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Climate Security Outreach and Event Planner for Florida

ASP seeks a highly qualified candidate to assist with media, outreach, and event planning.

The primary responsibilities will be communicating climate security issues to Florida media outlets, conducting outreach to Florida-based organizations, and planning climate security events in Florida; however, there may also be some national work involved.

The position is temporary (4 months) with the possibility of extension, and it reports to the Director of Climate and Energy Security.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic relationships with and serve as the primary point of contact for media outlets in Florida
  • Cultivate relationships with various organizations in Florida, i.e. universities, veterans’ groups, community leaders, business coalitions, religious organizations, military base communities, etc.
  • Develop relationships with the offices of Florida’s elected officials (State and Federal) and conduct regular outreach
  • Plan and execute virtual and in-person events with oversight from Director
  • Collaborate with Director on operations and administrative tasks as needed

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Understanding of Florida’s media markets
  • Knowledge of climate change and national security implications in Florida
  • Previous communications and outreach experience
  • Excellent event planning skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Superb writing, editing, and speaking skills
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and undertake detail-oriented work
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines with limited supervision

**Candidate does not need to live in Florida

 

About ASP’s Climate Security Program

Climate security is a critical pillar of ASP’s work and has been since its founding. One unique feature of ASP’s climate security work is the National Climate Security Tour. As part of the tour, Consensus for American Security members—retired general and flag officers—travel around the country (or present virtually) discussing the national security threats posed by a changing climate.

 

Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (1000 words or less), and list of 3 references to careers@americansecurityproject.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

Internships

Winter/Spring Internship (Jan-May 2021)

ASP is looking for current or recently graduated students interested in hands-on public policy experience for full- and part-time internships. Interns will support ASP researchers and staff in multiple areas including communications, development, programming and research and will be responsible writing blog posts, event reviews, and contributing to reports. This internship offers a rare opportunity in DC to publish under one’s own name.

ASP’s internship program offers interns the opportunity to work with senior leaders across sectors and encourages participants to attend events in and around Washington, D.C that relate to their field of study. or interest. At the conclusion of the internship, outstanding interns may be eligible to remain connected to the organization as Adjunct Junior Fellows, when appropriate.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, these internships will likely be conducted remotely, with options to work in the ASP office if conditions permit.

Our current needs are in the following areas:

  1. Climate Security
  2. Energy Security
  3. US-Russia Relationship
  4. Asymmetric Operations
  5. Public Diplomacy
  6. Nuclear Security
  7. Latin American Security
  8. American Competitiveness/Trade
  9. Advanced Energy Technologies

Requirements:

Internships are unpaid, though a transportation stipend is provided and current students may arrange to obtain course credit for their work.

Applicants must be at least a junior in college, though preference will be given to recent graduates and graduate students. Strong writing skills are required, as is the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate should have an interest in our research agenda, national security and foreign policy issues, and be authorized to work in the United States. Experience in research, campaign organization and/or new media is highly desired.

Applicants must be willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and be available during 3 days per week.

Apply:

Applicants for the internship should send a 1.) cover letter, 2.) resume, 3.) references, and a 4.) short writing sample (2 pg. max) by November 13 to Matthew Wallin at careers@americansecurityproject.org.

Please clearly indicate the research field(s) you are interested in working in.

If you do not include all the required materials, your application will be disqualified.

 

Fusion Industry Association Internship

FIA is hiring for a Winter/Spring Fusion Policy Internship (Jan-May 2021)

The Fusion Industry Association (FIA) is looking for current or recently graduated students interested in hands-on public policy experience for full- and part-time internships. Interns will support FIA researchers and staff in multiple areas including communications, policy development, programming and research. The intern will be responsible writing press releases, event reviews, and contributing to reports.

 

The FIA is an initiative of the American Security Project, a non-partisan national security think tank, and the role will be coordinated with other activities at ASP.

 

FIA’s internship program offers interns the opportunity to interface with the growing private fusion community, as well as with the broader energy community. At the conclusion of the internship, outstanding interns may be eligible to remain connected to the organization as Adjunct Junior Fellows, when appropriate.

 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, these internships will likely be conducted remotely, with options to work in the office, located in downtown DC, if conditions permit.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Internships are unpaid, though a transportation stipend is provided and current students may arrange to obtain course credit for their work.

Applicants must be at least a junior in college, though preference will be given to recent graduates and graduate students. Strong writing skills are required, as is the ability to work independently. The ideal candidate should have a background and experience in science of energy issues. Experience in physics and plasma science is not required, but would be an asset. Interns should be authorized to work in the United States

Applicants must be willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and be available 3 days per week or more.

 

APPLY:

Applicants for the internship should send a 1.) cover letter, 2.) resume, 3.) references, and a 4.) short writing sample (2 pg. max) by January 15, 2021 to FIA Executive Director Andrew Holland at aholland@FusionIndustryAssociation.org.

If you do not include all the required materials, your application will be disqualified.

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