Summer 2017 Project on Economic Mobility & Poverty Intern

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Employer
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Mar 09, 2017
Closes
Apr 01, 2017
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution seeks interns to work on our Economic Mobility and Poverty Project, Working Up: A Dialogue for Action to Increase Economic Mobility. We are specifically seeking individuals with an interest in, knowledge of, and possibly experience with, economic mobility and poverty issues.

The Project on Economic Mobility and Poverty Intern should expect to:

  • Perform research on relevant issues
  • Assist in preparing for roundtable discussions on economic mobility/poverty issues
  • Assist in preparing for interviews with leading poverty/mobility academics, analysts, and stakeholders
  • Provide administrative support
  • Work on organizational communications
  • Take part in weekly staff meetings

The experience at Convergence will:

  • Provide exposure to issues surrounding poverty and economic mobility
  • Provide exposure to policy making on state and federal levels
  • Provide experience in coordinating meetings with high-level academics, analysts, and stakeholders
  • Provide the opportunity to attend roundtable discussions and meetings to listen and learn
  • Cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills, and interests
  • Educate about the process of consensus building

Applicants should:

  • Have an interest in, knowledge of, and possibly experience with, poverty and mobility issues
  • Be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week. Full time, 40 hours per week, highly preferred.
  • Possess strong administrative and logistical skills
  • Demonstrate ability to complete multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines
  • Be flexible and proactive with regard to work assignments
  • Work well independently or with a team
  • Have a strong command of written and spoken English
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be fluent with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

This is an unpaid position, though interns are reimbursed commuting costs up to $7 per each working day.