CCAS Office of the Dean

CCAS Office of the Dean
ID
1011
Category
Other
Posted Date
Sep 10, 2013
Description
CCAS Office of the Dean is looking for a junior or senior who has production
experience to make a short video about internship opportunities in the DC area.
Ideally, the student will have gone through the process of finding an internship in DC
so he/she knows what’s involved.
This opportunity will, similarly, be an internship. Depending on how much time the
student wants to put towards the effort will determine the number of credits he/she
will receive. This internship will be a real hands-on experience – interviewing GW
students and staff, going to various sites, etc. If possible, the student will begin the
internship this fall and hopefully complete it before the end of the semester. However,
since there is no real deadline to complete the project, if the student wishes to make
this a project continuing into the spring (for additional credit), that is an option as well.
The Documentary Center will be hosting the internship and will act as the interface
with Abbie Weiner, Undergraduate Senior Academic Advisor and Internship
Coordinator. Interested students should contact Nina Seavey, Director of the
Documentary Center, at [email protected] with a resume and a cover letter stating
why you would be the ideal candidate for this opportunity.
Organization
CCAS Office of the Dean
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Nina Seavey
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
The Laura Ingraham Show
ID
1010
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Sep 10, 2013
Description
One of the most influential and popular radio shows in America is seeking sharp
interns for a demanding, fast-paced, daily media environment.
The Laura Ingraham Show is heard in some 300 markets nationwide and features
guest commentary from the best minds in politics, journalism, and the entertainment
world. We seek energetic, politically and culturally aware individuals to assist in
research, guest booking, production, audio and video editing, and website
management. Media experience is a plus, but is not required. Flexible hours and
college credit available!
If interested, please email resume, a brief cover note, and availability to
[email protected]
Organization
The Laura Ingraham Show
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Inform
ID
1009
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Sep 10, 2013
Description
Inform, Global Integrated Communications (www.informtheagency.com), has an
immediate need for an intern. The person(s) will learn all aspects of PR, with a focus
on advocacy ("Inside the Beltway"), corporate, social responsibility, international
client issues, coalition building, grassroots, integrated communications (PR,
advertising, lobbying), communications strategy, media relations, social media,
advertising, and digital work.
You will work directly with the Managing Director, learning and contributing to our
client's success. This is a hands-on role.
We are seeking a senior-level student who is aggressive, polished, eloquent, a great
writer, and a self-starter, who is driven and won't be deterred by "no". Native
Spanish-speaker is desirable.
We are a growing firm and this may become a full-time position.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Melanie Dougherty Thomas;
[email protected]; 202-390-7887
Organization
Inform
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Melanie Dougherty Thomas
Contact Phone
202-390-7887
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
U.S. PIRG
ID
1007
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Sep 4, 2013
Description
Started in 1984, U.S. PIRG is the federation of State PIRGs. With approximately 400
staff nationwide, 300,000 members, and 100 chapters based on college campuses
across the country, the State PIRGs have been advocating and organizing for public
interest issues for more 30 years. We take on the special interests on issues such as
product safety, political corruption, prescription drugs, and voting rights where these
interests stand in the way of reform and progress. We research problems, write
reports, work with the media, build coalitions, lobby decision-makers, and stand up
for the public interest through grassroots organizing and litigation.
Internship Program Description
U.S. PIRG interns play an integral role in all aspects of our work by actively
participating in policy implementation, organizational strategy, and grassroots
advocacy. This is not a position where you sit on the sidelines fetching coffee for
senior staff—our program emphasizes hands-on training and leadership
development, giving students the opportunity to make a tangible impact on critical
issues while gaining real-world experience that will prepare them for future success.
Each U.S. PIRG internship offers students a structured experience working one-onone with one of U.S. PIRG's staff of advocates or campaign organizers—the intern's
staff mentor. Interns learn basic skills that allow them to analyze issues and articulate
solutions to the pressing problems of the day. Interns learn that activism and
participation in the democratic process yield results. Though responsibilities vary,
most internships include:
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Conducting research into critical public policy problems and preparing
investigative reports;
Coordinating media events, assisting in the preparation of news releases
and opinion pieces;
Working with coalition partners and PIRG offices to coordinate grassroots
campaign activities; and
Monitoring the progress of legislation in Congress and the actions of federal
agencies.
Interns may have the opportunity to attend local, regional and national program
briefings and trainings where they learn more about public interest issues and gain
political skills. Throughout the semester, interns also participate in "brown bag lunch"
discussions with leaders within U.S. PIRG and the State PIRGs, as well as leaders
within other organizations. We are looking for someone who is detail orientated,
serious about building their resume and ambitious, is interested in developing social
media and communication skills, and wants to learn about public interest advocacy.
Although U.S. PIRG internships are unpaid, students may be able to receive
academic credit from their college or university.
Campaign Internships- Work closely with one of U.S. PIRG’s issue Advocates to
drive campaign priorities in on one or two specific programmatic areas.
Responsibilities include helping to research and write reports, organize media events,
build national coalitions, and lobby governmental or corporate decision-makers in
support of specific policy proposals. Throughout the internship, you will gain in-depth
knowledge of an issue, develop strong research and campaign skills, and make a
substantive contribution to one of U.S. PIRGs’ priority campaigns. There are
campaign internships available for our program areas in Protecting Democracy, Tax
and Budget, and Safeguarding Public Health.
Our winter campaigns will include:
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Watchdogging the unprecedented amount of corporate cash that flowed into
this year’s election and working to build support for a Constitutional
amendment to get big money out of politics
Closing corporate tax loopholes that increase the tax burden on families and
small businesses
Advocating for corporation transparency and pushing a bill through to end
anonymous shell companies
Working on higher education policies to reduce student loan debt, and
protecting public health by keeping unsafe products off our store shelves.
Qualifications
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Strong writing and analytical skills
The ability to debate and speak persuasively
Enthusiasm for the work
We also expect a typical time requirement of around 10 hours/wk
How To Apply
Interested students should e-mail a compelling cover letter, resume, and short writing
sample (no more than 1 page) to: Ethan Senack; U.S. PIRG Internship Coordinator;
[email protected]
For your writing sample, please write a persuasive essay responding to a recent
article in the news. Select an article that interests you personally. The position you
take should be your personal point of view; please do not play devil's advocate.
It should only take up 30 minutes of your time and should be no more than one page.
If you already have a prepared writing sample under two pages that you feel
accurately reflects your writing ability for this internship, then you may provide this
instead.
Organization
U.S. PIRG
Paid?
No
Hours per week
10
Contact Name
Ethan Senack
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
The Washington Post
ID
1006
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Sep 4, 2013
Description
What makes a great Washington Post intern?
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A. Writing an A1 story about scientists planting false memories in the brains
of mice.
B. Slicing and dicing databases to yield new insights into how a city is
manipulating tax liens
C. Being willing to talk to women who appear to be pregnant for a story
about a woman giving birth on a subway train
D. Having an incredible ability to create animals and plants out of balloons
while dressed as a clown.
E. All of the above.
If you chose E, you are correct and have gotten just a glimpse at the amazing group
of talented young people who made up The Post’s 2013 intern class. (The balloonanimal maker was also one of our most prolific and lyrical writers, but it’s hard
compete with the ability to turn a balloon into a snail in your office!)
Do you know some young journalists who have what it takes to contribute to The
Washington Post newsroom for three months and learn from some of the smartest –
and nicest – people in the business? If so, we hope you’ll let them know that The
Post is accepting applications for our summer 2014 internships through November 4.
In 2013, we had interns work as reporters, photographers, videographers, producers,
graphic artists, copy editors and as part of our social media team. We are looking for
bright, energetic, forward-thinking journalists who will teach us while we’re teaching
them. Everything your students need to know is online at http://intern.washpost.com/.
But here are answers to a few questions you might have off the bat:
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Internships are open to juniors, seniors and graduate students
There is a requirement to have had at least one prior professional news
media job or internships
The internships are paid. In 2013, we paid $750/week.
Organization
The Washington Post
Paid?
