All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking.
MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
Domestic Affairs Intern in Washington
September 2, 2011
This is a 3-4 month internship, providing research and monitoring on several U.S. domestic policy issues, as identified by supervisor. The intern will also provide logistical support for a variety of office projects. Internships are offered throughout the year during the following time frames: Winter/Spring (Jan-Apr), Summer (June-Aug), Fall (Sept-Dec).
For more information please view this link: MCC Washington DC Internships
- Basic research, oral and written communication skills
- Interest in public policy issues
- Interest in biblical and Anabaptist perspectives on public policy
The intern will report to the Legislative Associate for Domestic Affairs. Must be a team player, able to function as part of domestic team and the Washington Office team of 5-6 individuals. Able to take initiative, work independently, with bi-weekly supervision. Share in routine office administrative and maintenance responsibilities.
- Assist in planning seminars for constituency
- Assist with general office tasks
- Assist with projects, as identified by supervisor
- Prepare one action alert
- Write one article for Third Way Cafe website or the MCC Washington Office website
- Relate to constituency through seminars, as appropriate
- Monitor and analyze U.S. domestic policy by participating in ecumenical legislative working groups and attending conferences and congressional hearings
- Make several lobby visits on an issue being monitored (or participate in visits that MCC Washington Office staff members are making related to their issues)
- Attend and participate in MCC-related activities (staff meetings, retreats, etc.)
The MCC Washington Office is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, about 8 blocks from the U.S. Capitol building. It is easily accessible via public transportation.
Washington D.C. is a highly diverse city of about 600,000, with the total metro area population numbering slightly more than 5 million.