Are you a student or recent graduate who wants to work for peace in Washington DC? Apply for our spring semester internship (January – May).
This intern will have the unique experience to work on two of the Center for International Policy’s Common Defense Campaign projects: Win Without War and Arms & Security. The WWW/A&S intern will gain an understanding of the arms trade, the Pentagon budget, human rights, and how a citizen organization interacts with the government to influence public policy. Candidates should have an interest in these issues as well as some knowledge of how legislation and the Hill work. For more details and internships with the Center for International Policy, please visit the CIP website.
We begin reviewing applications in November for the spring semester. Unfortunately, internships are unpaid at this time.
- Monitoring legislative developments regarding Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and the defense budget
- Tracking grassroots actions and campaigns by attending meetings, internet research, and creating summaries for the program director
- Evaluating grassroots actions and looking for improvements
- Maintaining social media platforms
- Research for op-eds and blog posts as needed
- Email updates for Arms & Security project supporters – summarizing developments in key policy areas, links to what other organizations are doing (new research reports, campaigns, legislation, etc)
- Conduct primary research on Pentagon contractors and the economic impacts of Pentagon spending for reports and policy briefs
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Interest in/knowledge of the issues, policies, and political actors
- Interest in doing original research on Pentagon budget issues
- Interest in progressive politics
- Attention to detail, excellent writing skills
- Previous experience on the Hill preferred
To apply, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
- Your resume
- A copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
- A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)
- And a short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)
The Center for International Policy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is CIP’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, parental status or disability.