Yes
Contact E-Mail
National Geographic
ID
1005
Category
Other
Posted Date
Sep 3, 2013
Description
The National Geographic Books department is looking for an intern for the fall 2013
semester who is interested in learning and gaining experience about photo editing
non-fiction illustrated books. The intern will be exposed to the entire process of book
development from book conception to release. Learning objectives will include
assisting the Photo Editors with photography research and editing for various types of
non-fiction, illustrated books; learning how to contact photographers and order
photographs; learning about rights, permissions, and payment; learn book
presentations; and participating in a variety of meetings. This internship is a fantastic
opportunity to gain insight and actively participate in the world of book publishing
from initial concept to final product.
To apply visit www.nationalgeograpic.com/jobs and see job ID #5735
Organization
National Geographic
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
Reingold LINK
ID
1004
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Sep 3, 2013
Description
Would you like to have an internship where you are given real responsibility? At a
place that will call upon your existing talents while giving you the support and
mentoring you need to develop additional skills? An internship at Reingold LINK may
be just what you’re looking for! We are now accepting applications for 2013/2014
internships.
Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, Reingold LINK is a boutique Washington,
DC consulting and communications firm. We develop cutting-edge strategic
communications, community engagement, social marketing, public relations, and
advertising campaigns, to help our clients translate seemingly insurmountable
challenges into opportunities for local success.
Current clients include major sporting events, educational institutions, government
agencies, associations, small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
This is no ordinary internship. While we may ask you to make a few photocopies, you
will contribute fully as part of our team. You will gain hands-on, meaningful career
skills and work closely with experienced, project managers on client assignments.
Successful candidates will have a great mix of:
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Creativity
Motivation and a strong work ethic
Excellent research and communication skills
Attention to detail
Comfort with deadlines and high-pressure environments
Flexibility and a sense of humor
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Dedication to making a difference on pressing social issues
Interns can work up to 30 hours per week and earn $12 per hour. To apply, please
email resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to [email protected]
Please put “Internship” in the subject line. The cover letter should begin by
completing this sentence: I am the single best person you can hire because…
Reingold LINK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; Veterans are
encouraged to apply. All applicants should carefully review www.reingoldlink.com for
a better understanding of the community-based approach to our work.
Organization
Reingold LINK
Paid?
Yes
Hours per week
30
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
ID
1003
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Sep 3, 2013
Description
The Communications Office of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities informs
state and federal policy debates by disseminating Center reports and analyses to
media. Framing research into a clear message for public consumption is a complex
process. The Communications Intern will assist in all stages of this process,
including, but not limited to, tracking media coverage, updating and maintaining
contact lists, distributing Center publications, occasionally drafting press advisories,
and helping the Center engage in social/new media.
About the Center: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s
premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy
and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
Requirements: Candidates should have a general interest in journalism and/or
communications, good research skills, effective written and verbal communication
skills, the ability to work well independently, and a general understanding of Centerrelated topics.
More about the internship program
Compensation:
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Graduate students receive $10.50 per hour.
Students with a Bachelor's degree receive $9.50 per hour.
Undergraduate students receive $8.50 per hour.
For interns with significant work experience that is relevant to their internship, some
adjustment may be made to these wage levels.
Interns are eligible for 1 personal day and 2 sick days per semester, and health
insurance.
To
find
out
more
please
visit
our
website:
http://www.cbpp.org/jobs/index.cfm?fa=internships
To apply: Email cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and references to
[email protected]
Organization
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Paid?
Yes
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Spectrum
ID
1002
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Sep 3, 2013
Description
Website: www.spectrumscience.com
Position Summary:
Spectrum, a leader in health and science communications, is looking for creative,
outside-the-box thinkers who are either in school for traditional or digital media or are
a post-graduate looking to gain experience in a fast-paced, but highly-rewarding
environment. The ideal candidate will be a hard working, self-motivated individual
with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for all things health care and
communications. He or she will be someone who is capable of meeting deadlines
and practicing time management. Spectrum encourages out of the box thinkers and
creative minds!
This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the Spectrum team and
bring value to our clients, new business prospects and marketing initiatives. Interns
will have the opportunity to learn and gain practical experience of the strategies and
tactics of today’s communications industry, including traditional, digital and social
media platforms.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
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Coordinate and deliver daily media auditing, trafficking and reporting (via
Google, Factiva, Technorati and other tools) to internal and external
audiences.
Serve as a member of agency account teams conducting research, media
audits, writing projects, media/blogger outreach and a range of other tasks.
Support new business efforts through research and other activities using
traditional and digital and social media listening tools and platforms.
Assist with office administrative functions.
Enhance Spectrum’s marketing and promotional activities by writing monthly
posts for The Full Spectrum Blog.
Assist with strategic planning for a variety of client accounts, incorporating
traditional, digital and social media strategies and tactics.
Required Skills:
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Excellent verbal and written communication.
Passion for all things health, science and media.
Eagerness to jump-in on projects where needed, including pitching
media/bloggers, research and writing.
Baseline knowledge and experience with digital platforms such as Twitter,
Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.
Strong attention to detail, dependability and willingness to work to a short
deadline.
Ability to supply account teams with background information and research
on applicable projects, clients, etc.
Ability to multi-task, work individually or in a team atmosphere.
Organizational skills and the ability to handle various projects
simultaneously.
Self-directed, eager to meet and exceed objectives and excited to take on
more responsibility.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Preferred Skills/Experience:
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Knowledge and expertise in research tools including Cision, Factiva and
Lexis Nexis.
An interest and knowledge of healthcare trending topics.
Immersion in digital platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,
YouTube, Wikipedia, RSS, etc.
Knowledge of blogosphere and/or blogging platforms like WordPress.
Experience with development of multi-media content (audio/video
production, HTML, Flash, etc.).
Preferred Program:
Public relations, communications, journalism, new/digital media and/or health-related
studies.
Preferred Status:
Junior or above.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to
stand; walk; sit; use hands to grasp objects; reach with hands and arms; balance,
stoop, kneel, or crouch; speak or listen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
carry up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability
to adjust focus.
Workplace Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather
conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Organization
Spectrum
Paid?
Yes
Contact Name
Kecia Lettington
Contact Phone
202-955-6222
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
American Association for the Advancement of Science
ID
1001
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Sep 3, 2013
Description
The American Association for the Advancement of Science seeks news writers for an
internship program with Science Magazine. Science is accepting applications for a 6month internship, winter-spring 2013. Internship runs from January through June
2014 (application deadline October 10; selection by mid-October).
Major duties and responsibilities:
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Contributing to the magazine and to ScienceNOW, our daily online news
service
Research and write news stories
Assist in production Fill in for absent staffers
Provide help as needed to staff writers and editors
Analyze technical subjects at the frontiers of research
Report, research, write and edit under weekly deadlines
Minimum qualifications:
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Extensive university or college-level training leading to a Bachelor’s degree
or completion of junior year of college-level or university undergraduate
studies
Strong interest and preferably experience in science writing
Scientific background preferred
Additional application instructions:
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Cover letter, along with published writing samples and references, must be
submitted in order to be considered
If writing samples are in Word document form, please submit as a single
document
If the document is too large, or if you have multiple files, please send them
to [email protected]; please include your name and application reference
number to your email
Please
visit
our
job
information
website
http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/employmentataaas/ to get more information, and to
apply to AAAS online.
AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Organization
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Library of Congress, John W. Kluge Center
ID
1000
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 27, 2013
Description
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress would like to offer students
from George Washington an opportunity to intern in a communications and programs
role here at the Center. The Kluge Center is a vibrant scholars center within the
Library of Congress that brings scholars and researchers from around the world to
Washington to utilize the Library's rich resources to pursue their work. The intern
would work alongside our Program Specialist to communicate the Center's message
and programs through our events, fellowship competitions, website, and media--both
traditional and new.
If this is of interest, you can reach Jason Steinhauer via email at [email protected] and via
phone at (202) 707-0213.
Organization
Library of Congress, John W. Kluge Center
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Jason Steinhauer
Contact Phone
202-707-0213
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Celebrity Cause Consulting
ID
999
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 27, 2013
Description
New startup business is looking for a GW student with talents associated with the
design and building of a website and associated media tools (Facebook; Twitter,
etc.). The ideal student is one who is eligible to earn academic credit for the project.
In addition to the design and building of the website, additional suggestions will be
sought regarding URL and web hosting.
Interested students should e-mail [email protected] for more information.
