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Internships

We are now accepting applications for internships! Join the gun violence prevention movement!

Editorial Intern

The Editorial Intern will assist the Executive Editor and Media Director with writing-specific projects. You will spend nearly 100% of your time writing for us. This position provides an excellent opportunity to build your portfolio and hone your political writing and editing skills.

Journalism and English majors are encouraged to apply, but all majors will receive equal consideration. Graduate students and those looking for post-grad writing experience are also welcome to apply.

This is an unpaid position with a flexible work schedule; however, we do request that applicants commit to at least 15 hours during the work week. Please indicate your availability and your preferred start/end dates in your cover letter.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Drafting blogs, op-eds, press releases, statements, pitches, and letters to the editor
  • Editing materials produced by the communications team
  • Brainstorming current topics related to gun violence prevention
  • Monitoring media for relevant news and topics
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be an excellent writer and have a passion for writing
  • Have the ability to tailor writing style to different audiences
  • Have an interest in gun violence prevention
  • Have an eye for detail

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 writing samples to Ms. Bryan Barks – bbarks@csgv.org.

Writing samples will be the most heavily weighted component of the application. Ideal writing samples will demonstrate range and the ability to alter writing style for different audiences. No poetry submissions, please.

Summer 2017 applications are due by April 28. Fall 2017 applications are due by July 28.

 

General Intern

Inform the nation about the need for stricter gun laws and learn how to fight the gun lobby on Capitol Hill. Interns assist in the following areas:

RESEARCH/WRITING:

  • Conduct research on shooting incidents, gun laws, court cases involving the Second Amendment, the firearms industry, and other topics.
  • Develop educational materials for use by the public, media and policy makers.
  • Draft blogs, memos, research papers, member correspondence, and other documents for CSGV staff.

DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING:

  • Research potential foundation prospects and individual donors.
  • Maintain and update member contact information and financial records.

LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH:

  • Monitor state and federal legislation.
  • Develop lobbying materials.
  • Attend hearings and accompany CSGV staff during meetings with Members and staff on Capitol Hill.

WEB DEVELOPMENT:

  • Help develop content for the CSGV website and keep it updated.

CSGV internships are unpaid, but hours are flexible. Internships are offered during the fall, spring, and summer. Undergraduate, graduate and law students are all encouraged to apply. All internships involve some minor administrative duties.

To apply contact our Intern Coordinator, Lisa Geller, at (202) 408-0061, ext. 1006, or email resume with cover letter directly to: lgeller@csgv.org

Summer 2017 applications are due by March 15, 2017. Fall 2017 applications are due by July 15, 2017.

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