Communications Intern

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Northampton, MA

RepresentUs is seeking qualified candidates for a Communications Internship in our Northampton, MA office. As a Communications Intern, you’ll play a direct role in the day-to-day work of the Communications team for our national campaign and build a skillset essential for any communications professional in the nonprofit or political fields.

About You

  • You’re motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • You’re organized and stay on top of multiple priorities and complex projects
  • You’re technologically proficient and able to learn to navigate a media database with minimal supervision
  • You’re innovative and enjoy solving problems and finding new ways of doing things
  • You’re able to demonstrate excellent proofreading and editing skills

What you’ll be doing

  • Assisting the Communications team with drafting press releases, developing media contact lists, and doing outreach to journalists and news outlets
  • Improving and implementing a system for tracking incoming press hits
  • Researching corruption stories in target locations to support our Digital and Communications teams
  • Coordinating with our Campaign team to support our grassroots organizing efforts
  • Assisting in creative projects like video launches, event planning, content creation for social media, and digital storytelling campaigns

Internship dates

  • The internship will run February 10 – May 1, 2020.
  • Applications are due no later than December 20, 2019​.

How to apply

Please be sure to attach all requested materials. Due to the volume of applications, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Personal Statement / Letter of Interest
Tell us about yourself and why you are applying to the RepresentUs internship program. Please craft and attach a detailed 1-2 page statement describing the following:

  • How did you hear about RepresentUs and this internship program?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Why do you want to work at RepresentUs?
  • What special skills do you bring to the table?
  • What social issues are you most passionate about, and how do they connect to the mission of RepresentUs?
  • What are you hoping to get out of the internship? (What skills are you looking to acquire? What are you hoping to learn?)

Resume
List and briefly describe:

  • Past work, internship, or volunteer experiences. Name the organizations where you worked and the dates of employment. Also include a short description of your work.
  • Any other training, academic, extracurricular, or study abroad experiences that may be relevant to your application.
  • Your relevant skills and interests. This may include: research skills, writing ability, film/video proficiency, political involvement, graphic design, experience with specific software, etc.

Recent Writing Sample
Please provide a recent writing sample that exemplifies your voice and style and gives us a sense of your ability as a writer. This may be in any format that you believe may be relevant to the internship, for example a research paper, an essay for class, an op-ed, a press release, creative writing, etc. Material on politics or current events is a plus, but not required. We suggest no more than 5 pages.

 

Thank you for your interest in RepresentUs and our internship program!