Summer 2017 Events and Planning Intern
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
Stipend for local commuting expenses. College credit is also available upon discussion of requirements.
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.