Organization
Celebrity Cause Consulting
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Marie Rudolph
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Feldman Strategies
ID
998
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 27, 2013
Description
Join a fast growing Democratic political consulting firm that has worked on winning
campaigns at the local, state and federal levels in addition to doing work abroad. The
firm prides itself on its hands on approach with clients, focused on developing an
effective message and communication strategy, expanding political networks, and
building high quality events.
Internship Description
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Have a unique opportunity to work directly with the principal of the firm
Have an opportunity to work on assignments for a variety of different clients,
including state-wide campaigns and congressional campaigns
Interns will have draft Memos, conduct research, produce news clips, attend
events on behalf of clients and more
Qualified Candidates
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Self motivated individuals who can work independently
Candidates must be able to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manor
Campaign experience and/or Hill experience is a plus
College Credit is available
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Organization
Feldman Strategies
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
National Restaurant Association
ID
997
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 26, 2013
Description
The National Restaurant Association's Government Affairs team seeks a part-time
intern to work 15-20 hours a week during the fall semester.
Intern duties will include: various tasks for lobbying team, data entry, covering
hearings and conference calls for lobbyists, assistance with nutrition policy work and
federal menu labeling regulation implementation work, identifying relevant hearings
and events, assistance on research projects, and administrative assistance on
political action committee paperwork and other projects as assigned.
Intern will be invited to participate in weekly Government Affairs meetings and other
miscellaneous events.
Our beautiful new office is located just a few blocks from GW's campus.
We are seeking a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in political science,
political communication, political management, government, or a related field.
Working knowledge of legislative process is a must. Interest in nutrition issues is a
plus. A love of restaurants and interest in the hospitality industry is a plus.
Send resume to Sarah Maiellano, Manager, Policy and Coalition Affairs:
[email protected] Include your availability to work during the hours of 9am-
5pm during the fall semester. No calls please.
About us: The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade
association in the world—supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. We
represent and advocate for foodservice industry interests with state, local and
national policymakers—taking on financial and regulatory obstacles before they hit
our members’ bottom line.
Organization
National Restaurant Association
Paid?
No
Hours per week
15-20
Contact Name
Sarah Maiellano
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
ID
996
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 26, 2013
Description
WE ACT for Environmental Justice is a Northern Manhattan community-based
organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people
of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair
environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT’s DC Office
focuses on federal environmental policy on a variety of issues including: toxic
chemicals, climate change, clean air, and working with federal agencies to provide an
environmental justice (EJ) voice in in policy and Administrative decisions.
Interns Duties & Responsibilities
We are looking for a dynamic Environmental Justice Communications & Media
(EJCM) Intern who has interest in helping promote environmental justice work,
marketing and communications for WE ACT’s DC office. The ECJM Intern will work
directly with the Federal Policy Analyst and staff assisting with various projects.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
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Social Media & Website
o Develop a communications and media plan that can be used for
various EJ campaigns
Maintain a presence in social media, including scheduling
Facebook and Twitter updates
o Update website as needed
Publishing
o Assist with researching and gathering information for press
releases
o Draft content for blogs and Letters to the Editor on key issues
o Assist in planning, writing and managing quarterly eNewsletter
o Assist with publishing email blasts
Event planning
o Design flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material for
major events
Outreach
o Assist with written and oral communication to media, general
public, and environmental allies
o Build relationships with local media outlets
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Qualifications
This person should be a competent, detail-oriented individual who is comfortable
taking initiative and has a keen interest in environmental justice. Qualifications
include:
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Demonstrated writing skills
Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Word processing,
PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe)
Some knowledge of environmental issues and/or environmental justice
Ability to communicate, both written and oral, in a professional manner with
press and community contacts
Self-motivated, good organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multi-task and
meet deadlines
Formal training or educational experience (BS, Associates or Masters), or
junior level standing in a current program in Communications/Marketing,
Media, Journalism, English, Public Relations or a similar field.
Have published in various media outlets is a plus
Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms
Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is
a plus
Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus
The intern will report directly to WE ACT’s Federal Policy Analyst. Deadlines for
significant project milestones will be set forth in a project planning timeline, generated
by the Intern and approved by the Federal Policy Analyst.
Hours: 10 to 20 hours per week. Internship will be based in Washington DC. Intern
has the option of working remotely.
Start Date: Immediate
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, 3 - writing samples and a resume via mail or
email(preferred) to: Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome; WE ACT for Environmental
Justice; 50 F Street, NW, 8th Floor; Washington, DC 20001
Or by email to: [email protected]
Subject heading should read ATTN: Environmental Justice Communications and
Media Intern
Calls will not be accepted.
Organization
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Paid?
Yes
Hours per week
10-20
Contact Name
Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
D.C. United
ID
995
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2013
Description
The D.C. United Youth Development PR Intern will assist with all aspects of the
department’s activities and responsibilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited
to:
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Handle Academy update releases and other media collaterals
Pitch and service media interviews with Academy/Pre-Academy coaches and
players
Create and manage United site and platform coverage
Create and monitor Youth Development social channels (e.g. Twitter,
Instagram)
Attend weekly training sessions and camps, as needed
Attend home games and travel periodically with youth teams
The position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as basic
knowledge of managing website content and digital platforms. Evaluation of candidates
is based on two primary elements: writing ability and knowledge of soccer and MLS.
Those with strong knowledge of soccer are encouraged to apply.
Internships are unpaid.
Full-time internship preferred. Please indicate your availability in your cover letter.
Weekend work and some travel may occur.
Spanish proficiency is a bonus, but not required.
Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following
questions:
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YES/NO I have local housing in the Washington, DC metro area.
YES/NO I played soccer growing up.
YES/NO I have at least a basic knowledge of MLS and D.C. United.
Apply
here:
http://mls.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/jobs.cfm/Internships?supcat=162#58292
Organization
D.C. United
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
National Geographic
ID
994
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2013
Description
National Geographic’s Communications department is seeking two interns for fall
2013. The Communications interns will learn day-to-day media relations skills and will
work closely with Communications department staff to help promote all aspects of
National Geographic, including its magazines, programs and products. School credit
is required.
Five Principal Learning Opportunities
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Help with general administrative support of the Communications department
(5% of time)
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Expand knowledge of media research and learn to compile media contact
lists (30% of time)
Learn how to coordinate press mailings and other media outreach (30% of
time)
Learn and expand knowledge of how to draft press materials (pitches,
media advisories, fact sheets) (25% of time)
Exposure to the planning process of National Geographic events, and help
with event support (10% of time)
Related Field of Study Required
Interns must be current college students (juniors and seniors preferred) working
toward a degree in Communications, Media/Public Relations, Journalism or
equivalent.
Additional Knowledge and Skill Requirements (to include software, licenses,
certifications, etc.)
Candidates must be enthusiastic and detail-oriented with strong editing and writing
skills (knowledge of AP style a plus.) He or she must be organized, with the ability to
multi-task under deadlines.
Previous internship experience and knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word are a
plus.
Candidates should have an interest in learning about the Public Relations field.
More information can be found at http://nationalgeographic.com/jobs ID #5683. Send
your resumes and cover letters to Megan Heltzel at [email protected]
Organization
National Geographic
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Megan Heltzel
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Center for Strategic & International Studies
ID
993
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 23, 2013
Description
The iDeas Lab is the multimedia production center within CSIS. The iLab staff
collaborates with CSIS programs to produce TED-style presentations with data
visualization and videos.
Description
Cutting-edge think tank program seeks an intern with editing (video), animating, web
publishing, and photography (still and video) skills. Good writing ability and an
interest in international relations also desired. The intern will have the opportunity to
work on professional projects and gain real-world experience. A strong work ethic
and a positive, can-do attitude are necessary to join a high-energy and creative team.
Responsibilities
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Edit video interviews
Post photographs and videos to website and write brief summaries
Operate video cameras for live webcasts and studio interviews
Data visualization design
Photograph events
Requirements
Students applying for this internship should be multimedia journalism, photography,
animation and special effects, electronic visual arts, web design or visual
communications majors. Basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe
After Effects CS6, Illustrator, or Photoshop CS6 is required.
To access the application, visit http://csis.org/about-us/internships
Organization
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Beverly Kirk
Contact Phone
202-775-3255
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Green Buzz Agency
ID
992
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 21, 2013
Description
Green Buzz Agency translates ideas into effective and entertaining video products
that clearly communicate our customers' messages. Well-known brands trust us for
video production that matches the high standard of their image, while standing out
from their competitors.
