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Fall Internship

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This is a paid internship in our Alexandria, Virginia office. Applicants are expected to work 40 hours a week. Additional hours may be required, and will be compensated, due to the amount of preparation that goes into executing our CPAC conference. The CPAC internship provides a unique perspective of politics, allowing interaction with Members of Congress, media personalities, and thought leaders in the conservative movement. You will gain hands-on experience as part a of a supportive and collaborative team, all sharing the goal of spreading and energizing the conservative movement in America. We have 6 departments – Events and Conferences, Development, Communications, Government Affairs, Criminal Justice Reform, and Legislative Accountability. Each department has different responsibilities, but regardless everyone works together as a team to ensure the smooth operation of the organization. Below you will find a brief outline of potential intern responsibilities. Please visit the CPAC website for additional information on the various departments.

Events and Conferences intern responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with the planning of CPAC Events
  • Coordinating with CPAC speakers and their staff
  • Planning and execution of the CPAC agenda
  • Assisting with the management of CPAC volunteers
  • Maintaining databases of contact information for speakers, volunteers, etc.
  • Attending meetings and venue walkthroughs
  • Providing on-site event support

Development intern responsibilities may include:

  • Donor, foundation, and prospective donor research
  • Donor communications, both written and verbal
  • Data entry of donor and prospect information
  • Writing and/or preparing grant applications for foundations
  • Assist with event management and hosting VIPs
  • Assist donors or handle inquiries on the phone
  • Providing on-site event support

Communications intern responsibilities may include:

  • Writing draft press materials to promote CPAC’s activities
  • Reviewing, editing, and uploading website content
  • Helping to plan and execute press events
  • Maintaining and editing large media database
  • Reviewing and cutting media clips for the Chairman
  • Monitoring CPAC social media accounts
  • Providing on-site event support

Legislative Accountability intern responsibilities may include:

  • Researching bills to be considered for State and Federal Ratings
  • Generating content for ACUF media platforms
  • Award creation and delivery for State and Federal Ratings
  • Preparing media briefing documents for the Chairman

Criminal Justice Reform intern responsibilities may include:

  • Researching CJR related legislation
  • Generating content for ACUF
  • Preparing briefing documents

Government Affairs intern responsibilities may include:

  • Researching legislation
  • Generating content for CPAC
  • Preparing briefing documents
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