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Washington, DC Internship

WAND Washington, DC Office Internship

Updated Winter 2017

Women’s Action for New Directions seeks an intern to work in our Washington, DC office on a part- or full-time basis. Start and end dates are flexible.

To Apply:  Email cover letter and resume to Anne Armstrong: aarmstrong@wand.org.

The Organization:

Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), Inc. empowers women to be agents of change to reduce violence and militarism, support nuclear disarmament and redirect excessive Pentagon spending to unmet needs. WAND, Inc. is a 501 (c)(4) organization with grassroots members around the country. WAND was founded in 1982 as Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. With the end of the Cold War, we became Women's Action for New Directions, and have been dedicating our energies to redirect federal budget priorities away from the military and toward human needs as well as ensuring that women are at the tables of power where decisions are made concerning U.S. engagement on matters of peace and security. WAND has offices in Washington, DC, Cambridge, MA, and Atlanta, GA.

Our goals are to:

  • Challenge and promote alternatives to militarism and violence as the solution to conflict.
  • Shift from a military to a civilian-based economy to address the threats to our security, ensuring that human, economic and environmental needs are met.
  • Eliminate the testing, production, sale and use of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Increase women's political leadership
  • Empower women as leaders on critical issues of conflict prevention, peace-building and national and global security.
  • Clean up environmental effects of nuclear weapons production as well as toxic waste at all military facilities, and prevent further contamination.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern will be supporting Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) and Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) programmatic work on nuclear weapons policy, defense legislation, as well as other administrative tasking. This organization is made up of quick-thinking and outgoing women (learn more about us here!) who are dedicated to raising awareness and advocating for change in the nuclear and defense spending domains (see our Facebook page for our most recent work). Desired qualifications are outlined below, but most important are a collaborative attitude, creativity, and the ability to work well without much supervision.

Tasks may include any of the following:

  • Writing blog posts and crafting social media content
  • Conducting research on issues relevant to WiLL and WAND
  • Managing databases and administrative accounts
  • Attending webinars hosted by WAND and other partner organizations
  • Assisting staff members with individual project management tasks
  • Helping remodel the organization's website

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative
  • Interest in women’s political leadership, security and defense issues, peace advocacy, politics, and the legislative process
  • Familiarity with social media
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Video editing and other media skills a plus
  • Experience on the Hill a plus
  • Good sense of humor, creativity, and collaborative spirit

Benefits:

WAND interns are paid a modest stipend and have the opportunity to have a concrete impact on the organization, whether writing a blog post to be published on our website or connecting with our network or women state legislators across the country.

Find us at:

FB: facebook.com/womensaction | Twitter: @WomensAction |

 

 

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