Green Buzz Agency has a couple of Fall internship openings in the following fields:
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Marketing
Communications
Media Strategy
Social Media
Each internship is unique and built around the strengths and interests of the
applicant. The intern is expected to commit between 15-20 hours per week. If you are
interested in a Green Buzz Agency internship opportunity please send your resume
to: [email protected] with "Fall Internship" in the subject line.
Green Buzz Agency's new office is a 10 minute walk from the Braddock Road metro
station on the Blue and Yellow metro lines and there is plenty of free parking near the
office. So if they have access to either the Blue or Yellow metro lines, or to a car,
they will have easier access to the office than students who do not.
The internship always start out as unpaid. However, there are opportunities for the
internship to quickly transition from unpaid to paid.
There is no application deadline, we accept interns on a rolling basis.
Organization
Green Buzz Agency
Paid?
No
Hours per week
15-20
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Chords of Courage
ID
991
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 20, 2013
Description
Chords of Courage is a new, nonprofit media company shining a spotlight on the
courageous among us, telling stories through song & video, to transform our
country's conversation from the demoralizing and cynical to the hopeful and
inspirational one song at a time.
We are looking for individuals with an understanding of Social Media Marketing and
PR, and a passion for using the arts to make the world a more positive place. Interns
can be an integral part of our team and will have a wide variety of duties that not only
will help them grow in the Social Media Marketing arena, but will also allow them to
gain valuable experience in one or more of the following areas:
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Enhance web presence – manage social media accounts, work on blogs
and tweets, identifying guest contributors and potential collaborators
Help design/implement media plan including creation of media contacts,
drafting and distributing press releases
Update website, email lists
Scout source material of potential Chords of Courage candidates
Help design editorial calendar
Events and programs: fundraising, song contest
Our interns need to be disciplined, self-motivated, and independent thinkers.
Scheduling will be flexible, but interns will be required to contribute a set number of
hours per week, some in the office some at home. Candidates must be personable,
creative, and able to work with others. This internship is an excellent opportunity to
build your resume and get real-world experience while at the same being introduced
to a wide array of communities such as: business, media and music – and helping to
make a difference.
Office located in Cleveland Park, DC. Travel expenses covered.
Apply to: Caron Dale at [email protected]
Organization
Chords of Courage
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Caron Dale
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
PBS To the Contrary
ID
990
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Aug 20, 2013
Description
To The Contrary has unpaid interns that work with our small, but energetic staff in
Washington. While the internship is unpaid, interns have the opportunity to: interview
Senators, Congresswomen and other prominent female figures; produce videotaped
packages; assist in writing on-air scripts; book panelists and guests; develop show
topics; and help maintain the website. Our interns have strong communications skills,
are willing to work in a small office in downtown Washington, and are able to dedicate
10-15 hours a week. Applications are accepted for the fall/winter, spring and summer
semesters. If interested, please email a resume and letter of introduction to Cari Stein
at [email protected]
We are a 4-person 501-c-3 production company. Yet we have competed against the
commercial networks and bested them in a variety of national media competitions.
We have won coveted "Gracie" awards, Radcliffe College's EMMA award, the
ICI/American University Award for reporting on personal finance, the Radio-TV News
Directors Assocation awared, Associated Press awards, Women in Communications
and other awards for programs we produced on, for example, the female Pharaoh,
Hatshepsut who ruled ancient Egypt; on teen pregnancy prevention programs in
North Carolina; on women-owned businesses, on women and pensions and on
women's health issues.
Organization
PBS To the Contrary
Paid?
No
Hours per week
10-15
Contact Name
Cari Stein
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Gannett Co., Inc.
ID
989
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
Gannett Co., Inc, parent company of 100+ news outlets including USA TODAY, is
offering a public relations internship for Fall 2013 in the corporate communications
office. The internship will allow students to gain exposure to the PR and marketing
industry and will provide a real-world experience that can supplement classroom
studies.
Throughout the course of the internship, the intern will work closely with our PR team
and have the ability to draft press releases and pitches, catalogue media clippings,
write company newsletters and gain valuable insight into the rapid pace of a Fortune
500 company. The intern will also collaborate on Gannett’s social media presence,
including finding and creating intriguing content and facilitating interaction on major
social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
An ideal corporate communications intern candidate for Gannett should be a
passionate, creative and fast-learning undergraduate or graduate student who wishes
to further his/her interests in the communication and public relation fields.
The position is located in our headquarter office in McLean, VA, and is part-time or
full-time.
Ideally, we would like you to work at least 25 hours per week and be able to work in
the office three full days. In order to be considered for this unpaid internship, you
must be able to receive school credit and provide proof of credit.
Requirements:
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•
Graduate
or
undergraduate
student
pursuing
Communications/PR
Outstanding written and verbal communications skills
Ability to multi-task proficiently
Good organizational skills
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
Must receive school credit
Previous internship experience in PR is a plus
a
degree
in
If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit cover letter,
resume and onepage writing sample to [email protected]
Travel stipend included.
Organization
Gannett Co., Inc.
Paid?
No
Hours per week
25
Contact Name
Kimberly Osborne
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Partners of the Americas
ID
988
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
Partners of the Americas is offering three fall internships with our communications
team in social media, video production and graphic design. These are wonderful
opportunities for students and recent graduates to gain experience with a growing
communications unit that will offer an in-depth, hands-on approach in an international
non-profit setting. We do require a 15 hour minimum commitment with the flexibility to
work from home. Apply for all three at www.partners.net/internships.
Partners of the Americas seeks a creative and experienced graphic design intern to
assist its Communications Unit. Communications plays an integral role in supporting
Partners’ 16 programs, 95 chapters, and 6 country affiliates across the Americas. Our
team focuses on branding, media monitoring and evaluation, social media outreach,
website development, fundraising, and strategic planning for the overall mission and
vision of Partners’ 50-year history.
Requirements
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Strong written and oral skills in English (Spanish or Portuguese encouraged)
Some experience with Adobe programs InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
Minimum 15-20 hours per week with flexibility to work from home
Please include your portfolio in your application submission
Key Deliverables
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•
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•
Assist in the development of print materials and products to be sold in our
online store and distributed throughout the Americas
Revise and improve program one-pagers, volunteer profiles
Generate logos for new programs and initiatives
Develop info graphics and other visuals for web and proposal use
Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement
Partners of the Americas seeks an innovative and experienced social media intern to
assist its Communications Unit.
Requirements
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•
•
Strong written and oral skills in English (Spanish or Portuguese encouraged)
Some experience with social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger,
LinkedIn, YouTube)
Minimum 15-20 hours per week with flexibility to work from home
Key Deliverables
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•
Increase Partners’ social media presence on various platforms
Track, analyze, and report social media analytics
Manage Partners’ blog, generate content, and produce the monthly blog
digest
Create social media guidelines for events and staff trainings
Track Partner organizations online and build social media alliances
Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement
Partners of the Americas seeks a creative and experienced video production intern to
assist its Communications Unit.
Requirements
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•
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•
Strong written and oral skills in English (Spanish and Portuguese preferred)
Some experience with video editing (Final Cut, iMovie)
Minimum 15-20 hours per week with flexibility to work from home
Please include your portfolio in your application submission
Key Deliverables
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•
Film and edit reports from the President to the Partners network
Conduct video interviews with Partners’ program participants, volunteers,
and beneficiaries
Update and maintain Partners’ YouTube Channel
Travel to local events to film and interview speakers
Develop self-directed learning goals to measure progress and achievement
Organization
Partners of the Americas
Paid?
No
Hours per week
15-20
Contact E-Mail
SiriusXM
ID
987
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
Our internship program will provide you with an opportunity to combine your hard
earned book learning with some necessary real world experience. SiriusXM offers
one of the most hands-on programs specifically designed to make use of the talent
and motivation in every intern. We offer a multitude of exciting opportunities for our
interns, from the broadcast booth to behind-the-scenes and everything in between.
Our internships are unpaid and for credit only. You will be asked to provide proof of
enrollment at an accredited college or university and documentation that you will
receive credit for the internship. Positions generally require 20-40 hours/week.
