Position Description: AP seeks a volunteer project manager to support the work of our New York-based office. Possible projects include: aiding in the preparation and execution of high-level events, supporting our congressional outreach and new programs, offering/implementing ideas for improvement, website maintenance and development and researching content for the AP newsletter, as required.
Qualifications: High degree of interest in transatlantic relations and knowledge of the different political, economic and social systems. Relevant background either through course work or life experiences to deal with people from different cultures and of a very high level. Excellent computer skills and proven organizational skills required. Design, website and/or database experience a plus. Experience writing newsletters and/or experience in organizing events as well as a demonstrated ability to work with independently preferred. Additional growth opportunities available for the right person.
Remuneration: As much as we would like to offer compensation for the work done to support our organization, this is an unpaid position and requires a 10 hour/week commitment.
To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.
Maggie Smith, former Project Manager
Interning at the Atlantic Partnership (AP) was an excellent way to augment my academic and professional experiences, while enrolled as a graduate student in the Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES) at Georgetown University.
While tasked with a number of projects to support AP, I was mainly responsible for writing background papers and attending events to take notes and write summaries. The brief background papers, detailing a number of facets about transatlantic affairs, helped influence and guide some of the research projects that I conducted for my classes at Georgetown. For example, I was able to use research that I’d done for AP about the April 2009 G20 Financial Summit in London for my master’s project.
Interning for AP gave me the opportunity to attend a number of high-level events at some of the major DC think tanks and non-profits, for example CSIS, the German Marshall Fund, the Center for Transatlantic Relations, the Center for American Progress, and the Atlantic Council. Roundtable discussion and speeches from high-ranking leaders gave me insights into important transatlantic debate issues and topics that I transferred to my academic work. After attending events about the war in Afghanistan where I heard remarks from the German and British Defense Ministers, I was able to share these perspectives with my classmates during discussion, offering real insights from current policy-maker and practitioners, in addition to demonstrating my breadth of knowledge about current events and the latest developments in transatlantic affairs to my professors.
Professionally, adding the title of Project Manager to my resume was helpful in my job search. Also, Anne and her associates at AP and other organizations helped mentor me in my career search, and were enthusiastic about enhancing my professional network and putting me in touch with relevant contacts.