C&S Hiring an Intern

Insider Reporting and New Media Intern

The Carrots and Sticks Project is a new organization that emerged from the principles and vision of the 2008 presidential campaign. We are a grassroots DC-based action tank committed to rebuilding America’s physical, economic and democratic infrastructure through direct engagement with Congress. Our areas of focus include but are not limited to: green transportation, climate change policy, progressive budget and tax policy, and financial market reform.

We seek enthusiastic and talented young progressives who want to help make the change agenda a reality. The Insider Reporting and New Media Intern will cover congressional hearings and other events around DC, write about policy issues of your interest on the Carrots and Sticks blog and elsewhere, help compile the congressional committee schedule each week and perform other tasks as needed.

The ideal amount of time for this internship is 15-25 hours/week. If you wish to work more, we can assign additional tasks that best suit your qualifications. The internship can start immediately, and we are open to applicants for summer internships although we would prefer a commitment of six months. This internship is unpaid, but there is a genuine opportunity to grow with the organization.

Candidates should possess:

  • Superior research, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A strong desire to make a difference
  • Experience in journalism and/or new media (very helpful but not mandatory)
  • At least a basic understanding of the American political landscape (mandatory)
  • Strong academic background, preferably with a focus in political science, public policy, journalism or a related field

Also, being able to explain why every decent policy gets clogged in the Senate is a huge plus. If you think you can answer this key question, please try to work it into your cover letter. However, don’t worry if you can’t – that will not automatically disqualify your application.

The Carrots and Sticks Project is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to providing equal opportunity and to achieving an inclusive, diverse workforce that values every individual. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Jeremy Koulish at jeremy@carrotsandsticks.org.

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