Jobs

PPI hires interns for Spring, Summer and Winter in our Washington, D.C. office. We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2018 only. PPI has no set term for start and end dates for each semester.


Public Affairs Intern – 2018

Editorial Intern – 2018

Economics Intern – No more summer availability

Education Policy Intern – Summer 2018


Public Affairs Internship

The Progressive Policy Institute is seeking public affairs interns for Summer 2018.

PPI is a nonprofit think tank that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics for the 21st century. PPI was the main purveyor of policy innovations to Bill Clinton’s New Democrats — break-the-mold ideas that also migrated to Britain and other democratic countries around the world under the rubric of the “third way.” Today, PPI remains at the forefront of promoting a pragmatic and responsible progressivism with a focus on center-left issues in areas such as economic growth, education reform, and regulatory reform.

An ideal candidate will be a political and news junkie with prior experience working in public affairs. Must have a genuine interest in domestic politics, foreign policy, current national issues and a working knowledge of social media networks. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong organizational and multitasking skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the facility to drive results and to consistently meet deadlines are a must.

Intern responsibilities:
• Compiling and organizing daily news clips
• Fact checking releases, op-eds, studies, and reports
• Copy-editing
• Updating press and media contact lists
• Assisting with the organization’s viral media and social networking operations
• Conducting research and compiling statistics for editorial and web materials
• Occasionally drafting statements, op-eds and press releases
• Laying-out website and press materials
• Assisting with daily operations
• General office work

Qualifications include:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Strong internet skills and intuition
• Excellent verbal and writing skills
• Ability to be a team player and to work in a fast-paced environment
• Flexibility and dedication
• Knowledge of AP Style
• Interest in politics and foreign policy
• Intellectual curiosity

Preferred:
• Experience working with press
• Experience working with the blogosphere
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites
• Knowledge of social-networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
• Appreciation for image
• Graphic design sensibility

This opportunity is unpaid.

We are currently seeking interns interested in working (approximately 20 to 30 hours) during regular weekday hours, but are flexible to other hours based on students’ needs. This opportunity is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (2-5 pages in length each) to internship@ppionline.org. Please save all files as PDFs and begin the file name with First Name, Last Name, Document type e.g. John Smith Cover Writing Sample 2.pdf. In your email and cover letter, please mention which semester you are applying for. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Editorial Intern

The Progressive Policy Institute is looking for editorial interns for Summer 2018.

PPI is a nonprofit think tank that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics for the 21st century. PPI was the main purveyor of policy innovations to Bill Clinton’s New Democrats — break-the-mold ideas that also migrated to Britain and other democratic countries around the world under the rubric of the “third way.” Today, PPI remains at the forefront of promoting a pragmatic and responsible progressivism with a focus on center-left issues in areas such as economic growth, education reform, and regulatory reform.

Editorial interns will:

• Assist in researching, fact-checking, and copyediting policy reports, op-eds, and blog posts for our website.
• Help us find prospective authors and leading thinkers on different policy areas by monitoring policy journals, political magazines, newspapers, and blogs.
• Perform some production duties, such as finding photos and art for our publications and posts, publishing edited blog posts in WordPress, laying out policy reports and memos in Adobe InDesign, and other related tasks.
• Correspond with authors and assist the managing editor in handling workflow.
• Assist with office and general administrative duties.

We are looking for interns with strong writing and editing skills, exceptional critical thinking, a keen eye for detail and accuracy, and familiarity with Microsoft Office and Internet research. Familiarity with Macs, Photoshop, and InDesign is a huge plus.

The ideal candidate is a policy wonk and a political junkie, with experience working on the college newspaper or other publications.

We are currently seeking interns interested in working (approximately 20 to 30 hours) during regular weekday hours, but are flexible to other hours based on students’ needs. This opportunity is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (2-5 pages in length each) to internship@ppionline.org. Please save all files as PDFs and begin the file name with First Name, Last Name, Document type e.g. John Smith Cover Writing Sample 2.pdf. In your email and cover letter, please mention which semester you are applying for. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Economics Internship – Fall 2018

The Progressive Policy Institute is no longer seeking an Economics Intern for Summer 2018. Positions for the Fall 2018 internship position will open in June.

