Careers & Internships

Citizens for Global Solutions Internships

We are seeking full-time or part-time interns for a substantive and challenging experience at our Washington, D.C. headquarters. The application period is now open for our Summer 2016 Internship Program.

Citizens for Global Solutions is a groundbreaking national membership movement for Americans who want the United States to take a responsible and cooperative role in the world. Our policy areas include: human rights, climate change, international peacekeeping, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, international institutions and United Nations reform.

Internships are integral to the work we do. This is a unique opportunity to help build our national movement that promotes a responsible and cooperative role for the U.S. in the world, while learning first-hand about non-profit management and online advocacy.

Length and Compensation:

  • Our internship term generally runs from June-August.
  • Interns must be available to work at least 20 hours per week but preference will be given to those available to work full time, which is Monday through Friday from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm.
  • Interns are provided with a travel stipend of $15 each day, paid bi-weekly.

Positions:

We are seeking interns with interest in the following roles:

Development & Donor Research Associate

Citizens for Global Solutions is a national membership organization building political will in the United States for international cooperation and democratic global institutions.

We believe that the prosperity of our nation is inextricably linked with that of other nations and that durable solutions to global problems are best achieved through fair, inclusive, and lawful processes. We work across a range of global issues, promoting policy and educational innovations that support short-, medium-, and longer term goals that advance democratic global governance.

We are looking for a self-motivated person to assist with our outreach to donors, supporters, and foundations. Successful candidates must be available to start in early June and continue through August or beyond. Associates must be available to work at least 20 hours per week, though preference will be given to those available to work full time. Most hours will be in office, but some flexibility to work from home or campus is available.

A stipend of $15 each day to offset travel and lunch expenses, paid bi-weekly, is provided to all associates.

Responsibilities and Skills to be Developed

  • Research existing donors for increased outreach to by the Executive Director and CGS leadership
  • Draft development communications to potential donors
  • Research foundations with interests similar to CGS's programmatic goals
  • Draft letters of inquiries and grant proposals to foundations
  • Write blog posts that analyze giving habits of CGS supporters and promote multiple ways that donors can support our programs
  • Provide related support to the Executive Director and other staff as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Trustworthiness in handling confidential donor information
  • Interest in international relations and progressive social change
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, professional demeanor and ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, skills in creative internet research, and willingness to learn new tools as needed
  • Experience with grant writing a plus, but not required

Government Relations Research Associate:

Citizens for Global Solutions is a national membership organization building political will in the United States for international cooperation and democratic global institutions.

We believe that the prosperity of our nation is inextricably linked with that of other nations and that durable solutions to global problems are best achieved through fair, inclusive, and lawful processes. We work across a range of global issues, promoting policy and educational innovations that support short-, medium-, and longer term goals that advance democratic global governance.

We are looking for a self-motivated person to assist with our engagement with issue coalition partners, government officials, and Congressional candidates. Successful candidates must be available to start in early June and continue through August or beyond. Associates must be available to work at least 20 hours per week, though preference will be given to those available to work full time. Most hours will be in office, but some flexibility to work from home or campus is available.

A stipend of $15 each day to offset travel and lunch expenses, paid bi-weekly, is provided to all associates.

Responsibilities and Skills to be Developed

  • Research voting patterns of Congress on international issues and assist in drafting 2016 CGS Report Card
  • Follow Congressional election campaigns and support PAC engagement with candidates
  • Assist programs and communications staff in researching and drafting online advocacy efforts
  • Attend coalition planning sessions and meetings with Congressional staff
  • Write blog posts on Congressional voting records and international issues
  • Provide related support to other staff as needed

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in international relations and progressive social change
  • Professional demeanor and dress, good organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, skills in creative internet research, and willingness to learn new tools as needed
  • Experience as a campaigns volunteer or Congressional internship a plus

To Apply:

To apply for any of these positions, please send applications to Internship Coordinator (internships@globalsolutions.org) with the name of the internship you're applying for in the subject line. Please note that any application that is incomplete will not be considered.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter: must include your availability and your tentative start and end dates
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample: Please submit a brief 2 page writing sample. You may use an excerpt from a paper written for academic or other professional purposes, although it should ideally focus on an issue with which we are engaged. Please no cut-off writing samples.

Internship FAQ's

We offer substantive, challenging internships to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates in our National Office in Washington, DC.

We are looking for smart, creative, energetic interns who are seeking an international issues-focused internship that touches upon grassroots activism, research, lobbying, and media/communications. We encourage those with strong written and verbal communication skills, a positive attitude, and high self-motivation to apply.

(Please also see the full internship position description on this page)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question: When is the deadline for receipt of application?
  • Question: What are the typical duties of an intern?
  • Question: Are students who are not U.S. citizens eligible to apply?
  • Question: If I am graduating from college or graduate school this year and will not be continuing my education, can I still apply?
  • Question: Do I have to be available in person to interview?
  • Question: Is the internship program limited to specific majors?
  • Question: When will I hear if I am selected for an interview?
  • Question: What are the hours, and start and end dates for the program?
  • Question: Is this a paid internship?
  • Question: How can I get a good idea of what being an intern is like?

Additional questions? Please email internships@globalsolutions.org

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