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Internship Opportunity: The Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - unpaid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Government

Start Date: Internships generally mirror college semesters, running from January-May for spring internships, May-August for summer internships, and September-December for fall internships.

Wage or benefits: Unpaid

Time Commitment: The Committee offers both part-time and full-time positions with the busiest legislative days being Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: The Committee will begin accepting applications for fall 2018 interns on July 1, 2018.

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Brief Description of the organization:

The Committee on Education and the Workforce's purpose is to ensure that Americans' needs are addressed so that students and workers may move forward in a changing school system and a competitive global economy. The committee and its four subcommittees oversee education and workforce programs that affect all Americans, from early learning through secondary education, from job training through retirement. The Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats' goal is to keep America strong by increasing education opportunities for students, by making it easier to send young adults to college, and by helping workers find job training and retirement security for a better future.

The Committee offers undergraduate internship positions, labor and education policy internship positions for graduate students, as well as Fellowship positions for those participating in established Fellowship programs. The Committee typically has between 3 and 6 interns and Fellows per semester.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

Interns with the Education and the Workforce Committee Democrats perform a variety of tasks that support our staff in our legislative and media work. Legislative tasks may include legislative research, assembling information, assisting lead staff in the Committee hearing room, and attending hearings and markups of other Committees for the purpose of taking notes. (Our interns are also encouraged to attend other congressional hearings and meetings in which they may have a personal interest.) Media tasks may include helping organize and staff Committee press conferences and assisting with production of daily news clips relating to Committee issues. Interns also perform administrative duties, such as answering phones, and sorting and distributing mail.

How to apply:

Send the Internship Applicant Information Form (Internship Applicant Information Form), a cover letter, and your resume to include the position and time frame you are seeking in the subject line (ex: Labor Policy Internship - Fall 2016). Incomplete application materials will not be considered.

Graduate students applying for labor or education policy internships, as well as individuals applying for fellowship positions, should be sure to include two short, relevant writing samples along with their application materials.

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