The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry into critical issues of the day. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
The Aspen Tech Policy Hub is a West Coast policy incubator, training a new generation of tech policy entrepreneurs. We take tech experts, teach them the policy process through an in-residence fellowship program in the Bay Area, and encourage them to develop outside-the-box solutions to society’s problems. We model ourselves after tech incubators like Y Combinator, but train new policy thinkers and focus the impact of their ideas. Our first cohort will arrive in June 2019. The Hub seeks a full time summer intern (and if available, spring intern for 10ish hours a week) to work closely with the Director to help the Hub manage the arrival of its first cohort and expand its external communications. This will be our first intern, and so the ideal candidate will be flexible and excited to jump into all aspects of Hub operations. Possible work includes: Recruiting and scheduling speakers - Organizing events, including recruiting events, dinners, and larger events such as our fall launch; - Managing the facility where the Hub is located, including booking rooms and preparing them for meetings; - Developing outreach databases for recruiting and partnership; - Supporting communications work by drafting tweets and newsletters; - Liaising with external vendors to produce publications and prepare outputs; - Coordinating meetings with policymakers; and - Assisting with outreach for the Hub's winter fellowship cohort. Potential applicants should have experience working on communications and outreach and have strong writing and research skills. Applicant should also be organized, responsible, and reliable. This is the perfect role for a student interested in learning about the operations of a small non-profit. To apply please visit www.aspeninstitute.org/jobs and follow the instructions to apply for Aspen Tech Policy Hub Intern. Applicants must submit cover letter and resume.
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