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Law Student - Public Interest in Washington, DC **

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Company name

Center for American Progress

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Apr 25,2018

Posted on

Jan 05,2018

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2018 Internship Program Interns will learn many of the basic skills it takes to work as a policy professional at a progressive nonprofit from a front-row seat. Primary responsibilities may include doing research on issues affecting communities of color, census data evaluation, media tracking, and interacting with other experts internally and externally. May help plan events, conduct independent research and writing, and perform other day-to-day tasks as assigned. Other duties may include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, will write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for the website.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: All high school, undergraduate, Master’s level, Ph.D., and JD Degree students are eligible to apply. People are also eligible if they are a veteran or a recent college graduate within six months of graduation. Must have a desire to learn, excellent oral and written communications skills, and be flexible and adaptable to a broad array of assignments and situations. Some qualitative research experience preferred. A general understanding of racial and ethnic communities, U.S. history, and public affairs.
Duration: 8-10 weeks/ September–December
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Additional info

Send Internship application (links below), Cover letter and resume, Writing sample of 3+ pages, College or university transcript, recommendation letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW,
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005