Friday, September 5, 2014

OK, finally here

We have a few direct-to-us finds we'll be posting in comments field later today.  Happy Friday.

Our pals at popular public service portal GovLoop have just let us know about this Digital Marketing Analyst post - demonstrated experience in email marketing & proficiency with email marketing software (Eloqua, ideally ) move your CV to the op of the queue/

We have it on good authority that the Broadcasting Board of Governors is actively looking for candidates for an Internship in their public affairs unit, an opportunity that is well-suited to students with an interest in PR and international relations

Here’s the latest from our friends at the Pew Charitable Trusts:
The Glen Echo Group seeks Digital Media Associate (pdf) with at least 1-3 years experience in digital media experience, with an emphasis on content creation, as well as Capabilities in video storytelling, including producing, scripting, shooting, and editing

We’re planning on a special edition on jobs at local colleges next week; until then, we’ll just note these two still-open opportunities supporting Current, an influential American University sponsored news outlet covering the public media space – Takoma Park location
DC Prep, now encompassing four campuses & 1,300 children in preschool-8th grade, seeks External Relations Associate to help further promote and publicize their good works.

United National Environment ProgrammeDeputy Regional Director/Senior Management & Programme Analyst – at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in national and international administration, governmental or environmental advocacy work is sought – apply by Nov. 1

National Disability InstituteDirector of Marketing & Communications – desired qualifications include demonstrated ability in development of website content and development, material development and message alignment across projects, effective use of traditional and social media, and funder communications.

DC Public Service CommissionPolicy Advisor – $93k-$131k – apply by Sept. 25

Fairtrade America (scroll down)
National Breast Cancer Coalition Chief Advancement Officer – provides leadership & management in both fundraising & development, as well as marketing & communications for the organization – search managed by Morris Berger

National Federation of Independent BusinessManager, Legislative Affairs – Senate-side focus

Real estate, economic development and energy efficiency consulting firm HR&A Advisors seeks DC-based Executive & Marketing Assistant (scroll down) – apply by Oct. 1 – several opportunities also available in their New York location

Education product & service provider Edmentum seeks Manager, Government Relations & Consulting, which can apparently be located anywhere in the U S of A, although we doubt they’ll happily reimburse your regular business travel from Kauai or Guam.

Best wishes for a chill (or thrill, if that's your thing) weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.


Gordon said...

American Association for Justice - Political Outreach Internship and Communications Internship

The American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), is the world's largest trial bar, providing trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America's courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.

Political Outreach Intern

The American Association for Justice's Political Outreach Department is seeking a part-time voluntary intern for Fall '14. This experience will involve assisting AAJ's Political Action Committee in making calls to members, assisting Leaders Forum in researching prospective members, participating in Staff and Money Meetings, and completing special projects as assigned. You will learn about fundraising, become comfortable interacting with high-profile attorneys, and learn about the operations necessary to run a large non-profit geared towards attaining civil justice through lobbying. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, has excellent oral and written communication skills, and works well both independently and as a team member.

Communications Internship

The American Association for Justice's Communications Department is seeking a full- or part-time voluntary intern for Fall '14. This experience will involve contributing to social media and press clips, helping to draft real stories for use with lawmakers in Congress and members of the media, and completing special communications projects. You will expand and hone traditional and social media skills, learn how to read and summarize legal documents, and learn how AAJ decides upon and implements messaging. The ideal candidate is a student or recent graduate and has an interest in the civil justice system. This internship is open to all majors!

Application Info

To learn more about AAJ, visit Please contact our Internship Coordinator or 202-684-9542 with questions or to apply.

Gordon said...

Mercury Public Affairs - Associate, International Practice

Location: Washington, DC

About the firm: Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm, providing a comprehensive suite of services that includes: public affairs, federal government relations, international consulting, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a grassroots/grasstops network in all 50 states.

Mercury’s international practice includes clients from a variety of backgrounds: sovereign governments, political parties, both American and foreign companies; and activities include a range of services such as strategic advice, crisis management, direct lobbying, encouraging foreign direct investment, establishing business-to-business and business-to-government relationships, and more.

