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    Steve Ressler
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    If anyone is interested (or knows someone interested), have them apply. GovLoopers get 1st preference 🙂

    GovLoop Graduate Internship (Spring 2011)

    GovLoop isthe leading social network currently connecting over 37,000+ members from federal, state, and local government communities. GovLoop has been featured in over 125+ articles from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post and has won the 2009 Federal 100 Award, 2009 AFCEA Social Media Award, and 2010 GovDoers, Dreamers, and Drivers award.

    Join GovLoop (a division of GovDelivery) and be a part of a small, dynamic team that is working to create the next generation of government. As part of the GovLoop team, you will be helping us build and nurture a unique community for government employees that adapts the best practices from Facebook, Good Magazine, change.org, LinkedIn, and others to engage users and help encourage and support their work as public servants.

    As an intern, you will be responsible for:

    • Building online community on GovLoop – posting new discussions, relevant news in the community, and engaging with members
    • Develop weekly e-mail newsletters
    • Creating and synthesize GovLoop content into guides, manuals, and online resources
    • Implementing GovLoop groups for key government partners
    • Researching, recommending, and developing new online features, applications, and properties to expand GovLoop
    • Finding, structuring, and tagging content to make more user-friendly
    • Attend government-related events in DC and capture content through blogs, videos, and photos
    • Recruiting and managing volunteers

    Qualifications:

    • Graduate student (preferable MPA, MPP but also could be journalism, graphic design, etc) – exceptional undergraduates may be considered
    • Passion for social media and new technology
    • Experience and/or interest in the public sector
    • Thrive in start-up culture
    • Dynamic go-getter who can handle a range of tasks
    • People that know how to move fast and get stuff done
    • Research skills
    • Interest and knowledge of technology (bonus if can do basic implementation)
    • Community organizing a plus (from politics to online)

    What’s in it for you:

    • Internship in heart of DC (office 3 blocks from White House)
    • Semester stipend
    • Meet and build connections with the movers and shakers in government
    • Help make real change in improving government
    • Your work will matter and be implemented (not intern shelfware)
    • Tons of fun
    • Length – Spring semester but can extend longer

    Please send your cover letter and resume to Steve Ressler, Founder and President of GovLoop, at [email protected]govloop.com

    GovLoop (and GovDelivery) is an equal opportunity employer.

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