DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks a Director of External Affairs to manage FPI’s outreach to young professionals and the media. The Director of External Affairs is responsible for conceptualizing and executing public events including but not limited to FPI’s Annual Forum. The Director develops communications strategies and oversees all media outreach. The Director manages two highly-selective young professionals programs. The Director is also tasked with helping further the professional development of FPI’s extensive young professionals network.
The Director of External Affairs will manage one associate and report to the Executive Director. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 4, 2014.
The Director of External Affairs will be responsible for:
- Managing two selective young professional programs in DC and NYC, and managing an alumni network
- Creating new and nurturing established relationships with reporters and producers
- Pitching FPI policy products to the media
- Creating partnerships and joint events with publications and think tanks
- Planning and executing the annual forum
- Bachelor’s degree
- 5 years experience in communications and/or external relations with a knowledge of the DC foreign policy community
- Strong communication skills – writing, speaking, interpersonal, presentation
- Demonstrated leadership abilities
- Must have management experience
- Ability to prioritize tasks and balance multiple projects
- Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mind
- Interest in and support for FPI’s mission
- Submit your resume along with a one-page cover letter
Salary commensurate with experience
For further questions, please e-mail Patrick O'Connor at email@example.com.
2014 Summer Internship Program
The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) Internship Program seeks rising college seniors and graduate students of the highest caliber with interest in the fields of, but not limited to, international studies, defense, national security, democracy and human rights, political science, and foreign affairs. FPI interns are given substantial work in current events research, policy communication, and think tank operations. Interns are encouraged to attend stimulating discussions around the local D.C. area and to interact closely with FPI's in-house experts. Though the FPI internship program is unpaid, participants gain valuable skills, a broader understanding of the policy world, invaluable experience, and networking opportunities.
The 2014 Summer Internship Program will run from June until August. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 11, 2014.
- Rising college senior or graduate student
- Understanding of FPI's mission
- Foreign policy interests
- Strong written communication skills
- Excellent academic and current events research skills
- Proven work ethic and willingness to take initiative
- Professional demeanor and positive attitude
- Ability to take instructions and work with minimal supervision
- Reliable and able to commit 20 to 40 hours a week
- International experience is a plus
- Capitol Hill experience is a plus
- Second language is a plus
- Submit your resume with GPA
- Submit a one-page cover letter explaining your passion for foreign policy and how you meet our requirements
For further questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.