April 11, 2013 | By wonkum |
Founded by a group of emerging leaders in 2006, IMPACT is an organization whose purpose is to: (1) enhance knowledge of the political and legislative processes; (2) foster civic engagement, and; (3) enhance economic empowerment opportunities for other emerging leaders, ages 21 to 40. Whether these leaders have joined corporate America, became CEOs of their own companies, worked on Capitol Hill, lead non-profits, or are officials elected to lead their cities, states, or our Nation to greatness – the mission of IMPACT is to strategically link these leaders with one another to help in accomplishing their goals. To that end, our primary means of accomplishing this mission is to host a range of events catering to young professionals including forums,workshops, receptions and galas.
IMPACT partners with businesses, organizations, and high-powered leaders to host candidates’ forums, roundtable discussions, lecture series, workshops, and strategic networking events. Some of the events we have hosted in the past include forums at the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, panel discussions at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions of 2012 and work with various organizations to help people become and stay #VoteReady.
IMPACT is currently in the process of interviewing for Summer Interns.
Interns are expected to blog for our website, assist with Expansion and Development ideas, research various topics, like community service ideas and civic engagement organizations, and ensure that IMPACT has proper support for our events. Because IMPACT does not have an office, we communicate via email on the daily bases. With that, the time commitment is usually between 10-15 hours a week.
Necessary skills include, but are not limited to:
- Completing assigned tasks within time allotted.
- Completing tasks with minimum supervision.
- Ability to be responsive and engaged with the Staff.
- Interest in personal growth and willingness to step outside of one’s comfort zone.
- Clerical skills.
- Interest in and experience with social media campaigns.
To Apply: Email Krystal.Leaphart@impact-dc.com an updated resume, cover letter and two 500 word writing samples. The deadline for these applications is close of business April 30, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled with qualified applicants.