The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations is seeking an intern to provide research, policy, and administrative support during the summer of 2017, from May to August. This policy, research, and advocacy internship, based at our Capitol Hill office, provides the intern with opportunities to learn and practice the skills of policy research and analysis, advocacy, and engagement. While the intern will have significant autonomy in their work, the staff works closely with them to provide an enriching experience and access to outside experts and resources; an intern can expect mentoring and training in skills desirable in any policy-based office. The internship will be full time and will include a stipend.
The intern will:
- Support engagement with government officials, in partnership with ecumenical, interfaith and secular coalitions
- Work with the Episcopal Public Policy Network to recruit, engage, and mobilize Episcopalians around issues of poverty relief, immigration, the environment, international peace and justice, and more
- Assist in social media and other communications campaigns and outreach; source and produce content for our social media channels
- Research and track crucial legislative initiative
- Attend committee hearings, think tank events, and other events in the Washington, D.C., policy community as needed
- Administrative tasks as needed
By the end of the program, the intern will have achieved the following outcomes:
- Learn how staff of the Office of Government Relations and members of the Episcopal Public Policy Network advocate for the positions of The Episcopal Church
- Gain proficiency in social media by working with staff on online campaigns using platforms that include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and basic HTML
- Achieve a level of comfort with faith-based advocacy through work with staff members on public policy
- Acquire administrative skills necessary to succeed in any office environment
Applicants, while not required to be Episcopalian, should be committed to representing positively and effectively the policy positions of The Episcopal Church. Additionally, she or he should possess strong research and communication skills, both oral and written.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31st.