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|The following is a list of Young Leaders who are
participated in the 2001 program along
with their summer placements.
Names are linked to Web Journals
that record their experiences in
CLICK HERE for RTE VIDEO of Young Leaders during the
||Young Leaders Office
||Richfield Productions—full service video, film and new media
production company. Intern will gain experience in all aspects of
production, marketing, and day-to-day office management.
Diane Compton (Class of 2000)
Susan Davis International—a full-service PR agency. Most of our clients come from
the non-profit sector. Intern would gain hands-on experience and
honest look at inner workings of a PR agency. Intern must be
communicative, open to constructive criticism and a team player. (New
||C-SPAN – a private non-profit public affairs
network. We offer live and taped coverage of public affairs with
no editing or commenting. Intern would assist in one of many areas
including marketing, education, programming, media relations.
Colette Murphy (Class of 2000)
Rep. Jack Quinn—Rep.
the 30th district of New York. We provide constituent
services as related to federal services. Interns attend committee
hearings, brief staff members, conduct tours of the capitol,
provide general clerical assistance. Intern needs good time
management a good sense of humor!
U.S. Conference of Mayors—The United States Conference of Mayors is the official
nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or
more. There are about 1,100 such cities in the country today. Each
city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected
official, the mayor. Intern will be involved in a variety of
issues and projects.
||Northern Ireland Bureau—The intern will assist the diplomatic staff
in an embassy-type role. He/she will prepare papers, organize
functions, and must feel comfortable among diplomatic
professionals and senior U.S. officers.The work will be in a new
unit that represents a new beginning for Northern Ireland in a
Rep. James Walsh—Rep.
From New York. Interns will respond to constituent requests,
assist the member on specific projects, attend briefings and
hearings. We are open to intern’s interests—we have a learning
process with everyone.
(Class of 2000)
Street Law, Inc.--Street Law is practical,
participatory education about law, democracy and human rights.
Through its philosophy and programs, Street Law empowers people to
transform democratic ideals into citizen action.
John Mackell (Class of 2000)
Women and the Economy Program—dedicated to advancing a
women-led economic agenda for America based on women’s economic
strength and potential. CPA is a non-profit voice for progressive
policy across all 50 states, a non-partisan think-tank.. Intern
needs excellent research, written and verbal skills.
Kathryn Walls (Class of 2000)
Environmental Protection Agency—our part of EPA surveys nearly 20,000 companies that
generate, treat or transport hazardous waste. An intern would be
assigned to a specific report or publication and might be asked to
help research new desktop analytical software. Interns are
encouraged to "shadow" senior staff.
Sabrina McCarron (Class of 2000)
Rep. Donald Payne—Rep.
from New Jersey, works on education and the workforce and
elected Senator from New York. (New this year.)
from Massachusetts. Everyone on staff assists the Congressman with
his legislative agendas. Interns will assist with researching
legislation, attending committee meetings, conducting capitol
tours, answering phones and general errands.
Brenda McConville (Class of 2000)
Chris Dodd—Sen. From
Connecticut, for over 20 years a champion of issues affecting
children and families. His role on Senate Foreign relations
committee focuses on Latin America, Cuba and Northern Ireland.
Intern will work with legislative staff on research on bills,
drafting correspondence, responding to constituents.
Helen Morrison (Class of 2000)
Rep. John Dingell—Representative
from Michigan. Intern would do administrative work such as opening
mail, answering phones; legislative work such as writing
constituent letters, attending briefings and press work such as
writing press releases.
Education Office of Non-public Education—a liaison to the private school community
in the U.S. Intern will be involved in activities like researching
a topic of importance to private schools, assisting with planning
our annual conference, crafting responses to letters, attending
meetings. (New Administration, new staff.)
Niamh McCourt (Class of 2000)
||Project Children Office—"Project Children
takes away a generation of despair and builds a new experience of
hope, healing and reconciliation - one child at a time....."
Emma Gibney (Class of 2000)
||Doug Duncan Montgomery Co. Ex.—elected head of the executive branch of
local county of 850,000 population. Intern will work with
community outreach and with staff on community related projects.
Intern will get a close look at some of the functions of local
(Class of 2000)
AFL-CIO—American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial
of U.S. labor organizations. Intern will work in department of
field mobilization involved in activities of labor organizations
around the country. Intern will gain broad experience in all
aspects of the organization. (New this year.)
Rep. Joe Crowley—Representative from New York. Interns attend hearings,
research, attend briefings, write constituent mail and general
office assistance. Need great interpersonal skills.
(Class of 2000)
||Battelle—a non-profit research company that also operates 4 labs
for the Dept. of Energy. Intern will work in External Relations
office and will attend and write reports on Congressional
hearings, press briefings, etc. Interns are treated as full
members of our staff. (New this year.)
Energy, Gen. Counsel—Gen.
Counsel is chief legal office for the U.S. Dept. of Energy. (A
wide range of opportunity is available here—this is a new staff
with the new administration, so the intern can shape own
experience. Enthusiastic about getting an intern.)
John Devaney (Class of 2000)
national public opinion polling firm for a variety of clients from
labor unions to NBC news. The office is so dynamic, there is
always something to do. We offer interns an inside view of survey
research, especially as it pertains to American political
campaigns and public and media relations.
Colin Riordan (Class of 2000)
Veterans of America Foundation Communications Dept.—Focus on public education. Our mission is to
spread info about landmines and their destruction. Intern would
assist spokesperson in gathering info, create fact sheets, handle
media inquiries. Enthusiasm, belief in human rights. (New this
International Finance Corp. IFC—the private sector investment arm of the World Bank,
promoting private sector investment in developing countries.
Intern would assist in preparation of annual report. He/she will
learn about our investment activities throughout the world and
gain exposure to the political issues.
Paddy Graham (Class of 2000)
||Teleglobe—Telecommunications company that provides
voice, video and data services to businesses. Intern will work
with the Product Director on systems engineering, program and
product management, marketing and development. (New this year.)
Peter King—a member of
the House of Representatives from NY in his 5th term.
Interns are exposed to a number of great experiences! They can
attend hearings, press conferences, see congress in action.
Interns in writing letters to constituents, attend hearings,
assist with filing, etc.
(Class of 2000)
||Coalition to Stop Gun Violence—a national grass-roots organization
fostering national and local action to stop gun violence. Intern
would assist staff in monitoring legislation, developing lobbying
materials, conduct research, help organize events. It is a great
opportunity to see the inner workings of grassroots lobbying in
Jonathan Kerr (Class of 2000)
||Young Leaders Office
Rep. Ed Markey—Rep.
from Massachusetts. Office responds to constituent needs, and
interns will assist in office and admin., attend hearings, prepare
briefings, answer phones.
Ruairi Macdonald (Class of 2000)
office helps build relations and partnerships with other
organizations. We allow our intern to take their interests and
needs and let them for a project on their own. Interns in our
office are part of our team and have the opportunity to
participate more than most other positions.
Jennifer Hampton (Class of 2000)