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns also contribute to Celebrating Women Leaders Benefit Luncheons. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, assist in media outreach and the production of our newsletter, update the WFPG database and webpage, and complete other office tasks as assigned.
COMMUNICATIONS & WEB INTERN:
WFPG is also looking for a specialized intern to focus on the WFPG e-newsletter, event invitations, social media, and webpage design/updates in addition to research and other general office duties. Communications interns also assist in production of materials for major fundraisers.
Interns work with their coworkers on a variety of projects and tasks, ranging from program planning, to membership and fundraising outreach. For programs, interns take the lead on overseeing the RSVP lists, outreach, and event logistics, as well as researching the topic before the program, transcribing the remarks, and writing an article for our newsletter. A rough breakdown of time is as follows: 15% research, 30% writing (event write-up and correspondence), 10% clerical (phones and transcription),10% membership outreach, and 35% event planning.
INTERNSHIP BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:
At the WFPG, interns get exposure to mid and senior-level professionals from across the international affairs field. Interns have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of foreign policy and to learn how a small non-profit operates. Full-time interns who commit to 3 months during the summer or 3.5 months in the fall or spring are eligible for a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the internship.
Competitive candidates should have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs and excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite & Internet research). Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners, and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants for the Communications Internship should have a demonstrated interest and some experience with layout, design and relevant computer programs (basic understanding of photo editing, html coding, and social media platforms).
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter (including your availability), resume, two-page writing sample (short paper or excerpt), contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript no later than November 25th to Kimberly Kahnhauser Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Early applications are strongly encouraged***
Applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.