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Job Title: LCV Internships
Location: District of Columbia
Posting Date: 08/07/09

About LCV
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is turning environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies. 

About the Internship: The internships we offer provide a comprehensive understanding of political work for environmental protection.

The internships are full-time positions for four to six months.  LCV also works with colleges and universities to offer students the ability to earn college credit while working as an intern.  Check with your school to see if you are eligible.

Interns are selected based on their education and experience with campaigns and political work, as well as their conservation interests.  We especially seek interns who have good research, writing, and editing skills.  Intern work is a mixture of programmatic work (writing, study, research) and administrative work (database entry, faxing, photocopying) with administrative work varying by department.

How to Apply
Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to: interns@lcv.org.  No phone calls, please.  LCV is an equal opportunity employer.


INTERNSHIPS by DEPARTMENT
 
Policy and Lobbying Intern

Policy and Lobbying Interns research and follow important environmental legislation, and congressional voting records of Members of Congress for LCV's annual National Environmental Scorecard. Interns will also study key environmental issues that are identified as politically important for lobbying and other political work. Interns visit Capitol Hill on a regular basis to attend Congressional hearings and drop LCV letters in Congressional offices and post blog entries on LCV.org's policy pages.

Campaigns Intern

LCV Campaigns interns track candidate campaign developments and research candidates’ voting records. Interns will also follow key environmental issues that impact local politics for campaigns and provide research support for the Communications Department for press inquires. Interns research and prepare candidate information for staff, including environmental information found in LCV’s Congressional Questionnaire. They also seek and report new polling data on a daily basis.

Development Intern
LCV Development Internship: The Development intern will support the entire development department staff, including low-donor and website activities and high donor staff.

Development Intern Responsibilities:
Assist with production of donor correspondence including acknowledgment letters, invitations, cultivation and solicitation mailings, and newsletters. Assist with production work on written donor appeals including preparing address lists, managing merge database, assembling and mailing packages. Conduct research on current and prospective donors. Produce information packets for major donors. Maintain Development Division files; organize, update and purge on a regular basis. Answer inquiries from donors and make updates to donor database as requested.
Maintain Development Division Calendar. Schedule and organize meetings and conference calls.
Other duties as assigned.

Communications Intern
Communications Interns are immersed in all facets of the department. They write daily blog posts, press releases, editorials and other communication materials for outreach to reporters, newspaper and other media editors. Interns distribute daily news articles on the environment and political news to LCV/EF staff in the national office and the field and may also write opinion-editorials, coordinate press events and conferences, assist in media buys, shoot still photographs and video at events and edit LCV.org. Familiarity with HTML and page-making tools such as Photoshop is not required, but considered a major plus.

Administration & Operations Intern

General Description: LCV is seeking an Administration & Operations Intern to assist the Administration & Operations Associate in supporting the Office of the President, General Counsel and Director of Human Resources and Administration to help them achieve department and organization goals. The intern assists with the daily operational/administrative duties of the organization and supports the Legal department with regulatory filings, contract compliance and internal regulatory compliance. 

Specific Responsibilities (Essential Duties):
Works with the Administration & Operations Associate in the Office of the President, including providing research and support for department meetings, board and committee meetings and external commitments. Assists in providing general executive assistance including managing the schedule, correspondence, and special projects of the President. Supports legal team to ensure compliance with business licenses and corporate and fundraising registrations on a state-by-state basis. Assists with the preparation and execution of board and board committee meetings, as well as the drafting and finalizing of related minutes. Assist in providing general office support to LCV Assist Admin & Operations Associate  with general office management  Assist HR Director with special projects such as time and attendance system, personnel policy manual, etc. Other duties as assigned.

Accounting Intern
The Accounting Intern is responsible for supporting the accounting operations of the League of Conservation Voters and related entities.  These duties include facilitating the entry and payment of vendor invoices, supporting the reconciliation of the general ledger, weekly and monthly reporting of accounts payable, budget analysis, grant and program reporting, fixed asset monitoring, and other associated administrative duties. 

Specific (Essential) Responsibilities:
Facilitate the entry and payment of vendor invoices;
Monitor cash flow and provide weekly and monthly accounts payable reporting;
Support revenue and FEC reporting requirements;
Assist with the preparation of vendor invoices including company credit cards;
Help maintain the financial records including filing of invoices and journal entries;
Assist with reconciliation of fixed asset accounts and annual fixed asset inventory;
Provide grant and program reporting; and 
Special projects as assigned by the Controller.

Requirements:

Education/Work Experience/Interests: 
This position requires educational background in accounting;
Interest in environmental issues desirable.

Skills:
Skilled in using Microsoft Office, including Word & Excel;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and with supervision;
Demonstrated ability to coordinate a variety of projects simultaneously;
Detail-oriented and able to produce organized and accurate materials quickly.


Law Clerk
The League of Conservation Voters seeks a law clerk to work in its Office of General Counsel full time or part-time.  Tasks will include researching a wide range of issues including nonprofit, election, tax-exempt, employment, fundraising, and contract issues; drafting filings and general correspondence to government agencies; preparing legal memorandums for the General Counsel.  Minimum requirements include: 1-2 years of law school, excellent academic performance; ability to research and analyze information; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; strong computer skills. 

 

For more information, please contact:
hr@lcv.org