Saturday, January 31, 2009

On Any Given Saturday ....

.... you'll find something a little different at DCPA+CJ. In honor of tomorrow's big game, XLIII edition, we bring you some selected public affairs / public relations / communications offerings from Arizona and Pennsylvania. Come Monday, we promise, it's back to the usual blend of K-Street careers and Clarendon cubicle classifieds. And, if you need a little more inspiration for your job search - how about a pre-game pep talk? (NSFW)


1) Arizona Corporation Commission - Executive Director - Phoenix - $114k-$130k - Feb. 20

2) Arizona State Parks - Executive Director - Phoenix - $120k-$142k - Feb. 6

3) Associated Press - Regional Enterprise Editor - Phoenix - multiple other Arizona-based AP opportunities can be found here

4) Bullhead City/Mohave Valley Assn. of Realtors - Executive Officer - Bullhead City

5) Cocopah Indian Tribe - Director of Communications (scroll down) - Somerton - additional info

6) - Writer/Blogger - Phoenix - part time/freelance

7) Goldwater Institute - Phoenix
8) Pima County/Tucson Women's Commission - Executive Director (note: pdf link) - Tucson - Feb. 13

9) Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community - Scottsdale
10) Touchstone Energy - Cooperative & Community Relations Administrator - Benson - $52k

11) Ventana Medical Systems - Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs - Tucson


12) American Association for Cancer Research - Philadelphia
13) B. Braun - Government Affairs Specialist - various Pennsylvania locations

14) Burson-Marsteller - Internship - Pittsburgh - Feb. 20

15) Cephalon Inc. - Director, Federal Government Affairs - Frazer

16) CIGNA Corp. - Civic Affairs Manager - Philadelphia

17) Direct Energy - Manager, Public Relations (scroll through all jobs, or use job ID STR0000000E) - Pittsburgh - alternate link

18) Fernley and Fernley - Account Executive, Associate Director Membership / Marketing, Associate Director Communications - Philadelphia - founded 1886

19) Lafayette College - Vice President, Communications - Easton

20) Mylan Inc - Manager Internet/Intranet Communications - Pittsburgh

21) Penn State University - Director, Alumni Programs - University Park

22) Unknown medical/pharma company - Regulatory Affairs Liaison Associate Director - Pennsylvania location - $110k-$140k - search managed by Judge, Inc.

Friday, January 30, 2009

I Was a Teenage Butter Intern

We’ll start Friday off with two deadline-is-coming-fast opportunities. First off, the Columbia Association (Md.) seeks your application today – Jan. 30 – to be their Writer/Communications Specialist (scroll down about halfway). Responsibilities include writing, editing and proofreading messaging; assisting with event coordination; and other administrative functions, as required. Pay is in the $35k-$40k ballpark. Lots of other fitness, activity and camp-counselor/lifeguard opportunities referenced.

Also closing soon: the College Savings Plans of Maryland asks that you send in (via regular old US Postal Service stamp-and-envelope machinery) your resume for their Public Relations & Marketing Manager position by Monday, Feb. 2. I suppose you could also send it via FedEx, or even drop it off yourself at their Baltimore location. Or trust the “apply now” button. Strong PR/community relations skills and proficiency with the spoken/written word are sought.

eBay is bidding for a Senior Manager, Government Relations (search using req ID 31245BR or DC location) to manage issues related to their PayPal service: financial services, electronic money transmitting, banking, credit, privacy areas, and others. Among their wants: 8-10 years extensive experience in financial services government relations, public policy and regulatory processes. Maybe they’ll check your feedback rating, too.

Boat People SOS is seeking an Advocacy Coordinator to work simultaneously on several primary projects: human trafficking, religious freedom, immigration reforms, citizenship for Amerasians, and more. This sounds like truly worthwhile work – and, it’ll probably look pretty great on a law school application.* More on BPSOS, via their still-under-construction website.

“This is a one-year term position. Renewal of the position is subject to management discretion and the availability of funds” – at least Oxfam America is being upfront with you about their Policy Advisor for Climate Change Campaign position; it’s just about the first thing you read in their ad. Their first listed responsibility for the job: leadership in developing and implementing their government affairs priorities and strategy climate change. Presumably, your own personal priorities will include doing a bang-up job and making sure you’re refunded for 2010, as well. They feature a handful of outside-DC opportunities, as well.

Computer Sciences Corporation will keep you busy until late 2010 as a Community Liaison (search using job # 09000FN or Lanham, Md. location) representing the work of a high-visibility US Census site in Essex, Maryland. Community relations, media coordination, and internal communications will be main components of your busy workdays.

