Internship Openings

A Horizontal Rule

Delaware House Democrats – Summer 2014 (4-16-14)

Description

We are seeking energetic and proficient interns for the summer 2014. Interns will gain valuable professional insights into the inner workings of the legislative process. Supporting the work of legislative staff, interns will learn about how the Delaware House of Representatives is administered, how political messages are communicated, and how to maintain relationships with constituents. We are happy to work with professors to arrange academic credit.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to eli.turkel@state.de.us by June 30, 2014. Candidates are asked to set aside 10-12 hours a week. Wilmington Office is located at the Caravel Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Delaware Future Ed Leaders Summer Program - Summer 2014 (4-8-14)

Description

Delaware’s Department of Education will host its second summer program for promising future leaders who have a passion for education and want to gain hands-on exposure to policy work. The program has been developed specifically for current students, recent graduates, and junior teachers as they explore career paths in education and seek exposure to careers in state government.

Individuals from all programs of study are welcome to apply. Although teaching experience is not required, preference will be given to outstanding teachers currently working in Delaware public schools. The program begins on Monday, June 23rd and ends on Friday, August 15th. This is an unpaid internship. Program participants may work flexibly between our Wilmington and Dover locations.

Participants each will lead individual pieces of work critical to Delaware’s policy agenda. They also will participate in regular sessions with Delaware leaders in state government, district and school leadership, the business community and non-profit organizations intended to develop them as leaders and push their thinking on education issues of national importance. The eight weeks will culminate in a presentation of their work and policy recommendations to department staff and leadership.

To Apply

The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014.

More information, including details on how to apply, is available here: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/ddoe/felsp.shtml

Delaware State Board of Education - May-August 2014 (4-7-14)

Description

This is an opportunity to work directly with the Executive Director on legislative and policy related issues, gather research and policy analysis on topics for the State Board and stakeholders, help plan and facilitate workshops, webinars, and stakeholder meetings. The intern will be directly involved with the implementation of a grant provided through the National Association of State Boards of Education involving college and career ready standards, educator evaluation, and school leader preparation.

Time Commitment and Work Location

3 days a week, or an agreed upon alternate schedule that would equal 22.5/hours per week. When the General Assembly is in session it would require attendance in the Dover office – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Flexibility to work remotely can be arranged outside of legislative days. The State Board Office is located in the Townsend Building, Dover, DE.

How to Apply

Please submit an email explaining your interest and resume to:
Donna Johnson
Executive Director
Delaware State Board of Education
donna.johnson@doe.k12.de.us

Applications submitted by April 16th will have preference.

John Carney for Congress - Summer/Fall 2014 (4-1-14)

Description

John Carney for Congress seeks campaign interns for the 2014 election cycle. Congressman Carney is running his second reelection campaign as Delaware’s At-large member in the U.S. House of Representatives. Interns will develop a functional knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional campaign and Delaware politics. Responsibilities may include data management, mailings, fieldwork, fundraising, organizing events, office management, and special projects.

Qualified applicants will be available to work part-time (10-20 hours per week) or full-time. The campaign office is located at Democratic Headquarters in New Castle, DE.

To Apply

Send an email with your cover letter and resume to Read Scott at read@johncarney.org. In your cover letter, please include your availability.

U.S. Senator Chris Coons - Summer 2014 (3-27-14)

Description

The Office of Senator Chris Coons seeks unpaid interns for the summer of 2014. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours, and assisting front office as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility, and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send an e-mail to Eric_Wall@coons.senate.gov with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample. Applications received by May 15 will be given priority. Delaware ties a plus, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.

Senator Tom Carper - Wilmington Office - Summer 2014 (3-5-14)

Description

Senator Carper is now accepting applications from students interested in serving as interns in his Wilmington office during the upcoming summer session. For those looking for a unique experience and an insider's look into the political process, this program presents an opportunity for both. Senator Carper's internship program is a great way to receive college credits while gaining hands-on work and political experience.

Our interns interact with Senator Carper, his staff and constituents daily. Delawareans are given preference.

To Apply

The internship application can be found on Senator Carper’s website at the following address: http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram. The application packet requires the application, a cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and a writing sample.