PPI is a nonprofit think tank that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics for the 21st century. PPI was the main purveyor of policy innovations to Bill Clinton’s New Democrats — break-the-mold ideas that also migrated to Britain and other democratic countries around the world under the rubric of the “third way.” Today, PPI remains at the forefront of promoting a pragmatic and responsible progressivism with a focus on center-left issues in areas such as economic growth, education reform, and regulatory reform.

An ideal candidate will be someone with a thorough knowledge of and passion for economics and policy. Must have a genuine interest in domestic politics, foreign policy, and current national issues.

Economics intern’s primary responsibility:

• PPI’s economic research and policy work spans a wide range of topics, including the data-driven economy, the impact of regulation on innovation, and policies to improve production, investment and job growth, and more. The economics intern will assist PPI’s economists and contributors in researching and copyediting policy reports, op-eds, and blog posts for our website.

An Economics intern may also:

• Perform some production duties, such as finding photos and art for our publications and posts, publishing edited blog posts in WordPress, maintaining a social media presence, laying out policy reports and memos in Adobe InDesign, and other related tasks.
• Assist with office and general administrative duties.

Qualifications:

• Coursework or other proven knowledge of economic tools and thinking
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Working knowledge of politics and policy
• Strong organizational and multitasking skills
• The ability to self-start and meet deadlines

We are currently seeking interns interested in working (approximately 20 to 30 hours) during regular weekday hours, but are flexible to other hours based on students’ needs. This opportunity is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (2-5 pages in length each) to internship@ppionline.org. Please save all files as PDFs and begin the file name with First Name, Last Name, Document type e.g. John Smith Cover Writing Sample 2.pdf. In your email and cover letter, please mention which semester you are applying for. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Education Policy Internship

PPI is seeking a Summer 2018 intern to fill this position.

PPI is a nonprofit think tank that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics for the 21st century. PPI was the main purveyor of policy innovations to Bill Clinton’s New Democrats — break-the-mold ideas that also migrated to Britain and other democratic countries around the world under the rubric of the “third way.” Today, PPI remains at the forefront of promoting a pragmatic and responsible progressivism with a focus on center-left issues in areas such as economic growth, education reform, and regulatory reform.

The ideal candidate is an education policy wonk with previous or current education experience (B.A. in Education, TFA, M.Ed., teaching, etc.) and experience working on the college newspaper or other publications. The ideal candidate will also be familiar with ESSA, charter school policy, and our Reinventing America’s Schools project prior to beginning the internship.

The education policy intern will:

  • Assist in fact-checking, proofreading, and copyediting policy reports, op-eds, and blog posts for our website
  • Conduct research and compile statistics for editorials and reports
  • Monitor education websites and publications to help us stay up-to-date with the latest education news and innovations in education reform
  • Update and communicate with our list of over 7,000 interested parties
  • Attend education forums and panel discussions in Washington, D.C.
  • Update social media for Reinventing America’s Schools
  • Assist with daily operations and perform general administrative responsibilities.

 

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to task-switch and work on multiple projects
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Strong internet skills and intuition
  • Interest in education reform
  • An understanding of/ familiarity with the ideology behind PPI’s education project
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Reading David Osborne’s Reinventing America’s Schools prior to beginning the internship

We are currently seeking an intern interested in working (approximately 20 hours) during regular weekday hours, but are flexible to other hours based on students’ needs. This opportunity is unpaid.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 writing samples (2-3 pages in length each) to elanghorne@ppionline.org with the subject line: Education Policy Internship.

Please save all files as PDFs and begin the file name with First Name, Last Name, Document type e.g. John Smith Cover Writing Sample 2.pdf. In your email and cover letter, please mention which semester you are applying for. No phone calls please. Due to the number of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.