Monthly Archives: January 2012

Available Internships

Need an internship? Here’s a sampling to choose from:


1. Hudson Institute

Development Intern

Application Deadline: ASAP

Timeline: Spring/Summer 2012


Description: Hudson Institute’s Development Office is recruiting exceptional students who are working toward a business degree (or a related field) for a development internship. Students with a desire to work in the field of nonprofit think tank fundraising will excel in this position. Intern will assist with development projects, while obtaining practical skills and experiencing first hand the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. College credit can be arranged.


Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants should be organized and excel both individually and in group settings. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is essential and knowledge of basic website code is preferred. All applicants should be students who are currently enrolled in a college or university.


Location: Washington, D.C


2. Harbor Hospital 

Marketing and Community Relations Intern

Application Deadline: May 10th

Timeframe: 05/29/12 – 08/17/12 (dates are flexible)

Description: Assist the Harbor Hospital marketing and community relations department in the following areas: creation of news articles for internal publications, news releases, monthly health columns for local papers, fliers for internal promotion, support for community outreach seminars and Web updates. The intern’s responsibilities may be altered based on the needs of the department and the intern’s requests. The internship lasts one semester, and the intern may receive school credit.

Requirements: Applicants must be college juniors or seniors studying English, communications, public relations, marketing or related majors.


Location: Baltimore, MD


3. Pew Research Center

Summer Research Intern

Application Deadline: February 17, 2012

Timeline: Summer 2012


Description: The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is offering a paid internship opportunity during the summer of 2012 for undergraduate students entering their senior year, recent college graduates, or graduate level students with an interest in political polling or survey research. The summer intern will be expected to assist the research team on various aspects of the survey process, including questionnaire development, data management, statistical analysis, reporting of survey results and quality control. For all of these tasks, attention to detail and individual judgment are critical in maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and impartiality.


Requirements: A “numbers” person with strong quantitative and statistical skills. Experience with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Interest in politics and polling. Ability to balance numerous tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. This internship pays an hourly rate of $13, and applicants must be willing to commit to a full time work week.


Location: Washington, D.C.



4. National Building Museum

Marketing and Communications Internship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Timeline: June-August 2012


Description: The museum is seeking an intern with interest in learning more about marketing and public relations in a museum environment. This internship will focus on press outreach and marketing for the exhibitions, public programming, and shop. A large component of the internship is dedicated to working with Cision to create targeted and effective press lists. The Marketing and Communications department wants it interns to have an experience that is both rewarding and substantive and works to find projects that its interns can manage on their own.


Requirements: Pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communications, Museum Studies, or related subjects. Prior experience with social media preferred. The minimum time commitment is two eight hour days (or four half-days) per week.


Location: Washington, D.C.



5. Atlantic Council

Energy and Environment Intern

Application Deadline: ASAP

Timeline: Summer 2012


Description: The mission of the Atlantic Council is to renew the transatlantic relationship for 21st century global challenges.  The Energy and Environment Program addresses critical issues in international energy challenges relevant to the United States and its allies and partners.  This includes a particular focus on research and development of new low-carbon technologies, energy relations with China, strengthening the U.S.-India energy relationship, increasing ties with the European Union on emerging technologies, and the make-up of the U.S. energy portfolio. The program conducts research and project activities on these and other topics, which include holding high-level meetings with leaders from government, the private sector and non-profit agencies; research and writing for publications and the New Atlanticist policy analysis blog; drafting proposals for fundraising efforts; monitoring program costs and fees; and other associated activities.


Requirements: The program seeks well-organized, highly reliable, motivated candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate initiative.  While this position is non-paid, candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC policy community. Must be at least a college junior in good standing. Graduate student or a recent graduate preferred. Must demonstrate proven interest in international affairs and energy and/or environmental policy. Must work well with others and have a strong work ethic. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.


