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Part-Time Education Policy Program Internship

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 part-time digital communications intern opportunity with the Education Policy Program at New America (EPP) may be good fit for you. This position allows you to work on the many issues from early and elementary education through workforce development and adult learning.

This position will work from our downtown Washington DC office for no more than 20 hours per week (hours are flexible) and is anticipated to begin shortly before Labor Day. Applications will be reviewed by a rolling basis and interested applicants are encouraged to apply before close of business on August 6, 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the communications manager and associate in 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
  • 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:

  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on the job
  • Applied media relations experience and demonstrated interest in policy issues relevant to EPP and New America are preferred
  • Proofreading and copyediting skills
  • Experience or interest in website editing and CMS
  • Strong attention to detail, together with excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Prior experience in Salesforce, Google Analytics, and/or email marketing platforms a plus
  • Some technical expertise—in areas like graphic design and editing (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop); mapping; data visualizations; or coding (HTML, JavaScript)—is a plus

Candidates will be required to submit a resume and a writing sample of no more than two to three pages, preferably demonstrating their ability to distill complex information into something digestible, examples of writing/creating content for social media is also encouraged.

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