Job Opportunities in Congress

Legislative Counsel

Midwestern Democrat seeks a Legislative Counsel to cover a legislative portfolio for the Senator including judicial nominations, criminal justice reform, civil rights, campaign finance and related issues. Additionally, the Legislative Counsel will cover privacy and telecom for the Senator’s work on the Senate Commerce Committee.  The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, comprehensive knowledge of the legislative process, and strong negotiation and analytical skills.  Additional duties include entrepreneurially developing and executing legislative initiatives; constant monitoring of legislative developments; professionally representing the Senator; working with stakeholders; preparing materials for meetings, briefings, and hearings; working with state offices; and coordinating closely with senior staff and the Senator.  This position requires the ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.  Prior experience working on Capitol Hill and a J.D. is required.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Please email a resume and cover letter to SenateLegJobs@gmail.com with “Legislative Counsel” in the subject line.

Legislative Aide

Midwestern Democrat seeks Legislative Aide to cover issues under the Commerce Committee’s jurisdiction, as well as agriculture, environment, energy and Native American issues.  The Legislative Aide will support the Senior Legislative Counsel.  This is not a junior position and prior legislative experience is required.  In addition, the position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, comprehensive knowledge of the legislative process, and strong negotiation and analytical skills.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Please email a resume and cover letter to SenateLegJobs@gmail.com with “Legislative Aide” in the subject line.

Legislative Correspondent

Midwestern Democrat seeks a Legislative Correspondent.  The main responsibilities include drafting substantive responses to constituent correspondence and assisting with research, meeting memos, and legislative memos.  Candidates must have excellent writing skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail, and a self-starter attitude.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to SenateLegJobs@gmail.com with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line.

PRESS/DIGITAL ASSISTANT – The Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is seeking a press/digital assistant to support a fast-paced and proactive press office. Responsibilities include compiling press clips, monitoring breaking news, assisting with content creation for social media platforms and website, building press lists and drafting other written materials. The ideal candidate will be detailed-oriented and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience working with digital platforms is preferred. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to job_application@hsgac.senate.gov with “HSGAC Press Assistant” in the subject line. 

DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY – The Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is seeking a skilled writer to support the press operation. Duties include writing speeches, talking points, press releases, reports and other communications materials. The ideal candidate is a creative, detail-oriented and experienced writer capable of distilling a wide range of complex policy issues into relatable messaging. Additional duties will include pitching and fielding incoming press inquiries. Position requires strong research skills and the ability to operate under tight deadlines. Previous Capitol Hill or similar experience is preferred. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to job_application@hsgac.senate.gov with “HSGAC Deputy Press Secretary” in the subject line.

 COMMITTEE STAFF ASSISTANT

The Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is seeking a Staff Assistant to handle administrative tasks, answer phones, greet office visitors, manage interns, distribute mail, and support the Office Manager and Staff Director. Qualified applicants must be outgoing and dependable with excellent organizational and communication skills. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to job_application@hsgac.senate.gov with “HSGAC Staff Assistant” in the subject line. 

IMMIGRATION & BORDER SECURITY COUNSEL/PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER

The Democratic staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee is seeking aProfessional Staff Member/Counsel to support the Committee’s oversight and legislative activities related to border security and immigration. Significant immigration policy experience including at least five years of legislative or legal experiences is required. Primary responsibilities include the entrepreneurial development and execution of legislative and oversight actions within the Committee’s jurisdiction, conducting research, drafting official correspondence, preparing the Senator for Committee hearings, meeting with stakeholders, and other associated responsibilities. Candidates must be exceptionally strong writers, detail-oriented, be able to work under tight deadlines, and be able to handle multiple projects at once. Title and salary will be based on education and experience. The Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  The Committee strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to job_application@hsgac.senate.gov with “HSGAC Immigration Position” in the subject line.

Ed & Labor Senior Legislative Assistant - Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) seeks an experienced and energetic senior legislative assistant to handle the Education & Workforce Committee portfolio, as well as a diverse policy portfolio that will include labor issues and others as assigned.  Candidates should have experience drafting, advancing, and analyzing legislation, monitoring legislative developments, and representing the Congressman in meetings with constituents and stakeholders.  Ideal candidates will have a passion for higher education; a proven record of turning ideas into legislative successes; and feel comfortable working cooperatively as a valued member of a collaborative legislative team. This is not an entry-level legislative position.  California ties are a plus, but not required.  This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Job.ResumesCA41@mail.house.gov.  No phone calls, faxes, or walk-ins, please.

Financial Services Legislative Assistant - Congressman Stephen F. Lynch is seeking an experienced Financial Services Legislative Assistant to manage his work on the Financial Services Committee as well as a legislative portfolio covering taxes, budget, telecommunication and additional policy issues.  Responsibilities include developing and analyzing legislation, drafting amendments to relevant committee and House legislative initiatives and representing the Congressman with constituent and advocacy groups. Excellent writing and communication skills and a vast knowledge of all aspects of financial industry policy issues are essential.  This is not an entry-level position; a Graduate Degree or JD are required. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to MA08.jobs@mail.house.gov.  No phone calls, faxes or walk-ins. 

Legislative Assistant - Freshman Member, Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) is seeking a Legislative Assistant(s) to manage a portfolio of diverse issues. Candidates should have at least 2 years of experience in the House or Senate, or have equivalent federal legislative advocacy experience. This is not an entry-level position. Successful candidates should have demonstrated experience advancing legislation, monitoring the Floor, and conducting research. Applicants should be outstanding writers who are able to handle talking points, speeches, memos and letters. This is a position that requires the ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects, and work well in a team setting. Illinois ties preferred but not required. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples to resumes.IL-04@mail.house.gov in PDF format for each. Please title the email subject line: “Legislative Assistant [insert first and last name]”

Legislative Correspondent - Midwestern Democrat seeks a Legislative Correspondent.  The main responsibilities include drafting substantive responses to constituent correspondence and assisting with research, meeting memos, and legislative memos.  Candidates must have excellent writing skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail, and a self-starter attitude.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to SenateLegJobs@gmail.com with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line. 

Legislative Correspondent / Staff Assistant - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is seeking an enthusiastic, professional, and well-organized individual to serve in the dual role of Legislative Correspondent / Staff Assistant. This job requires excellent oral and written communications skills, a strong attention to detail, and an ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously. This individual will manage the constituent mail program, including monitoring the flow of incoming and outgoing mail, keeping the constituent database complete and current, responding to all constituent correspondence, and working with the legislative staff to maintain a proactive constituent outreach operation. Additional daily tasks include answering calls, conducting and organizing tours, processing flag requests, greeting visitors, managing the intern program, and supporting the Member and staff as needed. Limited driving duties will also be required. Hill experience preferred.  Rhode Island ties a big plus.  Sense of humor non-negotiable. Please email resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to RI02Hiring@mail.house.gov.  No phone calls or drop-bys please.

Legislative Director - Congresswoman Grace Meng seeks a Legislative Director. Familiarity with the appropriations process is required. Responsibilities include developing and advancing Rep. Meng’s legislative agenda, and managing the legislative team. Strong leadership skills that foster teamwork and a friendly environment are necessary. Applicant should be an outstanding writer, who is able to handle talking points, speeches and op-eds. This is a position that requires the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects. Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to ny06resume@mail.house.gov. New York ties and previous Hill experience preferred. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, parental status.