Location: Washington, D.C




Computer Science Intern

Application Deadline: ASAP

Timeframe: Summer 2012


Description: The Intelligence and Information Solutions Business Unit is currently recruiting for the 2012 Summer Intern Program. Under general supervision, the intern performs a wide variety of duties in support of technical or administrative assignments using established procedures. May assist in the preparation, presentation, and follow-up of proposals with supervision. May also participate in activities in support of multiple projects. Independently performs work as assigned by Management. Employee has limited autonomy for an assigned area or responsibility within a function. They are seeking interns to assist in their development activities for the summer of 2012, with the potential to extend the internship into long-term employment opportunities with SAIC upon graduation. The work will be performed in SAIC’s Columbia, MD, facility and will focus on shared situational awareness technologies. Interacts daily with supervisor, peer groups, and customers. Interaction normally involves exchanges or presentation of factual information.


Requirements: Rising Senior; students that are going into their Senior year of college preferred will consider Rising Junior’s. Minimum of a 3.0 GPA in a hard science ie. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, Operations Research.


Location: Columbia, MD



7. The Council on Foreign Relations

Global Health Summer Internship

Application Deadline: Rolling

Timeframe: Summer 2012


Description: The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR carries out its mission by maintaining a diverse membership, with special programs to promote interest and develop expertise in the next generation of foreign policy leaders. CFR’s volunteer internships give selected interns the opportunity to receive training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing, research, and program planning. The Council has an internship available in the Studies Department. The intern will report to the Senior Fellow for Global Health and will help to organize and run the daily activities of the office and participate in research as needed.


Requirements: Undergraduate student focusing on Global Health/International Affairs, strong interest and experience in the field of Global Health/International Affairs, strong computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel, extensive research experience, previous administrative experience, ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, flexibility and positive team player attitude, strong proofreading, editing skills and attention to detail.


Location: New York, New York



8. The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Human Resources Intern

Application Deadline: February 2, 2012

Timeframe: 2/6/12-5/6/12 (dates flexible)


Description: To further its mission and to bolster its commitment to children and families, Casey offers time-limited internships to college and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in philanthropy, human services, public policy or related field. The primary purpose is to enhance the educational development with entry-level experience in the role of philanthropy.


Requirements: The ideal applicant will have a 3.0 GPA. Must have demonstrated excellent research skills 
as well as writing skills. Good communications skills a must. Must be proficient in MS office 
and show creativity.


Location: Baltimore, MD

CDI: Prepared for Service on MLK Day

CDI Scholars and counselors participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 16.  They did a LOT of painting that day–going green, you could say–and even met Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

Thanks to all the Scholars who participated. Here are some pictures from the day:

Veronica, Dag, Ashmina

CDI with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Abenezer and Rundell

Mr. Lewis & Scholars

Photo Contest for CDI Scholars!

CDI is having two photo contests – one for color photographs and the other for black and white photographs. Pictures should be of a CDI Scholar (you) in college gear, participating in a school activity (volunteering, sport, band, club, etc..)  on or off campus, or studying abroad. In order to be considered for the contest, photographs should be sent to Ms. Hilton by February 1, 2012. CDI staff will review photos submitted and will then pick the top three to post on the CDI Page to have others vote on their favorite picture. The one with the top votes will receive a $50 gift card.

Just a few links this week:

Information on early admission applications (and rising rejections) via The New York Times. Via the NYT’s Choice blog, Mark Kantrowitz answers some student questions about FAFSA. In The Washington Post this week, Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University, discusses the loss of diversity in colleges.

Internships Available

We’ll begin a new monthly feature on this blog with today’s post. Each month, thanks to counselor Rachel Jones, we’ll post a list of available internships for students, with links to applications.
Below you will see a list of some internships available during Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall 2012.  Remember: Internships are great ways to expand your resume!

Consero Group LLC  

Spring 2012 Intern

02/01/12 – 05/01/12 (Dates Flexible)

Deadline: January 20, 2012

Description: Consero Group LLC is looking for 1-2 interns who can contribute to the firm in one or more of the following areas: Research, Business Development, Program Development, Operations, Marketing/PR, Legal, IT, Computer Engineering, Finance, and Accounting. 