Even if you’re not interested in becoming the next Public Relations Manager for the good folks of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, I suggest you check out their ad description - it features a really long list of desired personal attributes (aka: scope and depth of non-technical knowledge), tells you who your “coach” will be at ASHA, and even gives a very specific salary range: $75,240 - $83,600.

The Agricultural Retailers Association seeks a Director of Communications & Marketing to be responsible for executing the overall strategic communications plan for ARA. You’ll also produce a newsletter and monthly magazine, website updates, news releases, annual reports, and other promotional materials – all the while maintaining/building key media relationships.

How about a Journalism Fellowship, courtesy of the Phillips Foundation? You’ll work on projects with the potential to be published sequentially in a periodical or as a book – and get somewhere between $25k-$75k for your efforts. Applications are due Mar. 2.

Not DC-based, but you’ll apparently be at least visiting our fair Capitol as a Government Relations Intern (search using ID 4726BR or Internship category) for Land o’ Lakes (as in, butter, etc.). Duties include coordinating LOL’s participation at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives conference in DC, and scheduling grassroots activities here, as well. Otherwise, it looks like you’ll be hanging in Arden Hills, MN.

I took me forever (ok, just several minutes, but still) to track down this link to the Government Affairs Assistant job with the American Psychiatric Association (note: pdf link) – perhaps you’ll be more effective and efficient in administrative and lobbying-related activities, including work on their Advocacy Day. They’re also looking for a tech-savvy Web Master/Web Developer.

Our job-searcher’s resource to close out this media-heavy week – media and other communications jobs from MinOnline.

* I realize that sounds cynical – I don't mean it that way. But, looking at the issues covered in that job, it really struck me as something that would impress a future employer or admissions office.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Citi and City

On Thursdays, DCPA+CJ brings you all wheat, no chaff: just employment opportunities, jobs, and careers in public affairs, public relations, lobbying/legislative affairs, media and the like.

1) American Automobile AssociationPublic Relations Director (search under DC location)

2) Anonymous human rights advocacy organizationSr. Admin Assistant – $55k-$60k

3) BDDirector, Public Policy & Government Relations

4) Blackboard
5) Brookings InstitutionFellow & Deputy Director, Doha Center – English/Arabic fluency strongly preferred

6) Burson-MarstellerDirector, Media Practice – Richmond, Va.

7) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/HHSPublic Affairs Specialist – $86k-$113k – job ID HHS-CM-OEA-2009-0018 – apply by Feb. 2

8) Citi (as in Citibank) – Community Relations Director – or search here, using job ID 09001460 or DC location

9) City of Glenarden, Md.Executive Assistant – apply by Feb. 10 – they’re also in the market for an Interim City Manager, Treasurer, & Receptionist

10) Congressional Research ServiceAssistant Director/Senior Specialist – $144-$162k – job ID 090015 – apply by Mar. 26

11) Council on Foreign RelationsResearch Associate, Middle East

12) Global law firm, anonymous varietyPolicy Advisor

13) MerckChief Federal Policy Advisor

14) National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
15) National Association of EvangelicalsDirector of Government Affairs (note: pdf link) –also, related press release

16) National Association of State Boards of EducationsDirector, Government Relations – $75k-$80k

17) ProLiteracyDirector of Public Policy & Government Affairs – previously-referenced back in our early days

18) TycoDirector, Federal Government Relations

19) Unknown health insurance providerVice President, Communications – Eastern Pennsylvania

20) US-China Education TrustExecutive Director – also, Intern opportunities

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today's Word: Bioinformatics

The O’Neill Institute at Georgetown University is seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Director (or search/scroll here using job ID 2009-0012R). Winning hire will have an advanced degree and relevant job experience, preferably in the area of health and international law, creative and effective problem-solving and management skills, development (fundraising) abilities, and adroitness working with faculty, government officials, and foundations.

Don’t try to ask for an extension; the National Education Association says the paper is due January 29 – your topic: why I should be NEA’s Senior Web Editor. You stand a chance of passing if you can demonstrate substantive professional media experience with general audience or advocacy website and/or electronic media, along with extensive journalism background. Spelling and punctuation probably count a bit, as well.

A DCPA+CJ semi-exclusive: Positions Inc. is seeking qualified candidates on behalf of the Online Lenders Alliance for President & CEO (no link). Three primary requirements for this position: trade association experience in an industry that has faced controversial legislative challenges; demonstrated experience implementing proactive membership recruitment/retention campaign; and solid understanding of federal/state legislative process/ability to oversee contracted lobbyists. Salary: $150k + bonus. Contact for more info. They would like to expedite this search, so don’t delay.

