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4 Paid Internships in Washington D.C.


Member Leadership Programs Intern (AAUW)

American Association of University Women is currently accepting applications for a Member Leadership Programs Intern to work at their Washington, DC, office full-time from November 2016 through June 2017. The intern will earn $11.50 per hour and be responsible for providing administrative support for the organization’s member trainers program. In addition, the intern will be responsible for helping to write and prepare the organization’s monthly e-newsletter and to help improve training curriculum.

To be considered for the position, individuals must have experience or career interests in fields related to leadership development, training or curriculum development. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and strong written and oral communication skills are also required to perform the essential job duties of the position. The deadline for applications is November 4.

Communications Internship (Mines Advisory Group America)

The Mines Advisory Group America is currently seeking a Communications Intern to work in their offices in Washington, D.C. The intern will receive a 1-year placement and work 35 hours per week in exchange for a monthly stipend of $1600. Job duties include maintaining the website, Twitter account and Facebook page for the organization. He or she will also provide support for fundraising efforts and be responsible for creating content for the organization’s various online channels.

To qualify for the internship, individuals must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and have earned a degree in communications, marketing or journalism within the last two years. Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign are required, and those with additional skills with Illustrator are preferred.

Policy Internship (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, a nonprofit affiliate of the Green Party of Germany, is currently seeking interns for their Spring 2017 Policy Internship Program. Interns work 40 hours per week at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and receive a stipend of $700 per month.

Currently, applications are being accepted for two different parts of the program with internships beginning in March 2017. The first is the Sustainable Development Program, which focuses on economic governance and climate policy and is geared toward students who have a background in sustainable development and economic justice. The second program is the Transatlantic Dialogue, which focuses on Democracy and Social Policy and is geared toward individuals with a background in public policy or international relationships. Fluency in English and German is required for all internships. Applications for both programs will be accepted through November 1, 2016.

Global Engagement Intern (Rights and Resources)

Rights and Resources Initiative is currently seeking a Strategic Analysis and Global Engagement Intern to work for 40 hours per week at their offices in Washington, DC, during the Fall 2016 semester. The individual will be responsible for assisting with the production of analytical writings related to the organization’s Gender Justice Portfolio and to communicate with donors in person, over the phone and in writing. He or she will also assist with budget management and project management. The position is paid with a monthly stipend being awarded in an amount based on the intern’s background and skills. Qualified applicants will be fluent in English and one additional language, preferably French or Spanish and be knowledgeable of Microsoft Word.

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