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Intern Program Overview:
The Susan B. Anthony List could not accomplish the work that it does without the invaluable help of our student and post-graduate interns. Our interns have traveled from all over the country to Washington, D.C., to help us in our fight to save the unborn. Fall and spring semester interns are often students interning part-time while attending local colleges such as Georgetown University, George Washington University, The Catholic University of America, and the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. Summer semester interns have joined us during their academic breaks from Princeton, U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, Colgate, Samford, and Purdue.
As part of the program at the Susan B. Anthony List, interns have the opportunity to foster their personal and professional growth by participating in various activities in our nation’s capitol. These include attending meetings and press conferences with prominent pro-life leaders and members of Congress. During previous summers, interns have had the opportunity to meet with members of the Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, including Reps. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), and Michele Bachmann (R-MN), as well as pro-life Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). These women shared their life stories and deep pro-life convictions with the students, encouraging them to continue their work in order to make a difference in the pro-life movement.
In addition, interns may attend seminars and workshops highlighting the role of government, policy, and related topics in the pro-life movement. They leave these seminars and workshops armed with a new knowledge which they can bring back to their campuses or apply to their professional expertise. Interns also have an opportunity to attend social gatherings to network and connect with other D.C. interns with whom they can share these experiences in our nation’s capitol.
The interns are responsible for a diversity of duties at the Susan B. Anthony List. Their time is partly devoted to assisting in the day-to-day operations of our organization where they are expected to complete typical daily administrative support. They are also involved in larger departmental projects such as political and legislative research, fundraising, and online communications.
The Susan B. Anthony List requires interns to be self-starters with good communication skills. They must be able to balance multiple demands and work with shifting priorities and deadlines. As an intern, they should be equally comfortable working as part of a team and with minimal supervision.
How to Apply
Applications for Summer 2013 are now being accepted. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. The Susan B. Anthony List is also willing to work with students to gain college credit for their internship experience.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, application and writing sample to Emily Rose Goellner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will not be considered until all materials are received. Ideal candidates will have passion for pro-life politics and non-profit advocacy work and explain what they hope to gain from an internship at the SBA List.