Internship Openings

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John Carney for Congress - Fall 2014 (9-2-14)

Description

Congressman Carney is running his second reelection campaign as Delaware’s At-large member in the U.S. House of Representatives. Interns will gain valuable campaign experience. They will develop a functional knowledge of the inner-workings of a congressional campaign and Delaware politics.

Qualified Applicants Will Be:

To Apply

Send an email with your cover letter and resume to Jessica Borcky at jessica@johncarney.org.

In your cover letter, please include your availability.

The Ken Simpler Campaign (8-11-14)

Description

The Ken Simpler Campaign is in need of interns and volunteers to staff its headquarters located at College Square in Newark, DE. Tasks will include making voter contacts, research projects, volunteer management and attending community events. Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with and interact with campaign staff on a daily basis. This is a great opportunity for all students looking to gain professional experience and begin making real-world contacts. All interested candidates should send a résumé to Steve Savastano at stephan.savastano@gmail.com and check out the campaign's website at www.kensimpler.com.

Delaware Repeal Project - Fall 2014 (8-11-14)

Description

The Delaware Repeal Project, a coalition to repeal the death penalty, seeks enthusiastic and responsible interns for fall semester. As interns, students will have ample opportunity to learn about internal campaign operations on a state-wide issue-advocacy campaign, including press relations, message development, campaign strategy, grassroots organizing, and event planning.

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, Delaware Repeal Project, Phone: (302) 729-3196 Email: alex@derepeal.org.

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, computers, writing skills, 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@derepeal.org.

PennEnvironment Internship in Philadelphia/Pittsburgh - Fall 2014 (8-3-14)

Description

What do interns with PennEnvironment do? You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.

As an intern:

To Apply

We’re hiring interns in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Apply online at jobs.environmentamerica.org
Questions? E-mail internships@environmentamerica.org

Grameen Foundation (7-21-14)

Description

Grameen Foundation helps the world's poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills with the resources they need. Founded in 1997, we provide access to financial services and information on agriculture and health that respond to the specific needs of poor households and communities. We also develop tools to improve the effectiveness of poverty-focused organizations. There are a wide range of internship opportunities available within Grameen Foundation.

For more information, please visit: www.bankerswithoutborders.com/volunteer

To Apply

Grameen Foundation's Internship Application is a two-step process.
1.   Register with Bankers without Borders, if you have not done so already at: https://grameenfound.secure.force.com/apex/SiteRegister
2.   Use the following link to complete your Internship Application online:
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=0beb6490fbbb4e92a54f3382b056dce1

Chris Coons for Delaware - Fall 2014 (7-15-14)

Description

Chris Coons for Delaware is looking for unpaid Field Interns to organize and mobilize teams of supporters and voters around the state. The position is based out of New Castle but some travel may be required. Position is short-term and available through mid-November.

Responsibilities include: recruiting and mobilizing volunteers, managing teams of volunteers and identifying new leaders, contacting voters through phone calls and door to door canvassing.

Qualities and Skills

To Apply

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Marie Cordivano at marie@chriscoons.com or contact me at 302-588-4631.

Office of Ken Simpler, Candidate for State Treasurer (6-27-14)

Description

The Simpler Campaign is seeking reliable and energetic candidates for an unpaid Internship for the summer and/or fall of 2014. The office is located in Newark, however there are opportunities available in all three counties. Interns will get hands-on experience working on both the administrative and outreach sides of a political campaign.

Desired Skills

To Apply

Please send letter of interest and resume to Jim Gibbons at campaign@kensimpler.com or call (302) 727-9955.

Senator Tom Carper - Wilmington Office (6-27-14)

Description

Senator Carper is now accepting applications from students interested in serving as interns in his Wilmington office during the upcoming Fall semester. 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 Fall semester is August 12, 2014.
Please submit your application packet to Mr. John Gentile
by e-mail to: interncoordinator@carper.senate.gov
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. Gentile directly at (302) 573-6291.
Further information is available on Senator Carper’s website: http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/internshipprogram

Delaware House Democrats – Fall 2014 (6-13-14)

Description

We are seeking energetic and proficient interns for the Fall 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.

