Summer 2017 Events and Planning Intern

Employer
The Congressional Study Groups
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 28, 2017
Closes
Aug 13, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

The Congressional Study Groups seeks a highly-qualified intern to assist in event planning and program administration for our bipartisan, non-advocacy legislative exchanges, consisting of regular roundtables on Capitol Hill, as well as study tour opportunities for Members of Congress and senior congressional staff abroad.

Learning opportunities include:

  • improving project management and event coordination skills by assisting with the planning and coordination of Washington, DC-based roundtables, domestic study tours for foreign policymakers, and preparation for 2017 international study tours for US policymakers;
  • developing critical-thinking skills by identifying targeted invitation lists;
  • strengthening a clear and concise writing style by drafting invitations, interviews with VIPs for digital distribution, and narrative reflections following internal programs;
  • creatively generating content for our website, Facebook, Twitter;
  • and capitalizing on educational and networking opportunities by attending internal and external events with current and former Members of Congress, congressional staff, ambassadors, and administration officials when appropriate.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have basic experience with event planning; demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills; be extremely motivated, flexible, responsible, and resourceful with a love for learning (if you don't know how to do something, you figure it out or you know who to ask). Interest in transatlantic or transpacific affairs and/or professional language proficiency in German or Japanese is beneficial.

Timeframe: 3-4 days/21-28 hours per week, 3-4 months

Benefits

Stipend for local commuting expenses. College credit is also available upon discussion of requirements.

To Apply

Send an email with a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references attached to Lorraine Harbison at LHarbison - at - usafmc - dot - org with the subject line "Summer 2017 Internship." Incomplete applications will not be considered.