Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Congressional & Media Outreach Internship in Washington, D.C.

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is recruiting a Congressional & Media Outreach Intern to support congressional and media-related initiatives in our Washington, D.C. office. The intern will help communicate research on critical Asia issues to U.S. policymakers and the media, and have the opportunity to contribute to publications for congressional staff. This unique experience provides intensive exposure to NBR’s research programs and network of scholars.
The Congressional & Media Outreach Internship is an unpaid, volunteer, part-time position (8-16 hours per week). The intern will be a key member of NBR’s Outreach team for 3-6 months, beginning in the summer and fall of 2015.The minimum time commitment is 3 months. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Outreach.The internship, though volunteer, pays a nominal stipend. Students are also encouraged to apply for credit or funding through their home institution.

Writing and Research: develop content and contribute to NBR partnerships, including the Senate India Caucus, U.S.-China Working Group, and Senate Chiefs of Staff Foreign Affairs Study Group
o This involves interviewing Asia-policy experts, writing and editing content, and developing NBR’s congressional newsletters

Congressional Outreach Support: provide research, planning, and logistical support for meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill

Media Outreach: assist with media outreach, including drafting press releases, placing op-eds, and developing media plans for NBR’s 25th anniversary, NBR’s Pacific Energy Summit, and the annual Strategic Asia book launch

Social Media: write social media posts and implement strategies to increase NBR’s visibility

Website Management: support creation of NBR’s congressional outreach webpage

· Current BA/MA student, working toward a relevant degree
· Strong interest in government relations, U.S.-Asia relations, and social media
· Excellent written, research, and interpersonal skills are required
· Motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills who pays acute attention to detail
· Experience using social media tools in a professional setting preferred, but not necessary
· Knowledge of web/graphic design is a plus

Application Process
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 22, 2015; however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. To apply, submit the following to NBR:
  • Brief application form available on our website at
  • Cover letter that details your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Resume
  • Brief writing sample, if possible, related to the position you are applying for
  • Contact information of three references, including, name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address
Lavina Joseph
Administrative Assistant
The National Bureau of Asian Research
George Russell Jr. Hall
1414 NE 42nd St. Suite 300
Seattle,WA 98105
Phone: 206-632-7370

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