Communications Intern

Reports to: Communications Director
Semester: Fall 2017
Hours: 10-20 hrs/week (part-time)
Location: USCPR office in Rosslyn, VA
Compensation: $1,500/semester

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is seeking a part-time Communications Intern for the 2017 fall semester, beginning in September.

This internship is ideal for a student or recent graduate interested in building experience in social media, media relations, and online communications in the nonprofit world, with a window into both government affairs and grassroots organizing.

The Communications Intern will report directly to the Communications Director, but will have the opportunity to work closely with the Government Affairs, Organizing and Advocacy, and Development departments.

Duties:

  • Developing and publishing creative content for social media and online communications;
  • Assisting with social media monitoring and analytics;
  • Media monitoring and maintenance of relevant sections on USCPR website;
  • Researching and assisting with building press lists;
  • Assisting with the evaluation of communications activities;
  • Basic website maintenance on a WordPress platform;
  • Occasional data entry;
  • Depending on level of interest, occasional research on US-Israel policy issues and advocacy opportunities and writing weekly or bi-weekly blog posts about USCPR government affairs and/or organizing initiatives, including interviewing grassroots activists;
  • Other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • College student or recent graduate majoring in communications, Middle Eastern studies, public relations/marketing, international relations, or related field;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Palestine/Israel and a strong desire to learn;
  • Solid grasp of basic graphic design and/or video editing;
  • Strong attention to detail, nuance, and accuracy;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Strong critical thinking skills.

Benefits:
Interns will gain firsthand insight into nonprofit and advocacy-based communications. Interns will walk away with an expanded graphic design and video editing portfolio, a basic understanding of non-profit media relations, and monitoring and evaluation skills that are a prerequisite for any entry-level communications position.

Interns are considered an integral part of USCPR. This internship will offer substantive work experience and hands-on opportunities for professional and personal development. Please note that a stipend of $1,500 is available for part-time interns, and USCPR can work with colleges and universities to coordinate class credit for the internship.

To Apply:
Please send a resume, two references, a 1-2 page writing sample, graphic design and video samples if available, and a cover letter outlining:

  1. Your goals and motivations for working with USCPR;
  2. Why you are an ideal candidate for the intern position

Submit your materials to jobs@uscpr.org, subject line: “Communications Intern – Your Name.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diversified workplace. Women, LGBTQ+, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Government Affairs Intern

Reports to: Policy Director
Semester: Fall 2017
Hours: 10-20 hrs/week (part-time)
Location: USCPR office in Rosslyn, VA
Compensation: $1,500/semester

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is seeking a part-time Government Affairs Intern for the 2017 fall semester, beginning in September.

The Government Affairs Intern will assist the Policy Director with work aimed at shifting US policy to support Palestinian human rights, international law, and equality, and away from military, diplomatic, and domestic backing of the Israeli occupation and apartheid.

Duties:

  • Researching and displaying US weapons transfers to Israel and their impact on Palestinian civilians;
  • Communicating USCPR policy positions to decision-makers on Capitol Hill;
  • Researching policy issues;
  • Identifying advocacy opportunities in Congressional districts;
  • Drafting policy-focused action alerts to grassroots supporters;
  • Assisting staff in preparing for, attending, and summarizing Capitol Hill meetings;
  • Identifying policy positions of Members of Congress;
  • Attending and reporting on Congressional and policy briefings;
  • A reasonable amount of miscellaneous administrative work including filing, tabling, letter writing, etc..

Qualifications:

  • Experience with and/or interest in social activism;
  • Experience with and/or interest in U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East in general and toward Palestine/Israel in particular;
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills;
  • Strong motivation and the ability to be a self-starter;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Graphic design, social media skills, and general tech skills are a plus.

Benefits:
Interns are considered an integral part of USCPR. This internship will offer substantive work experience and hands-on opportunities for professional and personal development. Please note that a stipend of $1,500 is available for part-time interns, and USCPR can work with colleges and universities to coordinate class credit for the internship.

To Apply:
Please send a resume, two references, a writing sample, and cover letter outlining:

  1. Your goals and motivations for working with USCPR;
  2. Why you are an ideal candidate for the intern position.

Submit your materials to jobs@uscpr.org, subject line: “Government Affairs Intern – Your Name.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diversified workplace. Women, LGBTQ+, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.