DEPARTMENT OF CONGRESSIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Candidates will have an opportunity to assist in a wide-range of duties to help increase public awareness of MCC's mission, goals, and accomplishments. Opportunities are available in the following areas: Congressional Affairs, Public Affairs, and Media Relations.
Congressional Affairs Intern: Interns will assist with managing MCC's relationship with members of the House and Senate, Office of Management and Budget, as well as inter-agency Board representatives. Examples of such duties include attending legislative hearings; managing Hill deliveries; compiling information for Hill stakeholders; managing a digital archive of congressional notifications; maintaining a list of congressional contacts; managing a MCC quotations database; and assisting with various research projects as assigned.
Public Affairs Intern: Interns will contribute to communicating MCC's innovative model of aid effectiveness to targeted audiences in the United States and overseas. This includes assisting in production of MCC materials for public distribution, coordination of agency public events, outreach to traditional and non-traditional media outlets, and interagency collaboration. Responsibilities may include writing and editing public materials and web copy, developing and staffing outreach events with leaders in the development field, preparing press briefings, gathering press clips, and undertaking research projects. Interns will work closely with the Associate Director for Public Engagement, the Associate Director for Press, the Director of Communications, and the Director of Speechwriting and Editorial Services.
New Media: Interns will assist with managing MCC's visual brand identity worldwide and the MCC public and internal websites. Examples of such duties include completing assigned projects through collaboration with other team members; acquiring an improved understanding of common media skills including video production, audio production, and non-linear editing; utilizing new media skills to plan, record, and edit multimedia productions, such as videos and podcasts; cataloging digital assets; assisting in managing MCC's social media spaces (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), including posting of updates on MCC's social media spaces; acquiring an improved understanding of common web development languages including HTML, CSS, and PHP; assisting with managing all content on MCC websites using our web-based content management systems, ExpressionEngine and Big Medium; ensuring adherence to established standards for metadata values and making updates as needed; assisting with gathering of analytics data and preparation of web site usage reports; utilizing web design, development, and content skills to draft, manage, and execute the schedule of web features; and preparing print materials for production by a professional printer. Interns will work closely with the Director of Branding and Web Projects, Designer, and Public Affairs Officer.