Scheduler - Senior California Democrat seeks a motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented Scheduler for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include coordinating and maintaining the Member’s schedule, drafting personal correspondence, and occasionally driving the member. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, and able to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities. California ties preferred. Sense of humor required. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to CADemOfficeJob@gmail.com

Scheduler - Progressive West Coast Democrat seeks a well-organized, detail oriented, and energetic self-starter for the position of Scheduler/Executive Assistant. The ideal candidate possesses a strong work ethic, is highly motivated, has a sharp sense of humor, and has the ability to keep calm while under pressure in an oftentimes hectic and unpredictable environment. Qualified applicants are comfortable keeping a complex schedule, making quick decisions, solving problems on the fly, and effectively relaying scheduling changes to the Member, staff and outside groups in a timely manner. Furthermore, the scheduler must be willing to work long hours, including nights and weekends, in conjunction with the Congressional schedule. It is imperative the scheduler be professional, friendly, firm, and gracious with those who interact with the office. Responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and managing all aspects of the Member’s daily and long-term DC, state, and national schedule. This would involve booking travel to and from the district; tracking, evaluating and responding to invitations and scheduling requests; managing logistics for events; and keeping the Member on schedule throughout the day. The scheduler will work closely with the Member, Chief of Staff, Communications Director and District Director to ensure a seamless operation. This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates should possess 2-4 years of substantive experience in fast-paced operational roles, either as a scheduler or executive assistant. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a wide range of benefits. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and two references to resumeinbox@mail.house.gov by Monday, January 14, 2019. Our office is an equal opportunity employer. All who are qualified are encouraged to apply.

Tax and Economic Policy Advisor - Moderate Alabama Democrat and Member of the House Ways and Means Committee seeks an experienced “Tax and Economic Policy Advisor” to assist the legislative team in developing, implementing, and advancing a broad legislative agenda. The “Tax and Economic Policy Advisor” will be directly responsible for advising the Member on tax, financial services, banking and economic development related issues. This is not an entry-level position and 3-5 years of Hill or comparable experience is required at a minimum.  Responsibilities include: drafting and analyzing legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, meeting with constituents, and staffing Ways and Means Committee hearings and mark-ups. An expert understanding of House legislative processes and procedures, excellent organization and communication skills, the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and flexibility with priorities is required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to AL07.Resumes@mail.house.govwith the subject line “Tax and Economic Policy Advisor”.

Tax Legislative Staff - Senior Democratic Member of Congress on the Committee on Ways and Means seeks experienced legislative staffer who will be responsible for a portfolio that includes tax policy and other issues. Responsibilities of this position include drafting and analyzing legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, meeting with constituents, and staffing Ways and Means Committee hearings and mark-ups. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, hardworking, highly dependable, and organized, as well as possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work quickly under pressure. The ideal candidate would at least 3 years of legislative experience, and a strong understanding of tax policy issues.  JD desired but not required. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and three references to ca05taxpolicy@gmail.com with the Subject Line: Tax Legislative Staff.  The office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-in, please. 

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow

The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia invites applications for several Lecturers and Postdoctoral Fellows in the College's core Engagements courses for a one-year appointment, renewable for two additional year's contingent upon satisfactory performance, starting the fall of 2019. Compensation will take the form of 9-month salary with full-time benefits. Candidates must have defended their dissertation and earned the Ph.D. in a liberal arts and sciences field by May 25, 2019 and no earlier than April 2015. For more information, go here.

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap's 2019 International Policy Summer Institute (IPSI) is now accepting applications. IPSI will take place at @AU_SIS from Sunday June 9 – ThursJune 13, 2019. Apply by 8:00PM EST Jan 28th, For more information, go here.

Positions at the Nuclear Threat Initiative

THE NUCLEAR THREAT INITIATIVE PROTECTS LIVES, THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR QUALITY OF LIFE NOW AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. Every day, we work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical and cyber. NTI currently has two openings: Program Officer, Global Nuclear Policy Program and Global Nuclear Policy Program (GNPP) Winter/Spring 2019 Intern. For more information, go here.

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

Communications Director Opening - Congresswoman-elect Lauren Underwood (IL-14) is seeking a creative, passionate, communications director to serve in her Washington, DC office. The candidate must have strong writing skills, excellent judgment in managing Illinois and national media relationships, and social media savvy. The ideal candidate will have prior Hill experience and have served as an on-the-record spokesperson in prior roles. Strong knowledge and background in healthcare is a plus. Interested candidates should submit a resume and writing sample to Andrea@UnderwoodForCongress.com.

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Meridian

Meridian International Center relies on talented, dedicated staff, interns, and volunteers to provide a wide variety of programs and services that promote international understanding through our exchange, cultural diplomacy, and training programs. Our employees are our most important asset. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work, and this is at the core of our mission and values.  We provide a stimulating work environment and opportunities to design and participate in a wide range of international programs, including public seminars and professional exchanges. Meridian has several open positions. See here.

Human Rights Watch Associate, Arms Division

The Arms Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking an Associate to provide administrative assistance to the team. The Arms Division currently focuses its work on killer robots, cluster munitions, antipersonnel landmines, incendiary weapons, and explosive weapons in civilian areas. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the division’s Executive Director, also based in Washington, DC. The application deadline is January 2, 2019. For more information, go here.

Herbert Scoville Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy leaders on a range of international peace and security issues by providing recent college and graduate school alumni with an opportunity to work with one of the participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. The fellowship bridges the gap between academia and the working world by providing an entree to socially-conscious people eager to learn about and contribute to the world of public-interest organizations. It is currently accepting applications through January 7, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester, which will begin between July 15 and October 1, 2019. For more information, go here.

United Nations Political Affairs Intern

The Intern supports the work of the Central Africa Integrated Operational Team (CAIOT), which covers the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The integrated operational teams are located within Africa Division II, in the Office of Operations (OO), Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The duration of the internship is for three (3) months with a possibility of extension up to six (6) months. Operational teams are seeking for candidates interested in filling immediate vacancies and others for 2019. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. For more information, go here.

Charles B. Rangel International Program

The Charles B. Rangel program is accepting applications. The Rangel Program seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. For more information about the program and the application process, please go here.

Peace and Security Funders Group Undergraduate Summer Fellow

The Peace and Security Funders Group has an undergraduate Fellowship opening for the summer of 2019. This is a 10-week, part-time, paid position. We aim to hire an undergraduate student or early-career candidate with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a keen interest in peace, national/international security, and/or philanthropy. For more information, go here.

Ploughshares Fund Research Assistant Internship

Ploughshares Fund is seeking a full-time research assistant intern for Winter 2018/2019. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, conducting research on arms control and nuclear weapons programs, drafting op-eds, articles and other publications, assisting with social media and aiding in the daily operations of the Ploughshares Fund Washington, DC office. The intern will report to the Policy Associate and is expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Start and finish dates can be flexible to academic schedules. A modest stipend will be provided. For more information, go here.

Bridging the Gap’s 2019 International Policy Summer Institute (IPSI)

Applications for Bridging the Gap's 2019 International Policy Summer Institute (IPSI) are officially OPEN! IPSI, now going into its 9th year, will take place at the American University School of International Service in Washington, DC from Sunday, June 9th, 2019 – Thursday, June 13th, 2019. Applications will close at 8:00PM EST Monday, January 28th, 2019. For more information, to here.