Eligibility Criteria: Interns should be enthusiastic, efficient and flexible. Good writing skills and experience with digital and social media are required. An interest in international affairs is strongly suggested. Applicants should exhibit a spirit of teamwork. All of our interns will gain hands-on experience within all functions of the company. The Fall Intern position is unpaid, but upon successful completion of the program, there may be opportunities for paid intern position(s) in subsequent semesters and full-time opportunities upon graduation. Looking for individuals with an outstanding attitude, excellent work ethic, desire for constant learning, enthusiasm for a startup environment

Location: Bethesda, MD

Visit their website for more information.

CHCI Congressional Internship

Summer 2012

Deadline: February 3, 2012

Description: The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies. After a week-long orientation, interns are assigned to either a congressional office or Federal Agency where they gain first-hand knowledge of how the U.S. legislative process works.  Intern duties may include responding to constituent inquiries, drafting correspondence and memos, monitoring hearings, conducting research, data entry and analysis, support departmental meetings and telephone conferences and assisting with general office operations.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Students must currently be enrolled full time and working towards their undergraduate degree
    Note: If selected as a finalist, all individuals will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment to participate in the program.
    – Individuals that will graduate in May/June 2012 are NOT eligible for the Summer session, but are eligible to participate in the Spring 2011 session and the 2012-2013 Public Policy Fellowship Program
    – Community college individuals graduating in June 2012 and are transferring to a new institution for the Fall 2012  semester are eligible for the Summer 2012 session.  However, tf selected, they will be required to provide confirmation of enrollment at new institution for the Fall semester.  
  • High academic achievement (No GPA requrement, however CHCI gives preference of 3.0 GPA or above)
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency

Location: Washington, D.C. 

Visit their website for more information.

Brookings Institution

Human Resources Internship

Spring 2012

Deadline: ASAP

Description: The Brookings Institution is a private nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and innovative policy solutions. Established in 1916, Brookings analyzes current and emerging issues and produces new ideas that matter – for the nation and the world. Responsibilities include providing support to the Human Resources team in various functions, including but not limited to recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, and HRIS. The individual will perform Human Resources administrative tasks as needed, including filing, typing, and data entry. Individuals will also participate in general research and analysis on special human resources projects, gaining hands-on experience in all aspects of human resources. 

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should have superior written and oral communication skills, and customer service skills; be detail-oriented; have the ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information, and to juggle multiple assignments; and have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and database management. Human Resources majors who are in their junior or senior year of college are encouraged to apply. 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit their website for more information.

Rep. Bill Shuster  

Congressional Internship

Spring 2012- 01/02/12 – 05/02/12 (Dates Flexible)

Deadline: ASAP

Description: The office of Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-09) is seeking full-time and part-time interns to join the Washington D.C. office for the winter and spring terms. Candidates should be a self-motivated, team player that is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: opening mail, answering phones, constituent correspondence, attending briefings, assisting with legislative research, and providing aid to staff-members with various projects. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, detail oriented professional with strong oral and written communication skills. 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit Congressman Shuster’s website for more information.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Community Relations Internship

Deadline: ASAP

Description: Paid internships exist at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to provide actual or practical work experience. Students apply knowledge gained through their education to work situations. Paid internships can be full-time or part-time and are granted for a period of less than 6 months.Volunteer internships at AAAS exist to make use of training and abilities of undergraduate and graduate students in developing special projects or studies for the organization. Students can relate their education and training to particular subject areas in providing services. Volunteer internships can be full-time or part-time and students can earn college credit depending on the requirements of the college or university.

Eligibility Criteria: A candidate for this internship should be a self-starter, an independent worker, trustworthy and organized with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit their website for more information.

