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- Internship, Tahoma Audubon, Tacoma
- Alliance for Justice- Intern- Washington, D.C./California
- Stimson Center- Intern- Washington, D.C.
Internship, Tahoma Audubon, Tacoma
Tahoma Audubon has several internship/volunteer opportunities in the political realm and I thought that you may know some UPS students that are interested. Our internships involve working on land use issues, transportation issues, conservation and habitat restoration. Please let me know if you know any students that would be interested in working in this type of field.
Julie Kerrigan firstname.lastname@example.org
2917 Morrison Rd. W.
University Place, Wa 98466
Alliance for Justice- Intern- Washington, D.C./California
2008 Spring Semester Internships
Alliance for Justice is a national association of public interest organizations spanning a range of issues, including civil rights, social justice, consume, and environmental! protection. Founded in 1979, AFJ leads progressive advocacy and stren gthens the progressive movement to ensure robust and equal access to levers of government power. Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is offering internships and volunteer opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and law school students. Interns must be able to work at least fifteen hours per week.
Interns will gain a wide range of substantive experience working with professional staff in one of several departments including Nonprofit and Foundation Advocacy, Judicial Selection, Access to the Courts, Outreach, Communications, and/or Development.
AFJ is a national association of public interest organizations spanning a range of issues, including civil rights, social justice, consumer and environmental protection. Founded in 1979, AFJ leads the progressive community through advocacy and efforts to strengthen the progressive movement in order to ensure fair and equal access to all levers of government.
. Excellent communication skills
. Excellent writing skills
. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
. Experience using Internet research tools
. Demonstrates a commitment to civil rights and other constitutional protections
NOTE: Resume attachment should include cover letter and list of three references.
To apply for this position, please visit the following site: http://www.afj.org/utilities/jobs/2007-08-fall-spring-internships.html
Stimson Center- Intern- Washington, D.C.
Please submit all applications electronically to email@example.com.
Applications sent via fax or mail will no longer be accepted.
Major Responsibilities . Project Areas . Stipend . Professional Development
How to Apply . Helpful Hints
The Henry L. Stimson Center seeks interns for a professional and educational experience in discovering the way in which non-profit organizations can contribute to the understanding of issues in international and homeland security. The Stimson Center offers unique internship opportunities based on the values of education, participation, and hands-on practical knowledge.
Based on the Center's commitment to professional development, expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment which will prepare them for full time employment in a professional setting.
Internships at the Stimson Center focus on the areas of research, professional development, and project administration. Internships may include:
* Proofreading, editing, and distributing Stimson publications
* Writing brief summaries of activities in the news
* Helping to maintain the Stimson Center website
* Tracking specific issue areas in the media
* Taking notes in meetings, both on and off-site
* Project coordination
* Working as a team with members of the Stimson staff and other inte! rns
* Administrative activities which will contribute to a fuller understanding of how non-profit organizations operate
Applicants are not expected to have specialized expertise, but should be highly motivated and sincere in their desire for an internship that is challenging and professional in nature. Interns can expect close and constant interaction with program staff, including their respective program directors. Under the oversight of the project director, the supervising RA will be asked to prepare an evaluation of the intern's performance at the midpoint and at the close of the internship. The intern will also be expected to evaluate the internship program at the Stimson Center and their individual experience.
The Stimson Center seeks interns for project areas including the following (please click on the links for important information on internships in each project area):
* Cooperative Nonproliferation
* Global Health Security
* Asian Political Economy
* East Asia
* South Asia/Space Security
* Southwest Asia
* Regional Voices
* Future of Peace Operations
* Domestic Preparedness and Homeland Security
* Security for a New Century Study Group
Please note that not all projects hire interns for every cycle, although most do.
Interns will be offered a stipend based on individual circumstances and are expected to work regular hours.
The Stimson Center also hosts a regular professional development series for interns, allowing them the opportunity to interact with Stimson Center management and senior associates; leaders in the public (government agencies, NGOs, other think tanks, graduate universities) and private (defense, consulting firms) sector; and other individuals that will help the intern to expand his/her interests and skill set.
Recently, our interns have gone on to careers in the State Department, the Department of Defense, the United Nations, various think tanks, and other organizations. Others have chosen to continue their education at graduate programs, including those at Georgetown, SAIS at Johns Hopkins, etc.
How to Apply
Internships will be will be recruited for three separate cycles. The approximate start and end dates for the winter/spring semester is given below:
Winter/Spring: January - May
To apply, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. a copy of our Application Form, titled: Last Name, First Name - Application Form
2. your resume, titled: Last Name, First Name - Resume
3. a cover letter explaining interest in the position, availability, and interest in a specific project or projects, titled: Last Name, First Name - Cover Letter
4. a short writing sample (no more than 5 pages), titled: Last Name, First Name - Sample
- OR -
Submit the above FOUR documents in one file, titled: Last Name, First Name - Complete Application
Applicants will be interviewed over the phone or, when possible, in person. The selection process takes approximately one month following the deadline. Complete application packets should be sent to: email@example.com.
Please note that applications sent via fax or mail will no longer be accepted.
* Describe in your cover letter why you are interested in a particular project.
* Try to keep your cover letter to one page.
* Your resume should not exceed one page.
* Submit your documents as a PDF if at all possible (free software is available, i.e. PDF Creator).
* If possible, submit all four documents in one file.