Position Summary: Public Knowledge seeks a dynamic self-starter to assist the organization’s communications team with its marketing and communications efforts. Communications internships at Public Knowledge provide students or young professionals an opportunity to learn first-hand the skills required to succeed in communications for a public interest advocacy organization. This internship is a remote, flexible position. Candidates will require a computer/laptop with an internet connection to participate.
- Draft blog posts, a variety of website content (including Issue pages and Take Action pages), fact sheets, marketing emails, social media posts (for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and other content.
- With guidance, shoot and edit video footage to enhance the Public Knowledge website, marketing emails, and social media channels.
- Create and edit graphics to enhance the Public Knowledge website, marketing emails, and social media channels.
- Review and report on web analytics for Public Knowledge websites and social media channels.
- Attend and live-tweet Congressional hearings, FCC Open Meetings, and other relevant events.
- Serve as an editor on blog posts and other digital content as needed.
- Help plan and execute campaigns and participate in coalitions.
- Excellent communications skills, including both oral and written.
- An understanding of social media tools and platforms.
- Ability to translate complex ideas into understandable written and oral statements and messages intended to persuade, influence, or inform others, including public opinion leaders.
- Enthusiasm for the mission of Public Knowledge, public interest advocacy, and technology policy.
- Interest in policymaking and the political process.
- Familiarity with video production and graphic design.
- Knowledge of web analytics and/or CMS and CRM use a plus.
Compensation: If academic credit is not available, Public Knowledge can provide a $1000-per-month stipend.
Hours: 10-20 hours per week
Duration: 3-6 months with the option to extend
Application Process: To apply, please send a cover letter (including your experience and interest in public interest work), resume, transcript (official or unofficial), at least two references who can speak to your substantive work, and a writing sample or excerpt of less than five pages to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.