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 Fall 2014 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 August-December.
  • 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 5:30 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:

Campaigns & Communications Internship:

  • Will expand experience in grassroots organizing through work with the Campaigns team to develop legislative advocacy emails, fact sheets and web content
  • Will develop skills in social media management by managing social media profiles, monitoring issue alerts and target lists, and scheduling new content
  • Will assist in membership growth and outreach through tasks involving CRM and communications tool
  • Will help identify new audiences and assist in building organizational capacity to engage our supporters

Administrative & Development Internship:

  • Assist the Development team with planning and executing direct mail and other development tasks
  • Communicate with donors and foundations
  • Attend networking events
  • Assist with daily administrative functions
  • Sorting through files and preparing items for archive

Government Relations Internship:

  • Attend meetings with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill
  • Analyze the voting patterns of Congress on international issues
  • Follow election campaigns and communicate with candidate election committees

Multimedia & Design Internship:

  • Skills and interest in video production (both filming and editing)
  • Photoshop and/or Illustrator skills
  • Working with the Creative Director in a variety of online advocacy, social media and communication projects
  • Through hands-on training you will learn the strategy and tactics for design and communication that can be applied in the nonprofit sector and marketing
  • The scope of this internship will be tailored to the interns strengths and experience and building on the individual skills

Responsibilities for each position will occasionally overlap as needs require. Good teamwork skills is essential in a successful associate.

To Apply:

To apply for any of these positions, please send applications to Marvin Perry (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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