August 7, 2007

Fall Internships Available

These internships are from the Foreign Policy Association web site.

Media Center Intern
Organization: National Endowment for Democracy
Location: United States (Washington, DC)
Contact Information: Shannon Maguire

Description: The Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) seeks an intern for the fall semester. The NED is a private, bipartisan, nonprofit organization which strengthens democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. The Center, a recently established NED initiative, focuses on strengthening the support of free and independent media worldwide. Among other activities, the Center supports an Advisory Council and working groups on media assistance issues, as well as drafting reports on topics relevant to media development.

Qualification: The internship, which is unpaid, is open to current graduate and undergraduate students. The duties include researching international organizations and topics on media assistance, helping with Center correspondence and assisting with arranging meetings and events at the Center. Applicants must be proficient computer users and possess strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants should have an interest in journalism, communications, international relations, development and democracy work.

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume with "CIMA Intern" in the Subject line to the Center coordinator, Shannon Maguire, at


International Communication Intern
Organization: American Red Cross
Compensation: unpaid
Contact Information: Eric Porterfield

Description: We are looking for an un-paid intern who is looking for hands-on work experience to further their career in communications, public relations or journalism and become an integral part of our team. Specifically, this intern will work on a photo exhibit and other materials for the 3 Year Anniversary of the December 2004 tsunami. We are looking for an intern who can make a minimum 3 month commitment to working at least 3 days a week for a minimum of 20 hours per week, due to training time required in a complex field of work.
Key Responsibilities include: Planning Photo exhibition for 3 Year Anniversary of the tsunami, preparing written materials for posting online or pitching media, assisting with preparing and editing presentation materials, knowledge of the Word and Excel to create and update documents, and performing other general office administrative duties.


• Students of Communication, journalism, public relations
• Writing requirements: proven skills in journalism, public relations or other related writing, writing samples requested (a press release and/or news story)
• Editing skills required (AP Style preferred)
• International relief or development education is a plus
• Creating or maintaining reports using Excel
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook helpful
• Must be flexible and willing to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Some support work required, as our professional staff also handle support work since we are a

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, including dates and duration of your internship if accepted, and resume to:

Eric Porterfield 2025 E Street, NW 8th Floor Washington, DC 20006

*prefer applications to be sent via e-mail


While this has nothing to do with journalism or communications, given the diversity of students in our classes I thought this might be of interest to some of your students.

Fall Internship

Organization: US-Saudi Business Council
Location: United States (Washington, DC)
Contact Information: Nicole Sanglier
Fax: 202-638-2894

Description: The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) is a non-profit organization committed to fostering, developing and expanding the strategic business alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia by promoting trade, investment and sustainable economic development. Incorporated in the U.S. in 1993, it maintains offices in Washington, D.C. and Riyadh. The Council's staff works with member companies and trade and investment organizations in both countries to identify and facilitate the development of trade opportunities and joint venture projects. Internships are available on a full or part-time basis with a minimum of 15-20 hours a week. The dates of internships correspond to the fall, spring, and, summer academic semesters.

Although internships are unpaid, we offer a small stipend to cover commuting costs.
We are currently looking for motivated, self-starting interns for the Fall Semester, September to December.

Ideal candidates will be in pursuit of a B.A. or M.A. in international relations, political science, economics, or a related field; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; and be able to multi-task. Although applicants are not expected to have specialized expertise in Saudi Arabia, Middle East experience is a plus.

The responsibilities of the intern will include (but are not limited to) responding to information requests, assisting staff in all facets of event preparation, and preparing written reports and other communication on business and economic issues for press releases, newsletters and all other publications.

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you would like to be considered for a position, please submit a cover letter, including dates and duration of your internship if accepted, and resume to: Nicole Sanglier 1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 720 Washington, DC 20005 Fax: 202-638-2894. Email:

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