Timeline
Our Summer program runs 12 weeks, and the Fall and Spring programs are 15
weeks long. Resumes will be accepted and interviewing will begin 2-3 months prior to
the start of the program.
Summer Program: June – August; recruiting begins in March
Fall Program: September – December; recruiting begins in June
Spring Program: January – May; recruiting begins in October
Required Skills
Each position has different requirements, so please review the job descriptions
carefully and apply to the position(s) that you would like to be considered for. Basic
computer skills, professionalism, a passion for learning and a positive attitude are a
must for anyone being considered.
View
and
apply
for
http://www.siriusxm.com/careers/internships
Organization
SiriusXM
Paid?
No
Hours per week
20-40
Contact E-Mail
Council on Foreign Relations
ID
986
Category
Other
different
internships
here:
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
CFR’s volunteer internships give selected volunteer interns the opportunity to receive
training in the area of foreign policy; as well as skills training in areas such as writing,
research, and program planning.
The Council’s outreach initiative aims to engage an interested and influential group of
Americans from around the country and the world by providing ideas and timely,
clear, and accurate information on key international issues. CFR.org, America’s
foremost Internet resource for foreign policy and national security analysis, is one of
the primary tools for doing so.
The volunteer duties of the intern will include:
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Participation in the day-to-day operations of an online news and analysis
website.
Providing support in editing and production of pieces for the website,
including coding and photo production
Maintenance of must read databases
Assisting with correspondence and transcribing interviews
Assisting with research for interactive multimedia projects
Preferred Qualifications:
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Undergraduate or graduate student focusing on Journalism (must),
International Relations or Political Science (preferred)
Previous administrative, journalism, web, and multimedia experience;
familiarity with online research, and ability to transcribe interviews quickly
Excellent editing and writing skills
Strong attention to detail
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; HTML skills a plus
CFR volunteer internships are unpaid and are filled on a rolling basis.
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit
membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New
York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to
increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S.
foreign policy. CFR’s 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign
policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global
issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy
on its award-winning website, CFR.org.
Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter INCLUDING POSITION NAME,
DAYS AND TIMES AVAILABLE TO WORK to the Human Resource Office at the
above address. The Council on Foreign Relations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Quality, diversity and balance are the key objectives sought by the Council on
Foreign Relations in the composition of its workforce.
Council on Foreign Relations; Human Resources Office; 1777 F St. NW, Washington
DC,20006; FAX +1 202.509.8490; [email protected]
www.cfr.org
Organization
Council on Foreign Relations
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Precision Strategies
ID
984
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
Strategy. Message. Data. Digital. Management.
At PRECISION, we're problem-solving partners. We help clients analyze and
understand their audience. Articulate and amplify their message. Make technology an
ally, not an obstacle. Turn supporters from passive fans to active evangelists for the
client's brand. We specialize in helping companies, causes, and campaigns devise
precisely the right game plan for the brand's success. And then we help our clients
deploy it - online and off.
In reelecting President Barack Obama, Stephanie Cutter, Jen O'Malley Dillon and
Teddy Goff pioneered the politics of precision - building and leading an
unprecedented campaign to understand, reach and connect with more Americans
than ever before.
PRECISION is now accepting applicants for full-time and part-time interns in our
Washington, D.C. office. Our staff will work closely with our interns, exposing them to
high-level work for a broad spectrum of clientele. Interns will be responsible for, but
not limited to, conducting research, helping in communication strategy, supporting
clients, digital outreach and administrative tasks.
Candidates must have exceptional written and verbal communications skills, be able
to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, be comfortable working in both a group and
independently, have strong research skills and demonstrate a strong ability to think
creatively.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and two
writing samples to Lucy Silver ([email protected]) and Thomas Winslow
([email protected]). In your cover letter, please include your dates of
availability. Ideally, all interns would start Tuesday, September 3rd.
Organization
Precision Strategies
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Lucy Silver
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Analytic Services Inc.
ID
982
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
Analytic Services Inc. is looking for an upper level (junior/senior) or graduate intern to
support our growing Corporate Communications and Public Relations team. We are
looking for someone who is interested in gaining exposure to the full range of internal
and external communications activities in a midsize corporation in the government
support domain. This is a paid position.
In this role, you will:
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Work closely with our communications team
Draft press releases and pitches
Help develop corporate website content and maintain dynamic portions of
website
Collaborate on Analytic Services social media presence
Participate in the development of our new intranet site and related materials.
Help coordinate special speaker and roundtable events
Write company internal company announcements
Assist in the development of a corporate branding and style guide
Facilitate development and documentation of corporate communication
processes
Here's what you need:
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Creativity and the ability to learn fast and think on your feet
Passion for furthering your interests in the communication and public
relations fields
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•
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Must be an intermediate and/or advanced user for social media platforms
(Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) & Microsoft Office
Must be currently enrolled as a graduate student pursuing a degree in
Communications/PR
Must be eligible for National security clearance and DHS access.
What would be a plus?
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Previous internship experience in public relations and/or social media
management
Good organizational skills
Experience working in a corporate environment
Successful candidates will have great attention to detail, ability to multitask,
excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with a wide range of
people at different levels.
Here's what we have to offer:
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A fun and dynamic work environment
Mentoring from established company leaders across all disciplines
Tremendous diversity in communications related projects and tasks
Work Location & Schedule
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Internship is based out of our Falls Church, VA Headquarters Office
This is a part-time position for approximately 20 hours/week. Hours and
days are negotiable.
The position will run through the year and is not restricted to the summer.
To Apply:
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•
Forward
a
letter
of
interest,
resume
and
transcript
to
[email protected]
Please put “Corporate Communications/PR Graduate Intern” in the email
subject line.
Note: Since Analytic Services Inc. performs work in the public interest, frequently
involving the use of classified information, you must provide acceptable proof of U.S.
citizenship and must be able to pass a background check for the purpose of obtaining
a National security clearance and DHS access. Applicants who are not US citizens,
or who are otherwise unable to obtain a National security clearance and DHS access
will not be considered.
Organization
Analytic Services Inc.
Paid?
Yes
Hours per week
20
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Office of Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)
ID
981
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
The Office of Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) is seeking a motivated, energetic
and hardworking intern to assist the communications director for the Fall 2013
semester. Responsibilities include: compiling daily press clips, updating press lists,
monitoring media coverage, crafting new media content, and drafting advisories and
releases, in addition to answering phone calls and assisting with constituent mail.
Journalism and communications students are highly encouraged to apply. Interested
candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, dates of availability, and writing
sample of absolutely no more than one page to [email protected]
Organization
Office of Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Paid?
No
Hours per week
20
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Conover + Company Communications
ID
980
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
Conover + Company Communications, Inc. has an immediate internship opening at
our Washington, DC or Westborough, MA office. The position provides a hands-on
learning opportunity for a talented, hard working undergraduate or graduate student
interested in the field of strategic communications, media and public relations,
corporate social responsibility and/or public affairs. Candidates must be highly
motivated, well-organized, excellent writers and capable of working effectively on a
number of time sensitive assignments.
Candidates are expected to have a passion for communications and possess a solid
understanding of the basics of the industry, as demonstrated by coursework,
previous internships, jobs or experience. This internship is designed to provide the
intern with meaningful agency experience, build skills and prepare them for an entrylevel position in the field.
The internship is available full- or part-time (minimum 20 hours/week) with a small
monthly stipend, and will run as agreed until December.
Responsibilities:
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Provide support for client accounts.
Conduct research on company, client and prospective client industry issues
and trends.
Build and maintain databases, including client and issue-specific media
contact lists.
Assist with media relations by researching editorial calendars, identifying
opportunities, monitoring news outlets and collecting clips.
Draft reports, memos, articles, pitches, news releases, fact sheets, meeting
summaries, website content, social media posts and other materials.
Help develop communications plans, corporate social responsibility
campaigns and social media strategies.
Communicate and interact with staff, clients and stakeholders via phone,
email, and at meetings.
Perform miscellaneous account support duties such as activity tracking,
maintaining account files, and assisting with mailings and data entry.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
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•
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Demonstrated interested in communications
Excellent writing and communication skills, strong research skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
Computer literate and able to learn other software programs quickly
Familiarity with major social media platforms
Good organizational skills and attention to detail
To apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter along with a writing sample to
[email protected] Applications will be considered until the
position is filled.
