2023 Internship - Digital Communications Intern (May-December, Remote or Hybrid)-(Paid)

Washington, DC
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 communications 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 hybrid based in Washington, DC. 

The internship runs approximately from the end of April through mid-December and can possibly be extended based on performance. The start and end dates are flexible.


  • 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
  • Attending, engaging in, and taking notes at sub-programmatic (internal client) team meetings 
  • 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


  • Excellent writing and communications skills, non-academic writing experience strongly preferred
  • Intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a desire to learn on the job
  • Applied media relations experience, including but not limited to creating media pitches and advisories 
  • Demonstrated interest in policy issues relevant to 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, email marketing, and/or social listening platforms is a plus
  • Technical expertise in areas like graphic design and editing (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva); mapping; data visualizations; or coding (HTML, JavaScript) is also a plus

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 by the end of February or early-March.

Operating status and Vaccine Policy:  New America has made the safety of our staff and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, New America staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. New America will require all staff to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in the DC office. We consider requests for medical or religious accommodations.


  • A hybrid or remote position can work from a non-company location or in an office environment and sit at a desk for extended periods of time and requires dexterity to operate general office equipment;
  • The person in this position will frequently communicate with peers, management, company partners/vendors, and the general public, and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information verbally and in writing; and
  • This position may require frequent walking, bending, kneeling, and standing, and will require sitting for extended periods of time.


  • A hybrid or remote work environment, can be a non-company location or an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

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. 







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