2015 Internships

Aftab Committee, nonprofit social services

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), global insurance brokerage

Mission: Restore Fellowship

Mission: Restore Internship

NooshTube, international culinary website and application

Vector IP Law Group, Intellectual Property Law

Washington Life Magazine, editorial and sales/marketing

Aftab Committee, nonprofit social services

About: The Aftab Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and advancing the interests of the Iranian-American community. The Aftab Committee aims to connect experts in the medical and social services; arts, business, government and legal fields with Iranian-Americans. We aim to be a resource for any and all seeking information or dialogue about Iranian-Americans. We will serve the community as a hub for gathering data and information on a variety of aspects of day-to-day life here in the United States. One of our functions is making information accessible to non-native English speakers, and presenting that information in a culturally sensitive and relevant manner.

Duration: Flexible

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Washington D.C.

Interns will be assisting and leading the following tasks:

  • Writing articles for Aftab
  • Database management
  • Community Outreach
  • Program implementation
  • Event planning
  • Logistical support
  • Administrative duties
  • Research

Desired Skills:

  • Fluency in Persian is a plus but not required
  • Social media marketing
  • Experience with philanthropy

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), global insurance brokerage

About: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.  is a US-based global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm headquartered at the Gallagher Centre in Itasca, Illinois. The firm was established in 1927 and is now one of the largest insurance brokers in the world.


NooshTube, international culinary website and application

About: Nooshtube.com™ is an innovative and international culinary platform that reaches an untapped consumer and advertising market. Nooshtube™ hosts an interactive portal where connoisseurs of Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean foods can share and find recipes, post restaurant recommendations, source vendors, and learn the history and cultural context of the cuisine. Nooshtube™ is also a virtual network that allows users to communicate and connect. The Nooshtube™ mission is to provide a positive platform for cultural exchange through sharing of recipes, heritage, traditions, and related stories.

Duration: Flexible start and end date. Possibility to continue working past the summer

Hours: 7-10 per week

Location: Washington D.C. are preferred but remotely is also acceptable based on the applicant’s flexibility and creativity

Interns will be assisting and leading the following tasks:

  • Creating content and updating pages (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)
  • Finding users to follow/friend/like NooshTube
  • Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/updates, etc.
  • Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on NooshTube
  • Replying to comments, messages, etc.
  • Update and collaborate findings to the team

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of digital media software – Photoshop or other graphic design software is preferred
  • Knowledge of video editing software – iMovie, Final Cut, or Windows Live Movie Maker is a plus
  • Knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc.
  • Willingness to create video blogs, write press releases, and Facebook posts
  • Ability to develop a detailed and cool marketing plan
  • Ability to identify a target market and “speak” to that consumer through social media
  • Ability create and upload Twitter & YouTube backgrounds, and minor video editing skills are a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Experience proofreading and editing
  • Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and saying that you don’t know something while willing to find out the answer collectively or on your own initiative

Required Attributes:

  • Be a team-player
  • Have a passion and ever-lasting respect for a person’s heritage and culture
  • Be creative with an eye for design
  • Have energy with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow NooshTube’s online presence

Mission: Restore Fellowship

Description: Mission: Restore is a US based non-profit providing surgical care to patients in developing countries. Mission: Restore trains local surgeons in reconstructive surgery to address the critical global health burden caused by traumatic injuries. By training local surgeons to meet the needs of their own communities, we create a sustainable infrastructure where long-term impact is made.

Mission: Restore Fellows are critical to accomplishing our mission and are valued members of our team. Mission: Restore Fellows have a unique opportunity to observe global health challenges firsthand by working directly with Mission: Restore field partners. The Mission: Restore Fellowship is designed to increase Mission: Restore’s impact and offer participants a unique insider experience in the global health/non-profit world. The position is volunteer-based and fellows work independently for a minimum of 3 months reporting directly to the Executive Director.

Fellows are the eyes and ears for Mission: Restore on the ground, and are instrumental to Mission: Restore’s operations.   Fellows help to further Mission: Restore’s work by strengthening partnerships, improving processes, scaling new initiatives, while connecting Mission: Restore’s staff to partners in the field. Fellows also share their insights and stories from the field through photos, articles and social media. Fellows fulfill a core set of deliverables laid out in a personalized work plan that is developed by Mission: Restore with input from key stakeholders. We aim to leverage the unique skill set of each Fellow to accomplish key tasks crucial to maximizing impact and furthering the work of Mission: Restore.

