Policy and Advocacy Intern

Policy and Advocacy Intern

Win Without War is committed to helping build a better, more just, and more peaceful world by advancing progressive alternatives to the United States’ over-militarized foreign policy.

The ideal candidates for any internship with Win Without War will:

  • Have a passionate commitment to progressive values and to a United States foreign policy rooted in those values.
  • Have the ability to work independently when necessary and execute multiple simultaneous tasks on tight deadlines.
  • Have an ability to accept constructive feedback in meaningful, productive ways.
  • Be excited about working in a fast-paced, small team in an activist environment.
  • Be heart-driven, positive, collaborative, fun, and kind – and want to be part of a team and network that feels that way too.

Full-time WWW interns will receive a stipend of $500 per month and part-time WWW interns will receive a stipend of $250 per month to help cover expenses incurred during their internship.

The Win Without War network is composed of organizations representing a diverse and inclusive movement to radically shift United States foreign policy away from a violence-first approach. We want our team to include leaders who recognize the communities and the causes our policies impact and reflect the diversity of the United States. Communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving U.S. foreign policy and underrepresented in the broader field of foreign policy are strongly encouraged to apply.

Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Description

The Policy and Advocacy intern will support our work with Congress, researching and advocating on legislation and policies related to our issue sets.

Duties

  • Updating Congressional and legislative trackers on a daily basis
  • Assist with research and drafting policy memos and Congressional education resources such as fact sheets, backgrounders, and messaging guidance
  • Learning about public policy and the legislative process by assisting staff and attending and reporting on legislative hearings, briefings, rallies, and related events
  • Monitoring legislative developments on Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, refugee resettlement, arms sales, the defense budget, nuclear weapons policy, climate security, international development, and related issues
  • Providing event coordination and communications support for Congressional briefings and/or other events
  • Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Interest in/knowledge of U.S. legislative and political processes
  • Interest in/knowledge of issues, policies, and political actors on which Win Without War focuses
  • Interest in progressive movements  
  • Impeccable attention to detail, excellent writing and organizational skills

Experience with one or more of the following areas isn’t required, but is a plus:

  • Previous experience with Congress and/or elected officials
  • Grassroots advocacy and political organizing, such as canvassing, phone banking, organizing town halls, etc.

To apply, please submit the following to [email protected]:

  • A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
  • Your resume
  • If currently or recently enrolled in school, a copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
  • A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)
  • A short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)