November 12, 2011

Paid political journalism internship in D.C.

Passionate about public service? Want to make an impact? Enjoy working in a small fun startup? Love research and writing?

Apply to our GovLoop Graduate Spring Fellowship. No unpaid internship, no intern-shelfware. This is a paid fellowship where your work matters and we invest in your career (helping you grow skills, build your network, and have real projects completed)

GovLoop is the leading social network for government where 50,000 federal, state, and local public sector employees connect and collaborate around their common challenges and interests. GovLoop has been featured in over 125 articles from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post and has won the 2009 Federal 100 Award, 2009 AFCEA Social Media Award, and Government Technology's 2010 GovDoers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award.

Join GovLoop (a division of GovDelivery) and be a part of a growing, dynamic team that is working to achieve our mission of "connecting government to improve government." As part of the GovLoop team, you will be helping us build and nurture a unique community for government employees that adapts the best practices from Facebook, Good Magazine, change.org, LinkedIn, and others to engage users and help encourage and support their work as public servants.

As a fellow, your potential responsibilities will include:
-Building online community on GovLoop - posting new discussions, relevant news in the community, and engaging with members
-Developing daily e-mail newsletters, including the review and selection of content
-Creating and synthesizing GovLoop content into guides, manuals, and online resources
-Writing blog posts and articles for some of the most well-respected media properties like the Washington Post andHuffington Post
-Assisting with the management of projects like our Mentors Program, Rock Your Resume, Jobs.GovLoop.com andInsights.GovLoop.com
-Researching, recommending, and developing new online features, applications, and properties to expand GovLoop's scope of resources
-Attending government-related events in DC and capture content through blogs, videos, and photos
-Supporting our online community leaders
-Helping with development, logistics, marketing and execution of in-person events

Qualifications:
Graduate student (preferable MPA/MPP but also could be journalism, graphic design, computer science, etc.) - exceptional undergraduates may be considered. Recent graduates will also be considered.
Strong or exceptional writing skills
Experience and/or interest in the public sector
Dynamic go-getter who can handle a range of tasks
Community organizing a plus (from politics to online)
Passion for social media and new technology
Thrive in start-up culture
People that know how to move fast and get stuff done
Ability to conduct quick research and synthesize into compelling, summary content
Interest and knowledge of technology (bonus if can do basic implementation)

What's in it for you:
Internship in heart of DC (office 3 blocks from White House)
Paid internship - stipend
Meet and build connections with the movers and shakers in government
Help make real change in improving government
Your work will matter and be implemented (not intern shelfware)
Tons of fun
Length - mid-January to mid-May (although have flexibility)

Please send your cover letter and resume to Stephen Peteritas at stephen at govloop dot com

More info at: http://www.govloop.com/forum/topics/job-govloop-spring-fellowship

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