University of Pennsylvania Perry World House Global Order Program Manager

The Perry World House is looking for a dynamic, innovative, highly-motivated person to join our team as the Program Manager for Global Order.  The successful holder of this position will lead one of our two inaugural research themes, The Future of the Global Order:  Power, Technology, and Governance.  This research theme examines implications of changing global power dynamics, impacts of new technologies, and contributions of governance institutions for the future of international cooperation. The research under this theme seeks to understand the drivers of change and the varied implications of those changes. Additionally, the work  offers new ideas for the preservation and evolution of the international order.  Global Order research and convenings ask hard questions about whether the international order established after WWII can survive shifts in power dynamics, new technological innovations, and even greater challenges to multilateral norms,  laws, and institutions. For more information, go here.

CHCI is still accepting applications for our Summer Congressional Internship Program! 

Paid Internship for College Students: CHCI Congressional Interns learn firsthand how the legislative system works, spending four days each week working on Capitol Hill. Interns will meet with accomplished leaders from across sectors who are working to represent and advocate for the Latinx community. Come join the CHCI network and launch your professional career! For more information, go here.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Foreign Policy program at Brookings is a leading center of policy-relevant scholarship exploring the rapidly re-ordering geopolitics of the great and major powers, and the disordering relations among states and transnational actors. Our scholars provide concrete policy recommendations for how U.S. strategy, the international security architecture, and key allies should adapt to changing threats and opportunities. For more information, go here.

Rubenstein Fellow, Foreign Policy

Brookings is pleased to announce the second round of the David M. Rubenstein Fellowship Program. The challenges facing the United States and the world require rigorous, innovative, evidence-based research that generate fresh thinking and innovative policy solutions. Through this program, Brookings is seeking to increase diversity in our scholarly community by recruiting the next generation of rising stars and creative thinkers to help achieve our mission of improving governance in the United States and across the world. For more information, go here

Associate Director, Coalition Relations

The associate director serves as: an advocate for Heritage’s policy agenda, primarily at external conferences and meetings; a scout to identify new coalition allies who will advance our policy goals; and a trusted liaison building relationships with our allies within and outside of Washington, DC. For more information, go here.

Kendall Fellowship: Implications of Hypersonic Weapons

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) seeks outstanding candidates for a Kendall Fellowship studying the technology and policy implications of hypersonic weapons. This two-year fellowship is open to candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. in the physical sciences, engineering, or other appropriate fields before Fall 2019. The Fellow will investigate the technical and strategic issues related to the development and deployment of hypersonic weapons and develop policy recommendations for mitigating the dangers these weapons pose. For more information, go here.

Analyst in Asian Policy (Social Science Analyst)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in Asian Policy focused on the Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The idea candidate is expected to enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research undertaken throughout CRS. For more information, go here.

United States of Women Intern

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The United State of Women is a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it. USOW amplifies the work of organizations and individuals at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality and provides tools, access, and connections that help women see and step into their power to break down the barriers that hold women back. For more information, go here.

Positions on The Hill

PRESS SECRETARY: Newly-elected House member from Texas seeks a Press Secretary to start as early as January 3, 2019 and join an active office in Washington, DC. This position will report to the Chief of Staff and be responsible for a variety of tasks, including: booking the member on national and local media, working closely with the Legislative staff and the district office to create a strong and robust media plan, write speeches and talking points, maintain a strong online and social media presence, and other tasks as assigned.

This is not an entry-level position. Successful candidates will have a strong knowledge of local, state and National media, work in a startup environment and under tight deadlines. Texas, southwest ties and Spanish language proficiency a plus, women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume, writing sample and cover letter to tx16resumes@gmail.com with the subject line PRESS SECRETARY APPLICATION.

STAFF ASSISTANT: Newly-Elected House member from Texas seeks a Staff Assistant to start as early as January 3,  2019 and join an active office in Washington, DC. Responsibilities will include managing front desk operations, answering phones, sorting mail, coordinating tours, supervising interns, greeting visitors, processing flag requests and other duties as assigned.

This is an entry-level position and prior Hill internship preferred. Successful candidates will be able to adapt to a startup environment and work under tight deadlines. Texas, southwest ties and Spanish language proficiency a plus, women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email resume, writing sample and cover letter to tx16resumes@gmail.com with the subject line STAFF ASSISTANT APPLICATION.

SCHEDULER: Newly-Elected House member from Texas seeks a Scheduler to begin as early as January 3, 2019. This individual will be responsible for maintaining the Member-Elect's official schedule, travel plans, personal schedule, along with coordinating press interviews, radio and television time with the Press Secretary; legislative briefings and hearings with the Legislative team and other tasks as assigned. This position will also be in charge of coordinating with the district director all district visits. This is NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL position. Prior Capitol Hill experience and previous scheduling and administrative experience (one year in a similar position) is required. Texas, southwest ties and Spanish language proficiency a plus. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. This position will report directly to the Chief of Staff and will require availability by phone and email on weekends and evenings. Please email resume, writing sample and cover letter to tx16resumes@gmail.com with the subject line SCHEDULER APPLICATION.

WFPG IS NOW ACCEPTING INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING

The Women's Foreign Policy Group believes that it is crucial to ensure that women's voices are heard and that women leaders are fully engaged in finding new approaches and solutions. WFPG is committed to global engagement and the promotion of the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. The organization advances women's leadership and highlights their contributions through international issues programs and mentoring. Interns work as part of the WFPG team and are given the opportunity to improve their knowledge of international issues, as well as to learn how a small nonprofit organization operates.  At our programs, interns meet with accomplished international affairs professionals and learn from their career paths. Part-time internships are unpaid or for college credit. Full-time interns are eligible for a stipend. Please send a cover letter (including your availability), resume, two-page writing sample (short paper or excerpt), contact information for three references, and an unofficial copy of your transcript toemployment@wfpg.org.  ***Early applications are strongly encouraged*** Deadline: November 27th

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY INSTITUTE’S TECHNOLOGIST FELLOWSHIP

NSI’s Technologist Fellowship brings together technologists interested in actively engaging in national security and cyber policymaking. The curriculum will provide Fellows with the core tools needed to effectively engage policymakers in both the legislative and executive branches.  The goal of the Fellowship is to enhance technologists’ ability to influence the larger policy community and thereby inject more direct technology-related expertise into the national security and cyber policy processes. Applications due December 7th. For more information, go here.

East West Center in Washington Internship Opportunity

The Center seeks interns each semester who are interested in gaining a first-hand training experience in a US-Asia research and education organization in Washington, D.C. Internships are open to students and recent graduates; graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply. We do not sponsor visas for interns, so applicants should be already authorized for such a position through US citizenship/permanent residency or existing visas sponsored by a university or other valid third party. Stipends are available for qualified applicants. For more information, go here.

Greenpeace Climate Campaigner

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries. 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY 

Greenpeace believes that climate change is the most urgent problem facing our planet right now, and the window for meaningful action is closing fast. Corporations and governments lack ambition, and in many cases are actively obstructing climate solutions. For more information, go here.

Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Stanford Fellowships

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for its 2019-20 Fellowships. We are reaching out to you to ask you to help us identify strong candidates. We attach a flyer that can be shared with anyone who might be a prospective applicant. As you know, CISAC is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on international security topics.  The center is devoted to research, teaching and training the next generation of security specialists, to influencing policymaking in international security, and to developing a more informed public discussion.  The CISAC Fellowship Program is an integral part of this mission. Every year, CISAC offers approximately fifteen 9 to 11 month fellowships to predoctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty members who are researching topics related to international security, nuclear security, biosecurity, and cybersecurity that contain elements of policy-relevance. Application deadline is January 15, 2019. Interested candidates can apply here.

