Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Intern of Seville

Bethesda-based investment management group ProFunds touts a new opportunity for a Public Relations Director for PR/IR and corporate communications work to help raise the profile of the company and their products.

The American Wind Wildlife Institute seeks an Executive Director for this start-up non-profit organization jointly governed by wildlife conservation/environmental organizations and wind industry companies. Compensation is in the $150k-$180k range; applications accepted until Dec. 1. Search is being managed through Kearns West Public Affairs.

Nothing like an Opera Internship to liven up that undergrad resume featuring little more than a liberal arts degree. Specifically relevant to what we’re pushing here, there is a public relations internship opportunity with the Washington Metropolitan Opera listed among the offerings at that link, where you’ll possibly garner some media outreach experience. Your Dad was right - you'll never get a job with that philosophy major.

Perhaps this opportunity dated mid-September is stale, or perhaps the Lewin Group hasn’t found the right for their new he position of Senior Vice President, State Government Market. The SVP will lead efforts to increase this healthcare consulting firm’s offerings to state agencies, including Medicaid, aging, mental health/substance abuse, human services and welfare, and others, as well as state legislatures, commissions, and the like.

Cool internship alert – Fox Networks notes multiple Intern opportunities with their National Geographic Channel (programming, communications, creative, new media), Search under DC to find them. Bonus coverage: Director of Communications (International) and Communications Coordinator positions with MySpace – both located in Los Angeles – can be found by searching under public relations job category.

The National Democratic Institute provides practical assistance to civic and political leaders advancing democratic values, practices, and institutions worldwide. They show multiple opportunities here for Program Officers dealing with Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa – along with administrative and grant-related jobs. (Search under Washington DC-based). They also boast thirteen Internship opportunities (scroll down), as well.

Again, we’ve found some possibly not-so-fresh (first advertised mid-September) jobs for Legislative Director & Legislative Assistant (note: pdf link) for the State of Texas office in Washington, DC. Here’s the entry page for both jobs.

Two openings also available from the Association of American Medical Colleges that might be of interest. Program Specialist - AspiringDocs: responsible for administrative support, outreach, and coordinating pilot sites for their AspiringDocs campaign to increase diversity in medical education. Also available – Web Developer: Expertise in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, templates, information architecture, usability, graphics techniques, and Macromedia Dreamweaver are desired.

Legal Times would like to retain a Web Editor to manage and their blog. In addition to technical competencies, a strong editorial background and ability to translate print content into strong web packages is what they’re looking for.

Think Logically, LLC is looking for a Director of Public Affairs. A minimum of five years of advocacy and/or GR/lobbying experience is what they’re looking for out there in Fredrick, MD.

RESULTS Educational Fund is a multinational nonprofit dedicated to generating the public and political will to end hunger and poverty. They have openings for Communications Director, Global Legislative Associate & multiple Intern opportunities. Internships include immediate-hire and Spring 2009 positions.

For those of you with a JD degree, we offer today's job-search tool - A few listings there come up under keyword searches for lobbying and government affairs.

Note: This post was previously titled The Lobbyist of Seville. Thanks to loyal reader Heather for the suggestion that Intern of Seville works better (especially given that we used No Lobbyist Left Behind earlier this month). We enjoy and appreciate your feedback.

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