Communications Intern (full-time)
Grassroots Advocacy & Policy Intern (full-time)
Research Intern (part-time)

Communications Intern

Reports to: Communications Director
Semester: Summer 2018
Hours: 40 hrs/week (full-time)
Location: USCPR office in Washington, DC area
Compensation: $3,000
Application Deadline: Rolling

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is seeking a full-time Communications Intern for the summer of 2018, beginning in late May.

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.

Communications 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. They will also have the opportunity to work on unique projects that integrate research and strategic communications.

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:

  • Assisting in the implementation of both grassroots advocacy and policy-oriented campaigns;
  • 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;
  • 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 in Adobe Creative Suite;
  • Strong attention to detail, nuance, and accuracy;
  • Strong writing and editing skills;
  • Strong critical thinking skills.

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 $3,000 is available for full-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.

 

Grassroots Advocacy & Policy Intern

Reports to: Policy Director & Government Affairs Associate
Semester: Summer 2018
Hours: 40 hrs/week (full-time)
Location: USCPR office in Washington, DC area
Compensation: $3,000
Application Deadline: Rolling

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is seeking a full-time Grassroots Advocacy & Policy Intern for the summer 2018.

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

Duties:

  • Supporting grassroots advocacy in summer 2018 at town halls, in-district meetings, and Capitol Hill meetings by playing a supporting role in planning, creating resources for, and implementing grassroots advocacy work;
  • Researching policy issues and supporting staff in communicating USCPR policy positions to decision makers on Capitol Hill ;
  • 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 and creating resources on their positions and political openings for Palestinian rights advocacy in 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 organizing or political campaigning;
  • 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. Full-time interns are paid a stipend of $3,000, and USCPR can work with colleges and universities to coordinate class credit for the internship. This internship will also offer substantive work experience and hands-on opportunities for professional and personal development.

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: “Grassroots Advocacy & Policy 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.

Research Intern

Reports to: Executive Director
Semester: Summer 2018
Hours: 10 hrs/week (part-time)
Location: USCPR office in Washington, DC area
Compensation: $500/month
Application Deadline: April 30

Duties:
The intern will support the executive director in research for reports, book chapters, articles, case studies and presentations, and editing as needed. The intern will also provide support for the planning and execution of events, meetings, conferences, seminars and special programs.

Qualifications:
The position requires excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. The candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while remaining organized and precise in order to provide high-level administrative and research support. The candidate must be able to multitask, work independently and be discrete with confidential information. The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Social media skills are a plus. Applicants should be highly motivated, professional and detail-oriented. A strong interest in the environment and sustainability is preferred, but not required. Common research topics will be related to USCPR’s work and advocacy.

Benefits:
Interns are considered an integral part of USCPR. Part-time interns are paid a stipend of $500/month and USCPR can work with colleges and universities to coordinate class credit for the internship. This internship will also offer substantive work experience and hands-on opportunities for professional and personal development.

To Apply:
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in a single file to contact@uscpr.org by April 30. Submit your materials to jobs@uscpr.org, subject line: “Research Intern – Your Name.” 

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.