**New to 2018**
The Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Brady) plays a vital, leadership role in achieving changes in gun laws, policies, and practices in this country. Our mission is to significantly decrease the number of gun deaths and injuries in America, helping to lead a new path toward the safer nation for all Americans. We achieve this through three critical strategies: 1) affect policy change by bringing to bear the voice of the American public; 2) change social norms around the 300 million guns currently in circulation through public health and safety campaigns; and 3) take legal action to hold the gun industry accountable for dangerous and irresponsible practices.
Interns will have an opportunity to work within one of our teams; Policy, Organizing, Marketing & Communications, Development (fundraising), or Partnerships. Each department plays a key role in advancing the mission of Brady. Responsibilities may include; playing a key role assisting with aspects of federal and state policy activities, including the preparation of materials for legislative meetings; researching and tracking state and federal statutes, regulations and bills, working closely with activists from a wide variety of backgrounds, learning voter outreach strategies and how to implement them, learning how to spread messages across all media channels – digital and traditional – and gain exposure to media-monitoring, rapid response and media relations strategies, conducting research and analysis on prospective and existing individual, foundation and corporate partners, drafting and/or editing business development materials such as correspondence, reports, proposals and donor appeals.
This position, based in Washington, D.C., allows for a flexible schedule but does require an average of 35 hours per week.
AN IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, committed to Brady’s mission
- Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail-oriented
- Possess solid oral and written communications skills
- Skilled at a variety of computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
- Desire to get involved in the political process, learn more about philanthropy and business development as well as the nonprofit and GVP sectors
- Experience with databases is a plus, but not required
- Passionate about preventing gun violence
Your statement of interest should include your start and end dates, and answer the question: “Why is reducing gun violence important to you?” If selected you will be placed in one of the following departments: Policy, Organizing, Marketing & Communications, Development (fundraising), Partnerships.