About Us:
We help our clients engage their stakeholders – from the boardroom to Main Street
and Wall Street to the woodlands and parklands to Capitol Hill. We do this by building
relationships, increasing awareness and understanding, enhancing reputation,
advocating for issues, building consensus, and thoughtfully addressing community
questions, concerns and priorities
Our staff of senior experts has decades of experience, and a strong track record of
success, building and leading strategic communications campaigns that move
audiences to action and achieve results. And, they are hands-on – not only
developing strategies, but also putting their years of experience to work for every
day.
Over the past 25 years, we have achieved results for our clients throughout the US
and abroad in a number of industries, ranging from energy and environment to
insurance and healthcare. We foster collaborative relationships with our clients,
understanding that this is the most effective and efficient way to inspire and articulate
new ways of thinking and to build trust.
We are committed to working with individuals and organizations that share our belief
that integrating social responsibility with strategic goals and business operations has
the power to build better, more sustainable companies and communities.
Organization
Conover + Company Communications
Paid?
Yes
Hours per week
20
Contact Name
Minna Lehtinen
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
ID
979
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
The Center on Budget communications office seeks to inform state and federal policy
debates by disseminating Center reports and analyses to the news media. Framing
research into a clear message for public consumption is a complex process. The
communications intern will assist in all stages of this process, including, but not
limited to, tracking media coverage, updating and maintaining contact lists,
distributing Center reports and analyses, occasionally drafting press advisories, and
helping the Center engage in social/new media.
Requirements: Candidates should have a general interest in journalism and/or
communications, good research skills, effective written and verbal communication
skills, the ability to work well independently and a general understanding of Centerrelated topics.
More about the internship program
Compensation
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Doctoral students may receive between $12.50 - $15.50, depending on
progress towards completion of degree requirements, relevant coursework
and research.
Students with a Master’s or Law degree receive $12.50 per hour.
Graduate students receive $10.50 per hour.
Students with a Bachelor's degree receive $9.50 per hour.
Undergraduate students receive $8.50 per hour.
For interns with significant work experience that is relevant to their internship, some
adjustment may be made to these wage levels.
Interns are eligible for 1 personal day and 2 sick days per semester, and health
insurance.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and three references to
[email protected]
To
find
out
more
please
http://www.cbpp.org/jobs/index.cfm?fa=internships
Organization
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Paid?
Yes
Contact Name
Caroline Anderson
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Washington Business Journal
ID
978
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
visit
our
website:
Description
We're looking for a bright up-and-coming journalist to join our ranks here at the
Business Journal for the fall semester.
Our interns do everything from covering press conferences for our website to writing
cover-section features for the print paper. We’ve had interns working anywhere from
two to five days a week, depending on their programs/courseloads, but welcome as
much time as they can give. Interns here have the opportunity to attend our business
events, meet and interview some of the region's most important business people and
work with a young, energized staff that likes to work hard and play hard.
We are also always looking for emerging video journalists to help in the video corner
of the world.
These are unpaid internships, and interns must earn school/program credit for the
semester. That last part is a must.
Our offices are based in Rosslyn and are Metro-accessible.
This is a great opportunity for a budding journalist. Our interns get fantastic hands-on
experience, including plenty of bylines, and learn a ton from some really good people
(and this is from a former TV intern who did plenty of coffee-fetching and copierjockeying in my early days).
To apply, please contact: Vandana Sinha; Assistant Managing Editor; Washington
Business Journal; [email protected]
http://washington.bizjournals.com
Organization
Washington Business Journal
Paid?
No
Hours per week
15-30
Contact Name
Vandana Sinha
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
ERPR Group
ID
977
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
The New York City based company (founded by two GW alumnae) is looking for
hard-working, creative thinkers with interest in learning about media relations and
researching press opportunities. This position will provide interns a unique
opportunity to learn and grow in the PR industry while focusing on a broad range of
industries and clients.
Interns will work directly with ERPR Group’s founders and have the opportunity to
hone their public relations skill set. We are a fast growing business that services
clients in a variety of industries, including: financial services, technology, startups and
fashion. This is an opportunity to learn the ropes of the industry and build a skill set
that can be leveraged for future job opportunities.
Successful candidates will have strong research skills, a strong familiarity with the
media and creative PR ideas. We are looking for interns who are nimble, organized
and out-of-the box thinkers with interest in growing with our company. The position
requires telecommuting 15 hours a week.
Requirements:
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Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-motivated with ability to work independently and as part of a larger
team
Previous experience in creating media lists and drafting internal and client
facing materials
College Juniors and Seniors are preferred
To apply, please email
[email protected]
Organization
ERPR Group
Paid?
No
Hours per week
15
Contact Name
Renee Sieli
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Children’s Defense Fund
ID
976
Category
Political Communication
Cover
Letter
and
Resume
to
Renee
Sieli
at
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2013
Description
The Communications Department develops and articulates key public messaging for
all of CDF’s strategic priorities, campaigns and rapid response needs. The
department is comprised of three basic teams: the Media Relations Team, the Online
Communications Team, and the Publications Team. These teams work together
under the Vice President of Communications and the Deputy Director of
Communications and in close cooperation with all other CDF departments and state
offices to promote CDF’s brand and publicize its priorities through outreach to media,
blogs and online social networks, print and online publications, online advocacy and
email marketing, website content development and other promotional materials.
Interns in this department will assist the Media Relations, Online Communications
and Publications Teams, but are encouraged to indicate a particular area of interest
within those categories if one exists.
Communications Intern assignments include:
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Media monitoring and summarizing relevant news coverage of CDF and
relevant issue areas
Assist with video recording, editing and production
Set up and promotion of press conferences, speeches, Congressional
briefings, and other public events
Assist with drafting media advisories, press releases, pitch calls to media for
events and briefing memos
Research for briefing memos, op-eds and other publications
Assist with online communications and CDF’s social networking sites
Assist with archiving CDF videos from past events and conferences
Helps maintain department financial records, including internal department
financial reimbursements, travel vouchers and contracts with vendors
Applicants should be organized, have strong writing and editing skills, the ability to
multitask, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, familiarity with social
networking sites, good interpersonal skills, and a commitment to CDF’s mission and
work.
Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in communications, journalism or
political science fields will be given highest consideration.
Please send your resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to
[email protected] The subject of your email should be:
COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP. We will contact you if we feel your qualifications
match the needs of our organization.
This is an unpaid internship.
The Children’s Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Organization
Children's Defense Fund
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Faith in Public Life
ID
975
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2013
Description
Faith in Public Life is a strategy center that promotes faith in the public square as a
positive and unifying force for justice, compassion and the common good. FPL has a
strong record of mobilizing and amplifying progressive faith voices in the media,
challenging the narrow agenda of the religious right and building diverse coalitions
with national and state-based partners on moral issues such as health care,
immigration reform and economic justice.
Following the 2004 election, when faith was often hijacked for partisan gain, a diverse
group of 40 religious and social justice leaders founded Faith in Public Life to
advance a positive alternative. Since then, FPL has emerged as the most influential
faith-based organization building this burgeoning movement’s media presence and
capacity, providing strategic assistance to faith-based coalitions, developing creative
online communities and campaigns, and sponsoring groundbreaking opinion
research.
Position Description
Faith in Public Life seeks a Communications and Outreach Intern to work 20 hours a
week to provide support to our programmatic operations. This is an opportunity to
gain communications and outreach experience by working with the leading
organizations in the field of religion and politics.
This internship comes with a travel stipend of $600 per month contingent upon
fulfilling 20 hours per week.
Start date for the fall semester is mid-September.