The application deadline for the Summer semester is April 11, 2014.
Please submit your application packet to Mr. Brad Simon by e-mail to: brad_simon@carper.senate.gov
or
by mail at: Office of United States Senator Thomas R. Carper
301 North Walnut Street
Suite 102L-1
Wilmington, DE 19801-3974
or by fax to (302) 573-6434

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Simon directly at (302) 573-6291.

Students for a New American Politics PAC Fellowship - Summer 2014 (3-5-14)

Description

The SNAP Fellowship is a paid grassroots organizing fellowship for students and youth that’s fast-paced, high-impact, and focused on social justice values and immigrants’ rights movements. You’ll learn to talk to voters and recruit volunteers to elect Democratic candidates who are ready to put Congress to work building a fairer society.

All Organizing Fellows will be placed on liberal/progressive Congressional campaigns in competitive districts across the country. Fellows will attend a three-day training session in the New York metro area in early June and then work as grassroots organizers on campaigns from early June to the middle of August.

SNAP believes that our country’s leadership should reflect its diversity. We therefore pay all Organizing Fellows a stipend of up to $5,000, based on financial need. The average stipend in summer 2012 was $1,443 plus free housing and travel for 10 weeks.

To Apply

For priority consideration, please submit your application for the Organizing Fellowship Program as soon as possible. Details of our application can be found at http://www.snappac.org/apply-for-the-2014-organizing-fellowship./

Office of Congressman John Carney - Summer 2014 (2-4-14)

Description

Congressman John Carney is seeking interns in his Wilmington and Georgetown offices. Intern responsibilities include:

Details

The position would require about 30 hours per week from the beginning of June to mid-August. Although the position is unpaid, we do cover parking and are flexible on hours because we recognize that the summer is the best opportunity for students to work. We will also work with the student's counselor to arrange course credit for their internship.

To Apply

Students should submit a resume and cover letter.
They can be sent to:
Albert Shields, Senior Press & Policy Advisor
via email: (Albert.Shields@mail.house.gov)
fax: (302-428-1950)
or mailed to:
Office of Congressman John Carney
233 North King Street
Suite 200
Wilmington, DE 19801

Mayrack for Auditor (2-3-14)

Description

The Mayrack Campaign for State Auditor seeks enthusiastic and responsible interns for spring, summer, and fall semesters. As interns, students will have ample opportunity to learn about internal campaign operations on a competitive state-wide campaign, including press relations, message development, candidate support, campaign strategy, grassroots outreach, fundraising, and event planning. The internship provides a chance to meet and work with Democratic public officials, party leaders, and candidates, while working alongside Brenda Mayrack and campaign staff. Interns often take responsibility for substantive projects as well.

Internship hours will be flexible, with the exception of some evening and weekend commitments. Internships are unpaid but may be taken for college credit, depending on the number of hours worked. Students may determine the number of hours and days per week they work and may set up a flexible but regular schedule to accommodate classes and other commitments.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Alex Minore
Mayrack for Auditor
Phone: (302) 729-3196
Email: alex@mayrack.com

In your letter, please indicate whether you intend to take the internship for credit; how many credits you would like to receive and/or how many hours per week you would like to work; any special skills you may have (web design, accounting, computers, foreign language, etc.); and any particular interests you would like to focus on during your internship.

If you have questions, please call (302) 729-3196 or email alex@mayrack.com.

Teacher & Leader Effectiveness Unit, Delaware Department of Education (Summer Research Analyst) (1-30-14)

Description

This summer research analyst position with DDOE is an opportunity for a talented data-savvy individual to contribute to the human capital analytics work taking place in the TLEU. The summer research analyst position is full-time and is ideal for undergraduate juniors, seniors, or recent graduates. This position reports directly to the Data Strategist in TLEU.

An ideal candidate must possess the ability to work on projects independently, as some of the work will include the creation of dashboards, research reports, and policy briefs.

Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Summer Research Analyst is to provide research and analytical support to the work of the TLEU. Specifically, the analyst will contribute to the analysis and report preparation for the TLEU’s annual Professional Learning Communities Survey. The analyst will also conduct end-of-year analyses of student achievement gains in schools with various TLEU initiatives. This analysis will be compiled into a policy report to be shared with the US Department of Education.

