Summer 2017 Communications and Marketing Intern
Summer 2017 Internship Program with IWPR
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. Throughout this 10 week internship program, our interns will learn about the fundamentals of the non-profit sector, grow in their professional development, and gain insight into policy research on various intersectional issues that impact women's economic justice. IWPR interns work closely with staff and assist in a number of activities—including providing research, outreach, and administrative support—to help further IWPR's mission and goals.
During the 2017 summer program, IWPR will offer internships in three areas: Research, Communications and Marketing, and Accounting. Summer interns work full-time (40 hours/week) for 10 weeks, usually from early June to August (start and end dates are relatively flexible). Summer interns are paid an hourly wage.
We welcome all interested applicants, including international students and college students of all levels and majors, to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer, and we consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
While the internship will be an opportunity for professional development, applicants should consider the following general requirements:
- A passion for women's issues and economic justice
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Good computer skills
- Prior office experience is desirable, as interns are responsible for a minimal amount of general office work (e.g. answering phones, photocopying, filing, and maintaining the library)
Communications and Marketing Internship
Interns will provide administrative and editorial support to the communications team. Duties include: assisting with proofreading; distributing e-newsletters and new releases; updating IWPR blogs and social media; building media lists and managing databases; tracking news clips; assisting with layout and design of IWPR products; answering phones; and filing.
Interns will help the development team with direct mail, grant-management, funder research, and other elements of nonprofit fundraising. IWPR receives support from foundations and government agencies, as well as individual and organizational supporters.
- Creative, innovative, and detail-oriented individual
- Good writing and computer skills
- Proficiency in social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
- Interest in web design and maintenance a plus
- Interest in fundraising and nonprofit management.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and prior experience with fundraising at any level is desirable, but not required.
- Prior experience with donor databases such as[[http:Salesforce.com|Salesforce.com]] is a plus.