Update April 5, 2012: This position has been filled.
Hunt Alternatives Fund includes an operating foundation and a private grant making foundation that advance innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at local, national, and global levels.
The Institute for Inclusive Security, uses research, training, and advocacy to promote the inclusion of all stakeholders, especially women, in peace processes. The Institute seeks an enthusiastic part-time intern (20 hours/week, based in Washington, DC) to assist the General Advocacy Team with various initiatives, primarily those related to the US Congress. Successful applicants will be expected to serve for a minimum of three months.
- Research policymakers and identify champions of women, peace, and security, writing profiles of their work for the Institute’s website;
- Draft weekly summary of upcoming and past congressional events; relatedly, attend major congressional hearings and briefings;
- Contribute to efforts to track and analyze relevant congressional action, including the annual State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill;
- Suggest content for the Institute’s blog and carry out related research;
- Accompany staff on occasion to advocacy meetings with mid-level staff on the Hill and in the Administration;
- Support the Institute’s role on the US Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security, a non-governmental coordinating body;
- Help manage information databases and implement systems to monitor and evaluate the impact of the Institute’s advocacy initiatives;
- Provide administrative and logistical support to conflict-focal teams as needed.
- A bachelor’s degree in political science, international studies, or a related field;
- Demonstrated interest or experience in the field of women, peace, and security;
- A minimum of six months of internship experience on the Hill or for another Washington-based advocacy organization strongly preferred;
- Excellent writing, research, and interpersonal skills;
- Positive attitude and mature judgment essential;
- Ability to meet deadlines and thrive whether the project is independent or collective;
- Fluency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Access, Power Point, and Excel required;
- Familiarity with policy-oriented blogs and social networking platforms, including Twitter.
Interested applicants may send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and a writing sample of 1,000 words or less, preferably on a policy issue, to travis_wheeler(at)huntalternatives.org Please write “Advocacy Intern” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.