Responsibilities
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Assist FPL staff in identifying opportunities in the news and political
environment to amplify the message of the faith leaders and organizations
Research different segments of the faith community to identify dynamic faith
leaders working for justice and the common good
Compile press lists and make pitch calls to media outlets
Assist Communications Staff with social media tracking and outreach; assist
Media Relations Associate in tracking media hits
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Assist FPL’s Senior Organizer in conducting outreach to strengthen
relationships with our faith partners and cultivate new partners, generally via
phone calls
Track political developments that relate to FPL’s educational and issue
campaign work
Occasionally attend meetings or events with FPL staff
Other duties as assigned by FPL staff; interns also have the opportunity to
design their own projects as approved and supervised by FPL staff
Job Requirements
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Undergraduate student
Strong research skills, with the ability to take on large projects and see them
through to successful completion
Strong appetite for news, demonstrated interest in the media
Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of current political and policy
issues
Eagerness to engage with constituents both personally and over the phone
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to bring people together around
shared goals
Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faith leaders and/or
communities
Flexibility to adapt as the organization’s tasks and priorities constantly shift
with the political environment
To Apply
Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with
“Internship” in the subject line. Faith in Public Life is an equal opportunity employer.
Organization
Faith in Public Life
Paid?
Yes
Hours per week
20
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Free the Slaves
ID
974
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2013
Description
Free the Slaves (FTS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to ending
modern slavery worldwide. Founded in 2000, FTS partners with grassroots
organizations in six countries to free people from slavery, help them rebuild their
lives, and do what it takes to end slavery in their communities. Current partners
include local anti-slavery organizations in Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Haiti, Brazil, India and Nepal. Informed by on-the-ground work and in-depth research,
we then bring real-world solutions to policymakers and business leaders in the areas
of policy, research, slave-free trade and communications, engage in high-profile
advocacy campaigns on the federal and international level, and share compelling
stories that inspire individuals to act and to build a global movement against slavery.
FTS is headquartered in Washington D.C.
Internship Program Description
The Free the Slaves internship program is a formal effort to develop and train future
leaders of the anti-slavery movement. We seek to provide each participant with
training and hands-on experience in various facets of anti-slavery work. The program
operates out of the Washington, D.C. office of Free the Slaves on a semester
system, with three sessions per year: Spring (January to May), Summer (June to
August), and Fall (September to December). Participants are expected to participate
in an orientation session at the beginning of each semester.
Internships are unpaid but students are often able to arrange academic credit, as
Free the Slaves internships often offer direct exposure to the workings of an
international human rights organization, close supervision by FTS staff, interaction
with other U.S. and international organizations and foreign and domestic government
officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to
federal and international anti-slavery advocacy. Students should check with their
individual academic institutions for requirements.
Communications Internships
The communications department at Free the Slaves is seeking interns to assist our
efforts to communicate that slavery still exists and that FTS is implementing
innovative strategies to end it.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
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Assist in the maintenance and expansion of the FTS presence on social
networks, blogs and our website by creating and posting content (written,
pictorial, graphical, video, etc.) about the work of FTS and the abolition
movement.
Assist in creating organizational collateral for fundraising, advocacy and
outreach.
All interns will assist in answering the phones and other general
administrative and support duties as assigned.
Applicant Requirements
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All applicants must be either currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of,
an accredited college or university as a degree-seeking student.
Successful applicants will have a demonstrated history of excellence in their
studies and will be in pursuit of or a recipient of a degree within the following
fields: journalism, communications, public relations, web development,
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web-based graphic design or a similar discipline.
Applicants wishing to work on design and/or web production projects must
have previous experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or
Dreamweaver.
Applicants wishing to work on content-creation projects must have previous
experience writing/blogging/copywriting and using social networks.
Experience shooting and editing video is a plus.
A demonstrated history of interest and/or involvement in the anti-slavery or
human rights movement is a plus, but is not required.
Applicants must be fluent in English, both written and orally. Additional
language skills may be an advantage -- especially French, Hindi, Swahili,
Nepali, Haitian Creole, Portuguese or Spanish.
Applicants should be well organized, self-motivated and reliable and should
be able to work well both independently and as a part of a team. Successful
candidates will demonstrate a history of accepting direction, taking initiative,
and working well with both supervisors and peers.
Application Directions
Please apply immediately by submitting via e-mail: a cover letter of interest; resume;
a writing sample and/or links to online examples of your work; a list of three
references and/or letters of reference; and a current transcript to:
[email protected] Please use “Web Production Intern: [Your Name]” as the
subject line of your e-mail.
Free the Slaves is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its
hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, seeks a
diverse applicant pool.
Timeline and Application Deadline
These internships will commence in September and end in December. Applications
will be considered on a rolling basis.
Organization
Free the Slaves
Paid?
No
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Grosvenor Literary Agency
ID
973
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2013
Description
Read fiction manuscripts and nonfiction book proposals for local literary agency, The
Grosvenor Literary Agency. Provide thoughtful analysis and comments both orally
and in writing. Scout for new writers on various websites, newspapers and
magazines. Suggest ideas for possible books. Strong analytical skills a must.
Knowledge of HTML A+ useful. A great opportunity for someone who wants to learn
more about what makes good storytelling and the publishing industry. This position is
unpaid. Work from home approximately 5-15 hours per week. Weekly one hour
meeting in person at Metro accessible office in Bethesda.
Agency clients include nationally prominent writers, New York Times bestselling
authors, and Pulitzer Prize-winners, among them Stephen Coonts, Eleanor Clift,
Morton Kondracke, Susan McDougal, Elizabeth Pryor, Aaron Miller, Curtis Wilkie,
and Nina Burleigh. Before becoming an agent, Deborah worked in book publishing as
an acquisitions editor, her best known acquisition being The Hunt for Red October by
Tom Clancy. Agency areas of representation include fiction and nonfiction books in
the areas of narrative nonfiction, history, adventure, politics, current and foreign
affairs, memoir, the environment, the Middle East, the military, science, and the
American South.
Please send resume and cover letter to Berta Treitl at [email protected]
Grosvenor Literary Agency; 4905 Del Ray Avenue, Suite 507; Bethesda, MD 20814
Organization
Grosvenor Literary Agency
Paid?
No
Hours per week
5-15
Contact Name
Berta Treitl
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Efecto Naím
ID
972
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2013
Description
Efecto Naím (www.efectonaim.com) is a weekly Spanish-language TV show hosted
and produced by Moisés Naím. Broadcast in the US and 20 other countries, with an
audience of 30 million viewers, the show includes features about international affairs,
as well as interviews with some of the world’s most powerful and influential people,
including heads of state, academics and entrepreneurs.
We are looking for ambitious, creative individuals that want to be part of a small team
that is looking to re-invent smart Spanish language television.
Interns duties may include conducting research, writing, booking interviews, assisting
during shoots, finding and editing footage, transcription and translation, social media,
and upgrading the website. Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with the
producers of the show and will be able to pitch new ideas and participate in every
aspect of production of the show.
We are looking for applicants with an interest in international affairs, journalism and
TV production. Spanish proficiency and the ability to use Final Cut are highly
preferred but not required.
This position is part time and unpaid.
To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your skills, your resume, and a twopage writing sample and/or reel to Laura Jaramillo at [email protected]
Organization
Efecto Naím
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Laura Jaramillo
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Beekeeper Group
ID
971
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 13, 2013
Description
Beekeeper Group is seeking a paid Research Assistant to work 20- 30 hours in our
DC office (13th and G Streets NW). Applicants must have excellent writing and
research skills, experience using social media, and an interest in public policy and
issue advocacy.
The successful applicant will work directly with Beekeeper partners and client teams
to deliver innovative issue advocacy, community building, and public outreach
campaigns.
Qualifications and Requirements:
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Researching public policy topics
Writing memos, analysis, and case studies
Identifying community stakeholders
Monitoring blogs and social media sources
Reporting on client campaign successes
Strong writing skills required
ABOUT BEEKEEPER GROUP
Beekeeper Group embraces a fresh, community-based approach to cultivate and
grow a client’s hive of supporters. Our model combines trusted advocacy methods
and tools with emerging technologies to realize communications, advocacy, and
organizational goals.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Please send your resume to [email protected] and include three (3) writing
samples and contact information for at least two references.
Organization
Beekeeper Group
Paid?
Yes
Hours per week
20-30
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Aetna
ID
970
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 13, 2013
Description
Internship Position in Government Affairs Department
I. Overview: This position would provide interns with valuable experience with the
operations of a fast paced government affairs office in the midst of the most
sweeping health care reforms ever enacted. Interns will gain experience reading
legislation/regulations, drafting advocacy documents and summarizing key meetings.
Interns also will have exposure to select Capitol Hill hearings, briefings and/or
meetings.
II. Required Skills: The successful candidate will be:
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Expert in desktop software: This individual would be proficient in PowerPoint
and Word. Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Publisher would be helpful.
