conditions to help countries move from poverty to prosperity, we serve both the American public and millions of people living in countries in development and transition.
USAID’s Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) is responsible for all of the Agency's external affairs as well as employee communications. It serves as the central point of contact with the American people, Congress, the media, as well as the Agency's key constituencies. LPA provides overall coordination for all aspects of legislative and public affairs matters for the Agency.
In addition, LPA directs the Agency's communications strategy and policies; is responsible for positioning, messaging and branding; develops outreach and educational programs; leads the Agency's online marketing strategy and manages the external website; and produces events and promotional products to generate support for USAID's mission. Interns will be working on various projects related to the LPA mission (congressional, strategic communications, multimedia, publications, website, public liaison, public diplomacy, press; and special events and protocol). The internship is full-time with a minimum requirement of three days a week.
Qualifications: All candidates must be U.S. citizens (without dual nationality) currently enrolled and in good standing in a College or University. In addition, candidates should possess a general knowledge about U.S. government agencies and USAID policies, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and basic computer proficiency. LPA is a fast paced office and interns are expected to be flexible and efficient. Preference will be given to applicants focused on international relations, international affairs, political science, governance, development, public affairs, communications, graphic design, or other related fields. Internships are unpaid and housing assistance is not provided. Interns will require a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a security clearance, all candidates must pass a background check.
Contact: If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume before the deadlines indicated to the Internship Coordinator via email at . Applicants should also specify the dates they are available to work in their cover letter. Please submit your resume and cover letter before the indicated deadlines below:
|Fall Deadline||July 15|
|Spring Deadline||October 15|
|Summer Deadline||February 15|