Seeking an internship with real world advocacy implications? Want to make a difference with your work?
Apply for the UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Internship in Washington, D.C.!
The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is a leading international, non-governmental organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., UMD has built a formidable operations network throughout the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Europe, with membership spanning six continents. Learn more about UMD by visiting http://www.umdiaspora.org.
DESCRIPTION: UMD offers internships (title: International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow) throughout the year. The internship program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Macedonia, Southeast Europe, U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, NATO, and the European Union. The internship can serve to introduce and advance a career in foreign policy, journalism, public relations, human rights, advocacy, government, or the nonprofit sector.
RESPONSIBILITIES: may include monitoring legislation and congressional hearings; acting as a liaison between UMD and Congressional offices, advocating on subjects vital to the diaspora; attending events throughout Washington, D.C.; conducting research on issues affecting U.S.-Macedonia and U.S.-Southeast Europe relations; preparing memoranda; drafting letters to Congress and the Executive Branch; drafting press releases; monitoring human rights in Southeast Europe; organizing events throughout the U.S. and around the world; and assisting with general administrative duties.
UMD’s work has implications both internally, in regard to United States foreign policy, and externally, as UMD works on EU and NATO issues as well. When interning with UMD, there is never a dull day, and you will gain invaluable hands-on experience in the multilateralism of international relations.
QUALIFICATIONS: The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants of all majors are eligible and welcome to apply. Candidates for UMD should expect to work a minimum of 16 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer. Full-time internships (5 days a week) will be given preference. This position is unpaid. However, a small monthly transportation stipend will be available. GPA must be 3.5 and above.
Applicants must have/be: able to work independently; highly motivated, responsible, and reliable individuals with strong research and writing skills; excellent oral communication skills; strong organization skills; able to collaborate well with others; good at problem solving; and able to develop own initiatives.
TO APPLY: please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Metodija A. Koloski at [email protected].