This internship is designed to provide students and post-graduates with professional work experience in the areas of political advocacy and public awareness. The intern will be expected to complete objectives in a timely manner on a wide range of assignments in a demanding work environment, all with varying levels of supervision. The intern’s efforts will be focused on assisting International Christian Concern (ICC) with raising public awareness of Christian persecution globally and in advocating on behalf of these Christian’s with the U.S. government.
Upon completion, a successful intern will have developed a thorough understanding of issues related to Christian persecution and of law related to international religious freedom. The intern will also have obtained invaluable first-hand experience in methods and best practices for influencing the U.S and foreign governments towards resolving issues of concern. The internship typically culminates in an “advocacy tour”, a series of meetings with congressional offices, the State Department, and other organizations involving a foreign national and focused on addressing a specific issue.
Some of the interns work may include:
- Daily analysis and posting of news events related to Christian persecution
- Drafting and publishing news articles and press releases on behalf of ICC
- Developing and marketing petitions
- Updating databases with information on congressional offices
- Reviewing legislation on international religious freedom issues
- Planning, scheduling, and coordinating an advocacy tour on Capitol Hill