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The MCC Student Volunteer Internship Program is recruiting for its Spring 2014 session. Internships are provided for students with a desire to work in the international development field and/or public sector and assignments are designed to complement the intern's educational pursuits while meeting the expressed needs of the agency and individual MCC departments.
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.