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    Spring Program Associate (January - April 2012)

    An internship at SID-Washington is an invaluable opportunity for young people interested in pursuing a career in international development. As a Spring Associate, you will meet innumerable high-level professionals with years of experience in the field and Washington, D.C. - even your future employer! Responsibilities: • Assist in planning, outreach, preparatory logistics, sponsorship and registration management for the 2012 Annual Conference (May) • Assist with program development for SID-Washington's more than 20 sectoral and regional workgroups • Write summaries of Chapter activities to be published on our website • Develop outreach materials • Add to and maintain our membership database and respond to member inquiries • Assist with various communications initiatives including Facebook, Twitter, and maintenance of website • Perform general administrative duties (including answering phones, handling mail, drafting correspondence, etc.) Position Qualifications: • Academic and/or work experience in international development preferred • Experience with event planning, coordination and implementation • Ability to solve problems creatively, undertake detail-oriented work, and work well as a member of a team • Possess initiative and the ability to work independently, but also receptive to direction • Able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment and retain a positive outlook under pressure • Strong commitment, including ability to take on limited overtime • Excellent written and oral communications skills • Very strong organizational and interpersonal skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with HTML and Adobe Acrobat a plus • Ability to work full time (4-5 days per week or 30-35 hours per week) • Sense of humor required A stipend of $1250 is provided upon completion of this short-term internship. Additionally, the SID-Washington staff is committed to helping dedicated individuals find jobs, develop skills that will be critical to future success in the professional sphere, and build their resumes. To apply, please submit to our offices: • A letter of interest that indicates days/times available to work • A current resume • 3 references (names/tel#s/position/organization) • A short writing sample Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please include "2011 Fall Associate Application" in subject line. Only finalists will be contacted for interviews. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Jordana Fraider Program Manager The Society for International Development - Washington, D.C. Chapter 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 720 Washington, DC 20009-5728 Phone: 202-884-8590 Fax: 202-884-8499 Email: jobs@sidw.org

    Non-Profit/Volunteer

    Full Time

    $1250

    District of Columbia

    1/2/2012


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    The Society for International Development - Washington Chapter

    The Society for International Development (SID), founded in Washington, D.C. in 1957, is a global forum of individuals and institutions concerned with sustainable economic, social, and political development. Now in its 50th Anniversary year, SID has over 3,000 members in 125 countries and over 65 local chapters worldwide – with the largest chapter in Washington, D.C. It works with more than 100 associations, networks, and institutions involving academics, parliamentarians, students, political leaders, and development experts, both at the local- and international- levels. This makes SID one of the very few organizations that has a holistic, multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to development and social change. Taking full advantage of its location in the financial and policy capital of the international development community, SID-Washington is the most active chapter worldwide and is often referred to as the flagship of the organization. SID-Washington is committed to three principal objectives: 1) to stimulate dialogue and cooperation on global development issues 2) to enhance skills, knowledge and understanding among development practitioners 3) to provide a network for individuals and organizations working in various sectors of international development SID achieves its mission as a forum for the development community through a newsletter, workgroups, and special programs and events. The SID-Washington Chapter has nearly 1,000 individual members including administrators, consultants, students, economists, technical specialists, diplomats, and academics.

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