Internships

Internships

Opportunities 2017–2018


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Mayor Setti Warren Spring Campaign Fellowship
Newton Mayor Setti Warren is running to be the next Governor of Massachusetts and his team is excited to offer the opportunity to be a part of their 2018 Spring Fellowship program. Spring Fellows will help to build their goal of the biggest grassroots campaign in Massachusetts history, focusing on combating economic inequality with strategies like single payer healthcare and free public college. All fellows will have the opportunity to specialize within a specific department, support their caucus program, and attend campaign events across the commonwealth. They will report to the campaign's senior staff and will also have the opportunity to have an interdisciplinary experience working with other departments. This program is designed to produce the next generation of campaign organizers here in Massachusetts. Deadline to submit an application for the Spring Fellowship is Monday, January 8, 2018.
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Internship Middle East Institute
Middle East Instutite is looking for interns for young people who are interested in the Middle East. Interns in the Publications Department acquire a broad knowledge of current Middle East scholarship and current events, while also learning about in-house publishing and the daily management of The Middle East Journal. Interns in the Development Department share responsibility for identifying potential individual, foundation, and corporate donors, and cultivating MEI’s existing relationships. Interns in the Programs Department conduct research and produce backgrounders on potential event topics, promote and run MEI’s policy events and conferences, liaise with the policy community, and monitor the press. There are also opportunities for advanced students—particularly those highly proficient in Arabic—to work as Research Assistants for our scholars. If interested, please send them an email or visit their website.

Congressman Seth Moulton’s District Office Internship
Congressman Seth Moulton is seeking enthusiastic individuals to fill unpaid internships in his District Office for the Fall 2017 semester. Interns in the Salem office will have the chance to learn about the inner workings of the federal government through hands on experience while serving the people of the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District. Students are encouraged to apply if they have an interest in public service and a desire to learn about the workings of a Congressional office and how federal policy impacts states and localities. Interns assist with all aspects of constituent services in the District Office. The goals of Congressman Moulton’s internship are threefold: 1) to allow interns to put into practice theories learned in school, 2) to provide an understanding of the inner workings of a Congressional office, and 3) to encourage interns to provide substantive work in an office environment. You must be available at least two full days a week. Interested students should complete the online application form and contact District Office Intern Coordinator, Katharine Thibodeau for more information.

PIRG Campus Action Jobs
PIRG Campus Action works to organize, amplify, and empower students as we tackle the issues that shape our future, and they are hiring for full-time positions as Campus Organizers, with internship opportunities for underclassmen. PIRG Campus Action engage and mobilize hundreds of students on issues ranging from tackling climate change and getting big money out of politics to organizing voter registration drives and increasing recycling on campus. They work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more. They are hiring for positions in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, North Carolina and a few other states. More information >

The Gemunder Center
The Gemunder Center is looking for students to submit applications for JINSA's Non-Resident Research Internship. This opportunity will give students the chance to gain foreign policy and national security research skills at a respected Washington think tank in a remote capacity. These internships are open to students ranging from undergraduate sophomores to graduate students, and are part-time and unpaid. Candidates should submit a resume, brief cover letter and 3-5 page writing sample to Blake Fleisher. Please include your GPA on your resume, your availability for the fall semester in your cover letter and "Non-Resident Research Internship" in the email subject line.
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Deeqo Jibril Campaign for Boston City Councilor District 7
Deeqo Jibril arrived in Boston in 1991 at age 12 after escaping the Somalian Civil War. Since then, Deeqo has dedicated herself to improving the community by promoting local business, advocating for public schools and facilitating local dialogues. Deeqo Jibril is running for Boston City Council District 7 and is looking for interns who are interested in getting involved. Students are required to commit at least 6 hours a week towards the internship. These hours can be completed any time of any day since the campaign runs 24/7. The campaign will run through September 26th or November 7th pending primary results. More information about Deeqo and her campaign can be found on her website www.deqojibril.com. Questions regarding the internship can be directed to beata@deeqojibril.com.
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Let America Vote Internship
Let America Vote, Jason Kander's new grassroots organization to protect voting rights, is looking for interns who are interested in learning how a first-class political operation functions. The internship program at Let America Vote is designed to allow students to learn about and participate in grassroots political activism to expand voting rights across the country. Throughout the course of their work, interns will learn valuable organizing, advocacy, and community engagement skills which will help their future career prospects while also helping them become more informed and active citizens. No experience is necessary and hours are very flexible. To apply for the internship program, visit www.letamericavote.org/intern, call the organization at (571) 336-2643, or email them at intern@letamericavote.org.

Let America Vote Fellowship
Let America Vote, Jason Kander's new grassroots organization to protect voting rights, is looking for students who want to learn how a first-class political operation functions and who are interested in a greater time commitment. Fellows benefit from the organization's Field Organizer Training Program where they'll learn about grassroots organizing from a team of experts, preparing them to be even more effective in their roles within the organization. This program prepares students for future success on advocacy, political campaigns, and other modes of valuable civic engagement. To apply for the fellowship program, visit www.letamericavote.org/intern, call the organization at (571) 336-2643, or email them at intern@letamericavote.org.

Environment America Internship
Environment America is looking for students who care deeply about the environment and who are ready to make a difference. Interns help the organization educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of this time. Environment American works on several campaigns in order to protect and save the environment, to increase sustainable living, and to protect public lands. Students help get these issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. As interns, students will work side-by-side with an Environment America advocate, attend sessions to learn more on environmental issues and to gain organizing skills, and learn how to analyze and take action on environmental problems. For questions, reach out to Jake Taber at jtaber@environmentamerica.org.
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MassPIRG Jobs
MassPIRG is hiring students to work on their campaigns this fall and winter. They're looking for students that are hard-working, good at communicating, and committed to making positive social change. This fall, MassPIRG's top campaign is to stop rollbacks of the most critical consumer protections. The President and Congress have stated publicly that they plan to weaken or eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The debate is moving quickly and the proposals to roll back consumer protections are going to keep coming. To win this campaign, MassPIRG is hiring students across Massachusetts to get out into communities and build support for this issue. This is a paid position with wages ranging from $11-$16/hour. Leadership positions are also available. To learn more about the campaign visit www.masspirg.org. Apply for this opportunity.

Common Cause Massachusetts Internship

Common Cause is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring open, accountable, and effective government for all citizens, accessible to everyone. Right now, Common Cause is working on a number of issues in Massachusetts, such as tightening campaign finance disclosure laws and expanding access to the ballot box through automatic voter registration, early voting, and Election Day registration. They also work on local and national issues, ranging from election protection poll monitoring to net neutrality at the Federal Communications Commission. Common Cause is looking for both part-time and full-time interns for the Fall 2017 semester, with possible academic credit options. For more information and to apply to this internship.
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