Chander Campaign Seeking Communications Intern

Chander for Council is seeking a resourceful, organized, and self-motivated Communications Assistant with strong writing, research, and social media skills to join our team. The primary focus will be on social media.

Chander Jayaraman is running for an At-Large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia. He is a progressive, independent candidate who has experience as an ANC Commissioner, business owner, and job training and social services program director. He is committed to re-focusing city government’s attention to its core responsibilities—public safety, education, and economic independence—and making city government work for its citizens.

Chander for Council is a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Candidates for the position must have the ability to work independently and remotely, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. This is an unpaid internship. Students who are from DC and attend school elsewhere may be considered for remote internship, depending on circumstances.

As a Communications Intern, you will:

  • Support the communications director with creation of social media content

  • Assist in drafting press releases, blog posts, emails, website content

  • Monitor media and social media

  • Suggest and execute paid social media activities

  • Attend events with Chander to generate written and visual content

  • Conduct research on an as-needed basis Possibly draft and help place op-eds

  • Help plan and execute events Help shape the digital media and other communication plans and activities

  • Post blogs and other content to the website


  • Ability to commit 15+ hours per week starting in January 2020

  • Current bachelor’s degree candidate or recent graduate

  • Strong writing and research skills

  • Competence with Canva, MailChimp, google docs, Squarespace, Hootsuite, or similar platforms

  • Passionate about local electoral politics

  • Basic video-taking (smartphone) and video editing skills

  • Preferred: familiarity with District issues, neighborhoods, and politics


To apply, please send an email that describes your interest and relevant skills and experience to David Connerty-Marin at Please do not include a resume.

Paid! Research Internship Opportunity- Apply soon!

Check out this internship posting from UHP ’18 alum Quinn Stevenson!

Results for America is looking for a intern to support our State and Federal Policy programs. This is a paid, full/part time, policy internship based in Dupont Circle for the spring semester, with the possibility to extend into June. Please see the description attached here and listed on RFA Careers. To apply, submit applications to with “State and Federal Policy Intern – Winter 2020” in the subject line. If available, please include your class schedule and/or your office availability Monday – Friday. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until January 31st.

EPA Office of Air and Radiation Internships – deadline soon!

Interested in an internship with the EPA Office of Air and Radiation? Opportunities are available for student interns in the following areas:

Administrative & Clerical; Science & Engineering; Environmental Policy & Programs; and Information Technology. Internships are available in Washington, DC; Ann Arbor, MI; Montgomery, AL; and Las Vegas, NV.

See the attached flyer for more information or contact Prof. Kung (who can provide you with a contact to speak with at the EPA). Her email is Note the deadline for applying is January 13.

The applications can be found at (use the following “keywords” to search for the specific positions):
Administration: RTP-OAR-OT-2020-0014

Polygraph-Only Hiring Event & Networking Reception

Interview for this job and dozens of other career opportunities

Hiring Events:
Tuesday, January 14th
3:00pm – 7:00pm
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, VA 22102

A CI or Full Scope Polygraph is REQUIRED to attend

Wednesday, January 15th
3:00pm – 7:00pm
BWI Marriott
1743 West Nursery Road,
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

A CI or Full Scope Polygraph is REQUIRED to attend

Please share this information with your network of polygraph-cleared professionals that are qualified to attend.

Companies hiring on January 14th Include (Partial List):

AT&T Government Solutions

Centra Technology


Intelligent Shift




And More!

Companies hiring on January 15th Include (Partial List):

CACI – National Solutions Group

Centra Technologies

Day & Zimmerman


Onyx Point

And More!

Hundreds of Job Opportunities are available including Security Analyst, Systems Integrator, Network Engineer, Security Architect, Security/IT Director, Systems Administrator, Network Architect, Forensics Investigator, Auditor, Systems Engineer, Software Developer, Java Developer, Linguists, Software Engineer and many more.

If you are unable to attend, you can still submit your resume for employers to review by registering for the event on

For details and to view all upcoming hiring events visit

Feel free to contact us with any questions at 212.655.4505 ext. 230 /

Paid Summer Research Programs: NSF, NASA, NIH, etc.

Looking for a *paid* STEM summer research program at a college, university or national lab? Below is a handy list which also includes science media/journalism/policy-focused fellowships. Lots of opportunities for pre-meds and engineers, too.

Paid Spring Internships

The Media Research Center is offering paid internship (<—make sure this link gets here) opportunities to college students and recent graduates in search of firsthand experience working in newsmedia. The MRC is a non-profit as well as a research and education focused media watchdog. Our mission is to expose and neutralize the left-wing media bias–a mission we would be left scrambling to fulfill without the ongoing support of our interns. We offer internships in journalism, news analysis, reporting, graphic design, video editing, IT/Tech, fundraising, and external affairs. For all inquiries, please contact Julie Mitchell at

Trefil Science Scholarship

The Kościuszko Foundation administers a $5,000 scholarship for undergraduate students of Polish descent for the 2020-21 academic school year. Please apply if you feel you fit the requirements below.

Requirements of the “Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Science Scholarship” include:
• Undergraduate student of Polish descent, US citizen or permanent resident
• Outstanding promise in the natural sciences
• Minimum 3.5 GPA
• Deadline February 1, 2020

Please post the attached poster and forward the attached information to possible candidates. Application can be made through this link:

Interested In An Events Career?

At Consero, we are on a mission to transform the world of executive conferences, one great program at a time. Our events offer senior executives from large enterprises a more valuable and intimate opportunity to network and learn about innovative, best-in-class solutions that are changing the face of business today.