Core Responsibilities

The scope of work will vary based on the Fellow’s skill set, geographic placement and current priorities of Mission: Restore.  However core responsibilities may include the following:

Needs Assessment

  • Observe, learn and document the field partner’s operations
  • Make recommendations on how Mission: Restore can best work within existing systems or improve systems where possible

Monitoring/Evaluation

  • Collect, analyze, and evaluate data to help improve surgical outcomes
  • Interview partners to assess impact of surgical training
  • Provide feedback through field reports

Marketing/Communications

  • Create content to help tell the story of Mission:Restore’s impact in the field
  • Contribute content through writing articles, blogs and social media
  • Capture images and video footage to be used for marketing

Research

  • Identify new partner hospitals and surgeons
  • Conduct field-based research and analyze findings
  • Document best practices and learnings

Logistics

  • Coordinate logistics for surgical missions
  • Oversee logistical and technical aspects of skype calls with local partners and US staff
  • Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks related to field site

Required Skills/Experience

  • High degree of flexibility and problem solving abilities
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Ability to adapt to new cultures and be flexible in new, challenging environments
  • Dedication to working in the field
  • Minimum 3 month commitment
  • Ability and commitment to fund the experience
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm and commitment for the work of Mission: Restore

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree a plus
  • Background in international development, global health, medicine, data analysis
  • Overseas experience, preferably in developing countries
  • Knowledge of Swahili, French, Burmese a plus

Mission: Restore Internship

Duration: 2-6 months (full or part-time)

Start Date: Flexible

Compensation: Unpaid 

Mission: Restore is a New York based non-profit providing surgical care to patients in developing countries. Mission: Restore trains local surgeons in reconstructive surgery to address the critical global health burden caused by traumatic injuries.  By training local surgeons to meet the needs of their own communities, we create a sustainable infrastructure where long-term impact is made. www.missionrestore.org

Description

Mission: Restore interns are critical to accomplishing our mission and are valued members of our team.  The Mission: Restore internship is designed to increase Mission: Restore’s impact and offer participants a unique experience in the start-up global health/non-profit world. The position is volunteer-based and interns work independently reporting directly to the Executive Director. Interns fulfill a core set of deliverables laid out in a personalized work plan that is developed based on each intern’s skills/interests and the current focus of the organization. We leverage the unique skill set of each intern to accomplish key tasks crucial to furthering the work of Mission: Restore, while providing opportunities for interns to gain skills and knowledge relevant to their future career paths in global health/social impact.

Core Responsibilities The scope of work will vary, however key projects may include:

  • Collect, analyze, and evaluate data from field partners
  • Interview partners to assess impact of surgical training
  • Identify social media trends and manage accounts
  • Contribute content through writing articles, blogs and newsletters
  • Contribute to the production and design of materials
  • Outreach/relationship management with key partners, board members and volunteers
  • Grant/fundraising research, including creation and management of crowd funding campaigns
  • Market research to identify new partners and best practices
  • Coordinate logistics for surgical training missions and video conference calls with local partners
  • Develop/upkeep volunteer and donor database
  • Assist with event planning for fundraisers
  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed

Required Skills/Experience

  • High degree of flexibility and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Organized, with high attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and commitment for the work of Mission: Restore

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree a plus
  • Background in international development, global health, non-profit sector
  • Experience with corporate social media, database management and/or graphic design a plus

Vector IP Law Group, Intellectual Property Law

About: Vector is an intellectual property law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services.  We provide domestic and international clients with assistance on U.S. and foreign intellectual property matters with a focus on patent prosecution. Vector was founded by leading practitioners from premier law firms.  Our team of patent attorneys offers exceptional experience, technical knowledge, and skill.  Our clients benefit from the rates of a smaller firm and knowledge and skill of large firms.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Start and End Date: ASAP

Hours/Week: 10 hours

Intern Duties and Responsibilities: Assist with preparing filings with US and international government agencies relating to patents and trademarks.

Required Skills: Excellent organizational and written communication skills.


Washington Life Magazine, editorial and sales/marketing

About: Since 1991, Washington Life Magazine has been the Washington D.C. metro area’s insider guide to power, philanthropy, celebrity, and society. In each of its annual ten issues, Washington Life provides unparalleled access to the most influential movers and shakers and events shaping life in the nation’s capitol, keeping people in-the-know about the most powerful city in the world – knowledge is power, especially in Washington D.C. In addition, Washington Life keeps readers abreast of the latest luxury lifestyle trends in fashion, style, dinning, travel, home design, real estate, and the arts. And via its coverage of the coveted under-40 “The Young and The Guest List” set, readers will be one step ahead of the pack as it highlights and crowns Washington’s next generation of leaders and power players.

Duration: Negotiable

Hours: Negotiable

Location: Washington D.C., editorial or advertizing departments

Editorial interns assist editors with both print and online articles, special features, fashion shoots etc.  Advertising interns assist the sales team with research, lead development and special events.

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