Position Description: Mercury’s international practice is looking to hire a full-time, entry-level associate, who will be responsible for providing support to the account leads and other team members on a variety of projects and tasks related to client services and cultivating the business development pipeline.

Responsibilities include:

--Provide logistical and administrative support for team and client activities
--Generate contact lists (businesses, stakeholders, etc.)
--Research, draft, write and/or edit a range of materials including activity reports; project memos; analysis of political, commercial and economic issues; etc.
--Participate in planning of special events and provide logistical support to initiatives like business delegation trips, MOU signings, and client events
--Assist senior team members in the formatting, drafting, and execution of briefing documents and event programs
--Staff and support team members at meetings/events; and when appropriate, attend meetings/events in their absence and provide a comprehensive post-meeting debrief
--Participate in establishing and cultivating relationships with client(s) and external audiences
--Participate in new business development
--Coordinate and provide update on the team’s business development pipeline on a weekly basis
--Stay abreast of and brief team members on the latest foreign policy developments as they pertain to client issues


The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, comfortable working with multiple staff in a fast-paced environment, and will possess the following attributes:
--Bachelor’s Degree
--Interest in the work of Mercury’s international practice
--An academic and professional interest or experience in:
--International politics/governments/business
--U.S. Government processes and officials
--International agencies (UN, NATO, etc.)
--Private sector business development and/or foreign direct investment
--Highly organized and detail oriented, with the ability to prioritize, multitask and efficiently manage a variety of short- and long-term projects and tasks
--Self-disciplined, with a strong work ethic and the ability to work independently, anticipate needs, and be proactive
--Capability to carry out assignments with a systematic approach, particularly business development projects and in some cases, to resolve client issues
--Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely using correct grammar
--Highly proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, including the ability to create and format reports, charts, spreadsheets and presentations
--Ability to operate with professional confidence at high-profile events with senior-level contacts
--Excellent interpersonal skills
--A high degree of dependability, integrity and personal effectiveness
--Advanced problem-solving skills
--Moderate event, project and travel planning experience

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter & writing sample to by Sept 15. Please include “Associate Application” in the subject line of the email.

Interviews will be held in September.

Gordon said...

Senior Executives Association - Internships

Communications & Social Media Internship

National professional membership association seeks intern to support external communications and social media activities. These activities include connecting to target audiences, media, peer organizations, and the general public, as well as supporting online communications, press relations, and public events.

This is a substantive internship perfect for a graduate student or individual with comparable experience seeking course credit or a capstone project. This internship will provide an inside perspective to the federal government as well as non-profit communications operations, project management, and outreach campaigns.

Duties of the internship will include, but are not limited to:

• Work to build the Association’s online presence through social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn;

• Build and maintain unique content for website and social media platforms;

• Research and incorporate best practices for outreach campaigns;

• Assist with the development and execution of online campaigns;

• Develop new media for the dissemination on online networks;

• Prepare visual and print media for distribution and promotional use;

• Monitor media and other outlets for relevant news, trends, and coverage of the Association or targeted groups.

Candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities and projects. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, social media platforms, and HTML very helpful. Knowledge of the federal civil service community a plus.

Membership & Outreach Internship

National professional membership association seeks intern to support recruitment and engagement activities. This is a substantive internship perfect for a graduate student or individual with comparable experience seeking course credit or a capstone project. This internship will provide an inside perspective to the federal government as well as non-
profit membership operations, program development, project management, and outreach campaigns.

Duties of the internship will include, but are not limited to:

• Creation of outreach plan to engage potential members and stakeholders and leverage current membership;

• Compilation of lists of potential members and stakeholder organizations;

• Organize potential member events, including contacting Federal agencies;

• Identify target sectors for outreach, research target sectors to determine relevant benefits, and generate campaigns to new sectors;

• Analyze membership surveys, produce membership reports, collect data for tracking;

• Track member offerings and compare to comparable associations; work with Association President to develop new member benefits as needed.

Candidate must have excellent writing and internet research skills, be energetic, detail-oriented, and capable of prioritizing and managing various projects simultaneously. Knowledge of the federal civil service community helpful.

Applications Info

Office located near metro in downtown Washington, DC. These are unpaid internships for school credit. Internships may be full or part-time. Forward resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.