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Assistant Director/Director, Congressional and Media Outreach
Washington, D.C.

India Intellectual Property Rights Internship
Washington, D.C.



Assistant Director/Director, Congressional and Media Outreach
Washington, D.C.


The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking an assistant director to lead the institution’s engagement with the U.S. Congress and media relations. The assistant director /director will serve on NBR’s outreach team. S/he will support the Senior Vice President, Outreach and will work closely with NBR’s executive team. The Assistant Director/Director of Outreach must have experience in the workings of Capitol Hill and/or the media; a desire to connect policy resources with the policy requirements of Members and staff; and a desire to drive an effective, robust outreach effort to the Congress.

Responsibilities

  • Lead NBR’s outreach on Capitol Hill and all related initiatives, including conferences, roundtables, and briefings
  • Develop an outreach strategy in coordination with research group leaders and NBR’s executive team that integrates Congressional needs and perspectives into NBR’s programs and enhances NBR’s reputation for nonpartisanship, quality and integrity
  • Work with NBR experts to convey its research agenda to Congress and the media
  • Manage the Congressional outreach budget
  • Build financial support for Congressional outreach activities
  • Grow and deepen productive relationships with Congressional Members, staff, Committees, and Caucuses
  • Represent NBR before a range of audiences
  • Initiate and coordinate Congress-oriented publications and research
  • Contribute to the Outreach team and the institution’s overall outreach efforts
  • Manage media relations, including identifying press opportunities, drafting press releases, and cultivating relationships with the press
  • Identify and execute new opportunities to increase awareness of the institution among the Asia policy community and press
  • Participate in and support other NBR activities as needed, particularly those of the DC office

Qualifications

  • 5+ years working on issues related to the U.S. Congress and/or foreign policy; a background in Asia policy issues preferred
  • Ability to engage a wide range of constituencies and build long-term relationships
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and managing relationships
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours and to travel
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Passion for the mission of NBR , deep integrity and high standards
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Ability to take a nonpartisan approach to engaging with Congress
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • BA required. MA in a related field preferred

Application Process

To apply, submit the following to NBR:

  • Cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
  • Resume
  • Application form: PDF or MS Word
  • Brief writing sample
  • Contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please send applications by email to: Ms. Amanda Keverkamp, Office Manager, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014; however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered.





India Intellectual Property Rights Internship
Washington, D.C.


Are you interested in international affairs and Asian studies? Would you like to be involved in programs that foster collaborative solutions to common challenges—trade, investment, and economic engagement—that face the United States and Asia? If so, apply for NBR’s TEEA Internship!

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is seeking one paid, full-time (~40 hours/week) intern for a 9-12 month term to join the Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA) group. The intern will focus primarily on an India-focused intellectual property project. This internship is mentored by TEEA project managers.

Project Description

The India Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) project seeks to assess the state of intellectual property protections in India within the context of the broader U.S.-India relationship, and then to develop recommendations for policy makers in both countries that might enhance IP protections in India.

The India IPR project is a follow-on to the widely-acclaimed Report of the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (IP Commission) which launched its Report in May 2013.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the TEEA team and principal investigator on all aspects of the India IPR project, including: conducting background research as necessary, preparing materials for study team members, supporting the research of external scholars and specialists, and contributing to final report drafting.
  • Providing administrative, logistical, and outreach support for the India IPR project, including: preparing workshop materials, maintaining registration lists, assisting with travel and event logistics, and supporting program research needs. Core Program activities include small group briefing sessions, roundtables, and several large public launch events.
  • Supporting TEEA on other initiative-related activities, roundtables, logistics, and outreach, particularly on trade and economic engagement.

Detailed responsibilities include

  • Project Assistance: Drafting, reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting documents related to TEEA programs, including but not limited to briefing materials, agendas, website content, key thematic issues, and related publications and/or other materials as appropriate
  • Event Planning: Providing administrative support to conferences, workshops, presentations, and briefings (drafting agendas and invitations; assisting with travel, accommodation, and venue arrangements; note-taking, etc.)
  • Research Support: Providing substantive research assistance for project teams and scholars, including gathering articles on current events and background on key individuals, attending and summarizing local events on trade and energy, conducting an interview with an expert in the TEEA field
  • Publications Support: Reviewing, fact-checking, proof-reading, and formatting publications; assisting with publications distribution (including mailings), etc.
  • Database Administration: Maintaining and updating project databases; data entry and research for institutional and project databases
  • Phone Support: Answering incoming calls to the organization
  • Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed

Qualifications

  • Upperclassman BA student, current MA student, or recent graduate preferred, working towards or holding a relevant degree
  • Interns must have substantive expertise on specific countries and issues (substantive knowledge and/or language skills) and must be able to understand each project’s scope/relevance in order to work effectively with scholars and other stakeholders
  • The intern should be a motivated self-starter who can work independently or as part of a team; pay acute attention to detail; be organized; work well under pressure; and have excellent written, oral, and research skills

Application Process

To apply, submit the following to NBR:

  • Cover letter that details your qualifications and availability
  • Resume
  • Application form: PDF or MS Word
  • Brief writing sample on a topic related to your field of study
  • Contact information of three references, including name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please send applications by email to: Ms. Amanda Keverkamp, Office Manager, email: employment@nbr.org, phone (206) 632-7370. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 18, 2014; however, qualified applications received first will be given priority. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



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Assistant Director/Director, Congressional and Media Outreach
Washington, D.C.

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India Intellectual Property Rights Internship
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