Duties Include, But Are Not Limited To:

To Apply

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

State of Delaware - Department of Labor - Division of Employment & Training (6-12-14)

Paid Internship Opportunity

Description

The Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Employment and Training is seeking to fill 1 paid part time internship position for the Delaware Adult Career Lattice Initiative. Career Lattices are web based interactive tools designed to create awareness and introduce options for adults impacted by an evolving workforce environment. It provides an interactive career planning map that shows job progression opportunities within growth industries or across sectors based on knowledge, skills and abilities. The map informs jobseekers about training, education, and developmental experiences that would enable them to accomplish their career objectives. It helps jobseekers identify opportunities, short and long term goals and encourages a path of lifelong learning and career development.

Potential interns should be interested in conducting research, gaining work experience in State Government in regards to workforce development, being exposed to federal and/or state funded programs, and contributing to the State’s ability to help the under employed achieve their career objectives.

Job duties include conducting research using labor market information and other reputable resources to collect and analyze data on certain industries and occupations, maintaining data collection using Microsoft Excel, and working as a team to move this initiative forward. No prior work experience is required however must have experience in conducting research and using Microsoft Excel. This is a temporary position with an expected end date of December 31, 2014

Application Instructions

Office of Congressman John Carney - Fall 2014 (5-9-14)

Description

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

Details

The position requires 10-15 hours per week through the fall 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 can also work with the students’ counselors to arrange course credit for their internship.

To Apply

Students should submit a resume and cover letter by May 30th.

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

Fund for the Public Interest - Summer 2014 (5-7-14)

Description

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We run campaigns for the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.

Last summer our staff helped stop toxic gas drilling, worked to end subsidies for junk food, and built support for equal rights for all Americans - all while building valuable leadership skills. Currently, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations, including in West Chester. We are looking for candidates who are hard workers, have excellent communication skills, and want to make positive social change.

As a member of our staff, you will fund-raise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to take further campaign actions like organizing press conferences and building coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

We have daily info sessions and interviews in our West Chester office.

Click here to apply, or call 831-359-2561.

The Delaware Elder Law Center (2014-2015) (5-5-14)

Description

The Delaware Elder Law Center is a law firm that specializes only in Elder Law. That is Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Long Term Care Planning and Guardianships. We are a small law firm with a staff of five people, including the attorney, Wade Scott. We are also only 2 years old, so the potential intern will gain experience in learning how to operate a law firm.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: running, filing, legal research, organizing original documents and copies of estate plans for clients, pleading folders, marketing and assisting staff with day to day activities.

Requirements

-Often times, the Legal Intern is the first and last person the client interacts with, so you must be personable and maintain a level of professionalism.

-Must also have the ability to multitask and stay focused.

-Because one of the duties include running, you must have a car and be familiar with Delaware. Compensation for gas is included.

Hours and Compensation

-The current intern will be leaving for law school in the fall, so we hope to have someone hired by the end of June so they can start training in July.

-This is a year round -part time job, so graduates who are interested in gaining experience in the field of law or junior and seniors who have more free time throughout the year are preferred.

-Hours will vary, will not be full time.

-Compensation is open for discussion. Someone who is looking for class credit is certainly welcomed. We can start out offering class credit and transition to hourly compensation.

See website at: http://delawareelderlawcenter.attractweb.com/

Please send resumes to Matthew Casale at mcasale@delawareelderlawcenter.com

Delaware Democratic Party - Summer/Fall 2014 (4-28-14)

Description

The Delaware Democratic Party seeks energetic candidates for an unpaid Internship for the summer or fall of 2014. The positions are based out of New Castle but some travel may be required. Positions are available in communications, technology, and organizing, though flexibility to work between fields will be required.

Qualities and Skills

To Apply

Please send letter of interest and resume to Brian Boyle at brian@deldems.org

The Delaware Democratic Party is committed to a diverse and multi-cultural work environment. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions, and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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

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

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.)

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