Benefits

Time Commitment & Work Location

To learn more about the work of previous TLEU analysts see http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/oct/leaders100413.html

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Atnre Alleyne at atnre.alleyne@doe.k12.de.us

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - Summer 2014 (1-28-14)

Description

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is looking for qualified candidates to serve as interns during the Summer, Fall, and Spring terms. The deadline for Summer 2014 is March 7, 2014.

Eligibility

Application Requirements

To Apply

For more information, or to apply, visit: www.wh.gov/ostp/about/student or email: internships@ostp.gov

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program (12-3-13)

Description

The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence (OPC) Associate Program is open every spring, summer, and fall, and we are currently accepting applications for the Summer 2014 semester. Associates work alongside our staff and interns, gaining valuable professional experience while learning about the White House and the Federal Government.

OPC plays a key role in facilitating an open dialogue between the President and the American people. The office’s mission is to listen to and understand the stories and concerns of the American people, and to send responses on behalf of the President. Staffers, interns, and associates receive and reply to: letters and emails; calls coming into the White House Comment Line; gifts sent to the First Family; requests for Presidential proclamations, messages, and greetings; and requests for assistance from the Federal Government. The office also provides the President with a daily sample of 10 letters to help keep him in touch with a broad range of ideas and experiences of people across our country.

Attached please find our Summer 2014 program flyer and FAQ sheet, which can be shared with students and recent graduates from your institution. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold U.S. citizenship, and they must be currently enrolled in or recently finished with a degree seeking program. OPC associates serve in our office for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The Summer 2014 program lasts from May 27 – August 8, and the final deadline to apply is January 31, 2014. This is an unpaid position. If a student or graduate is interested in applying, please encourage the applicant to email a resume and statement of interest to: OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov. If applicants are interested in opportunities involving time commitments less than 30 hours per week, please contact OPCStudentVolunteers@who.eop.gov for more information.

Contact

Please feel free to direct any questions your office or applicants may have to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov.

WWW.WHITEHOUSE.GOV

Gun Free Dining Tennessee (11-22-13)

Description

Gun Free Dining Tennessee (GFDT) is a non-profit organization that encourages restaurants that serve alcohol to not allow guns. This became an issue in 2010 when Tennessee passed a law allowing guns in bars and restaurants, at the behest of the NRA. This is a tactic now being used by the NRA in many states across the country (e.g., North Carolina passed a similar law in 2013). We believe that most people prefer that guns not be allowed to mix with alcohol, and have created a web site documenting which restaurants do and don't allow guns (it is a local choice, under the Tennessee law). We also work to educate restaurant owners and the public, since many do not even realize that guns are allowed.

The intern helps GFDT by calling restaurants in Tennessee to ask them about their gun policy, teach them about the new law, and encourage them to post a no-gun sign. The intern also helps manage our database and web site, and our Facebook page.

To Apply

To apply for this internship, e-mail Ray Friedman, President of GFDT, at Ray.Friedman@Vanderbilt.edu.

Senator Chris Coons' DC Office - Spring 2014 (11-19-13)

Description

Senator Chris Coons’ office seeks unpaid interns for the Spring 2014 session. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours and assisting front office, as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send an e-mail to Claire_O’Neill@coons.senate.gov with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample. Applications received by January 1st, 2014 will be given priority. Delaware ties a plus, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President – Washington, DC - Spring 2014 (11-19-13)

Description

The intern program at USTR is a semester-long, volunteer program in which undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students gain knowledge and experience in conducting U.S. trade policy. Assignments may include research, analysis, statistics, and coordination of briefing books, report preparation, meeting and conference planning, letter writing, and covering meetings, hearings, and/or legislative markup sessions. Internships are available in all 26 departments of the Washington, DC office as well as at USTR’s offices in Beijing, China, and Geneva, Switzerland.

Applicants Must Be

To Apply

Applications must be submitted by EMAIL to ustr_hr@ustr.eop.gov or FAXED to 202-395-9677

Deadlines

Spring Internship (January – April) – November 15th

Summer Internship (May – August) – March 15th

Fall Internship (September – December) – August 1st

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), Washington DC Office (11-12-13)

Winter 2013-14

Description

Moderate Senior Democratic member seeks unpaid interns for Winter break 2014 in a fast-paced Congressional Office where they will gain valuable exposure to and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress.

The winter break internship term would begin as soon as applicants are available to start in December and run through January 17th (or for however far into the month of January applicants are available). The office will close between December 23rd-January 1st.

