The National Iranian American Council is now accepting applications for interns for the summer 2014 to operate out of NIAC’s Washington, DC office. Internships last for at least 10 weeks. NIAC will assist in helping interns get school credit, but positions are unpaid.
NIAC seeks dynamic undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates, preferably in international relations, political science, and/or public policy. Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and be highly motivated to support NIAC's work. Fluency in Persian (Farsi) is a plus, as is experience with Congress and/or advocacy campaigns. Applicants with creative skills (web design, graphic design, and/or video editing) are also strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given for applicants who can intern full time.
Interns work with NIAC staff on advocacy and community outreach activities. Responsibilities include monitoring of Congressional activities, researching legislation, and drafting analyses and action alerts on issues related to immigration, civil rights, and foreign policy. Responsibilities include writing news articles for NIAC's website, op-eds for NIAC's blog, NIAC inSight, and covering Congressional hearings/policy conferences. Interns work on various NIAC civic education projects and help support NIAC events. Interns assist with program implementation, database management, community outreach, event planning, logistical support for staff activities, and other administrative duties. Applicants with strong creative skills may assist with graphic design, upkeep and enhancements to NIAC's website, and/or producing short videos which educate the community and/or highlight NIAC activities. Applicants who are fluent in Persian may assist with translating news from Iran for NIAC's blog, translating NIAC materials to Persian, and maintaining NIAC's Persian language website.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Sahar Fahimi at email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.