Spring 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 of a supportive and collaborative team, all sharing the goal of spreading and energizing the conservative movement in America.

We have 7 departments – Events and Conferences, Development, Communications, Government Affairs, Criminal Justice Reform, Legislative Accountability and Operations. Each department has different responsibilities, but regardless everyone works together as a team to ensure the smooth operation of the organization. You’ll also work as event support at one of the largest gatherings of conservatives in the nation, CPAC 2023. Below you will find a brief outline of potential intern responsibilities. Please visit the CPAC website for additional information on the various departments and CPAC 2023.

Events and Conferences intern responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with the planning of CPAC
  • 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 and CPAC attendee 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
  • Produce and ship thank you letters to supporters nationwide

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

Operations intern responsibilities may include:

  • Manage inventory and assist office workflow
  • Manage relationships at work and with external vendors
  • Assist the Director of Operations and other departments as needed
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