Fall 2020 General Internship
It is crucial to ensure that women's voices are heard and women leaders are fully engaged on key policy decisions. At the Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG), we advance women's leadership and highlight their contributions through international issues and mentoring programs. A key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, WFPG brings together participants from across disciplines and links women domestically and internationally. We believe that through highlighting women leaders in foreign policy, we provide important role models for the next generation and create a vital network of women from different sectors, generations, and backgrounds.
WFPG is looking for responsible and motivated interns to focus on planning and outreach for programs featuring international affairs officials and experts. In addition to assisting with our Author and Embassy Series programs, interns also contribute to projects such as the Guide to Women Leaders. Interns will also research foreign policy topics before events, assist in media outreach and the production of our newsletter, update the WFPG database, and complete other office tasks as assigned.
Interns work with their coworkers on a variety of projects and tasks, ranging from program planning, to membership and fundraising outreach. For programs, interns take the lead on overseeing the RSVP lists, outreach, and event logistics, as well as researching the topic before the program, transcribing the remarks, and writing an article for our newsletter. A rough breakdown of time is as follows: 35% event planning, 30% writing (event write-up and correspondence), 15% research, 10% clerical, and 10% member outreach.
Competitive candidates should have a demonstrated interest in foreign affairs and excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite & Internet research). Interns must possess outstanding office and phone manners and excellent writing skills, in addition to being well-organized, punctual, dependable, flexible, attentive to detail, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
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 to Megan Darlington at email@example.com
Early applications are strongly encouraged.
For the fall of 2020, all interns will have the option to complete the entire internship remotely. When the WFPG office reopens, they may also choose to work in person. At this moment, no reopening date is set.
Applicants under consideration will be contacted for an interview.