EMERGING LEADERS IN BIOSECURITY FELLOWSHIP

The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship is an opportunity for talented career professionals to deepen their expertise, expand their network, and build their leadership skills through a series of sponsored events coordinated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. This highly-competitive, part-time program boasts more than 100 alumni from a wide variety of organizations in government, the private sector, and academia. Together, they represent the foundation of the next generation of leaders in the biosecurity community. Applications are due by December 21, 2018. For more information, go here.

Win Without War Announces Spring 2019 Internship Openings

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. Multiple positions are available with Win Without War. They include a social media and digital communications internship, policy and advocacy internship, and campaigns and programs internship. Please check them out here.

Emerging Leaders In Biosecurity Fellowship

The Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship is an opportunity for talented career professionals to deepen their expertise, expand their network, and build their leadership skills through a series of sponsored events coordinated by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. This highly-competitive, part-time program boasts more than 100 alumni from a wide variety of organizations in government, the private sector, and academia. Together, they represent the foundation of the next generation of leaders in the biosecurity community. For more information, go here.

Scheduler - Incoming Freshman Democratic Member

Freshman Democratic Member seeks a scheduler to manage Member's daily and long-term schedule in D.C. and the district, including organizing and tracking invitations and scheduling requests for the Member, coordinating travel arrangements, keeping Member on schedule throughout day, organizing the Member’s daily briefing materials, and coordinating with legislative and communications staff on materials needed for meetings/events, and various administrative duties. Individual must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask.  Applicants should have prior scheduling or Capitol Hill experience. Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, organized, have excellent verbal communication and writing skills, work well under pressure, be able to solve problems and make quick decisions, and be willing to work long hours.  Salary commensurate with experience. Cover Letter, Resume and References should be e-mailed to resume.inbox@mail.house.gov.

 Scheduler/Office Manager

Rep. Norma J. Torres seeks an experienced Scheduler/Office Manager for her Washington, D.C. office.  Duties will include managing all aspects of the Member’s Washington, D.C. schedule, making flight arrangements to and from the district, managing the D.C. office, and other duties as assigned.  This person will also serve as one of the Congresswoman’s drivers; access to a vehicle is required. Candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented, and an efficient self-starter. At least three years of scheduling experience is required.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Diverse candidates, women and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Send a cover letter, resume and two references to CA35.OfficeStaff@mail.house.gov.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.

National Security and International Policy Internship

The Center for American Progress National Security and International Policy (NSIP) team seeks to advance a strong progressive vision for U.S. foreign policy. The team works on a wide array of issues—ranging from defense and national security policy, to foreign affairs and international development—and has a broad geographic scope, from China and the Koreas, to the Middle East and Turkey, to Mexico and the Americas. Major ongoing projects include a robust Middle East program; innovative work on U.S. foreign policy toward China and in Asia; development of a strong progressive vision on national defense; analysis of the cross-linkages of climate, migration, and security; and sustainable security through greater global prosperity and effective international development. For more information, go here.

Stimson Center Assistant, Finance and Administration position

The Henry L. Stimson Center seeks a detail-oriented accounting and administrative professional to join the team.  The Assistant, Finance & Administration will support the Director of Finance & Administration and Associate Director of Finance with array of financial functions, budget and grants management, HR administration, record keeping, planning and analysis, and general operations.  The ideal candidate is energetic, proactive, and a problem-solver who juggles multiple priorities with ease and efficiency.  For more information, go here.

Max Kampelman Fellowships

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks candidates for its Max Kampelman Fellowship program. Named for a longtime U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Kampelman Fellows represent the next generation of American leaders in security policy, human rights, and strategic communications. To find out more about them, please go here.

Senior Legislative Aide  

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks a senior legislative aide with a minimum of three years of Hill experience. This is not an entry level position. Excellent written and oral communication skills required.  Advanced degree a plus. Spanish ability a plus. Send resume, brief writing sample, and three references to DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. Use title on your email: Senior LA Position.  No drop-ins please. Texas ties are a plus though not necessary.

Scheduler/Office Manager

Rep. David Scott seeks an experienced Scheduler/Office Manager for his Washington, D.C. office.  Duties will include managing all aspects of the Member’s Washington and district schedules, making travel arrangements, and other duties as assigned.  This person will also serve as the Congressman’s primary driver in and around Washington, D.C.; as such, access to a vehicle is required. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for assisting the Chief of Staff and Financial Administrator in managing office finances, administering office benefits programs, and other office management duties such as office equipment procurement. 

Candidate must be highly organized, detail oriented, and an efficient self-starter. This is not an entry-level position, and salary is commensurate with experience.  Georgia ties are a plus, but not a requirement.  Diverse candidates, women and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and references to gary.woodward@mail.house.gov.  No phone calls, faxes or drop-ins please.

Legislative Director

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, seeks Legislative Director to lead legislative team in developing, implementing and advancing all aspects of a broad legislative agenda.  Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of legislative experience along with a proven record of developing and advancing strategic legislative plans that achieve results. Candidates should possess thorough knowledge of the legislative process and House procedures; previous supervisory experience; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; flexibility with priorities and ever changing deadlines; detail orientation; and the ability to meet attendance requirements including a varied and often unpredictable work schedule.   Position requires hard-working self-starter with exceptional communication and organizational skills, good political instincts and judgment and ability to work quickly under pressure.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, two writing samples and three references to Twaun.Samuel@mail.house.gov with the subject line: Legislative Director. No phones, calls faxes or drop-ins, please.

Legislative Assistant

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is seeking an experienced and energetic Legislative Assistant to handle a portfolio focused on health care, disability policy, and other issues.  Responsibilities will include developing legislation, working through the appropriations process, monitoring activity on assigned issues, advising and representing the Congressman, writing speeches and floor statements, and building relationships with constituent groups and advocacy organizations.  This is not an entry-level position.  Excellent writing skills, Capitol Hill experience, and knowledge of relevant policy issues are critical.  Rhode Island ties a plus; sense of humor non-negotiable.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to RI02Hiring@mail.house.gov.  No phone calls or drop-bys, please.

House Judiciary Committee Digital Media Manager 

House Committee on Judiciary Democrats seek a motivated, creative, digital-savvy strategist to serve as Digital Media Manager. Responsibilities include:

 ·        Developing the Committee’s social media strategy;

 ·        Drafting social media posts;

 ·        Maintaining and updating the website;

 ·        Creating graphics;

 ·        Creating videos;

 ·        Compiling and distributing news clips;

 ·        And working on special projects.

 Candidates must have strong writing skills, experience working in digital media, and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Please send a writing and graphic sample, along with a resume and cover letter to HouseJudDemsJob@mail.house.gov. Minorities, women, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. This is not an entry level position.

Payne Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. The application deadline is December 21, 2018. For more information, go here.

Truman Center: Training Coordinator position

Truman is a nationwide membership of diverse leaders inspired to serve in the aftermath of 9/11 and committed to shaping and advocating for tough, smart national security solutions. We are united in the belief that America is strongest when we stand with our allies to lead, support, and defend a growing global community of free people and just societies.

Together, Truman Center and Truman Project identify, train, and position leaders across America who share this worldview. We bring our members together with our partners and advisors to deliver concrete solutions to pressing global challenges for leaders at the local, state, and national levels, and we coordinate their action nationwide to shape the debate, fight for policy change, and support rising leaders who share our values. Truman Center and Truman National Security Project seek a Training Coordinator to provide support and coordination for the Training Department as well as the roster of Certified Truman Trainers (CTT) on staff and throughout the membership community. S/he will work closely internally with staff across departments, as well as external partner organizations across the country.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume, and three references to jobs@trumancnp.org. Please visit our websites: www.trumanproject.org and www.trumancenter.org before being in touch. No phone calls

Check out: APSIA Online Graduate School Fair

Thinking about Grad School? Searching for an international career in the private, public, or non-governmental sector?
Whether you’ve just started your search or have a shortlist in mind, representatives of APSIA's top international affairs and public policy graduate schools can help you navigate the admissions process. 
Register today and answer your questions about:

  • application requirements,

  • curricula and joint degrees,

  • financial aid, and

  • career opportunities.

