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Legislative and Public Affairs Intern for USAID (Spring 2012; Unpaid)

June 29, 2011

Legislative and Public Affairs Intern for USAID

Dead line to apply for this Spring 2012 internship is Sep 1, 2011!

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the principal U.S. agency for extending  economic development and humanitarian assistance to people around the world. USAID’s Bureau for  Legislative and Public Affairs (LPA) coordinates all of the agency’s external affairs. LPA directs the  agency’s communications strategy and policies; communicates 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.

As a Legislative and Public Affairs Intern, you will:

  •   Work full-time with a minimum requirement of three 8-hour days/week
  •   Specify your preference to work in one of four areas: Legislative Affairs, Writing/Journalism, Special Events and Protocol, or Specialty Media
  • Serve as a liaison between USAID and the American people, Congress, the media, and the agency’s other key constituencies


  •   U.S. citizenship (without dual nationality)
  •   Currently enrolled in good standing in an accredited college or university or a recent graduate
  •   General knowledge about U.S. government agencies and USAID policies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Background check for U.S. government security clearance at the ‘Secret’ level

SALARY:    Unpaid
LOCATION:    Washington, D.C.
DEADLINE:    September 1, 2011 (for Spring 2012) 
WEBSITE:  For more information, visit


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