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Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship: 9/11 Memorial & Museum - Government & Community Affairs Intern

Organization Name: 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Internship Role: Government & Community Affairs Intern
Location: 200 Liberty St., New York, NY 10281
On-site/ Hybrid/Remote: Hybrid (Mostly Remote)
Length of Internship: 35hrs/week for 8 weeks (280 hours total)
Compensation: $16.00/hour - total of $4,480.00

About the Organization
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center bears solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. Respecting this site, made sacred through loss, the Memorial & Museum remembers and honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who manifested extraordinary compassion and leadership in the wake of the attacks. Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Memorial & Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life. 

Government & Community Affairs Intern, 9/11 Memorial & Museum:
The Government & Community Affairs department works directly with the 9/11 stakeholder community, including 9/11 family members, rescue and recovery workers and the first responder community, through diverse forms of outreach, events and engagements. The team also develops relationships with Military & Veteran communities and Government agencies to further our mission. The intern will work to support this work and is expected to work closely on the following projects:

• 20th Anniversary Commemoration Planning: Support the department in all aspects of planning the 20the Anniversary of September 11, 2001, including community outreach and event planning.

• Survivor Tree Seedling Community Research: Every year on September 12, the 9/11Memorial announces three communities from around the world that overcome devastation and have begun the rebuilding process. Their resiliency embodies the spirit of the Memorial’s own Survivor Tree. The Intern will be integral in compiling in-depth research of qualifying communities; make recommendations, and coordinate outreach for prospective communities.

• Visionary Network: Assist in expanding and implementing events and marketing materials for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Visionary Network, a group of people between the ages of 21 and 45 who through acts of advocacy, commemoration, and engagement, seek to deepen their connection to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and to ensure that their generation and future generations remember 9/11 and its aftermath.

• Military & Veteran Community Outreach: The 9/11 Memorial strives to deepen its relationship with the veteran and military community. Working with government agencies, non-profit organizations and local military branches, the Intern will create a robust outreach plan to engage with this community.

• Museum VIP Visits: Support the planning and implementing of VIP events and visits, compiling background research in advance as well as producing and distributing full briefings;

• Administrative support: Monitor inquiries from key stakeholders that come through multiple public-facing communication outlets, logistical support for events, project research

Preferred Skills:
Applicants interested in filling this internship position should possess the following:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Familiarity with relevant computer programs, including Microsoft Office suite.
• Demonstrated research skills and organizational skills.

The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills is highly organized and eager to learn and contribute to the mission and goal of our organization. A student currently pursuing a major in political science or a future career in government or public service may find this experience to be very rewarding.