Applicants should be positive, motivated, organized and reliable individuals to assist with the legislative and administrative needs of the staff. Duties include greeting constituents, attending briefings, answering phones, performing legislative research, leading tours of the Capitol, opening and sorting mail, and various other tasks. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word with strong written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and with strong attention to detail.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, availability and two references to repmikethompson.intern@gmail.com with “Winter Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Spring Internship 2014 (11-6-13)

Intern Responsibilities

We have positions open in the Wilmington and Georgetown offices. Students would need to be available for 10-15 hours per week through the spring semester.

Contact

Applications due Friday, November 22nd. Interested students should email, fax or mail me a copy of their resume and a cover letter. My contact information is below.

Albert Shields
Office of Congressman John Carney
Senior Press & Policy Advisor
233 N. King St., Ste. 200
Wilmington, DE 19801
302.691.7333 (phone)
302.561.5043 (Mobile)
Albert.Shields@mail.house.gov
www.johncarney.house.gov

Delaware Department of State (10-25-13)

Office of the Secretary of State

International Trade Group

Description

The Delaware Department of State is seeking a part-time intern to work with the Department on priorities within the Office of the Secretary, in addition to working with the International Trade Group. Internship will offer learning opportunities about international business, the process of starting a business in the state, and other business services that the Department offers to Delaware businesses as a public service. Seeking a highly motivated, self disciplined, and research oriented individual. An understanding of user-focused presentation and organization of information is a significant plus. Foreign language skills are highly valued but not required. The office is located in Wilmington, in the Carvel State Building 820 N. French St. Wilmington DE 19801. Internships are unpaid but schedules can be arranged to support other school/work obligations.

Contact

Please email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and skills to Dana Rohrbough, Deputy Principal Assistant, at Dana.Rohrbough@state.de.us

Senator Tom Carper - Wilmington Office (10-23-13)

Description

Senator Carper is now accepting applications from students interested in serving as interns in his Wilmington office during the upcoming Winter session. For those looking for a unique experience and an insider's look into the political process, this program presents an opportunity for both. Senator Carper's internship program is a great way to receive college credits while gaining hands-on work and political experience.

Our interns interact with Senator Carper, his staff and constituents daily. Delawareans are given preference.

The internship application can be found on Senator Carper’s website at the following address: http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram. The application packet requires the application, a cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and a writing sample.

Contact

The application deadline for the Winter semester is November 31, 2013.
Please submit your application packet to Mr. Brad Simon by e-mail to: brad_simon@carper.senate.gov
or
by mail at: Office of United States Senator Thomas R. Carper, 301 North Walnut Street, Suite 102L-1, Wilmington, DE 19801-3974
or
by fax to (302) 573-6434.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Simon directly at (302) 573-6291.
Further information is available on Senator Carper’s website: http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram.

Americans for Democratic Action, Jim Jontz Advocacy Fellowship - Fall 2013 (8-14-13)

Description

The ADA Education Fund’s Jim Jontz Advocacy Fellowship is a program designed to recruit, train, and activate a new generation of professional progressives. Delaware ADA is looking for a Jim Jontz Fellow for this fall.

Projects may include but are not limited to: community organizing and advocacy around tax equity and other social and economic justice issues, writing letters to the editor on policy issues, organizing door-to-door canvassing, organizing events, and recruiting volunteers into activities.

The Fellowship runs from August 26 through December 13. You will be required to work the time equivalent of a 3-credit hour class, meaning approximately 13 hours/week. If you are seeking academic credit, Delaware ADA will support you in meeting your academic requirements. The fellowship comes with a $1,000 stipend.

To Apply

Please email your resume (including activist history) and cover letter to Ezra@ADAction.org by Wednesday, August 21 to be considered. Women, Minorities, and LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.

National Endowment for the Humanities (8-9-13)

Position: NEH Fall 2013 Internship Program

Description

Tasks may include managing invitation and RSVP lists, drafting briefing memos, managing our web presence, conducting outreach to Congressional offices, and communicating with presenters and VIPs.

Interns must possess strong writing and communication skills, and have a passion for the humanities. Interns must be able to complete tasks in a timely manner, and be professional and detail-oriented. Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter is preferred. We are looking for a commitment of at least 3 full days a week.

