Welcome to USCIRF

Employment Opportunities

Gain practical experience with and exposure to the U.S. Federal government; develop and hone skills transferrable to any work environment; network within the Washington, D.C. community by attending events on Capitol Hill, at local NGOs and academic institutions, etc.

ABOUT USCIRF

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government commission – the first of its kind in the world – that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad. USCIRF reviews the facts and circumstances of religious freedom violations and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF Commissioners are appointed by the President and Congressional leadership of both political parties.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

(1) Cover letter explaining your qualifications and why you would you like to intern at USCIRF

(2) Resume                        

(3) Writing sample (3-5 pages)

(4) Letters of reference (at least 2)

 

E-mail your application materials to:

USCIRF Internship Program

internship@uscirf.gov

 

Please specify the internship you are applying for in your cover letter and the subject line of an e-mailed application.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is seeking an Administrative Intern to:

- Establish and maintain files and other information as requested;

- Assist with preparations for meetings, roundtables, Commission travel, and other events;

- Answer and direct incoming phone calls;

- Assist with drafting and/or updating office policies and procedures;

- Assist with special projects as requested;

- Assist with financial management matters, including procurement; and

- Provide general administrative support to the USCIRF team.

 

Eligible candidates should be:

- U.S. citizens (or otherwise authorized to intern with the U.S. government);

- currently enrolled undergraduates or graduate students; and

- able to successfully complete a background check.

 

Eligible candidates should have:

- a minimum 3.0 GPA;

- strong communication skills, both written and oral;

- strong organizational skills and attention to detail;

- ability to work independently and as part of a team; and

- familiarity with the full Microsoft Office suite (Excel and Word in particular).

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is seeking a Communications Intern to:

- Maintain and expand database of media, NGO, think tank, academia, and religious contacts;

- Post on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook;

- Help update website;

- Help prepare materials for distribution to the public and press, including press releases, policy briefs, newsletters, and reports;

- Create daily press clips for distribution;

- Help organize and provide logistical support for events such as press conferences, public hearings, and speaking engagements;

- Provide general administrative support as needed.

 

Eligible candidates should be:

- U.S. citizens (or otherwise authorized to intern with the U.S. government);

- currently enrolled undergraduates or graduate students (including JD and LLM candidates); and

- able to successfully complete a background check.

 

Eligible candidates should have:

- a minimum 3.0 GPA;

- experience with Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook;

- knowledge of Adobe InDesign and other publishing programs;

- excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills;

- an interest in human rights and foreign policy;

- ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a team; and

- a willingness to perform administrative tasks.

 

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS INTERN

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is seeking a Government Relations Intern to:

- Track foreign policy statements, religious freedom, human rights and related legislation, and relevant policy publications;

- Attend and report on Congressional hearings;

- Review relevant government agency websites and publications daily;

- Research positions and actions taken by Members of Congress and Congressional committees and organizations;

- Undertake other research as needed;

- Provide general administrative support as needed.

                                                                            

Eligible candidates should be:

- U.S. citizens (or otherwise authorized to intern with the U.S. government);

- currently enrolled undergraduates or graduate students (including JD and LLM candidates); and

- able to successfully complete a background check.

 

Eligible candidates should have:

- a minimum 3.0 GPA;

- excellent writing and comprehension skills;

- a passion for foreign policy and human rights;

- ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a team;

- a willingness to perform administrative tasks; and

- familiarity with the full Microsoft Office suite (Excel and Word in particular).