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Fall Intern

Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, a Washington, DC media consulting and public affairs firm, specializing in political non-profits, progressive foreign policy, Jewish and ethnic affairs, and academic research is looking for a part/full-time intern for the spring semester.

The internship offers a great opportunity to work closely with many progressive, non-profit, ethnic, Democratic, and international organizations. Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications is a unique firm that focuses on publicizing issues and planning events for clients with a wide range of issues as disparate as religious freedom, democracy building, women’s health, academic research and the environment, and from the Middle East peace process to domestic American Democratic Party politics.

Given the relatively small size of the firm and the diversity of its client base, interns will be exposed to a broad range of projects in the publicity and public relations field and will be actively engaged in their implementation. Interns will cultivate a working knowledge of the Washington and national political scenes, the pro-Israel and American Jewish communities and – not least of all – the media.

Events Intern

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: telephone/internet research, database management, logistics management, event staffing coordination, innovative/brainstorming session participation, and daily office management duties.

Opportunities for learning may include but are not limited to: weekly in-office learning sessions with members of both the production and account management teams; assisting with proposal research and creation, and on-site event experience (both observation and hands-on).

Empire Force Events is offering a stipend as well.

Public Relations Intern

Are you interested in Public Relations? Washington National Opera is currently looking for a part-time Public Relations Intern to assist the Public Relations Department during the fall of our 2008-2009 season. The application deadline for this Internship has been extended to August 1st. The Public Relations Intern will assist with writing and editing Press Releases, researching, tracking and pitching stories with media relations, creating targeted media lists for pitch stories and educational programs, and compiling press kits.

The Plácido Domingo Intern/Apprentice Program at Washington National Opera offers great opportunities to participate in the day-to-day activities of one of the nations leading opera companies. Other benefits include a stipend, college credit, mentoring, complimentary tickets to performances, networking, and information sessions with department directors & surrounding performing arts organizations.

Website / IT Intern

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) works to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension and serves patients, caregivers and medical professionals through support, education, advocacy and awareness. Information technology, particularly the Internet, has made a huge contribution to raising awareness and ending the isolation of PH patients. PH’s website,, is the place worldwide for the PH community to find information about PH medical and insurance resources, including finding a PH specialist. It is also the portal for the PH community to communicate with each other and get involved in the fight for a cure. As part of the PHA team, PHA interns provide critical support that enables us to continue to provide vital services to the PH community. PHA internships offer students a structured experience working with PHA staff on substantive projects. Interns will: gain valuable experience with writing for the web, website redesign, online communities, and maintaining a health-related association website with basic HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Fireworks (or Photoshop); assist in updating PHA’s website; assist in editing content for the website; help facilitate our website redesign process; communicate with and empower the online PH community; provide computer tech support to staff; receive a small stipend and free parking; work 25-40 hours/week (schedule is flexible). You will be treated as a respected team member. Our office is a friendly and welcoming environment. If you would like to design a project that helps you meet your educational goals, we will work with you to achieve this.

Public History Intern

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is a fast-growing association of patients, family members and medical professionals impacted by this often misdiagnosed and difficult illness. PHA is committed to maintaining the organizations volunteer spirit and to building opportunities for those affected by pulmonary hypertension to be involved in solutions to the challenges the illness creates.

PHA’s Public History internship offers students with a strong interest in liberal arts and humanities the opportunity to creatively explore the evolution of a non-profit organization. PHA began as a gathering of four patients around a kitchen table in Florida, and within 18 years has grown to an association of over 40,000 members and allies while staying true to its grassroots principles. This internship will be instrumental in crafting enduring materials that effectively portray PHA’s unique history to members of the PH community and colleagues within the non-profit field.

Interns will:

• review archived materials – publications and organizational documents – to determine defining moments throughout PHA’s history
• view and analyze existing footage from interviews with leaders in the PH community
• prepare for and conduct supplemental interviews with community members – PHA Board members, medical leaders, staff members, and beneficiaries of PHA programs and services
• create a system for cataloging information
• lay the groundwork for creation of an oral history DVD; work with PHA’s President to craft the script and themes addressed through this material
• assist in bringing PHA’s existing written history through the present day
• receive a small stipend and free parking
• work 25-40 hours/week (schedule is flexible)

You will be treated as a respected team member. Our office is a friendly and welcoming environment. If you would like to design a project that helps you meet your educational goals, we will work with you to achieve this.

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