This is a very good program, check it out. The Forest Foundation Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to gain experience in the non-profit world through a paid summer internship and accompanying leadership development program.
Through placements at non-profit organizations in Greater Boston, interns engage in the general operations of a host agency while completing tasks and projects that help advance the agency’s work in the community.
An integral part of the program is a series of leadership and professional development workshop days facilitated by Forest Foundation and drawing on experts in the field. This leadership training helps interns understand the larger implications of their work in relation to community problem solving through philanthropy, public work and policy, while exposing them to current leaders in the field.
More information and apply in Handshake here. Deadline is February 15
Just posted a new Top Resource on the Social Impact site which features LOTS of job opportunities and is regularly updated called:
WASHINGTON DC AREA JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS, COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, MEDIA, WEB DEVELOPMENT, LOBBYING AND RELATED FIELDS.
Here are a few featured that I cherry-picked from the last few days related to social impact opportunities:
- Project Coordinator, Communications
- Research Analyst, Justice Policy Center
- Research Assistant, Justice Policy Center
- Policy Assistant, Justice Policy Center
- Senior Research Associate, Housing Finance Policy Center
- Policy Assistant supporting the Research to Action Lab
The International Council for Clean Transportation has just shared these with us:
Rescue – The Behavior Change Agency
Behavior/social marketing agency Rescue seeks Field Organizing Fellow to drive implementation of youth-targeted tobacco control and nutrition/obesity prevention policy campaigns across Virginia – significant travel required.
- Communications & Media Relations Associate
- Regional Development Analyst – DC, Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA
- Development Communications Associate – Chicago, IL
American Institutes for Research – Communications Assistant/Intern – Summer 2019 – suited for candidates currently seeking a degree in such fields as communications, graphic design, technical communication & marketing.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for & serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and your place in this worthy enterprise could be Communications Associate, Media & Public Relations .
E-bike & -scooter sharing outfit Lime is seeking a Community Affairs Manager with 3+ years community organizing, political campaign field org.
Fresh opportunities with the Human Rights Campaign:
Food & Water Watch – Communications Coordinator – $40k-$45k – experience in communications or politics, preferably linked to issue campaigns, and proven ability to place stories in traditional media outlets sought.
The Marshall Legacy Institute, a group helping remove landmines & returning war-scarred territories to a measure of stability, seeks part-time Marketing & Development Intern (pdf) for a Feb.-Aug. 2019 term of duty – $12-$15/hr – more info here
Pew Research Center – Intern, Global Migration & Demography – Summer 2019 – paid position – strong quantitative skills with proficiency in STATA, SPSS, or R required
Are you passionate about communication, data, progressive politics and providing solutions to real world problems? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment? Do you want to join a team that believes in creating results that matter?
Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a modern communications agency that builds believers for brands, causes and candidates. Born in politics and founded by leaders of the Obama campaign, we apply our unique expertise from these experiences to create sophisticated and customized strategies for companies, causes and candidates. Our clients include established market leaders, new economy firms, philanthropists, CEOs, and elected officials. What these varied brands share in common is the growing need to establish differentiated and lasting bonds with their consumers in a world of fragmented media, deep skepticism, and rapidly changing culture. Learn more about BPI here. This opportunity was shared with us through an alum.
BPI is looking for diverse candidates with an interest in the digital space and a strong work ethic to apply for our Fellowship program. Ideal candidates will have strong writing capabilities and be detail-oriented, digitally savvy, and driven to provide high quality work for clients and causes. Our fellowship program is a training and development program that allows you to gain hands on experience across all aspects of digital marketing, advertising, and strategic communications.
Apply here now!
Congressional Leadership Development Program
Deadline 02/04/2019 at 5pm PST/8PM EST
WHAT IS THE CLDP?
The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) teamed up to create the Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP) to develop tomorrow’s American Muslim leaders. Simply put, we’re cultivating the next Mayors, City Councilors, Members of Congress, CEOs and non-profit Executive Directors.
We provide the right leadership tools
As a fellow, you will learn essential leadership tools in a classroom setting, then be placed in real-world situations to put what you learned into practice.
We place fellows into Capitol Hill internship positions
Walk the halls of Congress with Senators, Congressman and policy makers, gain an understanding of the policy making process from an insider’s perspective, and interact with a network of thousands of interns from across the nation who are also passionate about social change.
