Strategic Communications Internship (Paid)
West End Strategy Team is seeking interns for its summer 2017 intern class. West End Strategy Team is a full-service strategic communications firm with offices in Washington and New York. We partner with clients we believe in to achieve results that raise national public awareness, influence policy at all levels, and drive social change. Through smart strategies and extensive relationships with traditional and online media, we secure placements and garner the attention necessary to reach targeted, influential audiences. Then, we leverage the coverage to help our clients spread awareness, reach new audiences, inspire action and raise money. Among the specific areas we work on are message development, media training, social media campaigns, membership recruitment, and public affairs.
Our team works with clients seeking to enhance their influence on issues including social and economic justice, human rights, civil rights, faith-based advocacy and sustainability. What drives us is the fact that our work touches the lives of real people - women and children, racial and religious minorities, people affected by gun violence, immigrants, working families and so many others.
Interns have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working closely with progressive, nonprofit, and international organizations in a professional setting. Responsibilities include writing and editing materials for distribution to the media, drafting opinion pieces, developing social media campaigns, researching client organizations and their issue areas, researching target journalists and compiling media lists, conducting media outreach, aggregating news content, and carrying out various clerical duties. Through this experience, interns will cultivate a working knowledge of highly relevant political and advocacy organizations, the major issues of the day, and the media.
Interns would be required to commit to at least 20 hours/week in the office from May 15-August 25, 2017, with a strong preference for interns who can make a full-time (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm) commitment.
Please email a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and list of 2-3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
West End Strategy Team is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.