Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Intern with the US Campaign!

The US Campaign is currently seeking interns for the 2012 spring semester!  Interns are an integral part of the US Campaign. Internship positions offer substantive work experiences and hands-on opportunities for professional and personal development.

Interns work 10-30 hours per week under supervision of the US Campaign staff in its Washington, DC office. Interns are needed to help in our following programmatic areas:

Challenging U.S. Policy

The US Campaign works to end U.S. support for Israel’s illegal 44-year occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. We work to change U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine to support human rights, international law, and equality by:

  • challenging military aid to Israel;
  • researching policy and legislative developments;
  • organizing a national Congressional District Coordinators network of grassroots advocates;
  • utilizing social networking technologies to spread information;
  • attending and reporting on Congressional and policy briefings; 
  • holding advocacy training and lobbying days to demand accountability for Israel’s human rights abuses;
  • building upon these efforts through public education campaigns.
Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaigns

Boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign impose economic and political costs to Israeli apartheid and occupation, and to US support for those policies. We work to support member-group-led BDS campaigns by:
  • providing strategic support and BDS trainings for congregations, campuses, and community groups nationwide towards implementing BDS campaigns at the local level;
  • utilizing social networking technologies to publicize member-group-led BDS campaigns and action alerts;
  • promoting and mobilizing for global BDS days and weeks of action
  • producing fact sheets, merchandise, and other materials promoting BDS; 
  • creating and maintaining new pages on the BDS section of our website;
  • providing organizing and campaigning tool-kits for volunteers across the country.
All interns are also responsible for a reasonable amount of administrative work, including data entry, filing, tabling, letter-writing, etc.

The ideal candidates for these positions will have:

  • Experience with and/or interest in social activism
  • Experience with and/or interest in U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East in general and toward Palestine/Israel in particular
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Strong motivation and the ability to be a self-starter
  • Able to juggle multiple projects at the same time
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Open Office Applications
  • Web design, work with promotional materials, and general tech skills are also a plus
The US Campaign is only able to consider currently enrolled college students or recent college graduates for internship positions, but all individuals are welcome to inquire about volunteer opportunities. The US Campaign will work with colleges and universities for class credit for the internship.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and a one-page statement outlining:

a) Your goals and motivations for working with the US Campaign.
b) The above area(s) of work you are most interested in.
c) What makes you an ideal candidate for the intern position?
d) You may also include a short writing sample and/or an a/v clip showcasing your communication/public speaking skills.

Send your resume and statement to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

*The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diversified workplace. Women, LGBTQ and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.