2018 Internship Sessions
Spring: January 29, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Summer: June 4, 2018 - August 10, 2018
Fall: September 10, 2018 - December 7, 2018
Apply for an internship by sending your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. In the subject indicate which position you are applying for. If interested in all positions, in the subject line indicate “All”. Additionally list your availability (working hours) during the semester.
Intern positions for spring 2019 will be posted at a later date.
Positions are available in seven main areas:
- CGI COMMITMENTS
- TOO SMALL TO FAIL
- CLINTON CLIMATE INITIATIVE
- FOREIGN POLICY
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convened global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. From 2005-2016, CGI members have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which are improving the lives of over 435 million people in 180 countries. Today, CGI focuses on the Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery which convenes local leaders from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda to develop new, specific, and measurable plans that advance recovery and promote long-term resiliency across the region. The Action Network works to drive impact across various sectors including agriculture, energy, mental health, preparedness and pre-positioning, and workforce development.
TOO SMALL TO FAIL
Too Small to Fail, the Clinton Foundation’s early childhood initiative, promotes early brain and language development by supporting parents and caregivers with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth. Today, almost 60 percent of children in the United States start kindergarten unprepared, lagging behind their peers in critical literacy skills. Through partnerships with pediatricians, hospitals, faith-based leaders, community-based organizations, businesses, entertainment industry leaders, and others, Too Small to Fail is meeting parents where they are to help them prepare their children for success in school and beyond. Whether at the pediatrician's office or the playground, Too Small to Fail aims to make small moments big by creating opportunities for meaningful interactions anytime, anywhere.
CLINTON CLIMATE INITIATIVE
Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)’s Islands Energy Program partners with governments and utilities of small island nations to reduce fossil fuel consumption and assist the transition to a low-carbon economy – with the goal of replicating and scaling this model to significantly reduce the impacts of climate change. CCI brings on-the-ground experience and convening power to solve unique energy challenges with our three-tiered approach: long-term energy planning with key stakeholders, identifying and developing low-risk clean energy projects, and fostering knowledge exchange. CCI currently works with 12 island nations in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions to align key stakeholders on optimal energy solutions, to implement viable renewable energy projects, and to encourage capacity building and gender inclusivity. A core part of the latter component is the Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network, launched by CCI and Chelsea Clinton to empower the next generation of women leaders in island nations. The WIRE Network is a professional development network comprised of a mentoring program and a digital platform with the mission to increase the number of women in leadership positions within the energy sector.
The Communications (Press) Department interns work across the Foundation’s initiatives, helping support the work of all initiatives and telling the stories of the people being helped by the Clinton Foundation. These interns will have the opportunity to work with others in the press office to do a variety of communications functions – including drafting press releases and articles; pitching stories to local, national, and international media; identifying important media outlets and reporters; managing press inquiries and invitations; conducting research; brainstorming social opportunities; collaborating on features about CGI members; and participating in many other aspects of press outreach and communications.
The Clinton Foundation Foreign Policy team works to strengthen the Foundation’s engagement overseas and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with international partners. Foreign Policy interns will assist the team in conducting research on international affairs, writing briefs for senior leaders on emerging global issues, and managing relationships with external partners. Interns will have the opportunity to apply their skills in political and economic analysis, while strengthening their abilities in data collection and research project coordination. Students with excellent oral and written communication skills, a high level of attention to detail, and a demonstrated interest in international affairs are encouraged to apply.
The Clinton Foundation Marketing Department is responsible for representing the values, vision, and brand identity of the Foundation in all external-facing content, including events, print collateral, digital media, multimedia, and other communications channels. Marketing interns will collaborate with the team to create materials, develop campaigns, and execute strategic outreach to a variety of audiences, including donors, partners, and the general public. Intern will organize the Foundation’s photo collection and highlight the top photos in each initiative. Students with a high attention to detail and graphic design, video, and/or photo experience are encouraged to apply.
The Clinton Foundation development intern supports the Foundation’s fundraising efforts through various projects related to the cultivation of donors and prospective supporters. This position requires telephone, electronic, and in-person interaction with donors, prospective supporters, and vendors.