For more information, go here.

Department of Justice, Student Trainee

The position provides administrative support to the Office of Professional Development which provides employees with professional training and development opportunities from a variety of sources and venues such as government, external, web-based, and satellite.

Who May Apply: You must be a CURRENT student in an accredited high school, college, technical, vocational, and trade school, advanced degree program, or other qualifying education institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. For more information, go here.

Bloomberg Associates Project Manager

Bloomberg Philanthropies works to create catalytic change across five areas of focus: arts and culture, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. Our mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. Our approach is rooted in Mike Bloomberg's unique experience and success across the field of business, government, and philanthropy. For more information, please go here.

Dewey Square Group, Senior Associate

Overview

The Dewey Square Group (DSG) is one of the country’s leading public affairs firms. Working for both political and corporate clients, DSG brings together the very best professionals in grassroots advocacy, state and local outreach, strategic communications, coalition development, digital media and government relations.  The firm has built a strong reputation for designing and executing winning solutions for Fortune 500 corporations, leading trade associations and major non-profit associations.

Responsibilities

This Senior Associate position is in Dewey Square’s Grassroots Practice and will support clients focused on technology issues.  The Senior Associate will work in a team environment to craft and implement creative strategies to support our clients’ priorities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help manage client-related projects and ongoing activities

  • Track and monitor legislative and regulatory activity around a range of policy issues

  • Prepare one-pagers and other written content to help advance our clients’ public affairs goals

  • Develop a deep understanding of telecommunications and technology policy

  • Support the client with other tasks and projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Education: An undergraduate degree is required

  • Work Experience: 2-5 years of experience working in government affairs, public policy, public relations or a related role; some knowledge of the technology sector preferred

  • Strong organization and time management skills, acute attention to detail, and knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) are essential

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and research and grasp complex policy issues

  • Skilled in writing clearly and concisely on complex topics for a variety of audiences

  • Ability to nurture client relationships and work well with internal and external staff at all levels

  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in a very collaborative environment

  • Eager to work in a fast-paced environment while juggling priorities and meeting deadlines

  • Resourceful, results oriented, team-player who is a self-starter with a positive “can do” attitude

  • Experience working with Adobe design programs, Wordpress and content management systems is helpful but not required

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, a resume, and two writing samples to dsgjobapplication@gmail.com

Congressman Don Beyer’s Office, Scheduler

The office of Congressman Don Beyer is seeking a scheduler.  This person is responsible for the Congressman’s D.C. and district schedule, and must respond to dozens of requests each week.  The scheduler coordinates daily with the Congressman and must help anticipate conflicts or problems with the schedule, sometimes drive or staff the Congressman, and help coordinate staffing and transportation for other events.  He or she is the office’s primary point of contact for many constituents, interest groups and elected officials. 

This position is critical to the smooth running of the organization and preference is for someone with at least a year’s experience on Capitol Hill, and someone who can deftly juggle without dropping the balls, all the while sitting in the front office and assisting with the day-to-day operation of the office.

If you’re game for the challenge, please send a resume, cover letter, and references to beyerstaff@gmail.com by September 26th.  Please do not email me directly or call the office.  The Office of Don Beyer is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age.

Amnesty International, Advocacy Director, Americas 

Amnesty International USA (“AIUSA”) is the USA country section of the Amnesty International global movement.  The AIUSA Advocacy Director (“AD”) for the Americas (covering South, Central, North America) region is responsible for developing strategies and working with AIUSA volunteers/members to end human rights violations, principally by influencing U.S. policy toward and bringing about improvements in human rights in the Americas.  The position is based in Washington, D.C. For more information, to here.

Transparency and Accountability Initiative, Program Associate

The TAI secretariat is seeking a full-time PROGRAM ASSOCIATE to be based in our Washington, D.C. office, reporting to the Executive Director. This person will be an integral member of our small team working across our program and activities. In executing his/her responsibilities, the Program Associate will have the opportunity to gain substantive experience in the dynamic field of transparency and accountability, to strengthen a mix of skills (programmatic, research, facilitation and administrative), and to benefit from close collaboration with a diverse group of funders, philanthropic networks, advocacy organizations, researchers, and policymakers.  For more information, go to the url: http://www.transparency-initiative.org/uncategorized/3432/we-are-hiring-program-associate/

Facebook Product Policy Director, Human Rights

s the reach and impact of the Facebook family of companies continues to grow, so does the responsibility we have to respect the individual and human rights of the members of our diverse global community. Consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and our commitments as a member of the Global Network Initiative, the Facebook Product Policy team is dedicated to understanding the human rights impacts of our platform and to crafting policies that allow us both to act against those who would use Facebook to enable harm, stifle expression, and undermine human rights, and to support those who seek to advance rights, promote peace, and build strong communities.  For more information, go to the following url: https://www.facebook.com/careers/jobs/a0I1H00000MAQObUAP?refid=52&__tn__=HH-R

Anti-Defamation League Assistant Director 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help analyze and investigate topics, news coverage and trends related to cyberhate, technology, and civil rights against all groups through a wide variety of sources, including media, social media, academic reports and others.

  • Draft frequent blog posts, tweets, presentations and other communications related to cyberhate and to technology and civil rights.

  • Help coordinate, review and project manage to production all CTS and relevant ADL reports and materials produced by staff as well as by fellows, contractors and others working with CTS.

  • Develop relevant background and briefing materials for agency staff and outside constituents.

  • Respond to requests for information and research on relevant topics from other ADL staff.

For more information, to here.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship provides full-time six to nine-month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC. Scoville Fellows have the opportunity to work with senior-level staff and to conduct research, write articles and reports, organize talks and conferences sponsored by their host organization, and directly support public education and advocacy initiatives. Fellows may explore a range of issues that fall under the scope of their organization’s mission; topics of focus include nuclear, biological, and chemical arms control and nonproliferation; conflict prevention and resolution; conventional arms trade; environmental and energy security; defense budget; diplomacy; and peacebuilding and peacekeeping. They may also attend coalition meetings, congressional hearings, and policy briefings, as well as meetings with policy experts arranged by the program. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media. For more information, go here.

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) Senior Program Officer

Timeframe: Immediate

SCG is seeking to hire 1-3 Senior Program Officers to lead projects within SCG’s growing portfolio of security sector capacity building programs. Senior Program Officers are responsible for leading project management and implementation for assigned projects, including overseeing the planning and execution of all project activities, coordinating stakeholder engagement, ensuring project staff adhere to SCG’s security protocols, and conducting M&E and project reporting.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

Ideal candidates will have experience leading the design and implementation of security sector projects overseas, ideally in Africa, and managing complex international teams in multiple locations. Additionally, candidates will be well versed in security sector reform best practices, have knowledge and experience in designing and implementing effective capacity building approaches, and experience working with or for the U.S. government or other international donors. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate effective communications skills, including experience training and facilitating and engaging with high level security sector (e.g. police, ministry of interior, ministry of justice) officials, and the ability to produce publishable quality written products. Specifically, the ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to work professionally in both English and French;

  • Be willing to travel frequently (up to 40% of the time) throughout the Sahel and be located at SCG’s Tysons, VA offices;

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Security Studies or a related discipline; Ph.D. preferred. Alternately, candidates with significant law enforcement experience who meet the other position requirements are also welcome to apply;

  • At least five (5) years project management experience with at least two (2) years directly managing and overseeing overseas project(s);

  • Proven experience in security sector capacity building assessment, design and implementation, with experience designing, leading, and evaluating training preferred;

  • Proven record of analytic excellence and report writing; and

  • A record of stakeholder engagement and relationship building, ideally with security sector stakeholders (e.g. police, ministries of interior).