See their website for Fall 2013 Internship Program.

Cory Booker for U.S. Senate - Summer/Fall 2013 (8-6-13)

Description

The Cory Booker for U.S. Senate campaign in New Jersey is seeking interns to volunteer and help with the campaign. The primary election is August 13th and the special election is October 16, so interested students should contact the campaign immediately. Anybody interested can contact timothy@corybooker.com.

U.S. Senator Coons' Washington D.C. Office - Fall 2013 (8-6-13)

Dates: Wednesday, September 4th to Wednesday, December 11th. Preference given to applicants who are available at least 2 days a week from 9am-5pm.

Description

Senator Chris Coons’ office seeks unpaid interns for the fall 2013 session. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, handling requests for flags and tours and assisting front office, as well as legislative staff. This position requires outstanding organizational abilities, strong communication skills, attention to detail, poise, flexibility and an ability to prioritize in an extremely fast-paced office. Motivated, hard-working, and professional applicants looking to get a taste of Capitol Hill are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send an e-mail to grace_bennett@coons.senate.gov with the subject line reading “Intern” and include a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample. Applications received by Friday, August 2, 2013, will be given priority. Delaware ties a plus, but not required. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone calls.

Facebook Public Policy Externship - Spring 2014 (8-6-13)

Description

Facebook is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented undergraduate and graduate students to join our Public Policy team in Washington, DC as full-time contracted externs. Alongside Facebook team members responsible for public policy and strategic communications, externs will work on a variety of projects and policy issues with relevance in the US and around the world, ranging from legislative monitoring and policy analysis to content development.

Requirements

To Apply

Please send your resume/CV to DC-externships@fb.com by Friday, September 13, 2013.

Mayor of Wilmington's Office of Constituent Services (8-6-13)

Description

We value our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goal while helping you build effective working relationships with executives in City government. You will become extremely knowledgeable of the delivery of City services and special projects geared towards strengthening a sense of community with our constituents. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with inner-department leaders and other professionals who share in this department’s goals.

Requirements

To Apply

Contact Stephen Williams at 576-2108 or gswilliams@wilmingtonde.gov.
Deadline for Fall 2013 is August 31, 2013. Deadline for Spring 2014 is December 31, 2013.

Democracy for America (PAC) (7-25-13)

Description

DFA offers current college students around the country the opportunity to intern in the political department and work remotely with staff to craft strategy, design campaign plans, dig into target districts and help determine electoral priorities. Political interns work remotely with DFA Staff to design goals for political and issue organizing specific to their areas.

Our interns can take one of two paths: the electoral path where strategy is crafted and where interns take on a lead in identifying political opportunities and researching political campaigns. There’s also a field path for interns who identify a specific issue relevant to their campus or community and develop with a plan to tackle it.

Applicants should be dedicated to promoting progressive causes, interested in honing their skills and committed to taking on some of our nation’s biggest challenges right in their communities.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter, stating your interest in a remote internship, to fcaliz@democracyforamerica.com Please state whether you are applying for a full time (40 hours a week) or part time internship (20 hours maximum.)

Senator Tom Carper - Wilmington Office (7-25-13)

Description

Senator Carper is now accepting applications from students interested in serving as interns in his Wilmington office during the upcoming Fall session. For those looking for a unique experience and an insider's look into the political process, this program presents an opportunity for both. Senator Carper's internship program is a great way to receive college credits while gaining hands-on work and political experience.

Our interns interact with Senator Carper, his staff and constituents daily. Delawareans are given preference.

The internship application can be found on Senator Carper’s website at the following address:http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram. The application packet requires the application, a cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and a writing sample.

Contact

The application deadline for the Summer semester is August 31, 2013. Please submit your application packet to Mr. Brad Simon by e-mail to: brad_simon@carper.senate.gov
or
by mail at: Office of United States Senator Thomas R. Carper,
301 North Walnut Street
Suite 102L-1
Wilmington, DE 19801-3974
or by fax to (302) 573-6434.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Simon directly at (302) 573-6291.
Further information is available on Senator Carper’s website:http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram.

