The Program for Public Consultation (PPC) hosts Public Opinion Research Interns and Communications Interns year-round in its downtown DC office (located near the Dupont Circle metro), and accepts internship applications on a rolling basis. Internships are available on either a full-time or part-time basis, and interns may have the opportunity to continue working beyond the term for which they are hired.
Interns assist with office, communication, and research duties, depending on the needs of the organization and his or her interests. In addition to research, duties include assisting in event planning; updating and maintaining our affiliate organization databases; gathering information and data from the Internet, government, and non-governmental libraries; preparing reports, graphs and presentations using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; helping with media monitoring and social media outreach; and answering phones.
Our ideal candidate is a current undergraduate with an interest in public opinion research, public policy, government, political psychology, and/or sociology. We are seeking individuals with experience using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and conducting Internet and LexisNexis-based research.
Interns also assist with a related campaign, Voice of the People (www.VOP.org) that focuses more on domestic political issues.
To apply for an internship, e-mail a cover letter including your time availability (days and hours available) and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line “PPC Internship”). For more information about our programs, visit the PPC website, www.public-consultation.org, and the VOP website, www.vop.org.