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Political Science and International Relations

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Internship in Washington, D.C.

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The Dershowitz Group (TDG), a Washington, D.C. based public affairs and strategic communications firm servicing policy-based clients, has internship positions available for the Fall 2011 semester. Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in strategic communications (including marketing), foreign policy (such as energy and counter-terrorism), journalism and public relations, are encouraged to apply.

About The Dershowitz Group

TDG services a wide range of clients including think tanks, foreign television stations, international humanitarian awards and coalitions of NGOs.

Recently, TDG organized a presidential candidate speaker’s series; an experts’ policy series on security threats, such as terrorism and energy security; and developed content for the first museum on terrorism. TDG has extensive strategic communications expertise advising clients on democracy and counter-terrorism related issues.

Internship Program

TDG runs a year-round internship program. In order to enhance the internship experience, each semester TDG organizes an Intern Speaker Series, which hosts influencers in Washington for a lunch seminar with our interns. Interns have benefited from the insights and networking opportunities afforded by this programming.

The Intern Speaker Series is especially unique because it enables our interns to be project managers. Interns take turns organizing and implementing each speaker and are responsible for every aspect of planning.

Internship Responsibilities

Interns may be asked to develop databases of influencers for relevant policy areas, draft business letters, talking points and FAQ sheets, and prepare client materials.  Interns are frequently asked to take ownership of their projects and are given additional responsibilities based upon their professionalism and level of productivity. 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a knack for research, excellent time management skills and meticulous attention to detail. They will be able to follow instructions in a precise manner, work in a fast-paced professional environment and learn from a constructive work environment.  Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with senior staff with expertise in foreign policy, media relations, and journalism.

Interns will interact with clients. Strong writing and oral skills are required.  A strong understanding of government, contemporary issues in foreign affairs, and journalism are preferred. Familiarity with the Middle East, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan is a bonus, as is fluency in additional languages.  Applicants should indicate their proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs.

Application

Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter (identifying their dates of availability) and a writing sample to internships@dershowitzgroup.com. 

ContactSusan Szakonyi | susanszakonyi@sandiego.edu | 619-260-6870