Why Work for Consero?

What really makes Consero stand out as a great place to work in the DC area is our people. Ambitious, passionate, outgoing, friendly, and fun—these are just a few words that describe our extraordinary, tight-knit team. Consero’s events focus on quality over quantity, and our team members demonstrate this in our daily work, as well as our personal and professional interactions.

Additionally, through our unique onboarding process as well as ongoing training, our team members learn everything they need to know in order to be a success here at Consero and work with confidence. The skills you will learn – whether related to communication, contract negotiation, or even research – will benefit you not only during your time at Consero, but in your future personal and professional endeavors as well.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all event-related logistics before and after each event, including travel arrangements and miscellaneous requests
  • Maintain event databases, which include attendee records, event data, room listings, budget data, etc.
  • Select and negotiate contracts with hotel, audio/visual, pipe/drape, entertainment, and other vendors to improve the event experience while managing costs.
  • Travel frequently to events (8-10 times a year) and manage onsite operations
  • Provide daily, concierge-level customer service
  • Analyze inbound invoices to resolve discrepancies and create post-event reports

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has a 4-year degree as well as formal event and project management experience
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Office products; able to use a Mac OS X platform, web-based databases, and Google Apps.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, organized and methodical
  • Demonstrates advanced interpersonal communication skills, and has excellent business writing and proofreading skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, flexibility, good judgement, and discretion
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and embraces constantly changing timelines and priorities
  • Is positive, professional and has a good sense of humor
  • Able and willing to work evenings and weekends (seasonally) and travel frequently (8-10 times a year)

Our Perks

Consero’s events would not exist without its people. We value our employees, and we offer a host of perks to demonstrate our commitment to happy, productive employees.
These include:

  • PTO that increases with tenure
  • Paid sick leave
  • End-of-the-year recess for whole office
  • Eight paid annual holidays
  • Half day summer Fridays
  • Subsidies for health and dental insurance
  • Voluntary vision insurance enrollment
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) access
  • Access to 401k
  • Tax-free transit and parking benefits
  • Metro access
  • Exciting travel opportunities
  • Regular team happy hours and fun after-work events
  • Monthly team breakfast
  • Casual attire

If you are interested in applying or would like to hear more about this position, please email Alex Dent ( for more information.

Part-time Research Assistant Temp Position at Brookings

Hello, UHPers! Below is a job offer for a temp Research Assistant position at Brookings directed to you all by recent UHP alum Rachel Orey, working for another UHP alum Vanessa Williamson! If you’re interested, reach out to Rachel at, then to actually apply. Please make sure to reach out and apply by Tuesday 10/29.

Position Title: Research Assistant (Temp)

Program: Governance Studies

Supervisor Title: Senior Fellow

Supervisor Name: Vanessa Williamson

Exempt: No (part-time)

Position Duration: 6 months; 20 hr/wk

Position Summary: Research Assistant provides direct project management, research, and administrative support to Vanessa Williamson, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies and her staff. The role will assist with the implementation of the Filer Voter 2020 Project, an experimental initiative to measure the effectiveness of offering voter registration to 50,000 low- and moderate-income households during the federal income tax filing process. The Research Assistant’s work will have a direct impact on the effectiveness of the voter registration program as well as the data collection and analysis that follows.


Project Management Support (60%)

Assists with creating project workflows for each partner network and site.
Identifies partner organizations and recruits local program managers.
Monitors each network and site during the experiment.
Conducts daily outreach to partner VITA sites to ascertain program interest, coordinate training schedules, and monitor data collection methods.
Conducts weekly outreach to local program managers to oversee VITA data collection process.
Monitors project materials and database to track voter registration forms and voter turnout postcards both prior to completion and during return mailing.
Creates workflow for postcard collection, data entry, and mailing onsite at Brookings.
Responsible for timed mailing of postcards to subjects.
Identifies process and infrastructure improvements to existing methods and workflows.
Research Support (20%)

Assists with identifying best practices for experimental conditions.
Works with data Temp to ensure accurate entry.
Assists with initial analysis of site data.
Administrative Support (20%)

Manages Filer Voter project email and responds to requests or streamlines them when necessary.
Assists with travel planning for staff site visits to VITA locations.
Tracks project expenditures and monitors budget.
Assists with additional support for Senior Fellow as needed.
Education/Experience Requirements: Minimum one year of relevant work or internship experience preferred. Special interest in voting rights, tax politics, and/or research methods preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements: Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work quickly and effectively to communicate complex information; ability to work effectively in a group setting; strong Excel skills required.

Summer Paid Internship Opportunities – Education Non-Profit

The Yleana Leadership Academy is seeking Teacher/Counselors, an Operations Intern, and Teacher/Mental Wellness Counselors for its residential summer academy. We take pride in serving rising high school seniors, the majority of whom are low-income first generation students of color from underserved urban areas. Our mission is to close the achievement gap through a three-week summer experience focused on SAT training on a college campus.
Yleana’s staff are people who are constantly generating new and better ways to do things, drawing on what they have seen, read, and experienced, who replace “I can’t do that” with “Let’s make it happen.” We prefer instructors who can improvise, who are creative, who approach problems in unexpected ways, and who generally understand how to communicate the test to diverse groups of students.
Since the test was redesigned in 2016, our average score improvement in a 3-week period was 150 points on the SAT, and we want your help to make that number even higher. To get a feel for the Yleana experience, check out this video:
Check out the application form and job descriptions here:

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