Institution: U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Start date: August 27, 2012
Application deadline: August 1, 2012
Compensation: Unpaid. College credit is available.
The Congressional Study Groups of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) is seeking a highly qualified intern to provide support for FMC’s Congressional Study Groups on Germany, Turkey, Japan, and Europe—as well as the Diplomatic Advisory Council (DAC). The role of the Study Groups is to link Members of the U.S. Congress with legislators and leaders of other countries, and to provide opportunities for lawmakers from abroad to speak candidly with U.S. lawmakers about matters of mutual importance. The DAC is an informal body comprised of current Ambassadors serving in the nation’s capital. The purpose of the DAC is to encourage quality dialogue between ambassadors and current and former Members of Congress. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more.
Because the Association plans numerous high-profile events, applicants must be comfortable interacting with VIPs; be extremely motivated and responsible; and have an in-depth knowledge of internet research and MS Office programs (especially Excel and Access). Knowledge of German, Turkish or Japanese—and/or Capitol Hill and event planning experience—is a plus.
For full details and to apply, see posting on idealist.org.