The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress is looking for our next class of interns to become part of our energetic team for the Spring 2012 semester. This is a great opportunity to get on-hands experience with a progressive think tank and an organization of passionate people working to help bring an end to atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the LRA. We energize diverse communities – students, religious groups, activists, business leaders, celebrities, diaspora networks, and civil society networks – to ensure that their voices are heard on some of the most pressing foreign policy and moral challenges facing the world today. Find out more about Enoughand our exciting work. We are reaching out to Georgetown's African Studies program in hopes of recruiting a top notch student to work as our Policy Intern. Our policy interns are given the chance to become deeply involved in the development of Enough Project policy and are encouraged to write extensively for our blog as well as for larger research projects if they wish. Working with the Policy Team is a great stepping stone for students hoping to pursue careers in African policy research, advocacy, and in Africa-related not-for-profits. Who We Are Looking For An energetic individual who is interested in these conflict areas, is quick to learn and eager to assist the Enough staff with a variety of tasks, from administrative duties to participation in strategy meetings and creating material that is critical to the campaign’s progress. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in political science, public administration, international development, African studies or similar, and excellent English communication skills. Professional office experience or experience in international relations environments/NGOs is beneficial.
Previous Enough interns have:
- Researched current publications on eastern Congo or the Blue Nile Crisis and written blog posts.
- Provided assistance editing reports on conflict minerals and the November election in Congo.
- Prepared advocacy materials and grassroots mobilization tool kits for events and/or attended events on behalf of Enough staff.
- Expanded Enough’s network by contacting and building new relationships with individuals and NGO organizations.
- Engaged with activists via social media, updating our website, and speaking with supporters on conference calls.
- Assisted with everyday office needs: mailed packages, responded to emails, completed travel reimbursements, etc.
To apply for an internship with the Enough Project, visit the Center for American Progress’Internship page. When submitting your application, be sure to specify your interest in the Enough Project by including “Enough Project Policy Internship” in the subject line and cc’ing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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