About Strategic Capacity Group

Strategic Capacity Group (SCG) is an international nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the ability of the United States and its partners to build strategic security sector capacity both at home and abroad.

SCG’s strategic capacity building approach is founded on rigorous assessment and analysis, contextual, policy relevant research and guidance, and creative programmatic design and implementation. SCG assists donor countries to enhance the sustainability and impact of their foreign assistance approaches and recipient countries to deliver security appropriately, effectively, accountably, and in accordance with the rule of law. Through this approach, SCG helps build human and institutional capacity worldwide.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, two references, and a writing sample to (kguevara@strategiccapacity.org). Interviews will be conducted until positions are filled. Compensation ($80,000-100,000), commensurate with experience. 

https://www.strategiccapacity.org

Second Annual Women of Color in Transatlantic Leadership Forum: Call for Students and Young Professionals

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is seeking young women of color interested in pursuing a career in foreign policy to apply to attend GMF's Second Annual Women of Color in Transatlantic Leadership Forum as a Young Professional Participant. For more information, please go here.

Nuclear Threat Initiative Senior Program Officer

The Nuclear Threat Initiative is seeking to fill a [Senior] Program Officer position in the Materials Risk Management team. Led by Vice President Laura S. H. Holgate, this dynamic program focuses on removing, replacing, and reducing materials that could make a crude nuclear weapon or a so-called “dirty bomb,” and on effective long-term security for nuclear materials and weapons. We work with U.S. cities and states, with governments and experts around the world, and with international organizations to advance nuclear security and manage risks associated with highly enriched uranium, plutonium, and high-activity radioactive sources. For additional information, go here

Carnegie Endowment Nuclear Policy Program Research Scholar

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, India, and the United States, is seeking a Research Scholar for its Washington, DC-based Nuclear Policy Program. This Scholar will coordinate two projects on U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control and U.S. nuclear deterrence strategy. The Scholar will report to the Nuclear Policy Program Directors. The position is for two years with the possibility of extension. For more information, please go here.

Common Defense Fall Intern

Common Defense is hiring a Fall intern. For more information, please go here.

Council on Foreign Relations, Volunteer Intern, External Affairs, Fall 2018

CFR's volunteer internships give selected volunteer 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 Washington External Affairs team is comprised of the Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy program and CFR's diplomatic and executive branch initiatives. The Congress program engages members of Congress and their staffs on both sides of the aisle with a weekly roundtable policy discussion series, monthly briefings for Senate chiefs of staff, breakfast meetings for members of Congress, and other on-demand briefings. The program is responsible for distribution of CFR publications and other relevant materials to Capitol Hill. The diplomatic and executive branch initiatives provide U.S. policymakers and foreign officials access to CFR publications, reports, and invitations to select on-the-record CFR meetings. External Affairs also produces regular eNewsletters tailored specifically for the executive branch, Congress, and diplomatic community. For more information, go here.


Congressional Nuclear Security Fellowship

Nuclear Security Fellows serve full-time in a House or Senate office, typically joining at the start of the legislative session. Fellows are treated as a member of the staff, and are assigned responsibilities and duties based on the needs of the office. Typical Fellow responsibilities include preparing senior staff and Members/Senators for hearings, meetings, and briefings; advising office staff on a range of national security issues, including nuclear issues; answering constituent inquiries; and contributing to the legislative and policy priorities of their Members/Senators, under the direction of senior office staffers. For more information, go here.


Congressional Research Service, Research Assistant, Foreign Affairs

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking three limited-term Research Assistants to support a broad range of research tasks in three distinct sections in FDT. The relevant sections are Foreign Policy Management & Global Issues; Middle East & Africa; and Asia. The selectees will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests for information and analysis by performing research, data analysis, writing, and other research support duties as assigned by section and division management. For more information, go here.


Obama Foundation Scholars Program at University of Chicago in USA, 2018-2019 5801 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

University of Chicago is now accepting applications for Obama Foundation Scholars Program at University of Chicago in USA, 2018-2019 program. Talented and experienced students with strong skills [ International Development and Policy.] are encouraged to apply. A scholarship for financial assistance in the amount – up to Full tution fees – will be awarded to the winning candidates. University of Chicago will need to receive your completed application by 2018-11-01. For more information, go here.


Program Officer, Grantmaking and Partnerships

MADRE is seeking a Program Officer to lead our work on building strong intergenerational leadership within and across progressive social movements. This is a full time position at MADRE working to advance the leadership, power and influence of girls and young women at all levels of movement building through long-term partnerships and new relationships to increase adolescent girls’ choices, power and voice. The position requires experience and practical expertise in program management and movement building and the ability to develop insight, concepts, strategies and relationships that help advance adolescent girls’ rights and leadership within the broader context of their families, communities and social justice movements. The Program Officer reports to the Director of Grantmaking and Partnerships and works to support the implementation of MADRE’s grantmaking strategies. This includes managing grant relationships and flow of information with MADRE’s partners in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This position will be based in New York City. For more information, go here.


Cybersecurity Program Manager

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the nation's oldest nonpartisan professional association for state government officials, is currently seeking a full-time Cybersecurity Program Manager for its Washington, D.C. office. 

Founded in 1904, NASS provides member services and programs to assist the nation's secretaries of state in the performance of their public administration duties.  Issue areas include elections and voting, digital government, state business services, record-keeping and archives.  The Cybersecurity Program Manager works directly under the supervision of the Executive Director.

General Job Description Includes:

  • Serve as a liaison between the NASS members, federal agencies (US Department of Homeland Security, US Election Assistance Commission, et al.) and Congress on all cybersecurity related issues, policy, legislation, and practices. Staff new NASS Cybersecurity Committee.

  • Maintain current, accurate contact lists for all Secretary of State cyber staff, federal agencies and congressional offices.

·         Monitor and participate in cybersecurity related forums (both public and private sector) in order to provide information and resources to NASS members.

·         Monitor state cybersecurity programs and practices to assist communications director, research director and executive director in developing fact sheets, talking points and white papers.

  • Organize cybersecurity workshops at NASS conferences and semi-annual Tech Talk Forums.

  • Provide assistance with speaker selection for association meetings.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with cybersecurity stakeholders to include private sector, academics, non-profits and advocacy organizations.

  • Assist Executive Director and Director of Research with tracking and analyzing federal, state and congressional activity related to the work of NASS members.

  • Provide IT technical support for NASS office.

  • This is a new position, thus additional duties will be added as position and related work is more established.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (a Master’s degree in Public Administration or Cybersecurity a plus)

  • Four years of professional experience in the field of cybersecurity

  • Prior experience in any level of government.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate technical details effectively to policy makers.

  • Familiarity with NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to juggle many tasks

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Flexibility and ability to accommodate many bosses

  • Ability to “hit the ground running” and learn office processes quickly and effectively.

  • Industrious self-starter who works well independently and with a very small team.

