The National Iranian American Council now accepts applications for full-time interns for the Summer 2013 semester to operate out of NIAC’s Washington DC office. Starting date is generally late May/early June for the Summer semester, and internships last for at least 12 weeks. NIAC will assist in helping interns get school credit, but positions are unpaid.
deadline for Summer 2013 applications is April 7, 2013, though applications will
be reviewed/considered as they are received.
NIAC seeks dynamic undergraduate/graduate students and recent graduates, preferably in international relations, political science, and government/public policy. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, a highly organized approach to work, and proficiency in the use of computers are essential. Interns with a working knowledge of Farsi/Persian may translate news and information coming out of Iran for our blog, NIAC inSight.
Interns work in conjunction with NIAC staff in Washington, DC, on NIAC's programs, including monitoring of Congressional activities, researching legislation, and drafting analyses and action alerts on issues related to immigration, civil rights, and foreign policy. Responsibilities also include writing news articles for both NIAC's blog and website, as well as covering Congressional hearings/policy conferences and writing reports for inclusion on the website. Interns work on various NIAC civic education projects and collaborate closely with Iranian-American organizations across the country. Interns assist with program implementation, database management, community outreach, event planning, logistical support for staff activities, and other administrative duties. Those with a strong video editing background will help produce short videos which educate the community, highlight NIAC activities, and showcase Iranian-American student organizations.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (journalistic writing preferred but an academic sample is also acceptable).