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Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

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ABOUT THE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is an educational and human rights nonprofit organization devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism around the world and to the freedom of those still living under totalitarian and collectivist regimes.

VOC built the only memorial in the world dedicated to every single victim of communism. Located five blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the Victims of Communism Memorial was erected in 2007, and is a pilgrimage destination for thousands every year, from foreign heads of state and diplomats to student groups and those who fled communism for safety and freedom in the United States.

We don’t just care about the past. Our mission is to educate Americans about the history, ideology and legacy of communism. The Berlin Wall fell, but communism didn’t, and its legacy is very much with us. We envision a world free from the false hope of communism. We are an energetic team with successes under our belts and ambitious goals, and we are looking for interns who can prove value on day one.

 

COLLEGE EVENTS INTERN

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

We seek a College Events Intern to help grow our college programs. The intern will work closely with the College Programs Manager in the organization and execution of college events nationwide and will manage the assembly and distribution all campus kits. The College Events Intern will assist in scheduling and collecting research and data on universities, institutions and communities for briefing materials, and participate in strategic planning and staff meetings.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will communicate well, be able to represent VOC publicly with charisma and judgment, and possess a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. A writing test may be required. This internship is based in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to [email protected] with the subject title “College Events Internship.”

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

We seek a Communications Intern to assist our marketing and PR efforts. The Communications Intern will work with experts in fundraising, social media, PR, online marketing, and video storytelling. The Communications Intern will contribute to the Daily Digest morning email, our blog Dissident, and the social media calendar as well as donor communication assignments and special projects.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will communicate well, be able to represent VOC publicly with charisma and judgment, and possess a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. The intern must be able to work well independently and as part of a team. This internship is based in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to [email protected] with the subject title “Communications Internship.”

 

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

We seek a Development Intern to help grow our fundraising program and to show our stakeholders how their investment advances our mission. The Development Intern will learn the rudiments of non-profit fundraising by assisting with donor communications, research, event planning and execution, and special projects.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will communicate well, be able to represent VOC publicly with charisma and judgment, and possess a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. Fundraising or sales experience is a plus. This internship is based in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a writing sample to [email protected] with the subject title “Development Internship.”

 

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS INTERN

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

We seek a Government Relations Intern to assist with our government and diplomatic relations. The Government Relations Intern will attend congressional hearings, write memos, monitor bills, and help coordinate events, briefings, and meetings. The intern will cultivate relationships with congressional offices and demonstrate proficiency in summarizing legislative content.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will communicate well, be able to represent VOC publicly with charisma and judgment, and possess a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. The ideal candidate will have a background in public policy, political science, or government affairs. Fluency in a foreign language is a plus. This internship is based in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to [email protected] with the subject title “Government Relations Internship.”

 

OPERATIONS INTERN

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

We seek an Operations Intern to assist in our event planning and execution efforts. The Operations Intern will: assist VOC Operations staff in coordinating with contracted vendors and service providers; support VOC Operations staff during event setup, duration, and breakdown; and participate in strategic planning for special projects.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will communicate well, be able to represent VOC publicly with charisma and judgment, and possess a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. The ideal candidate will also possess a strong work ethic and demonstrate exceptional problem-solving abilities, spatial logic, and task prioritization.  This internship is based in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to [email protected] with the subject title “Operations Internship.”

 

RESEARCH INTERN

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

We seek a Research Intern to assist our Research and Publications team. The Research Intern will conduct in-depth research on topics related to the history and legacy of communism around the world; collect data, and draft reports and blog posts.

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will communicate well, be able to represent VOC publicly with charisma and judgment, and possess a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. Fluency or proficiency in a foreign language is a plus. This internship is based in Washington, D.C.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (400-700 words, and 2500-4000 words) to [email protected] with the subject title “Research Internship.”