We provide networking and mentorship opportunities
CLDP fellows attend leadership and professional development courses twice a week. The classes are designed to challenge conventional thinking and instill leadership qualities in theory and practice.
All applicants who apply for a CLDP internship must be:
Muslim, or an active member of the Muslim community
Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. or graduated within the last one year
Majoring in an ISF supported major
Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
A Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.
An undergraduate (incoming junior-senior) or of graduate standing (excluding Ph.D.)
Ready to apply? Click here!
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL’s headquarters (J-PAL Global) and J-PAL North America (one of six regional offices) are both based at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.
J-PAL is recruiting Policy Associates to contribute to its mission of promoting evidence-informed policy. This position is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
The Policy Group plays a key role in translating research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world. Staff connect the dots between economics and policy and are passionate about working with organizations to inform development policy.
Deadline is Jan 23. Apply now in Handshake here.
Do you love solving tough problems with data? Want to make a difference next summer?
Through the Analytics Summer Fellowship, you’ll work with the City to improve how Boston uses data every day. Our fellows play a vital role in developing special projects for the Analytics Team.
We’re looking for fellows to join the team to work in a range of areas. This includes data science, analytics, performance management, open data, GIS, and data engineering. We will consider you for projects that best fit your qualifications.
In all these roles, you will apply and develop your skills while working on important projects. Some examples of projects from our 2018 fellows include:
- developing an application to notify residents with provisional health insurance of key deadlines for retaining coverage
- evaluating 2016 early voting data to help inform the Elections department ahead of 2018 early voting
- establishing data-sharing processes, defining key performance indicators, and building reports and visualizations
- digitizing records and building map-based applications to support Fair Housing and Equity, and
- building database tools to support strategic decision-making and track progress on major City initiatives.
More info and apply here: https://www.boston.gov/departments/analytics-team/analytics-summer-fellowships
Deadline is Friday, January 11
A Midd student did this competitive experience last year and loved it!
Coding it Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering technology students to create social good by breaking down the barriers to entry in social impact spaces. Through the Civic Digital Fellowship, we’re connecting passionate undergraduate and graduate students with federal agencies, allowing them to solve pressing problems in the nation’s capital.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of government and technology, come join us! As a Civic Digital Fellow, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the technology behind government services, and you’ll apply your skills to develop solutions that will impact American citizens. Your summer will include mentorship by civic technology leaders, site visits to leading technology companies and civic organizations, and the opportunity to impact a large user base — 323 million Americans. All fellows receive a competitive stipend, housing, and travel to-and-from the D.C. area.
More info and apply here in Handshake. Deadline is January 6.
You’re invited to join Middlebury’s Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster (P&P) for an informal lunch discussion on breaking the school-to-prison pipeline.
We will explore the work of the educational justice movement toward dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and toward building equity and parity in American education.
David Goodman, writer, journalist and radio host will join us to discuss his recent book, Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement. David is a regular contributor to Mother Jones magazine, and hosts the weekly radio show “The Vermont Conversation”. His writing has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.
Bring your lunch, your friends, your thoughts and your questions to this rich conversation next Friday, December 7th from 12:30-1:15pm in the Ross Dining Hall Fireplace Lounge.
This looks to be a good one with Jana Parsons ’16 working at Brookings and on the hiring committee.
The Hamilton Project (THP) at the Brookings Institution produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans. Our economic strategy reflects a judgment that long term prosperity is best achieved by making economic growth broad-based, by enhancing individual economic security, and by embracing a role for effective government in making needed public investments.
The Research Assistant will help execute and develop an overall policy agenda and policy strategy for The Hamilton Project. Research potential policy areas and communicate with leading academics, policymakers, and practitioners to support the Director and Policy Director in identifying promising potential topics for THP’s policy agenda.
Research Assistant positions will begin during the summer of 2019 and involve a commitment of at least one year.
Check out the full details and apply in Handshake here
Join us on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:30 pm in CTLR
Come to this informal lunch session to learn about her career path in law. At Middlebury, Crystal received a BA in American Literature, and a Minor in Russian Language. She currently prosecutes cases involving narcotics, firearms, crimes of violence, crimes against children and white collar fraud. She is developing a juvenile outreach program to educate youth and address crime in Springfield, and is the co-chair of Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force. Bring your questions. Open to students of all class years, any major, all are welcome. A light lunch will be available.
Let us know you’re coming by RSVP here.