Job Opening: Communications Intern
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 undergraduate students an opportunity to learn first-hand the skills required to succeed in communications for a public interest advocacy organization. Candidates may either secure funding from a public interest sponsor, such as their college/university, or work with their college/university to receive academic credit. Internships may be served during any academic semester.
- 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: Compensation or academic credit is dependent on sponsor.
Hours: 10-20 hours per week
Application Process: To apply, please send a cover letter, 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.