Ready for Hillary Super PAC – Fall 2013 (7-11-13)

Description

The Ready for Hilary Super PAC will be hosting students from around the country during the summer of 2016 at their headquarters in Arlington, VA. The campaign office is on the DC Metro and students will be able to access it easily. Internships will all be campaign related in one of the following areas:

To Apply

Interested students should contact Ron Schneider at ron@readyforhillary.com or visit the Super PAC website at www.readyforhillary.com

Delaware House Democrats - Fall 2013 (6-13-13)

Description

We are seeking energetic and proficient interns for the Fall 2013 Semester. Interns will gain valuable professional insights into the inner workings of the legislative process. Supporting the work of Legislative Assistants, Project Managers, and Press professionals, they will gain knowledge about how the Delaware House of Representatives is administered, how political messages are communicated, and how to maintain relationships with constituents. We are happy to work with professors to arrange academic credit.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to eli.turkel@state.de.us by September 1, 2013. Candidates are asked to set aside 10-12 hours a weeks. Wilmington Office is located at the Caravel Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Office of Congressman John Carney - Fall 2013 (5-9-13)

Description

Congressman Carney's office is seeking interns for its Wilmington and Georgetown offices. The position would require about 10-15 hours per week during the semester. Although the position is unpaid, we do cover parking and are flexible with scheduling because we know that classes should be the students’ first priority. We will also work with the students’ counselors to arrange course credit for their internship.

To Apply

Applications are due Friday, May 31st. Interested students should email or mail a copy of their resume and a cover letter to:
Albert Shields, Senior Press and Policy Advisor
233 North King Street, Suite 200
Wilmington, DE 19801
albert.shields@mail.house.gov

White House Office of Presidential Correspondence - Fall 2013 (4-24-13)

Description

OPC handles incoming mail on behalf of President Obama. From private citizens and civic organizations to elected officials and foreign heads of state, our office receives and responds to the amazing variety of messages the President receives each day. Our office is also responsible for sending ten of these letters to the President each day, allowing him to stay in touch with what is happening across our Nation and to respond to writers personally. OPC handles more than just the incoming mail. The White House Comment Line provides the President with rapid-fire feedback over the phone from the American people. Our Gifts Office handles and catalogues gifts sent to the First Family, while our Agency Liaison unit works with agencies across the Executive Branch to help solve problems constituents are having with the Federal Government.

To Apply

Interns work for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens, and currently enrolled in or within two years of a degree seeking program. Interested students should email their resume and a statement of interest to OPCAssociate@who.eop.gov. The program lasts from September 3, 2013 through December 13, 2013. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the final deadline to apply is May 5, 2013.

Equality Delaware – Spring 2013 (1-30-13)

Description

The primary focus of the internship will be working on the 2013 campaign to win marriage equality in Delaware. Equality Delaware is the leading organization working to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Delawareans. Interns will assist field staff with public education, community outreach, and fundraising, and they will receive training in political communication basics.

Interns will get on-the-job training and work experience in a variety of campaign skills. Hours can be somewhat flexible, but 10 hours a week is typical. Internship activities will primarily take place at our Newark satellite office and around campus.

Contact

Interested applicants should email resumes and cover letters to Bill Humphrey at Equality Delaware (williamh@udel.edu, 302-409-0755 ) no later than 5 PM on Monday 2/11 for consideration. Interviews of applicants will be held on campus on the afternoon of Tuesday 2/12.

Office of Pacem in Terris (spring semester, summer, fall) (12-18-12)

Description

Pacem in Terris (Latin for "Peace on Earth"), a 45 year old, independent, member-supported, non-profit peace and justice organization based in Wilmington is looking for interns to work in their office. The position, for the time being, is unpaid, and would be for approximately 10 - 20 hours per week. It would start as soon as possible and continue through late April or early May. Opportunities include a number of research projects and managing the organization's online media presence.

Research projects include the development of a "Peace Dashboard" similar to the Earth Dashboard (see http://www.earthdash.org/index.php), and the "price of peace" (see http://www.bigpicturesmallworld.com/war-peace/index.shtml) Additional opportunities include working on abolishing the death penalty in Delaware, and the "Wilmington in Transition" project.

To Apply

Students should send their resume and a cover letter to Medard Gabel, Executive Director of Pacem in Terris. There is no deadline for applying, but the sooner the better as we can only take a few interns. Applications can be submitted to mg@depaceminterris.org

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (9-10-12)

Description

A highly-competitive national program that provides college and grad school graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The fellowship is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a salary, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.

