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Global Trade Watch – General Internship


General Description:

Interns are an integral part of the Global Trade Watch team. The internship can include assisting with research, grassroots organizing, media outreach, and working with U.S. and international non-governmental organizations. Interns are also likely to attend congressional hearings, think tank briefings or other events as the eyes and ears of GTW. All interns are expected to do administrative support work, but they are generally assigned to specific projects according to their interests and qualifications. Applicants fluent in foreign languages - particularly French, German, Japanese and Spanish - are especially encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Research, writing and computer skills are necessary. Prior study or interest in international trade, globalization, economics, law/pre-law, and/or social justice is desirable.

Capabilities:

Well organized and willing to learn and the abilities to work well on a team, perform under pressure and adapt to rapidly changing situations.

Conditions:

The office is located on the third floor and requires walking two flights of stairs and several blocks to and from congressional offices. GTW is a smoke-free workplace.

Expectations:

We expect that interns be able to work a minimum of 10-15 hours a week. Our internships generally follow the academic calendar (beginning and ending with each semester,) but there is some flexibility within that. We request at least an 8-week commitment, though interns may request to remain longer than one semester.

Compensation:

The intern position is unpaid. Academic credit can be arranged.   

How to Apply:

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please send your resume, cover letter (include specific areas of interest in trade policy or international affairs), availability, and a brief writing sample to GTWinfo@citizen.org.

People of color, women and LGBT candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Global Trade Watch is a division of Public Citizen founded in 1995 to promote government and corporate accountability in the globalization and trade arena. At the forefront of national and international globalization struggles, GTW is one of the few progressive organizations focused full-time on these issues.

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