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PSA is hiring for Winter/Spring 2016 Internships

Duration: Mid-January to May

Openings: Foreign Affairs Intern, PAID Program Development Intern

Deadline: DECEMBER 31, 2015


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP (Paid)

PSA is now accepting applications for a Program Development Intern. The internship is funded by the Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation. The internship will start in mid-January (depending on the intern’s availability), and end late in the spring.Applications are due December 31, 2015. The internship will require 40 hours per week and includes a total stipend of $6,000.

About the McLean Foundation:
The Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation provides economically challenged college students the means to participate in internships and the opportunity to advance their careers. The foundation works with state and community colleges, small businesses, and non-profit organizations to build college-to-business partnerships to help ensure that all college students, regardless of circumstance, have an opportunity to succeed.

About the Internship:

PSA is a nonprofit founded by former US representative Lee Hamilton and the late US Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today's national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America's national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, Middle East policy, energy security, international organizations, and more. PSA works heavily with Capitol Hill offices, the executive branch, and the NGO community.

At PSA, the Program Development Intern will have the opportunity to participate in a close-knit team environment and gain first-hand exposure to and knowledge of DC political and policy establishments. In addition, interns will leave PSA with practical experience in the day-to-day running of a nonprofit organization.

Intern Responsibilities:
  • Work with PSA senior staff and Board of Directors to develop grant proposals and fundraising activities;
  • Research foundations, private sponsors, and other potential sources of program support;
  • Draft grant appeals, reports, program development strategies, and other written materials;
  • Participate in meetings with and outreach to target funders;
  • Lead the planning, implementation, and evaluation of program activities;
  • Participate in ad hoc programmatic and communications tasks as necessary.
Qualifications:
This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious undergraduate or graduate student to work closely with PSA’s leadership to make a substantive difference at a small non-profit organization with significant access and stature in Washington policy circles.

The ideal candidate will be a bright, highly-motivated individual with a strong academic background, and a demonstrated passion for nonprofit management and/or fundraising and development. Facility with U.S. foreign policy and national security issues, and a keen interest in Capitol Hill are a must. In addition, candidates should have the following background and qualities:
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Zero fear of failure and eagerness to implement new (good) ideas;
  • A creative, entrepreneurial mindset with plenty of hustle and moxie;
  • Ability to take on several diverse tasks at once;
  • Superior organizational skills;
  • Experience with fundraising for nonprofit organizations, or management of same;
  • Social media, marketing, web design, and HTML skills;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to work on a team in a close-knit environment;
  • A sense of humor.
Application Instructions:
Applications are due December 31, 2015. If you think you’re qualified, apply early! Applicants must submit these materials (subject line: "McLean Internship") to vacancy@psaonline.org:
  • A completed Jeffrey A. McLean Foundation form (listing Partnership for a Secure America as the “Sponsoring Organization”),
  • Two letters of recommendation,
  • A one-page statement on what you hope to get out of an internship experience,
  • A personal essay on your interest in the PSA internship,
  • Statement of Financial Need (FAFSA),
  • Academic Transcript,
  • Resume.


FOREIGN AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP

PSA is now accepting applications for a Foreign Affairs Intern. The internship will start in mid-January (depending on the intern’s availability), and end late in the spring. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate. The internship will be unpaid but will have flexible hours.

About the Internship:

PSA is a nonprofit founded by former US representative Lee Hamilton and the late US Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today's national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America's national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, Middle East policy, energy security, international organizations, and more. PSA works heavily with Capitol Hill offices, the executive branch, and the NGO community. 

At PSA, the Foreign Affairs Intern will have the opportunity to participate in a close-knit team environment and gain first-hand exposure to and knowledge of DC political and policy establishments. In addition, interns will leave PSA with practical experience in the day-to-day running of a nonprofit organization.

Intern Responsibilities:
  • Research future bipartisan policy statements on key foreign policy and national security challenges;
  • Attend and report on relevant events, hearings, and policy developments;
  • Help identify and research timely issues and policy figures for Capitol Hill educational briefings;
  • Research legislation, Committee proceedings, and positions of key foreign policy/national security leaders in Congress;
  • Assist PSA leadership developing new initiatives in line with the PSA mission
Qualifications:
This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate to work closely with PSA’s leadership to make a substantive difference at a small non-profit organization with significant access and stature in Washington policy circles.

The ideal candidate will be a bright, highly-motivated individual with a strong academic background, and a demonstrated passion for communications and social media. Facility with U.S. foreign policy and national security issues, and a keen interest in Capitol Hill are a must. In addition, candidates should have the following background and qualities:
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Ability to take on several diverse tasks at once;
  • Superior organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to work on a team in a close-knit environment;
  • Strong familiarity with current foreign policy and national security issues;
  • Strong commitment to PSA's bipartisan principles;
  • A sense of humor
Application Instructions:
Applications are due December 31, 2015. If you think you’re qualified, apply early!

Candidates should email (subject: “Foreign Affairs Internship”) a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to vacancy@psaonline.org. Candidates should also include a one page writing sample.