The Wilderness Society’s Public Policy Department

Varios Positions Available

Spring, Summer and Fall 2012 Internships

Deadline: ASAP

Description: The Wilderness Society’s Public Policy Department is responsible for the public advocacy of The Wilderness Society’s agenda. Through its staff in Washington, DC, the department lobbies Congress, works with federal land management agencies, communicates with the media, and builds grassroots support for proper land preservation and management. The department’s staff includes program specialists in all aspects of federal lands policy and with knowledge and expertise about federal lands issues and how to affect public policy.

Internships are available on the following annual basis:

•                Spring (Jan – May)

•                Fall (Sep – Dec)

•                Summer (Jun – Aug)

Volunteer or School Credit terms are considered. Part-time is a minimum of three consecutive days, 23 hours per week. Positions are open until filled.

Interns are assigned to one of the following program areas.

National Forests Internship: Intern to assist in the tracking of legislative and administrative actions affecting our National Forest System and the National Wilderness Preservation System; gather information and write responses to questions on issues such as old growth forest protection, forest roadless area protection, wildland fire issues, climate change and energy development impacts on forested ecosystems, wilderness and national forest management & planning issues.

Public Lands Internship: Intern to assist in a variety of tasks including preparation of informational materials on issues related to energy development on and protection of public lands; tracking and sometimes attending Congressional hearings; and assistance in our advocacy of public lands protection issues.

Conservation Funding Internship: Attend Congressional briefings and hearings on conservation funding. Work on the annual Green Budget; detailing important conservation funding priorities for the coming year. Update fact sheets on conservation programs and work with land management agencies to track project funding. Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund Task Force in its campaign to achieve full funding. Assist in writing blog and campaign web updates for TWS conservation priorities. Track and analyze climate change spending within the Department of the Interior and other agencies.

Energy Internship: Intern to assist with furthering Energy Program priorities through administrative and legislative channels with research and other activities to support rapid response needs and internal policy development initiatives. Intern will gather and prepare information for action alerts, lobby materials, and media on pending legislation or administrative activities. Intern will also attend Congressional hearings, participate in lobby meetings, and prepare and deliver mailings and information to congressional staff. Intern will also closely monitor administrative processes, participate in public meetings, and assist staff in preparing technical comments. Additionally, interns will participate in regular meetings of the TWS Energy Team and external collaborative as appropriate.

Climate Change Internship: Intern needed to assist the Climate Change team in tracking, influencing and promoting policies to prevent global warming pollution and to assist the adaptation of land, habitat and wildlife to survive the rising temperatures that are already unavoidable. Capping emissions of greenhouse gases, enhancing the use of forests as carbon sinks, pressing for natural resources adaptation funding, are among the policy priorities of the team. The Climate Change Intern will be directly involved in all aspects of this urgent agenda, including efforts to educate membership, influence Congress, and steer executive branch agencies toward aggressively addressing the dangers of global warming.

Wilderness Campaigns Internship: Work on wilderness campaigns across the country. Through these efforts, The Wilderness Society seeks to protect high quality landscapes through wilderness and other sensitive designations. We are currently engaged in wilderness designation efforts in every western state and several eastern states. Through these designations, we hope to protect millions of acres of ecologically sensitive lands as legally protected wilderness. Interns will participate in a variety of tasks to support these efforts, including conducting background research on potential wilderness areas that will facilitate our outreach efforts; developing and distributing information on potential wilderness areas; assisting in outreach and education within Congress on wilderness designation efforts; and assisting with local outreach and education in support of wilderness designations.

Legal Internship: The intern will conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues relating to ongoing or potential litigation projects, assist in the preparation of position papers, interact with coalition partners, prepare comments on proposed agency actions, and assist in legislative analysis and the drafting of testimony. The ideal applicant should have a solid understanding of environmental legal principles, public land and administrative law statutes, and excellent research skills. This position is best suited for interns interested in the intersect of public policy and environmental law. This is not a litigation internship.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Visit their website for more information.