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Consumer Advocacy Internship *** PLEASE APPLY TO WWW.ASA.ORG/CAREERS***Bookmark This
American Student Assistance
100 Cambridge Street
Posted: September 22 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid
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DescriptionAmerican Student Assistance is seeking an energetic undergraduate or graduate intern to join our Consumer Advocacy and the Ombudsman team. The intern will be asked to assist with research, write briefing memos, and help with student loan advocacy work. The intern will gain valuable, hands-on experience in government relations, public advocacy and public relations, as well as work and meet with fellow interns for skill development projects and events throughout the program. This is a paid internship and candidate needs to be able to work 15-20 hours per week throughout the fall term.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (e.g., in order to be considered to perform this position, the person must be able to perform essential duties and responsibilities listed below):
•Assist with research and writing of white papers and policy briefs
•Assist with planning and logistics for November Student Debt Summit
•Assist with monitoring of student debt related legislation
•Participation in ASA’s skill development programs for Interns.
•All other duties as assigned.
•Minimum GPA 3.0
•Working towards or completed a Bachelor’s degree in Government, Economics, Public Relations, or Journalism preferred
•Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office is a must (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
•Strong writing and research skills required
•Writing sample required.
•Ability to multi-task and work well under deadline pressure.
•Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
•Must be hardworking, proactive and possess a willingness to learn new things.
•Must be results-oriented, poised and professional when dealing with all individuals.
•Must be self-motivated enough to work independently.
��Must maintain the confidentiality of their work and conduct themselves with the highest degree of integrity.
•Preferred: experience with multiple social media platforms, graphic design, and pdf editing.