The National Academies (as in Science, Engineering, Institute of Medicine, National Research Council) are looking for a bright young type to be Assistant Editor in their Office of News and Public Information. Your bevy of assignments would include copy editing, proofreading, stock photo management, and web-related duties – along with supporting National Academies In Focus.

The US Chamber of Commerce is powering up to find a Director of Communications & Media Relations for their Institute for 21st Century Energy. To earn the low-six-figure paycheck they’re offering, the new Director will develop and execute media campaigns and proactively build press awareness for the Institute – along with a spate of press release, op-ed, speechwriting, and website management duties.

Have you the skills to:
  • Develop/implement communications strategies;
  • Publicize scholars, publications, and projects;
  • Develop and pitch story ideas;
  • Book experts on TV and radio; and,
  • Write, edit, and distribute press releases and advisories?
  • Then, posthaste, get your resume in for the Director of Communications opening with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
The Marine Fish Conservation Network is baiting the hook for a Media Specialist to manage all aspects of their media efforts focused on sustainable fisheries, fish populations and marine ecosystems. Three to five years experience in media relations required; experience in environmental/ biological science strongly preferred.

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy seeks a seasoned (min. 10 years work experience) admin pro to be their Executive Assistant & Board Coordinator. Among the inducements: Metro-accessible (King St.) office location, excellent salary/benefits/time-off , flexible work schedules, and allegedly dynamic/team-oriented peers.

This just missed yesterday’s media-centric offering, darn it – a Washington Post ad seeking an Online Opinion Editor for the Washington Times. Tasks there include selecting and editing original content for web site, and writing a daily "Best of the Blogs" column (for which we would shamelessly beg to be included, no doubt). We dug a little deeper, and also found it among the lengthy Times editorial position listings.

Feinstein Kean Healthcare (part of the Ogilvy PR cabal) seek an Account Supervisor/Account Director Informatics to work in support of the cool sounding and ultra-worthwhile caBIG Initiative. Those of you with at least 3-5 years of experience in public relations/communications in the Life Sciences, and/or Bioinformatics/Health IT are welcome to fight it out for this intriguing opportunity.

Investor relations is a little off our usual track, but we could not resist the assertion that you’ll never hear someone say "that’s how we’ve always done it" – that is, if you are selected as Investor Relations Analyst at Under Armour. Two-plus years of experience in IR, finance, or planning and development positions for a public company or a consulting agency, along with financial modeling skills may get you invited onto the roster there in Baltimore.

Are you someone with “significant market expertise to advise clients on the market implications of policy developments around the world?” Sure you are – and Medley Global Strategy Advisors will then make you their shiny new Market Strategist/Client Relationship Specialist. You had better be right a lot more than you’re wrong, as their clients include “sophisticated senior investment officers and major risk takers in the financial marketplace.”

Today’s job-searcher’s resource: – a source of job listings in government, nonprofits, NGO's, consulting, contracting and academia.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Media Bias

For our Tuesday industry-specific spotlight* – we bring you jobs and career opportunities in media and journalism in the DC area. Happy hunting to all ink-stained wretches, talking heads, Perry White-wanabees, or the next Mary Richards among you.

ABC News
Atlantic Media
Congressional Quarterlypositions referenced here include: Budget/Approps Reporter, Defense/Foreign Policy Editor, Financial Affairs Reporter, Inside Congress Editor, News Editor, Reporter-Committees, and Web Producer.

Dow Jones Newswires
Exchange Monitor PublicationsReporter, Nuclear Energy

International Center for Journalists
Burns Fellowships (report from Germany) – apply by Mar. 1

NBC4Freelance producer/writer, daily hire photographer & cameraman positions

Need to Know NewsFinancial Journalist

National Public Radio
Radio Television News Directors AssociationPresident

Roll Call
SNL FinancialCopy Editor (Pew Charitable Trusts) – Staff Writer/Senior Associate

Washington Construction News
Associate Publisher

Washington Post/Newsweek - Interactive
Washington Timeswide variety of positions listed – hands off Sports Agate Clerk slot – it’s ours!

WETADirector, Education Websites/Leaning Media

* we need a better name/term than that.

Monday, January 26, 2009


High praise for HR wordsmiths and detail-obsessives in today's issue, along with news of an upcoming event for folks hunting green/enviro jobs. But first, previously-referenced jobs closing this week:

Dept. of Veterans AffairsCongressional Liaison Assistant – $39k-$56k – job ID: OCLA-8702-09-001-JH – Jan. 26

US ArmyNewspaper Copy Editor – $60k-$79k – job ID: CF09-014 – Jan. 27

Office of Naval ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $60k-$96k – job ID: NE9-1035-03-K9085818-I – Jan. 29

Volunteer FairfaxCommunications Manager – salary mid $30k range – Jan. 30

NASAParalegal Specialist $60k-$79k job ID: HQ09B0086 Jan. 30

Postal Regulatory CommissionMedia Relations Specialist – $72k-$116k – Job ID: PRC 06-03 – Jan. 30

International Association of Amusement Parks & AttractionsMedia Relations ManagerJan. 30

SERCOStrategic Communicator – Casualty Outreach/Survivor AssistanceJan. 30

Brookings Institution Director of Communications, Metropolitan Policy ProgramJan. 31

Dynetics, Inc. Congressional Affairs Specialist search via Arlington, Va. location or job ID: 01.03.02-49 – Jan. 31

Internships closing this weekJan. 30: Securities & Exchange Commission (some opportunities) – United Nations FoundationJan. 31: World Bank Congressional QuarterlyInstitute for Humane Studies (journalism) – Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional StudiesReporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

GM Ryan is a professional search firm narrowly focused on the digital media industry, and they are putting their skills to work on behalf of a dynamic online advertising network start-up looking for a Director, Advertising Operations. Your resume should feature 7-10 years of professional experience, including 3-5 years in ad operations and related fields, preferably with an ad network or large advertising agency.

Ogilvy PR is in search mode for an entry-level Assistant Account Executive, Social Marketing with a degree in public relations, public health, communications or related field, and very strong (meaning: fluent) bilingual skills (Spanish-English). PR firms also tend to value folks who can meet a deadline, so I’d take their 5:00 p.m., Jan. 28 application cut-off seriously, if I were you.

We previously featured this Senior Administrative Assistant (supporting govt. affairs staff) job with the American Bankers Association. The position is still listed there, it still pays $43k-$45k, and we have no idea if they are already interviewing candidates.

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association seeks one of those outgoing, self-motivated types, preferably with 2-4 years of congressional staff experience for the usual blend of lobbying, legislative analysis and related duties that go with a title like Government Affairs Representative.

I really like the way Novartis goes with the word “accountabilities” in their Director of Health Policy (search using DC location or job ID 38406BR) in place of the more commonly-used responsibilities or duties. Said accountabilities include: develop and carry out Novartis’ agenda on issues including Medicare Part D, Health Information Technology, health reform and the uninsured; and “own” (again, a distinctive word choice!) the Novartis relationship with CMS for Medicare Part D. Nice work, Novartis HR folks!

A veritable Shangri-La on Lee Highway: friendly, creative working environment, state-of-the art technology, and competitive salaries and benefits packages – it can be yours as a Senior Account Executive at JDG Communications. Strategic thinkers, detail-obsessives, and folks with a passion for great customer service are encouraged to apply. Speaking of obsessives – their directions/map/contact page, is, well, obsessively accurate and impressively clear. I like these people, just from looking at their website.

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs has recently posted an opportunity for a DC-based Director of Sudan Program. Successful candidate will manage overall strategy and vision for NDI's programs in Sudan and handles all aspects of program management. Position requirements include a minimum of 12 years relevant work experience in international development or related public affairs fields; Arabic language ability preferred.

Porter-Novelli has been working on a web redesign recently, and their career site is back in business. It appears the DC office is looking for a Senior Vice President, Consumer Food Business with plenty of senior-level experience and expertise. Worth noting: the job is also posted under New York, Chicago and San Francisco offices.

The American Foreign Service Association seeks an Executive Director (see word doc link) to oversee a staff of 28, manage multiple non-profit entities (a labor union, two charitable organizations, and a PAC), and provide leadership for all AFSA programs and services – also including the Foreign Service Journal.

Masters degree? Check. Two+ years experience? Got it. Arabic language skills? Solid. Ok then, you’re all set to apply for the Government Affairs Consultant position with DLA Piper. Your tasks there will include providing expertise & guidance on Lebanese & Middle Eastern government affairs, including lobbying, public relations, and economic analysis – just remember: Everything Matters to these people.

Our job searcher’s resource for today – the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference, Feb. 4-6, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, including a free Job Expo on Feb. 5 – see a list of exhibitors here (note: pdf file).

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Three Days, part 3

Day Three – PR Firms – Corporate – Government
Environmental – Misc. Additions – A Final Note

It's the final installment of our public affairs + communications internship special - Three Days of the Intern. You can see DC-area internships in Think Tanks/NGOs and Capitol Hill/Political Groups here, as well as intern opportunities in Advocacy/Associations and Media/Journalism.

We have an especially large group of public relations intern opportunities listed below. Please note: in many cases, you'll just get main career pages or contact info – with no specific PR internships shown. Your own ingenuity in finding the appropriate contact, and making an effective pitch for yourself, may help separate you from other aspirants for these positions. Also, you may wish to check out the growing number of PR blogs (and social marketing efforts) attached to these sites for intelligence on the culture and contacts at these firms.

PR Firms (includes marketing/advertising agencies)

180) Adfero Group
181) APCO Worldwide
182) Belmont, Inc.
183) Borenstein Group
184) Boscobel Communications
185) Brand Bureau
186) Brand Resources Group
187) Brightline MediaBrightline Interactive
188) Brodeur Partners
189) Brotman-Winter-Fried
190) Burson-Marsteller – Feb. 20
191) Commcore Consulting
192) Commonwealth Consultants
193) CRC Public Relations
194) Crosby~Volmer
195) CRT/Tanaka – Richmond, Va. – Feb. 1
196) DDB – here’s a puzzler for you: DDB references a Washington DC office here, yet it’s not easily found in their website. So, it’s up to you to figure out if there’s any opportunity there. Try the blogs, perhaps?
197) Edelman
198) FD Dittus Communications – look for HR info under “about us”
199) Fleishman-Hillard
200) John Adams Associates
201) Glover Park Group
202) GMMB
203) GMYR
204) Golin Harris
205) Hager Sharp
206) IMRE – Baltimore
207) John Adams Associates
208) Jones Public Affairs
209) Ketchum
210) Levick Strategic Communications
211) LiveWire Media Relations
212) LRG Inc. – click on careers
213) Merritt Group
214) MYS&L – Mar. 15
215) MWW
216) National Media
217) Ogilvy PR – I could find no Internship listings – but, they seem to pride themselves on answering your questions, so why not take them up on it?
218) O’Keeffe & Company
219) Porter-Novelli – just finished a major site redesign; perhaps intern info will be added later
220) Potomac Communications Group
221) Quorvis Communications
222) RMR & Associates – note: info appears possibly out-of-date
223) Ruder FinnExecutive Training, NYC
224) Sage Communications
225) Smith & Harroff
227) Spectrum Science Communications – April 1
228) SpeakerBox
229) Stanton Communications
230) Strat@Comm
231) Stokefire Consulting
232) Susan Davis International
233) Trahan Burden Charles
234) Vanguard Communications
235) Virilion
236) The Wade Group
237) Waggener Edstrom
238) Weber Shandwick
239) Widemeyer Communications – fellowship
240) Xeonophon Strategies
241) zcomm
242) Zeno Group


243) Altria Corp. – variety of intern/co-op opportunities, many in Richmond, Va.
244) Astra-Zeneca
245) Avisar
246) Battelle – Policy Intern – note: I could not find this listing at the Battelle website, so you should probably verify this opportunity before expending too much effort
247) Blue Cross/Blue Shield
248) Dominion Resources – many in Richmond, Va. – search using Intern/Co-op category – public affairs, advertising and communications opportunities
249) GEICO – Fredricksburg, Va.Chevy Chase, Md.
250) The Magazine Group
251) Motley Fool
252) Monsanto Corp.
253) Norfolk SouthernVisual Communications & Design (Norfolk, Va)
254) One Economy Corp.
255) The Polling Company/WomanTrend
256) TRINET Internet Solutions Inc. – web development and marketing internships
257) Under Armour – Baltimore, Md.


258) Architect of the Capitol – law student internship – Feb. 6
259) Central Intelligence Agency – also, Program Analysis info
260) Dept. of Agriculture
261) Dept. of Commerce
262) Dept. of Education
263) Dept. of Health & Human Services
264) Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
265) Dept. of Interior
266) Dept. of Labor
267) Environmental Protection Agency
268) Federal Communications Commission - Office of the Inspector General
269) Internal Revenue Service – also: opportunities for law students
270) Justice Department
271) Millennium Challenge Corp.
272) National Security Agency
273) Securities & Exchange Commission - some opportunities close Jan. 30
274) State Department
275) Treasury Department
276) USAID
277) White House Internships
278) Many more opportunities available via student and recent grad info


279) Conservation International
280) EarthJustice – DC, NYC, Oakland & elsewhere
281) Environmental & Energy Study Institute
282) Food & Water Watch
283) Global Green USA – some opportunities are DC-based
284) Nature Conservancy – search via DC Metro area
285) National Parks Conservation Association
286) Resources for the Future
287) Sierra Club and Sierra Student Coalition
288) Student Conservation Association – nationwide opportunities
289) World Wildlife Fund
290) There are dozens of other environmental groups worth exploring. Here are some listings of other green/conservation groups to keep you busy hunting: U. Michigan/ MELDIEnvirolinkNRDCAbout.comNWF database, search by type or location.

Misc. Late Additions

291) AARP
292) Catholic Relief Services – selected universities only
293) Humane Society of the U.S. – law clerk opportunities and a variety of undergrad internships
294) National Center for Public Policy
295) Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington – Communications Intern
296) Washington National Opera – Mar. 15
297) Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts – Mar. 1
298) World Bank – Jan. 31
299) World Relief – Baltimore, Md. and elsewhere

300) A final note: one trove of potential opportunities that I have not yet explored - charitable/philanthropic foundations in the Washington area (and beyond). The Council on Foundations links list is impressively extensive, but unfortunately not geographically aligned. The SRA International list is shorter, but also not location-specific. However, the Foundation Center database is searchable by state, and they also supply this reference (note: pdf link) showing the largest DC-area foundations by giving and assets.

Happy hunting from DCPA+CJ !

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Three Days, part 2

Day Two - Association/Advocacy Groups – Media/Journalism

We're at the mid-point of Three Days of the Intern. You can find yesterday's edition (and some background information and search advice) right here. Happy hunting.

Association/Advocacy Groups

89) AIPAC – Mar. 2
90) American Bankruptcy Institute
91) American Bar Association
92) American Councils for International Education
93) American Diabetes Association
94) AFCEA Educational Foundation
95) American Lung Association
96) American Nuclear Society – broad list of opportunities
97) Airline Owners & Pilots Assn. – Fredrick, Md. – must be instrument-rated pilot – Feb. 27
98) Arab American Institute
99) Center for Public Integrity – Feb. 6
101) Children’s Defense Fund
102) Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
103) Consumer Electronics Association
104) Consumers Unions (just Yonkers, NY opportunities shown; you’ll have to figure out how to get placed in the DC office yourself)
105) Drug Policy Alliance Network – April 20
106) Farm Sanctuary – DC, Orland CA, NYC, Watkins Glen NY, New Orleans
107) Fight Crime, Invest in Kids
108) FINCA International
109) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
110) HALT (Help Abolish Legal Tyranny)
111) Human Rights First
112) Human Rights Watch
113) Institute for Defense Analyses
114) International Peace Operations Association
115) Malaria No More – DC or NYC?
116) Marijuana Policy Project
117) Men’s Health Network
118) Military Families United
119) Moving Picture Institute – NYC, DC or CA – more info
120) NARAL/Pro-Choice Maryland
121) National Association of County & City Health Officials – Feb. 15
122) National Association of Insurance Commissioners
123) National Breast Cancer Coalition
124) National Security Archive – George Washington University
125) National Trust for Historic Preservation – also Preservation magazine
126) National Women’s Law Center
127) OMB Watch
128) ONE Campaign
129) Population Reference Bureau – fellowships for 09 grads – Feb. 26
130) Population Services International
131) Red Crossadditional search tools
132) Results Educational Fund
133) Retail Industry Leaders Association
134) Search for Common Ground
135) United Nations Foundation – Jan. 30
136) United Nations World Food ProgrammeDC office contact info
137) US Center for Global Engagement
138) Volunteer Fairfax (volunteer opportunities)
139) Washington Legal Foundation
140) This is just a snapshot of internship opportunities in associations and other advocacy groups. You can search for more associations in the Weddles Association Directory, or the Association Yellow Book - possibly available at your school career office, or in DC area public libraries (I know the Alexandria Library carries it, for one).


141) ABC News
142) America Abroad Media
143) Atlantic Media – fellowships and intern opportunities – publishes The Atlantic, National Journal, Congress Daily, Hotline, Government Executive and more
144) CBS News – Feb. 28
145) City Paper
146) Chronicle of the Horse (Middleburg, Va.)
147) CNN/Time-Warner – includes AOL – search for various intern opportunities nationwide – more info here
148) Congressional Quarterly – Jan. 31
149) C-SPAN
150) Discovery Communications
151) Dow Jones – also, Intern, Corporate & Regulatory News
152) Foreign Policy – Feb. 20
153) Foreign Service Journal
154) Fox – search via internship category – no public affairs oriented opportunities currently listed
155) Fox5/WDCA – Mar. 27
156) Hedrick Smith Productions
157) The Hill
158) Hispanic Journalism Foundation
159) Institute for Humane Studies – Journalism Internships – Jan. 31
160) MSNBC (no DC info listed)
161) NBC
162) NBC4 – Mar. 11
163) The Nation
164) National Public Radio – Feb. 15
165) New York Times
166) PBS
167) Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowships – starting Sept. 09 – March 2
168) Radio One
169) Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press – Jan. 31 – fellowships also available
170) Science
171) Sirius/XM
172) Stateline
173) Voice of America
174) Washington Post
175) Washington Times (scroll to bottom) – Intern blog
176) Washingtonian – Mar. 1 (Advertising Internship deadline: May 15)
177) WJLA – Mar. 15
178) WUSA9
179) I could not find intern info at Roll CallPoliticoWeekly Standard – but perhaps you can find it, or, alternately, talk your way in the door.

Friday, January 23, 2009

This Just In

A tip on a very fresh opportunity at Fleishman-Hilliard - not even posted to their site yet.

Senior Account Executive, Healthcare Policy Communications

Fleishman-Hillard, a global public relations firm, has an immediate opening in the Washington, D.C. office for a Senior Account Executive in our healthcare public affairs specialty practice.

The candidate will work with senior team members to: develop and implement communication and public affairs plans for a variety of healthcare companies and non profit groups; conduct pro-active allied/third party/partner outreach; research and analysis of healthcare policy issues and trends; create/edit media and client documents, including press releases, fact sheets, editorials; and develop public affairs campaigns through PR messaging and positioning.

· Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of professional experience
· PR Agency experience in healthcare public affairs preferred
· Other preferred experience includes Capitol Hill, government relations, healthcare policy, and public relations
· Keen understanding of the government process and how to appropriately reach and influence key influencers
· Knowledge of key third-party health and advocacy organizations

To apply please send your resume to
See more F-H opportunities here

Three Days of the Intern

Day One - Think Tanks/NGOs - Capitol Hill & Political

With approaching deadlines for Summer 2009 internships, DCPA+CJ brings you our second intern-centric blowout: Three Days of the Intern. You'll find more than 200 intern opportunities (final number still to be determined; we're still adding new ones) – mostly in the public affairs field – posted over the next three days.

A few caveats, before we dive in:
  • We've been pulling these listings together for a couple of weeks, so it's possible a few links have been moved or deleted. Sorry for any dead ends.
  • In many cases, the link provided will take you to a main career page. This means you need to search further to find the internship (or multiple internships).
  • In a few cases, you may see outdated or incomplete info - meaning that this group hasn't updated their Summer 09 intern info yet. Of course, you could get ahead of the game by submitting your resume and cover letter early.
  • HR and intern-programming folks are more than welcome to post links to their opportunities below, or send them to me. I'll remove any posts that are spam, or not related to public-affairs internships.
  • Our first Intern Special was a simple - if extensive - alphabetical listing. For this multi-day edition, we'll be posting by organization type.
Think Tanks/NGOs

