July 29, 2016

Careers & Internships

Concord Coalition Internship

The Concord Coalition will be accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2016. Internships ideally begin in March for Spring/June for Summer, but starting and ending dates can be flexible. Internships usually last 2-3 months. Concord's interns work directly with staff throughout the organization and have real impact on Concord's programs and activities. Internships are tailored to a candidate’s interest, but can include many of the responsibilities outlined below.

Responsibilities

  • Answering phones and responding to email inquiries
  • Responding to questions from concerned citizens about the federal budget
  • Writing articles for the weekly Washington Budget Report newsletter
  • Assisting with logistics for grassroots events around the country
  • Analyzing and summarizing key reports released by other organizations
  • Researching legislation and policy proposals
  • Generating charts and infographics to illustrate current and projected fiscal policies
  • Helping prepare blog posts and press releases

Qualifications

  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and a fast learner
  • Ability to work either independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in fiscal policy
  • Comfortable and capable operating in a non-partisan environment

Preferred Software Skills

  • Microsoft Office (especially Word and Power Point)
  • Google's suite of applications (gmail, docs, spreadsheets)
  • Graphic design tools such as Photoshop and Fireworks
  • Social media such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience with managing websites (HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS's like Drupal a plus)

Compensation

The Concord Coalition can work with interns to secure academic credit for the internship. Small stipends are sometimes available on an as-needed basis. 

Applying

If interested in the position, please email your application (including resumé, cover letter, and optional writing sample) or any additional questions you may have to claurie@concordcoalition.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but preference is given to those received by February 19th for the upcoming spring session.