Internships

About the internship:

An ADA Education Fund internship offers students or job seekers an opportunity to experience a variety of projects and activities related to the various aspects of a progressive nonprofit organization.  Assignments are likely to  include:

  • Coordinating ADA Education Fund events, such as our monthly Congressional briefings, Jontz Lecture, “What would Martin Do?” symposium and essay contest, and other educational activities;
  • Managing the ADA Education Fund website with updates, event information and other news;
  • Researching issues and legislative status.  Writing articles, press releases, memos;
  • Social networking outreach using Facebook, Twitter, and other online media tools;
  • Development/Fundraising assistance by increasing prospecting toward new potential donors and by maintaining good relationships with our current supporters;  and
  • Other administrative tasks such as drafting minutes of Ed Fund Board meetings, assistance in recruiting Galbraith Fellows, documents filing for the archives, donation acknowledgements, etc.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates should have completed at least one year of college coursework.  S/he must have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Knowledge of the American political landscape is mandatory.  Proficiency with MS Word and experience with Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

The candidate must be detail-oriented and a self -starter.  S/he must have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and complete assignments by specified deadlines with speed and accuracy.

To apply:

Please submit a resume as well as a cover letter describing your qualifications.  Please include three (at least one should be non-academic) references and send to karen@adaction.org.  Be sure to include your availability and preferred starting date.  Electronic submission is required.  There is no compensation, although expenses are reimbursed promptly. 

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ADA Education Fund

The ADA Education Fund is an independent, charitable entity that focuses on increasing public awareness through education and community organizing that builds capacity for change. The Ed Fund produces periodic policy briefs, hosts progressive speakers on a range of issues, sponsors advocacy and research fellowships, and works to expand civic participation through community organizing around economic and social justice issues.