The successful candidate would be able to quickly produce vividly engaging
presentations and desktop publishing documents.
Able to draft wide range written documents: This individual must be capable
of writing a variety of documents -- including succinct talking points,
advocacy letters, summaries of key meetings/hearings, and research
papers. Timeframes for document production are very short with little
advance notice. Documents must be well researched, persuasive and
accurately proofed.
Capable of editing documents: This position would require a detail oriented
individual to edit documents to identify and correct formatting, grammar,
punctuation, inconsistent usage and other problems in documents. The
individual should be capable of adding and correcting end-notes.
Capable of basic research: This position would be required to research
certain issues on-line, such as locating legislation on Thomas, or key
research studies from the Congressional Budget Office or other well known
research organizations.
Adept at electronic filing and distribution: This position will help assure that
documents are disseminated properly. In addition, this individual would help
maintain an on-line library and tracking system to assure that personnel
have timely and easy access to critical issue documents.
III. Required Characteristics: The successful individual will be:
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An Excellent Writer and Editor: This individual will have strong grammar and
proofing skills. In addition, this individual would be capable of writing clearly
and succinctly.
Proactive: The successful candidate will be a self starter that identifies,
prioritizes, and expeditiously completes critical tasks and projects to achieve
needed objectives.
Accurate and detail oriented: This position requires an individual committed
to assuring the quality and accuracy of written documents, facts and other
data used externally.
Organized and enjoy multiple tasking: This individual must be capable of
juggling multiple projects and shifting timeframes. The successful candidate
will adapt to changing priorities but still bring projects to a timely completion.
Flexible with strong work ethic: Legislative opportunities are time-sensitive
and ever changing. Therefore, the successful candidate would be focused
on working efficiently and effectively to accomplish projects in an
expeditious manner.
IV. Preferred Education and Experience
The preferred candidate would be enrolled in a full time college program.
The intern will be paid $17 per hour, working about 16-20 hours per week.
Please send resume
[email protected]
Organization
Aetna
Paid?
Yes
Hours per week
16-20
Contact Name
Alexis Murray
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
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cover
letter
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[email protected]
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American Correctional Association
ID
968
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2013
Description
Editorial Intern — Periodicals
American Correctional Association
Alexandria, Va.
About Us
ACA is the oldest and largest international corrections association in the world,
serving all disciplines within the corrections profession. We are located in Old Town
Alexandria. For more information about ACA, visit www.aca.org.
We are looking for an intern to work in the Periodicals section of our Publications and
Communications Department, which publishes a magazine, journal and online
newsletter. Internship is unpaid, two days a week (or 15 hours/week). Students can
earn college credit.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate is currently an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in
journalism or English, with an interest in criminal justice/corrections a plus. Must have
excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to write clear and concise
content for professional publications preferred. Knowledge of Associated Press style
desired. Must be able to multitask and work independently.
Responsibilities
Under the direction of other editorial staff, intern will be responsible for various
projects relating to the editing and publishing of the association’s magazine, journal
and newsletter, including: proofreading articles for grammar, punctuation and clarity;
writing occasional columns; monitoring criminal justice-related news outlets; and
updating and maintaining database files. Other administrative projects for the
Publications and Communications Department will be assigned as needed.
To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to Chad Hudnall, managing editor, [email protected],
with “Editorial Intern” in the subject line. If you have a writing sample, you may also
attach it to your email in Microsoft Word format, or provide a link to a website.
Organization
American Correctional Association
Paid?
No
Hours per week
15
Contact Name
Chad Hudnall
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Javelin
ID
967
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2013
Description
DC’s fastest growing communications and digital firm, Javelin is looking to hire a full
or part time intern to join our team for the Fall in our Arlington, VA office. You’ll be
working as part of the team on some exciting projects for our high-profile clients.
Plus, you’ll be working with fun, driven, and above all, talented folks. If you’re looking
for a boring internship, spending three months in a mail room or making coffee, don’t
apply.
We don’t care where you are attending or went to school, but you must be a strong
writer, have a great attitude, exceptional work ethic and the ability to work on a
deadline. Internships can be for credit. Depending on level and experience of
applicant, modest payment or stipend is possible.
Send your resume and a writing sample or examples of social media work you have
done to [email protected]
Internship would start immediately and continue through December.
Organization
Javelin
Paid?
Yes
Contact Name
Lauren Ehrsam
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
Analytic Services Inc.
ID
966
Category
Political Communication
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2013
Description
Corporate Communications/PR Graduate Intern
Analytic Services Inc.
www.anser.org
Analytic Services Inc. is looking for a graduate intern to support our growing
Corporate Communications and Public Relations team. We are looking for someone
who is interested in gaining exposure to the full range of internal and external
communications activities in a midsize corporation in the government support
domain. This is a paid position.
In this role, you will:
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Draft press releases and pitches
Help develop corporate website content and maintain dynamic portions of
website
Collaborate on Analytic Services social media presence
Participate in the development of our new intranet site and related materials.
Help coordinate special speaker and roundtable events
Write company internal company announcements
Assist in the development of a corporate branding and style guide
Facilitate development and documentation of corporate communication
processes
Here's what you need:
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Creativity and the ability to learn fast and think on your feet
Passion for furthering your interests in the communication and public
relations fields
Must be an intermediate and/or advanced user for social media platforms
(Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) & Microsoft Office
Must be currently enrolled as a graduate student pursuing a degree in
Communications/PR
Must be eligible for National security clearance and DHS access.
What would be a plus?
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Previous internship experience in public relations and/or social media
management
Good organizational skills
Experience working in a corporate environment
Successful candidates will have great attention to detail, ability to multitask,
excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with a wide range of
people at different levels.
Here's what we have to offer:
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A fun and dynamic work environment
Mentoring from established company leaders across all disciplines
Tremendous diversity in communications related projects and tasks
Work Location & Schedule
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Internship is based out of our Falls Church, VA Headquarters Office
This is a part-time position for approximately 20 hours/week. Hours and
days are negotiable.
The position will run through the year and is not restricted to the summer.
To Apply:
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interest,
resume
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transcript
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[email protected]
Please put “Corporate Communications/PR Graduate Intern” in the email
subject line.
Note: Since Analytic Services Inc. performs work in the public interest, frequently
involving the use of classified information, you must provide acceptable proof of U.S.
citizenship and must be able to pass a background check for the purpose of obtaining
a National security clearance and DHS access. Applicants who are not US citizens,
or who are otherwise unable to obtain a National security clearance and DHS access
will not be considered.
Organization
Analytic Services Inc.
Paid?
No
Hours per week
20
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
AARP
ID
963
Category
Other
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2013
Description
The Editorial Department of AARP is looking for an intern to work on our integrated
content team. We are looking for a smart, energetic journalist who is comfortable
working on our print, web, digital, blog and social media platforms. Focus is on issues
of interest to the 50+ population. We need someone who is a good writer, an
aggressive reporter, a creative thinker, a fast learner and team player. Competitive
hourly rate. To apply, send resume to [email protected] Make sure to include info
about your availability in terms of days/hours etc.
Organization
AARP
Paid?
Yes
Contact Name
Mary Hickey
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]
The Sports Quotient
ID
961
Category
Journalism
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2013
Description
The Sports Quotient (http://www.thesportsquotient.com) is a fast-growing digitalsports media startup comprised of college students across the nation. We provide a
platform for young, sports writers to capture like-minded readers and attain the
recognition they deserve. We ensure that our writers develop valuable analytical
writing skills, have access to a vast network of sports enthusiasts, and that their
content is viewed by thousands of SQ visitors daily.
Our goal is to have college writers from coast to coast by the end of the summer. Not
only is this a great opportunity for people interested in sports journalism, but a great
resume-builder!
We are also looking to bring on broadcasters, editors, computer programmers, web
designers, mobile app developers, YouTube video compilers, fantasy sports experts,
people to create unique Top 10 lists, people to create Sports IQ quizzes, a newsletter
developer, and people to join our team of "Quick Quotients."
If you, or anyone is interested in joining the SQ team they can contact Molly Owens
at [email protected]
Organization
The Sports Quotient
Paid?
No
Contact Name
Molly Owens
Contact E-Mail
[email protected]