The Third Way Adam Solomon Intern Program introduces highly motivated graduate students, with an interest in policy analysis and development, to the process of advancing a 21st century progressive agenda. Interns will gain hands‐on experience working closely with Third Way’s senior management team, which has extensive political, communications, and policy experience, forged at every level of government and advocacy: the White House, federal agencies, the House and Senate, presidential campaigns, and national non‐profit advocacy organizations.
Third Way is a think tank that answers America’s challenges with modern ideas aimed at the center. We advocate for private-sector economic growth, a tough and smart centrist security strategy, a clean energy revolution, and progress on divisive social issues, all through a moderate-led U.S. politics.
The Third Way Internship Program was named in 2009 in memory of our former Vice Chairman, Adam Solomon, who believed that progressives must re-think our ideas for a new era. He believed deeply in public service and was instrumental in creating Third Way.
Third Way’s Outreach Department focuses on developing strategic relationships with external partners. Examples of impact include:
- Hosting monthly policy lunches with Members of Congress and their Senior staff;
- Developing working groups with Senior Congressional staff on key legislative issues such as health care, clean energy, and innovation;
- Convening numerous networking and policy events;
- Executing organizational fundraising strategy.
Interns are an integral part of the team, and they work on a variety of tasks. In the past, Outreach Department interns have:
- Conducted research on timely legislative issues and covered relevant Committee hearings;
- Attended briefings with Members of Congress and senior congressional staff;
- Developed new systems for database management;
- Assisted in development and execution of events.
Candidates must be college students with an interest and knowledge of national politics. Outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as excellent attention to detail, are imperative.
THIS IS A PAID INTERNSHIP
Events and Production Internship
Third Way’s Communications Team is looking for a smart, creative, and enthusiastic person to join us. The person we hire will work side-by-side with members of the staff to design, organize and promote Third Way events and products. He or she will contribute research and ideas, and assist the Communications Team in achieving its programmatic goals and mission.
Some of the duties of the Events and Production Intern have been:
- Proofing and fact-checking Third Way products, including press releases, talking points, infographics and newsletters;
- Developing content and advancing Third Way’s social networking presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr;
- Maintaining distribution lists and tracking interactions with press using various databases;
- Planning and staffing events/briefings with a variety of political figures, elite members of the press, and other officials;
- Candidates must be a college graduate or graduate student with an interest and knowledge of national politics.
- Research Skills: Someone who is a whiz on the Internet—checking quotes, chasing down facts, digging up poll results and election returns, able to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources.
- Administrative skills: Your duties include scheduling, and proofing essays and infographics, so attention to detail is a must;
- Ability to prioritize/handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines;
- Strong computer skills, with excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
THIS IS A PAID INTERNSHIP.
Press and Media Strategy Internship
Third Way’s Communications Department focuses on cultivating and maintaining strategic relationships with DC decision makers, the national press & influentials. Examples of our impact include:
- Third Way ideas and staff are regularly in cited in major news outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post;
- Third Way staff is called on to offer commentary & analysis by broadcast media. Our staff is regularly featured on ABC News, CNN, NBC News, CBS News, the BBC, NPR and almost all major cable political programs;
- Publication of op-eds in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Roll Call, Politico and others;
- Events co-hosted and attended by Senate & House leadership, elite media, and progressive leaders.
Interns are an integral part of the team, and they work on a variety of tasks. In the past, Press and Media Strategy interns have:
- Conducted research, gathered polling data and provided analysis for columns and talking points;
- Developed and advanced Third Way’s social media & networking presence;
- Worked with Third Way’s Design & Production team to develop, copy edit, and produce Third Way products, including infographics;
- Worked with Third Way Distinguished Senior Fellow Bill Schneider on his Inside Politics newsletter and monthly press briefings on the public & politics;
- Attended meeting/briefings with a variety of political figures, elite members of the press and other officials;
- Coordinated booking/pitching outreach to press;
- Monitored national media and updated staff on current events;
- Assisted with the planning, production, and set up of events for members of the national press and hill staff.
Candidates must be college students or journalism students with an interest and knowledge of national politics. Outstanding research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as a sense of humor, strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail, are imperative.
THIS IS A PAID INTERNSHIP