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Internships, Truman National Security Project, Washington, D.C.
The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership
institute, the nation's only organization that recruits, trains, and
positions a new generation of progressives across America to lead on
national security. Our mission is to provide the skills, knowledge, and
network to create an influential force of leaders across the country who
advance strong progressive national security policy.
We are seeking interns who are self-starters and excited about building a
strong security platform based in progressive values. The internship offers
opportunities to take part in training events and regular foreign policy
discussions with next generation and leading progressives working in
foreign policy and national security. Interns work with a leading team of
high-performing political, policy, and communications professionals. Every
Truman Project intern works directly with a senior staffer.
The Truman Project takes great pride in finding excellent job placement for
those who work hard and work smart.
Please visit http://www.trumanproject.org/jobs/truman-internships
- College juniors and seniors in good academic standing; Masters
§ Minimum 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non US
§ Backgrounds in politics, campaign work, policy and/or development
preferred, but not essential
*Highly Desired Skills:*
§ Entrepreneurial and proactive**
§ Highly organized and attentive to detail**
§ Complete proficiency with computers, especially PowerPoint, SalsaLabs,
§ Good sense of humor**
§ Passionate about building the progressive national security movement.**
- Full time preferred, part time internships available
- This is an unpaid internship.
*To Apply**: *
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter addressed to Emmett
Bloom, resume, and two or three references (at least two from former
employers or professors). Also *please indicate in the subject line* which
of the 4 internships you are most interested in.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the
current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive
responses from the Truman Project.
*Please visit our website: www.trumanproject.org before being in touch. No
*Application* *Period Begins*
(rolling basis until all positions are filled)**
January – May
June – August
September - December
*We currently offer internships in four areas:*
*Political:* The political team builds political power for progressives
who care about national security. Work with our Political, Advocacy, and
Campaign teams to train elected officials, candidates, and other political
leaders on national security and foreign policy topics, and to help our
community members in building their political profiles. Interns will gain
hands-on experience organizing press events, educational panels,
communication based campaigns, and executing advocacy campaign plans in
target states and districts.
Political interns are the type of people that have run for student
government or ran the class president's campaign; they would rather make 20
phone calls and make 20 friends than write a paper. We are looking for
tenacious, energetic and dedicated interns that are interested in the
political arena of progressive national security.
*Policy:* *Note: our policy internship is currently full.*
*Communications:* The communications team creates award-winning,
compelling, persuasive communications strategies and products for a variety
of national security issues. Interns work directly with the Communications
Director, Media Relations Director, and other Communications and senior
staff. Communications interns are an integral and substantive part of a
fast-paced, exciting operation that is setting the progressive national
Interns maintain Truman’s social media and online presence, in addition to
important special projects that are part of pushing Truman’s message in the
media. Interns will also learn first-hand how to write talking points,
op-eds, and other press materials, as well as assist staff in pitching to
media outlets. Previous interns have both written and helped produce radio
and television ads.
Great Communications Interns have been reporters for their school
newspapers or developed creative advertisements for campus elections.
Interns must be enthusiastic and creative, write well, have strong
knowledge of excel, and be able to think on their feet.
***In addition to other application materials, please include two writing
samples, neither of which should be more than 3 pages. Persuasive writing
is preferred, but academic work is accepted.*
*Policy:* The policy team develops and pushes for cutting edge 21st
century progressive security policies. Interns work directly with the
Policy Director, Fellowship Director and the Congressional Liaison by
researching and developing curriculum for several different Truman Project
programs; researching national security related legislative issues;
strategic planning and management consulting; and coordinating security,
defense and media trainings.**
The intern will meet emerging and top-tier foreign policy and national
Policy interns are the type of people who may have participated in a
Simulated Congress seminar, or organized group discussions on headline news
This intern must be computer savvy, especially with Microsoft Power Point,
and Google Docs; and have superior research and analysis experience.**
*Management:** *The management team is responsible for the nuts-and-bolts
of one of the best-run progressive organizations in America. The
Management intern will be exposed to the action-packed world of non-profit
management and strategic fundraising.
Interns will support the Senior Leadership Team and the Director of
Development by assisting with all aspects of the Truman Project's
day-to-day operations and long term strategic planning. Interns will
research prospective donors and write grant proposals; help plan
fundraisers and other events in DC and around the country; and
opportunities to assist with other tasks at all levels of the organization.
Interns will also be responsible for meticulous, rapid-response research
on complex national security issues for senior staff.
The Management internship is the perfect opportunity for those interested
in learning how non-profit organizations function or have plans for a
career in non-profit management. The intern should be comfortable working
as a part of a team and enjoy helping their peers succeed.
Successful Management interns are people with strong leadership potential
(perhaps they were a team captain or started a school club), a can-do
attitude, excellent organizational skills, and an eye for detail who are
interested in playing a role in the success and growth of the Truman
All internships will include a bit of administrative work, as well.
Truman National Security Project
Office: 202.216.9723 x331
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