Association provides generous benefits and salary is commensurate with experience.  Please send resume, salary requirements and references to reynolds@sso.org.


Be a Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator

The U.S. Department of State's Office of Public Engagement is currently accepting applications from prior State Department interns for the Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program for the 2018-2019 academic year! This is a volunteer position. 

The Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program is managed by the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs. The mission of the program is to establish outreach partnerships with universities throughout the United States and to better inform college students about U.S. foreign policy priorities. The program is designed to create a network of State Department student contacts on college campuses across the nation. By relying on students' academic experience, interest in foreign policy and knowledge of their campus community, the Bureau of Public Affairs seeks to reach a wider cross-section of students on college campuses and surrounding institutions. 
If you would like to apply to participate in the Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program, please submit your completed application along with your resume to campuscoordinator@state.gov by Friday, August 24, 2018.


Ploughshares Fund Seeking an Intern

Ploughshares Fund is seeking a full-time research assistant intern for Fall 2018. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, conducting research on arms control and international security, drafting op-eds, articles, blogs and other publications, assisting with social media and aiding in the daily operations of the Ploughshares Fund Washington, DC office. You can find more information on the position here.


Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation Is seeking a p/t intern (paid)

Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation is a 501c3 organization founded in 2017. Its vision is to advance the leadership and professional development of women of color in the fields of peace, security, and conflict transformation. In promoting its mission to ensure that global issues have a variety of perspectives, it has created a platform devoted to women of color that cultivates a strong voice and network for its members while encouraging dialogue and strategies for engaging in policy discussions on an international scale. 

Job Summary
WCAPS is seeking an intern to work with the WCAPS leadership as it develops its programs and activities. The position is for 20-hrs/wk though more hours are possible during busier time frames for the organization. The pay is $20.00/hr. Health insurance is not included.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will work with the WCAPS leadership on the following activities:

·         Development of its mentorship program

·         Outreach to high schools, colleges and universities

·         Write summaries from WCAPS events and activities

·         Do light research

·         Engage partner organizations and institutions, including NGOs and Think Tanks

·         Assist/coordinate event planning and WCAPS social media accounts

·         Develop a WCAPS database of women of color in the fields of peace, security and conflict transformation

Knowledge, Education, And Experience

·         Must have excellent research and writing skills

·         Must be able to work independently and collaboratively along with the ability to work well under deadlines

·         Must have a keen attention to detail and is highly organized

·         Must have a high proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

·         Some knowledge of website maintenance (preferably Squarespace)

·         An interest in issues of peace, security and conflict transformation is a plus.

·         Strong interpersonal skills 

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a résumé, writing sample and cover letter to wcaps@wcapsnet.org. The deadline for applications is August 9th.


Women for Women

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 478,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict.  Women for Women has several internships available. Please check them out here.


Amnesty International - Foundation Research Internship

AIUSA seeks a Foundation Research Intern interested in gaining hands on experience with prospect research while contributing to the human rights movement. This intern will work closely with the Foundations Specialist, and will:

  • Learn to use AIUSA’s database, ROI

  • Assist in researching past donors and prospects

  • Help assess prospective funders

  • Assist in organizing and interpreting funder data

  • Help develop an engagement plan for prospective and lapsed institutional donors

For additional information, go here.


Brookings Institution - Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will provide support and coordination, writing and research support, and event coordination to the Global Economy and Development program (Global) development team. The Development Coordinator will also assist with the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of supporters, in addition to assisting with all aspects of administration and communication between Global and the central development office (DEV). For more information, go here.


Center for Strategic and International Studies

Please check the CSIS website for several job positions that might be of interest to you. Please go here for more information.


Center for American Progress, Managing Director, National Security and International Policy

The National Security and International Policy (NSIP) program at American Progress is devoted to generating pragmatic and progressive policy ideas to advance U.S. national security. Our work focuses on several priority research areas, including the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America; defense, liberty, and security; and sustainable security strategy and development. The Managing Director for National Security and International Policy will assist the Vice President in leading a dynamic team to develop an affirmative national security and international policy agenda. For more information, to here


Arms Control Association Research Assistant

The non-partisan, nonprofit Arms Control Association is seeking a full-time research assistant on nuclear policy and arms control issues.. She/he will be responsible for assisting senior policy staff with research and analysis, researching and updating the Arms Control Association’s online information and public education resources, reporting for the organization’s monthly journal Arms Control Today, and planning workshops and meetings on priority issues, including nuclear weapons policy and disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation. For more information, go here


Center for strategic & international studies (csis) Global Food Security Project Fellow

The Global Food Security Project aims to enrich the level of dialogue surrounding challenges to global food security and help develop both the policy solutions and political will to address them. CSIS seeks a highly motivated Fellow to join our small team in mid-July or later. Responsibilities include drafting and finalizing short, medium, and full-length pieces of policy analysis, qualitative data analysis, and international travel to conduct field research. The Fellow is expected to help shape a broad research agenda in accord with the overall approach of the project, and to maintain a high level of scholarship in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Work includes synthesizing large amounts of information and tailoring messages to different audiences, including policy makers, international donors, and the advocacy community. The Fellow will work on several projects simultaneously, in addition to responding to daily demands. For more information, go here


ALBRIGHT STONEBRIDGE GROUP - ASSOCIATE FOR MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

This is the firm’s entry-level position for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) practice. The Associate will support practice leads and other senior staff with scheduling, team operations, editing and archiving client deliverables, and other duties that support the team’s client service and internal functioning.  This job exposes the Associate to the details of ASG business and client work, allowing them to begin/continue to develop geopolitical, regional, and sector/industry expertise.  For more information, go here


Robert Frederick Smith Internship and Fellowship Program

The Robert Frederick Smith Internship seeks to build a professional pipeline for historically underrepresented individuals to grow successful careers in the cultural sector. Applications for fall internships are due by July 15, 2018. You can get more information here.


Center for Reproductive Rights

For 25 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill. The Center has several employment opportunities. For more information, go here


National Resources Defense Council Nuclear Fellowship

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of more than 3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 600 lawyers, scientists and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe.  NRDC is seeking a two-year research fellow to work with the Nuclear team within the Climate and Clean Energy Program in our Washington, DC office. The NRDC Nuclear team focuses on environmental and public health impacts of nuclear energy, which includes nuclear reactor safety, spent nuclear fuel, radiation in the environment, nuclear security and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.  For more information, go here.


Stanley Foundation, Policy Program Associate, Nuclear Policy

The Stanley Foundation seeks a program associate to join its Policy Programming Department to contribute energy, creativity, and analytical skill to the design and implementation of innovative programming on technology and nuclear policy. The Stanley Foundation’s nuclear policy programming currently focuses on the disruptive effects of emerging technologies on nuclear deterrence, disarmament, and nonproliferation. For more information, please go here.


The Stimson Center is looking for a Director of the South Asia program

The ideal candidate will have substantive expertise on regional security, including nuclear issues.  Simson seeks someone with outstanding analytical and writing skills, strong communication and public affairs skills, a publication record of note, and experience with programmatic, staff management, and budgeting. The individual we seek must have visited the region frequently and have the ability to work well with key programming audiences in the United States, India and Pakistan. For more information, go here


UNITED NATIONS FREE COURSES ONLINE

n International Cooperation field, constant training is a MUST. To Improve continuously your knowledge, your methodology and approach to the new issues of contemporary era you dispose of different FREE and really professional platform. One of that is the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). For more information on these courses offered, please go here.


Foreign Policy 4 America is hiring!

