Government Affairs Intern
Come join our lively team in a fast paced international environment of Fulbrighters changing the world! We are offering an unpaid internship to upper level undergraduate and graduate students (junior and above). Detail oriented, self-starters and team players are encouraged to apply.
The Fulbright Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a private, non-profit organization started in 1977 by U.S. alumni of the Fulbright Program. It is the largest organization of Fulbright alumni in the world and one of approximately 70 national Fulbright alumni associations. Our mission is to engage current and former Fulbright exchange participants in lifelong experiences that advance international understanding through volunteer service to communities, people-to-people diplomacy, and dialogue on global issues.
Purpose: To drive Fulbright advocacy initiatives with legislators (global), members, coalition partners and media. 2016 is the 70th Anniversary of the program. During this year, we will carry out community-wide advocacy efforts through the 60-chapter U.S. network.
Reports to: Executive Director
Intern duties include:
- Work on content strategy and development;
- Research, relevant Congressional reps;
- Monitor policy updates and craft member alerts;
- Drive social media and grassroots campaigns;
- Provide technical assistance and content for social media efforts;
- Attend relevant advocacy and government affairs meetings with industry councils and congressional committees
- Collect relevant information and draft content for setting up blogs and stories for monthly e-newsletter (from the Hill and our members visits);
- Assist members and chapters in using the website to post grassroots events and stories;
- Create advocacy training webinar and materials for attendees and chapters;
- Work on data strategy and implementation;
- Work on PR strategy and campaigns (to include advocacy work);
- Provide administrative assistance for membership, chapter related announcements, general admin, advocacy, fundraising opportunities and research.
Between 15-20 hours per week, unpaid (minimum of 15 hours per week). Exact schedule to be set directly with supervisor. The Fulbright Association Office is located in Farragut North at 1900 L St NW, Suite 302, Washington DC. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
- Pursuing a degree in English or political and/or foreign affairs
- Some experience with social media and webinar technology
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to keep to a tight timeline and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
- Pursuing a degree related to international business or related fields
- Some previous experience with Congressional or State legislator/campaigns
- Foreign language proficiency
- Experience with online crowd sourcing platforms
- Skills with developing charts and graphics in Microsoft Excel
- Familiarity with the Fulbright program
- Interest in and/or knowledge of higher education
- Experience with international travel or study abroad
To apply send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to: