Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Good Stuff

A high proportion of direct-to-us tips and other possibly less-trafficked finds (using our super-secret and proprietary look-back™ search methodology) in today's edition. Happy hunting. Reminder: no new post on Thursday; we'll see you again on Friday, July 29.

Event production and political communications firm Chris Wayne Associates is looking for an experienced (three to five years’ worth) , outgoing, energetic and ambitious Event Manager hire. Background in event planning, political advance work and political campaigns a plus.

The Motion Picture Association of America is seeking a Press Assistant with at least two years communications office/administrative experience; experience working in a press/media or public affairs office. Your responsibilities include providing general communications dept support, along with drafting news releases, blog posts, maintaining media lists, and other related duties. An Internship in the Legal/Gov’t Affairs office also noted.

Fall 2011 Intern slots with the World Wildlife Fund:
  • Communications Intern (scroll down to second comment) – unpaid position; must receive academic credit or stipend from your university – apply by Aug. 1
  • Use this link, and scroll down for more WWF Intern opportunities – mostly unpaid positions with same stipulation noted above, with a couple paid opportunities for grad students also available – Government Relations, Aug. 19 – Agriculture Supply Chain, two listings, Aug. 15 & Sept. 9 – Conservation Science & Agriculture, Aug. 15 – Certification Standards, Sept. 1 – Online Marketing, Aug. 15 – Media Relations & External Affairs, Aug. 31 – Conservation Science Network
Opportunities near the Old Town, Alexandria waterfront with the Brand Resources Group, a communications outfit focused on safety, health & wellness issues (scroll down) - note: interested applicants should submit cover letter & resume to Meghan Amoroso at
A few relevant opportunities available with the Fairfax-based American Society for Radiation Oncology (scroll down):
Capitol Hill:
  • Rep. Hansen Clark (D-MI) – Intern – apply by Aug. 5
  • House committee involved in national security, foreign affairs, and the militaryCounsel
  • Office of the Clerk of the HouseResearch Assistant – up to $47k – apply by Aug. 15
  • SF Bay Area DemocratStaff Assistant
  • Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) – Interns
The Grameen Foundation strives to help millions of women across the globe break the cycle of poverty through access to microfinance and technology. You can help fund these pursuits as Development Operations Officer, based in DC or Seattle, WA. Also (maybe) available: Communications Intern for their Bankers without Borders program.

Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates:
Xe Services – better known by its earlier incarnation as Blackwater USA (and also operating under the U.S Training Center badge, it appears) – is relocating the corporate HQ from Moyock, NC to Arlington, Va. – and is looking for an Exec Assistant hire for that office; we suggest checking back later with their careers page for future opportunities, as we're pretty sure they won't be popping up on Idealist very often.

Edelman PR seeks Exec Assistant in the DC office – also available: Vice President, Public Affairs – New York and other opportunities nationwide

American Chemistry Council:
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in WashingtonIntern info

Georgetown University:
Dept. of Housing & Urban DevelopmentProgram Analyst, Communications & Policy – $89k-$115k – job ID: F11-DE-508114-2RB – apply by July 28

Brookings Institution
– the first three listings are with Brookings’ Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform:
The Chesapeake Climate Action Team seeks Campus Organizer candidates with strong communication skills and a basic knowledge of campaign planning – Takoma Park, MD or Richmond, Va. location – apply by Aug. 1 – also shown as available: Intern, Polar Bear Plunge (fundraising event) and Grassroots Organizing Interns – as well as an extensive listing of volunteer opportunities.

Vital Voices Global Partnership:
DHS/Customs & Border SecurityPublic Affairs Specialist – $74k-$97k – job ID: IHC-498877-EAM-DE – apply by Aug. 3

No local opportunities among the latest offerings from MSL Group:
The University of Chicago-affiliated National Opinion Research Center has multiple research positions (scroll down) at varying experience levels at their Bethesda, MD outpost.

Results for Development:
Recent opportunities with domestic anti-hunger advocates Share Our Strength:
Millennium Challenge Corp. Student Volunteer Interns – 15 positions available – job ID: MCC-11-9999-F – apply by Aug. 1

Teach for America
Your resource of the day is not job-search related, but hopefully useful in honing your all-important writing and editing chops (so you don't casually mis-use hopefully, like we do) - a comprehensive editorial/publications style guide (pdf, 84 pages) from the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials.

1 comment:

Carol said...

Edelman is weird. At least the Silicon Valley office is. A job might claim to be "senior" but require only 3-4 years experience. Indeed, if you apply with many more years of related experience, you might be told you're overqualified and should wait for "vice president" jobs to open there. So senior status is very relative at Edelman, which might follow the typical PR firm model of San Fran: A small staff of mid-career types manages a large cadre of interns who periodically get hired for junior positions. Every now and then, this model fails due to lack of over-bright interns, and the firms hire more seasoned pro's.