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A list of internship job descriptions, opportunities and possibilities created for Maryland Special Libraries Association Job Search Workshop. October 12, 2013
at the Universities at Shady Grove.

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Internship samples

  1. 1. Internship Opportunities National Trust for Historic Preservation Work for an organization you can feel good about! The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the country's leading non-profit dedicated to helping people save places that matter, is seeking a fall semester intern. The Public Affairs Intern will be an integral part of the public affairs team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He/she will assist with high-profile programs, media relations and daily operations in a fast-paced public affairs department. Interns have flexibility to create and execute independent projects based on their interests. This is a volunteer internship offering the opportunity to build credentials working alongside a dynamic and experienced public affairs team. 20-40 hrs/week. World Justice Project The successful candidate will provide crucial backstopping support to WJP Engagement Team, focusing on WJP programs, database maintenance, website communications such as the Justice Rising blog, and/or event-related research tasks. This is a 20-30 hour per week position, supervised by the relevant Program Associate for each area of work. Responsibilities:        Provide administrative support to programs, including updates to the online program library, the launch of the online seed grant competition, and related research and writing tasks; Monitor media, governmental, and NGO sources for reports relevant to the WJP's mission; Develop content for the Justice Rising blog; Assist with customizing and generating lists for mass mailings; Enter new organizations and contacts in WJP database, update and maintain existing contacts, and clean duplicate records; Provide research support to expand rule of law networks; and Assist with research on potential invitees and topics for WJP events. Qualifications: This internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates should be committed to the WJP's mission and principles ( Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, manage their own workload, and be able to prioritize tasks and work under deadline pressure. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:  Bachelors or Master's degree or currently pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree;
  2. 2.         Minimum of one year's professional work experience in the setting of a legal, non-profit, government, or international institution would be preferred; Excellent attention to detail; Superior writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills; Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and other publication/page layout software. Preference given to those with proven ability to manage large databases; International experience and understanding of rule of law issues a plus; E-mail marketing experience a plus; Ability to prioritize multiple tasks; Foreign language skills (particularly French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese) are highly preferred. Break the Cycle The Training and Technical Assistance Interns Interns will be expected to: Identify, interpret, and catalogue training and technical assistance resources Contribute to the development of written products to assist in improving response to young survivors of abuse Assist with coordinating logistics for web-based trainings and conferences, as needed Research and update information housed in the resource library, including literature review Research and analyze laws related to dating violence, sexual assault and stalking Assist in interpreting relevant studies and updating resource lists Will also be expected to assist with managing program files, updating the program tracking database and responding to calls for information and referrals Essential Qualifications Undergraduate or graduate student in education, public policy or public health, law, women's studies, or related field Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills Strong administrative skills Desire to use research and advocacy to advance social change/progressive public policy Familiarity with domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking Self-motivated, reliable and extremely detail-oriented Ability to assess learning materials and to determine the most high-quality resources on issues related to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking Availability to intern between 15-20 hours per week at our DC location
  3. 3. The Heinrich Böll Foundation North America welcomes student applications for internship opportunities in three program areas. The next available internship openings are:* Foreign and Security Policy / Democracy (January 2014) Application deadline September 8th// Economic Governance: G20 / Climate Finance (February 2014) Applications due September 29th Ecology / Climate and Energy (March 2014) Application deadline October 27th *Start dates and application deadlines vary and are subject to change. Please check back for updates. The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) is a non-profit organization striving to promote democracy, civil society, human rights, international understanding and a healthy environment internationally. We are affiliated with the German Green Party. Headquartered in Berlin, we have 29 offices worldwide. The HBF Washington, DC office was created in 1998 to support our international efforts. The HBF offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students focusing on energy and environmental policies, international relations, development and related areas. Interns are recruited year-round on a rolling basis for the Washington, DC office. The internship requires a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) for the period of at least 3 but no more than 6 months. Part-time internships are also possible for applicants from the DC metro area or part-time students. An intern's duties generally consist of administrative work, program coordination, research, editing and writing. The HBF offers a small monthly stipend of USD 400.- for a full-time commitment (proportionally less for a part-time internship). The intern will be considered to be a full member of the HBF team. Interns are encouraged to take advantage of both internal events and a wide variety of external political events and policy meetings in Washington, DC organized by Think Tanks, NGOs and government entities. ABOUT OUR INTERNSHIPS Please refer to our website to learn more about the work done in our different program areas. Research assistance - working together with our program officers - researching current policy issues of relevance to the ongoing work of the Washington Office - collecting background information for events, visitor programs, conferences and workshops - monitoring and summarizing current developments in research areas relevant to the office's work - editing and proof reading of publications - attending policy briefings, lectures and conferences - if you would like to and have the time, you may write a policy paper or article
  4. 4. Administrative duties and responsibilities - providing logistical support for the conceptualization, preparation and management of visitor programs, events, conferences and workshops - answering telephones - responding to information inquiries - updating and managing of the office database - follow up and event documentation Requirements - at least 2 years of college/university - proven excellent research, writing and editing skills - strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail - creative, pro-active, self-directed and responsible - a genuine interest in the values and mission of the Heinrich Boell Foundation - commitment to a full-time internship for 3 to 6 months - experience in the desired project area - proficiency of German and/or English - experience with MS Office 2007 Save the Children Why Intern at Save the Children? Structured program with orientation and weekly learning opportunities Flexible work schedule Social and professional development opportunities Promotes academic, career, and personal development Mentoring