POLITICAL DIRECTOR

The Political Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and communicate with candidates for federal office and will administer the organization’s political action committee. The Political Director will liaise with political campaigns, coordinate closely with allied organizations, manage our PAC budget, and mobilize and grow our base of members who contribute financially to endorsed candidates. The Political Director will report to the Executive Director.  For more information go here.

ADVOCACY DIRECTOR

The Advocacy Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and motivate grassroots supporters and amplify their voices with members of Congress. The Advocacy Director will grow our national network of supporters through digital campaigns and other initiatives, coordinate closely with advocacy partners to develop and jointly address our agenda, and design and implement grassroots campaigns that highlight our community’s voice in Washington. The Advocacy Director will report to the Executive Director. For more information, go here.

Foreign Policy for America is a nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. We are building a diverse and active network of Americans who are committed to defending diplomacy and standing up for principled American engagement in the world. Our connected political action committee, the Foreign Policy for America Action Network, works to elect members of Congress who champion strong, principled American foreign policy.


National Security Action Communications Associate

National Security Action is seeking a communications associate. Responsibilities include the following: 

• Work with National Security Action leadership to identify and execute against dynamic communications needs, including day-to-day media issues as well as longer-term messaging priorities. • Executing communications and messaging tasks to amplify the work of the organization, key policy messages, opposition purposes, or in response to breaking news. • Design communications strategies around upcoming events and/or thematic foreign policy issues. • Engage with reporters and producers on both policy and organizational issues. • Work with members of the organization’s Advisory Council and Network on initiatives in regional media markets, including op-eds and local interviews. • Assist team in a start-up environment, including with media monitoring and administrative tasks.  • Assist the organization’s political and legislative teams on an as-needed basis.

Application instructions: Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes.natsecaction@gmail.com. Please include “Communications Associate” in the subjectline. National Security Action is committed to economic and social justice and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on National Security Action, please go here.


Barbaricum Program Analyst Position (Clearance required)

Barbaricum supports government clients with Integrated Communications, Mission Support, Research and Analysis, Cyber Security/Intelligence, and Technology-Enabled services. Barbaricum seeks a cleared Program Analyst to provide support to an active contract providing services to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control (DASD TRAC). This individual will be responsible for program analysis and documentation, project planning and scheduling, finance and accounting, risk analysis, technology planning, process improvement, and/or cost estimation. For more information, go here.


Temporary position at the The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS)

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) needs support during the search and hiring phase of a new Program Associate. It could potentially turn into a permanent position for the right person. Please go here for more information. 


UNA-USA Leadership Summit and Day on the Hill

The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) is hosting its 2018 Leadership Summit on June 10-12, in Washington, DC. UNA-USA is the largest network of advocates and supporters of the UN and hosts the Leadership Summit for its members on an annual basis. You’ll receive intensive advocacy training, meet high level officials from the U.S. government and the United Nations, and lobby on Capitol Hill to encourage Congressional members to fully fund the vital work of the UN. You can register for the event here


Fellowship ProgramME for People of African Descent

The Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent. The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. For more information, please go here.


Policy Advisor at Third Way

"Third Way is a national think tank that champions modern center-left ideas. Our agenda is built on the bedrock belief that for political movements to succeed in our political system, they must relentlessly reimagine their policies, strategies, and coalitions. We are fighting for opportunity, so everyone has the chance to earn a good life; progress on social issues, so all have the freedom to live the lives they choose; and security, so we are protected from the global threats of the 21st century." For information on the position of policy advisor and other positions, please go here


Opportunities at The Federation of American Scientists

FAS is seeking a research assistant for the Nuclear Information Project to help us continue to create the best non-classified estimates of the nuclear arsenals of the world’s nine nuclear-armed states. For more information, go here


Open positions at the Congressional Research Service (CRS)

There are new research analyst opportunities with the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) of the  Congressional Research Service (CRS). CRS Works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate.  FDT positions to be filled include: Analyst in Foreign Affairs (GR); Analyst in African Affairs (GR); Analyst in  International Trade (GR); Analyst in U.S Strategy and International Security (will be posted in the coming weeks); and Analyst in Defense Resources (will be posted in the coming weeks). (GR) -  positions open only to students currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from (between May 2017 and August 2018) an advanced degree program. 

For more information about CRS and the positions posted thus far or to subscribe to e-mail alerts for future opening, please go to www.loc.gov/crsinfo.


Senior Lecturer/Lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School

The Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) in the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer / Lecturer as the Defense Governance and Management Team (DGMT) Asia Pacific Regional Program Lead. It is seeking candidates with expertise in defense institution building, security cooperation, the political-military dynamics of the Asia Pacific region, and experience working with country teams and partner-nations in a consultative type environment. For more information, go here


Octant Associates Position

Senior Subject Matter Expert. Full time position supporting the Cooperative Threat Reduction program. Position located in Lorton, VA with weekly/daily travel to Fort Belvoir. Candidate must have own transportation.

Requirements: SECRET clearance eligibility; Law Degree or Masters in related a related discipline, eg. International Regulatory discipline, science, other; More than 10 years’ experience in a professional capacity, preferably supporting government or international clients; Excellent writer, researcher;  Able to present to senior level officials, problem solve, provide solidly written and researched projects. If interested, please send your cover letter and resume to Tami Stukey at Octant Associates.  TStukey@octantassociates.com


Smoot Tewes Group Openings

STG brings together a unique team of seasoned political and public affairs professionals who have operated at the top levels of politics and government. It builds campaigns for its clients and puts together complete programs designed to do one thing: win.  Please go here to see current openings for internships and other positions.


Lia Miller, State Department Foreign Service Officer, explains 6 Ways to Sharpen Your Professional Skills

We are all professionals and we all have jobs to do, but do you ever feel like you are getting stale or that your skills “ain’t what they used to be”?  Do you find yourself in a professional rut or do you feel like you don’t have the requisite skill set to change positions or move up in your job should you want to? If you feel this way or even if you don’t and just want a change of pace, here are six ways to sharpen your professional skills.


African American Women's Resource Center's Septima Clark Oratory Contest

The Mercedes Parra Foundation is pleased to sponsor the upcoming African American Women's Resource Center’s Septima Clark Oratory Contest. The purpose of this program is to promote and encourage teenage girls to empower themselves through effective and convincing speeches on issues that affect them and their communities.  For more information, go here.


Internships at the OPCW

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) internship program is aimed at motivated applicants with an interest in gaining experience in international organisations. The programme provides work placements at the OPCW for a period of normally between three and six months. Working within the OPCW as an intern provides valuable experience of a multi-cultural working environment and enables familiarisation with the operational procedures of decision-making at an international level. Internship applications will be accepted in September and March (normally as of the 1st). For more information, go here.


Internships at the Center for International Policy

Applicants for internships should submit application materials for any of the internships listed below at any time. We begin reviewing applications in November for the spring semester (January-May), in March for the summer semester (May-August), and in June for the fall semester (August-December) and continue on a rolling basis. Start dates, end dates, and weekly schedules are flexible. For more information, go here.


International Law Seminar in Geneva, Switzerland

UNOG organized the very first International Law Seminar (ILS) in 1965, in connection with the annual session of the International Law Commission (ILC), for a duration of three weeks.

The Seminar takes place on an annual basis and is designed for postgraduate students in international law, young scholars, government officials as well as young lawyers in the field of international law, to widen their knowledge of both the work of the International Law Commission and of the codification and progressive development of international law. It also provides an opportunity for lawyers coming from different legal systems and cultures to exchange views regarding items on the agenda of the Commission. More information can be found here.