Friday, December 13, 2013

Belated, and Brief

We're a little late to the game with this Friday-the-13th set; we'll likely add some more later to atone for our delayed appearance  – OK, we're done

National Association of Health UnderwritersGovernment Affairs Coordinator – poli-sci or similar degree and an interest in health policy sought

Pew Charitable Trusts
Professional services/government contracting operation SDSE seeks Public Relations & Marketing Support Analyst with experience with large scale energy projects and/or working in military/DoD environment – $65k-$80k – see also main career page

American University
Dept. of the ArmyCongressional Analyst – $62k-$116k – job ID: NCHT 13771704 1010565D – apply by Dec. 18

Discovery CommunicationsPublicist – New York

Advancement ProjectSenior Communications Associate – 3-5 years experience in communications required; campaign experience helpful)

New since our recent check-in with the Sierra Club:
St. John’s College seeks to free men and women from the tyrannies of unexamined opinions and inherited prejudicesDirector of Web Initiatives & Social Media – $66k – Annapolis, MD

U.S. Institute for PeaceDirector of Intergovernmental Affairs

Malaria No More
American Lung AssociationDirector of Advocacy, Healthy Air Campaign – seeking candidates with 6-8 years of experience as a Hill staffer, grassroots organizer, legislative representative or related position in a voluntary health organization, non-profit group, professional society or government agency. 

Christian relief and development organization World Hope International seeks Donor Care/Gift Processing Specialist – Metro-convenient Old Town Alexandria location

Association of Public Health LaboratoriesAssociate Specialist, Communications – writing, proofing and copy editing skills required; familiarity with SharePoint, social media applications, InDesign and Photoshop preferred. 

Foreign policy think tank with focus on security, counter-terrorism, the Middle East, and South Asia seeks Intern to support development activities.

National Fish & Wildlife FederationManager, Federal Relations – experience working directly with a federal agency, particularly a natural resources agency, is preferred. 

… and finally, it’s dateline: Honolulu, HI for one lucky aspirant to this Writer / Reporter/ Photographer posting for the Dept. of Defense and Stars & Stripes Pacific – $40k-$60k – job ID: FENAFFC131009048 – apply by Dec. 20

… and finally, part 2: your friends will surely delight in giving you a Gavin McLeod photo with a congratulatory message if you are selected to come on board as Manager, Public Affairs for the Cruise Lines International Association.   We like to think that some fun travel opportunities are part of the package here.

 Best wishes for a Friday free of misfires and a great weekend your favorite™ public affairs jobs resource.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Fund for the Republic - Intern

Fund for the Republic (FFR) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that broadens, strengthens and unites efforts to reduce the influence of money and special interests over politics and policy making. We aim for success by supporting strategic opportunities, catalyzing new initiatives and recruiting more philanthropists, influential leaders and advocates to the cause of reform. For more information, visit our website at

FFR is searching for an intern interested in fundraising and non-profit development who can jump right into our fast-paced and stimulating office culture to help us in our mission to make our government one that is truly ‘of, by and for the people.’

We strive to ensure our interns are integral members of the team. Successful applicants will learn essential skills and play an important role as they help FFR development staff build and maintain its prospect and donor databases, identify funding opportunities, prepare proposals, and assist the development team with other activities as needed. Fundraising interns will report to the Development Manager.

As an FFR intern, you will:
- Gain substantial experience in nonprofit fundraising
- Learn new research and development skills, including database management, prospect outreach, and become proficient in “resume builder” skills like Neon CRM, MailChimp, WealthEngine, and Excel
- Assist with management and improvement of all elements of a growing fundraising pipeline
- Improve your writing and editing skills by assisting with grant proposals and reports.
- Plan and execute events, including our spring conference; you’ll assist in everything from managing the budget to taste-testing menu items and selecting our keynote speaker.
- Help build our office culture: you’ll be coming in on the ground floor of our operation, so your input will have an impact on the way we do business for years to come!
- Do much more than what’s listed here – you’ll work closely with our Development team and senior staff.

Requirements and Qualifications:
- Excellent computer skills (MS Office) and ability to learn new programs quickly (databases, etc.)
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Strong organizational abilities
- Ability to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.)
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks
- Creativity and ability to think outside the box
- Interest in a nonprofit career - particularly development and fundraising

Each intern will be expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, in our Washington DC office. This position is available immediately, though selected applicant/s can work with us to choose a start date. The internship will last until mid-April.

This internship includes a modest stipend. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your college, if that is an option.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter including 3 references and a one-page resume to