2023 Intern - Digital Communications

Washington, DC
Internship
Education
Student (College)

Do you enjoy making complex ideas accessible to a more general audience? Do you love the challenge of developing engaging messaging and exploring new ways of sharing content online? Do you want to raise the public profile of education issues that are at the forefront of the national policy debate? If you answer yes to any of these questions, this communications internship opportunity with the Education Policy Program at New America (EPP) may be a good fit for you. This position allows you to work on many issues from early and elementary education through workforce development and adult learning.

The EPP intern is responsible for assisting in the development of communications activities to raise the public profile of the Education Policy Program, its work, and its staff using a variety of media tactics and channels.

This position can be remote or based in Washington, DC. The internship runs for six months (January-June) and can possibly be extended based on performance. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the communications manager with the creation of communications plans, media lists, pitches, and press releases for programs studying a variety of timely education policy issues
  • Assist in the management of EPP’s social media accounts, including creating, scheduling, and posting of content as well as live tweeting events
  • Monitor press coverage of New America, and assist in capturing all media mentions in Salesforce database
  • Conduct research and analytics projects to help New America assess its impact
  • Update and ensure consistent quality of content posted to the New America website
  • Provide as-needed staffing support to education policy events
  • Undertake various short research and writing projects, and light administrative duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Interest or relevant experience in journalism or public relations and marketing experience strongly preferred;
  • Strong narrative writing skills and able to synthesize longer texts into social media-length posts;
  • Experience or interest in managing and monitoring social media accounts for an organization;
  • Ability to take initiative and to collaborate and communicate effectively in a remote team;
  • Excellent time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with ability to creatively problem solve under pressure and anticipate needs;
  • Familiarity with collaborative platforms for scheduling, document sharing, and task management;
  • Experience working with WordPress, HTML, and other online publishing applications preferred;

How to Apply

Submit a resume, and either a writing sample (no more than three pages) OR an example of a social media campaign that you led, explaining the goal, the approach, and the outcome. Please do not submit a cover letter. They will not be reviewed.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible

Please no phone calls and no emails

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. This is a bargaining unit position.

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