Given the ongoing situation around COVID-19, some of these responsibilities will shift to ensure the safety and security of the intern (e.g., not attending hearings in person). For the near future, COL staff are working remotely so the intern may work from any location. There may ultimately be travel to D.C. if appropriate.
The policy internship is designed to further professional development for current or recently graduated students through work with COL’s Public Affairs team. The intern learns about the federal legislative process and becomes more familiar with current science and ocean policy issues. They are responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on relevant bills and legislative hearings; contributing to the policy section of the weekly newsletter; developing information for congressional members and committees; attending hearings and briefings on behalf of COL; maintaining sections of our website; and pursuing other items on COL’s policy agenda. The intern may also have the opportunity to work on projects with other departments and on a variety of educational initiatives.
Preference is given to students in good standing at a COL member institution; therefore it is recommended that interested students seek out support for their application from their university’s COL representative via a sponsorship letter. Interested applicants should provide a writing sample (less than three pages long), a cover letter, a C.V. or resume, and a letter of recommendation (or sponsorship letter if applying from a COL member institution) from a university representative or faculty member. Incomplete application packages won’t be considered. Sponsorship and recommendation letters may be sent directly from the reference.
The full-time intern will be regularly scheduled for 40 hours a week, paid an hourly rate of $15.00 and will be eligible for the following benefits: medical, dental, and vision insurance; holiday pay; accrued sick leave; and a commuting subsidy.
Internships will run for approximately one year, starting in August/September (specific start and end dates are flexible). The deadline for applications is July 24. Individuals who gain interest after the application deadline should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability.
- a cover letter,
- a C.V. or resume,
- a writing sample (must be three pages or less, excerpts allowed),
- a letter of recommendation (and/or sponsorship letter if applying from a COL member institution) from a university representative or faculty member.
Incomplete application packages and additional materials won’t be considered. All document pages and file names must include applicant’s last name.
For more information or to submit your application materials, contact:
e-mail address: email@example.com
mailing address: 1201 New York Ave., N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005
phone: (202) 787-1644.
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