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Getting to Zero Intern

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a creative and motivated individual to intern in its Policy and Advocacy Department to focus on the Illinois Getting to Zero Project. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience while working at an active, upbeat non-profit. The Getting to Zero project Intern will directly assist the Getting to Zero project manager and team with a wide range of projects related to the formation and implementation of a plan to bring an end to the HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2027. The Getting to Zero project intern will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, and other issues related to AFC"s mission as they work to engage and mobilize the statewide HIV community in our efforts to Get to Zero. This person will work closely with Policy and Advocacy"s Manager of Special projects, as well as staff in the Care, Communications, Prevention, and REDS (Research, Evaluation and Data Services) teams. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this internship, the intern will learn how to take skills acquired in an educational setting and apply them in the workplace. The intern will gain a better understanding of the role that community can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the field of HIV/AIDS, public health, or public policy. The Getting to Zero Intern will learn: • Vital collaboration skills by working with partner organizations and individuals at the local, regional, state and national levels. • How to work with communications teams to develop targeted materials for various and varied audiences, with the aim of educating advocates and organizers, and promoting in-person and digital engagement activities. • How to plan for, coordinate and facilitate meetings and conference calls with coalition members and stakeholders, and how to follow-up afterwards for maximum effectiveness. • Community organizing, specifically within the HIV community across all regions of Illinois, including the City of Chicago, with the aim of producing a strategic plan to end HIV in our state by 2027. • How to analyze and prioritize data collected from various methods of community engagement activities. • How to navigate public relations and marketing support for public health advocacy campaigns. • Become well-versed in numerous community health policies and issues facing those vulnerable to and living with HIV/AIDS. • The latest research and science on HIV/STD prevention, including the science and implementation of U=U (Undetectable equals Untransmittable) and the HIV prevention pill PrEP.

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Website Developer and Manager

The Website Developer and Manager position is an internship for a college student for the summer of 2018. Position entails day-to-day management of a WordPress site in the tourism sector. Duties will include reorganization of existing content into a more user-friendly format, employing white-hat SEO strategies, including link building, launch of an online course, management of WordPress plugins, tracking revenue and traffic analytics, speed optimization, and more. Content development possible. Other duties as assigned. Candidate can work from home but must be willing to travel to Longview, TX once a week for in-person status meetings.

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Intern, Summer 2018

Responsive Law is a national, nonprofit advocacy organization that works to improve accessibility, accountability, and affordability in the civil justice system. We advocate for more competition in the provision of legal services, better self-help options for the legal systems customers, and improved legal literacy for those customers. Interns will work directly with the Executive Director and will engage in policy research in support of our advocacy efforts before state legislatures, bar associations, and supreme courts. Responsibilities: Conduct policy research on legal policies across all 50 states; Write blog posts, update, and edit website; Assist in donor communications and donor database management; and Perform other duties and special projects as needed. Internships can range from 15 to 40 hours per week, and specific hours are flexible. Responsive Law is willing to work with students to receive course credit.

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Polar Initiative Staff Assistant Internship

Program Focuses As the Arctic gains importance socially, politically, economically, and environmentally, the Polar Initiative will address, among others, these topical issues: shipping, port development and infrastructure, and environmental protection icebreakers and maritime capabilities telecommunications the Arctic as an investment venue national security, domain awareness, and the Law of the Sea Alaskas role as Americas Arctic state, as well as its unique needs, challenges, and opportunities public understanding of and appreciation for the importance of the Arctic and Antarctic to our global environment the Arctic-Asia Pacific Rim Nexus Internship Description Internships with the Polar Initiative are designed to provide the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully combines scholarship with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in various projects including conference and event organization, publication research and preparation, academic research, and administrative assignments in support of both Polar Initiative and Wilson Center activities. Interns are also encouraged to pursue independent research projects pertinent to the programs objectives. Interns assist with all aspects of the Polar Initiatives day-to-day operations and programming. Sample duties may include: editing and proofreading written material providing ancillary research for publications identifying potential speakers and participants for events assisting staff with preparation for events other administrative duties as assigned Eligibility Requirements Successful applicants should have strong research and administrative skills; be detail-oriented, able to work independently, and able to work collaboratively; and, be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate degree program, accepted to enter an advanced degree program, or a recent graduate. Strong writing and analytical skills are essential. Prior experience in Arctic issues and a desire to engage and immerse oneself in the programs material are beneficial. This internship requires a commitment of 20 hours per week and is unpaid. Application Instructions Please compile a resume, cover letter (including dates and times of availability), and brief writing sample into a single PDF file. Please submit your application via email to by the application deadline. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. *** Please note: international students studying in the U.S. are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization. All international students must obtain written permission from their designated school official or responsible officer for visas at their university stating they have valid immigration status and are eligible to intern at the Wilson Center. The Wilson Center is not able to sponsor visas for interns. If you are an international student not already studying in the U.S. on a F-1 or J-1 visa, then you must go through a university exchange program or an outside organization that will sponsor your visa. You must have the appropriate visa to apply for this internship. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of interns. Please visit for more information.

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Student Athlete Ambassador

If you are a recent or soon-to-be college graduate that played collegiate soccer and are interested in an all-expenses-paid 3 month culturally immersive trip to Japan, then this internship opportunity may be perfect for you! IEC Kumamoto International College in Kumamoto, Japan is looking for three (3) graduating seniors (or recently graduated students) to join our school and soccer team from July to October of 2018. Successful applicants will receive paid round-trip airfare, rent-free accommodation, subsidized meals, and free Japanese language classes at our school. In return, the successful applicants are expected to become dedicated members of the soccer team and to provide our IEC students with a good cultural exchange experience.

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