The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Virtual Library Internship

Mission
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) was established in 1976 as a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute. Our mission is to serve as the non-partisan policy-oriented catalyst that educates future leaders and promotes collaboration among legislators, business leaders, minority-focused organizational leaders, and organized labor to effect positive and sustainable change in the African American community. To that end, CBCF works to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative, and public policy arenas.

Purpose
Avoice: African American Voices in Congress is a project of the CBCF. The goal of this virtual library is to provide a central source of information about historical and contemporary African American policy issues important to researchers, academics, educators and students. The core objectives of the project are to:

Provide a history of African American legislators and African American sponsored legislation in Congress
Provide current and historical information that positions the library as the leading online resource for African American political history and leadership
Provide interactive learning tools that highlight the history of African American political involvement in Congress; and promote civic engagement among youth.

Internship Description
Interns work 10-20 hours per week on a range of assignments including, but not limited to social marketing, conducting research and analysis, attending briefings, and coordinating logistics and document preservation. The hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules. Interns are required to write a monthly status report outlining development progress and suggestions.

College credit must be arranged by the intern with his/her university

Selection Criteria and Process
Candidates eligible to participate in the CBCF Virtual Library Internship must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education to receive college credit. Recent graduates are also eligible. Applications are submitted to Avoice at CBCF and reviewed by a selection committee.

Additional Information
Participants in the Internship must reside in or around the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Interns are responsible for all transportation costs.

Information Dates & Application Information
The program dates for the 2010-CBCF Virtual Library Internship are June 2010 to September 2010. You may work all or part of the period.

The application deadline is April 10, 2010. All applications (resume, cover letter and an academic reference) must be submitted via email or mailed to: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – Virtual Library Internship Program; 1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW; Washington, DC 20036 and postmarked on or before this date. Email: info@avoiceonline.org



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