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AID Announces Issues Analysts Positions

Are you a student writer/activist concerned with global health? Looking for a new beat? Look no further! Americans for Informed Democracy is recruiting student Issue Analysts to monitor and analyze each of the following issues: sexual and reproductive health, malaria, gender, human rights, and HIV/AIDS. One to three analysts will be recruited for each of the issues above.

And remember, applications are also being accepted for Issue Analysts covering the following issues: water, food sovereignty/agriculture, climate change, oil dependence, nuclear non-proliferation, US engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq, US-Muslim relations, US foreign assistance, and the international financial architecture (G8, World Bank, etc.).

Our vision is that every young person in the United States exercises their power to bring about a peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world. We educate, cultivate and mobilize a network of young people in the US to take informed action around our individual and collective roles as global citizens.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor key conversations around the issue, in the media, on listserves, on campus and in the classroom
  • Contribute thoughtful analysis of current debates and their relevance to students in the form of blog posts, video blogs, video essays, etc., to be featured on our website at least twice/month. AIDemocracy staff will help suggest topics to cover
  • Respond to breaking news, serving as a “rapid responder” on critical and timely issues
  • Join debates on the issue taking place online, in print media and elsewhere. This might involve writing op-eds or letters-to-the-editor in newspapers, commenting on blogs or videos, etc.
  • Write at least one article to be featured in an AIDemocracy student journal or other outlets

Skills and qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity with the issue, through coursework, advocacy, volunteering or otherwise. Additional issue training provided!
  • Excellent writing skills, and the ability to write for a variety of formats: blogs, journals, newspapers, etc. Additional writing training provided!
  • Interest in youth engagement on the issues
  • Ability to work independently

You’ll like this position if you:

  • Follow news and debates around these issues
  • Enjoy analyzing issues
  • Like talking to others about issues you care about

Skills you’ll gain:

  • Issue/policy analysis
  • Writing
  • Blogging / Videoblogging
  • Media: new and print media
  • AIDemocracy will offer support and training to Issue Analysts throughout the year, and Analysts will have priority access to regional and national network events

This is a virtual position that can be performed from anywhere. This is a part-time opportunity (approximately 2-3 hours/week). This is an unpaid position, although Issue Analysts will receive numerous training and publication opportunities.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for the position to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Put the issue you’d like to cover in the email subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Analysts should start by mid-September. Visit our website.

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