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The Office of Jeremy Rifkin offers internships in the Washington, DC area for individuals with interest in working for a progressive public policy organization focusing on emerging trends in science and technology and their impacts on the environment, the economy, culture and society. We generally admit 1-2 individuals for unpaid internships lasting approximately 3-4 months, beginning in January, May, and September. College credit can be arranged.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern will work with President and other staff members to gain valuable experience in a number of different areas:

  • Research for public policy initiatives, book project, and current events
  • Making phone calls for networking
  • Preparation and editing of print materials
  • Managing research files and creating electronic databases
  • Creating and distributing campaign materials
  • Office administration
  • Communicating with relevant constituencies regarding policy activities


Excellent verbal and written communication skills; superior organization and attention to detail; ability to work independently or with direction; familiarity with Microsoft Office software.

College student or recent graduate with a commitment to public interest preferred.

The internship is available full-time (9:00am-5:00pm) or part-time, with a minimum of 20 hours per week commitment.

The internship is unpaid, however transportation costs in the greater DC area will be covered.

To Apply

If you are cause-driven, have an interest in putting your thumbprint on some of the key issues of our time, managing a public policy organization, and building your global professional network, please send your resume and a cover letter that includes your salary history and requirements to:


Daniel Christensen
Chief of Staff

By Mail

Office of Jeremy Rifkin
The Foundation on Economic Trends
4520 East West Highway
Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814

By Fax
(301) 654-0208



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Office of Jeremy Rifkin
4520 East West Highway, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel (301) 656-6272 Fax (301) 654-0208