1) Africa Policy Information Center
2) American Council for Voluntary International Action – April 14
3) American Enterprise Institute – also note potential opportunities for 2009 graduates
4) American Foreign Policy Council – Mar. 15
5) American Institute for Contemporary German Studies – Mar. 15 – also 2009 DAAD Fellowship program – Feb. 28
6) Aspen Institute
7) Atlantic Council of the United States – Mar. 15
8) Atlas Economic Research Foundation
9) Brookings Institution
10) Cato Institute – Mar. 1
11) Center for Defense Information
12) Center for Global Development
13) Center for International Policy – Mar. 21
14) Center for National Policy
15) Center for National Security Studies – for current law students
16) Center for Responsive Politics – Mar. 1
17) Center for Strategic & International Studies – Mar. 15
18) Center for Technology & National Security Policy – May 1
19) Council on Foreign Relations – DC & NYC
20) Economic Strategy Institute – Apr. 1
21) Eisenhower Institute – April 6
22) Ethics & Public Policy Center – March 16
23) Environmental Law Institute – undergrad internships and fellowship/clerkships for law students/grads
24) Eurasia Foundation
25) Freedom Forumadditional info
26) Freedom House
27) FreedomWorks – formerly Citizens for a Sound Economy
28) Foundation on Economic Trends
29) The Fund for Peace
30) Henry L. Stimson Center – Mar. 1
31) Heritage Foundation – Feb. 1
32) Hudson Institute
33) Institute for Educational Leadership
34) Institute for Policy Studies
35) Institute for Women’s Policy Research – Mar. 2
36) Inter-American Dialogue – April 1
37) Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies
38) Middle East Institute
39) Migration Policy Institute – Mar. 15
40) National Democratic Institute
41) National Endowment for Democracy
42) National Institute for Public Policy
43) National Security Archive/George Washington University – Mar. 15
44) New America Foundation
45) The Nixon Center – May 15
46) Pew Charitable Trusts
47) Progressive Policy Institute – Mar. 1
48) Public Forum Institute
49) Resources for the Future – also, Library Internship listed separately
50) Urban Institute: UI/Brookings Tax Policy Internship (Masters or PhD Economic students) – additional internship info
51) US Institute for Peace – Research Assistant opportunities for students from selected DC-area universities only
52) Washington Institute for Near East Policy – Internship, Fellowship & Research Associate opportunities – application deadlines vary
53) Woodrow Wilson Center – also, Fellowships
54) World Resources Institute
55) WorldWatch Institute
56) Comprehensive listing of Think Tanks/NGOs – use this list to find additional opportunities, especially outside of the DC area

Capitol Hill & Political

57) Capitol Hill opportunities via
58) U.S. House of RepresentativesU.S. Senate – remember, there may also be opportunities in Congressional District Offices
59) Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies - Jan. 31
60) Congressional Black Caucus
61) Congressional Budget Office
62) Congressional Management Foundation
63) Congressional Research Service
64) Library of Congress
65) Morris K. Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Summer Internship Program
66) National Governors Association
67) Washington offices of selected Governorscomplete listing of U.S. Governors
68) U.S. Shadow Senator from District of Columbia
Added late: CQ listing of Hill Internships

69) Democratic National Committee
70) Democratic State Parties
71) Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
72) Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
73) Democratic Governors Association
74) 21st Century Democrats
75) Democratic Leadership Council
76) Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
77) National Jewish Democratic Council
78) New Democrat Network
79) Other Democrat organizations, no intern info listed: CollegeFreedom CaucusPro LifeYoung
80) Other Democratic organizations listed (no links)

81) Republican National Committee – Mar. 16
82) Republican State Parties
83) National Republican Congressional Committee
84) National Republican Senatorial Committee
85) Republican Governors Association – April 10
86) National Federation of Republican Women – Feb. 11
87) Other GOP organizations, no intern info listed: AbroadBlackCollegeEnviroGOPACHispanicIrishJewishLawyersLiberty CaucusLog CabinTeenYoung
88) Other GOP organizations (no links)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oceans 11

It's Thursday, and that means jobs, jobs, jobs:

1) American Society of Clinical Oncology - Program Assistant, Health Policy Dept.

2) Aronson & Co.Public Relations Specialist

3) Georgetown UniversityDirector of Presidential Events

4) Hewlett-PackardVice President for Global Public Affairsalternate search use DC location or job ID 281678

5) Joint Center for Political & Economic StudiesAdministrative Assistant

6) Men’s Health NetworkMarketing & Corporate Affairs

7) National Association of Community HealthCare CentersPublic Policy Associate

8) National Association for Home CareSenior Legislative Representative

9) National Breast Cancer CoalitionMarketing & Communications Assistant

10) National Rifle Association
11) Ocean Conservancy
12) Office of Naval ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $60k-$96k – job ID: NE9-1035-03-K9085818-I – apply by Jan. 29

13) Prestigious international non profitPublic Affairs Officer – $60k-$75k – search by Opportunities Unlimited, Inc.

14) Roanoke TimesPhotojournalist Internship - Roanoke, Va. – apply by Friday, Jan. 23

15) Unknown Northern Virginia consulting firm (possibly defense-related) – Director, Communications – search via the Boss Group

16) US ArmyNewspaper Copy Editor – $60k-$79k – job ID: CF09-014 – apply by Jan 27

17) Volunteer FairfaxCommunications Manager – salary mid $30k range – apply by Jan. 30

18) Widemeyer CommunicationsVice President, Healthcare Practice

Coming Tomorrow: Three Days of the Intern