Scoville Fellows may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public education, and advocacy in support of the goals of their host organization and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings, and Congressional hearings. Fellows have written articles, blogs, fact sheets, letters to the editor, op-eds and reports, organized talks and conferences, and been interviewed as experts by the media.

To Apply

There is no application form; application requirements are listed on the website (www.scoville.org), as are links to the websites of each of the participating groups and information on the work of current and former Scoville Fellows. The next application deadline is October 1, 2012 for the spring 2013 fellowship. All U.S. citizens, as well as non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. who have an appropriate work permit, are eligible to apply; foreign nationals living outside the United States are not.

Choose Your Stance LCC (9-8-12)

Description

Chooseyourstance.com is a non-partisan website that simplifies current political issues into a language that college students and young professionals can understand.

Internship opportunities include: writers, ambassadors, PR and marketing, I.T. (computer coders), political pundits, and pollsters.

To Apply

For specific information and to apply go to: http://chooseyourstance.com/internshipsvolunteer/

Delaware Right to Marry Political Action Committee (9-4-12)

Description

Delaware Right to Marry is one of the leading organizations advocating for the passage marriage equality for same-gender couples in Delaware. At least two student interns are sought to assist with data processing, political communications (including social media), events, and get-out-the-vote efforts this fall semester. Interns will receive on-the-job training and work experience in a variety of campaign skills.

Location and office

The Newark office is several minutes walk west of the UD campus. Hours can be somewhat flexible, but 8 hours a week for about 15 weeks (i.e. 120 hours for 3 credits) is typical.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume as soon as possible to Statewide Director Bill Humphrey, at director@delawarerighttomarry.com.

Delaware Nature Society - Fall 2012 (8-8-12)

Position: Advocacy Education and Outreach Internship

General Description

The main focus of the internship is expanding the Society's Advocacy outreach and education opportunities through social media website materials, and education opportunities with school children. The intern will work with the Advocate to promote policy initiatives' (s) that will be reflected on the DNS website, Facebook, "Voice It!" alerts, and Twitter pages. Additional opportunities include presentations to school children, summer campers, etc that the intern will develop and promulgate. The remainder of the intern's experience is flexible, with possible options including: accompanying Advocate to General Assembly, public hearings, and other public events; researching and writing a newsletter article on an environmental or advocacy related issue.

Minimum qualifications: A rising senior or graduate student; political science, communication, education or policy background preferred; strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Contact

For more information or to submit a resume with cover letter, please e-mail Brenna@delawarenaturesociety.org

Delaware Nature Society - Winter/Spring 2013 (8-8-12)

Position: Advocacy Legislative

General Description

The main focus of the internship is developing a keen working knowledge of Delaware's political process. The intern will develop this working knowledge through accompanying the Environmental Advocate to the General Assembly, public hearings, and other public events; researching and writing position statements, and promoting policy initiatives' (s) that will be reflected on the DNS website, Facebook, "Voice It!" alerts, and Twitter pages a newsletter article on an environmental or advocacy related issue. The remainder of the intern's experience is flexible, with possible options including: attending General Assembly committee meetings, public hearings, public events, etc.

Minimum qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of college; environmental, communication, political science or policy background preferred; strong written communication skills required.

Contact

For more information or to submit a resume with cover letter, please e-mail Brenna@delawarenaturesociety.org

Delaware Nature Society - Seasonal (8-8-12)

Position: Advocacy Research Internship

General Description

The main focus of the internship is expanding the Society's Advocacy legislative agenda through research of national, state, and local environmental issues. Past examples of research opportunities were state freshwater wetland regulations and state endangered species regulations. Every year the Delaware Nature Society develops a list of priorities for the legislative session. Current issues include freshwater wetland and endangered species protection, sea-level rise, and the Chesapeake Bay pollution diet. The intern will work with the Advocate to research potential policy initiatives' (s) that will be drafted into "policy" papers for consideration of the Delaware Nature Society's Advocacy Committee. The remainder of the intern's experience is flexible, with possible options including: attending General Assembly committee meetings, public hearings, public events, etc.

Minimum qualifications: A minimum of 2 years of college; environmental, communication, political science or policy background preferred; strong written communication skills required.

Contact

For more information or to submit a resume with cover letter, please e-mail Brenna@delawarenaturesociety.org