ABOUT THE POSITION
The Win Without War network is composed of organizations representing a diverse and inclusive movement to radically shift United States foreign policy away from a violence-first approach. We want our team to include leaders who recognize the communities and movements our policies impact and reflect the diversity of the United States. Communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving U.S. foreign policy and underrepresented in the broader field of foreign policy – including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates – are strongly encouraged to apply. We can’t wait to hear from you!
The Policy and Advocacy Intern will support our work with Congress, researching and advocating on legislation and policies related to our issue sets.
- Updating Congressional and legislative trackers on a daily basis
- Assisting with research and drafting policy memos and Congressional education resources such as fact sheets, backgrounders, messaging guidance, and hearing questions
- Learning about public policy and the legislative process by assisting staff and attending and reporting on legislative hearings, briefings, rallies, and related events
- Monitoring legislative and news developments on Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, arms sales, the defense budget, nuclear weapons policy, climate security, international development, peacebuilding, civilian protection, refugee and asylum policies, border militarization, and related issues
- Providing event coordination and communications support for Congressional briefings, press conferences, and/or other events
- Supporting staff with organizational data and software management
- Supporting staff with other programmatic work when necessary
Full-time WWW interns will receive a stipend of $500 per month and part-time WWW interns will receive a stipend of $250 per month to help cover expenses incurred during their internship.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
- Interest in/knowledge of U.S. legislative and political processes
- Interest in/knowledge of issues, policies, and political actors on which Win Without War focuses
- Interest in progressive movements and building advocacy coalitions
- Impeccable attention to detail; excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills
- Previous experience with Congress and/or elected officials
- Previous experience with grassroots advocacy and/or political organizing, such as canvassing, phone banking, organizing town halls, etc.
HOW TO APPLY
Application materials should include:
- A cover letter (please include your desired start date, end date, and weekly schedule)
- Your resume
- If currently or recently enrolled in school, a copy of your transcript (can be unofficial)
- A list of 2-3 references (please include their name, relationship to you, and contact information)
- A short writing sample (3-5 pages, an excerpt from a longer paper is fine, on a relevant topic if possible)
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