Digital Communications Intern

Washington D.C.
Aug 22, 2018
Sep 12, 2018
Full Time
Job Description Summary:
The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Our Internship will provide an invaluable learning experience for a current student with an interest in marketing and business.

Our intern will learn about traditional and electronic marketing for open access publishing and dissemination in a friendly and innovative environment. Take a look at the website for more information about the broad range of topics and disciplines in science, engineering, and medicine, for which we provide authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy. Join the NASEM email list and check out the NASEM Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media accounts to see how we use email and online platforms to let our audiences know about our work.

The internship is a paid position, part time, at our Keck location in downtown Washington DC starting August/Sept 2018 and ending 12/31/18.
Job Description:

Internship responsibilities include:

  • Data entry and maintaining internal databases
  • Prepares and processes invoice, purchase, and travel vouchers
  • Assist with content creation for our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest accounts
  • Research special projects
  • Participate in marketing campaign development and execution
  • Other marketing duties and assignments as required

The intern will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

About Us

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world. Our work helps shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine. Over many decades we have earned a solid reputation as the nation's premier source of independent, expert advice on scientific, engineering, and medical issues.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to solve problems with supervisory consultation or by following procedures. Ability to prioritize work and the flexibility to change directions as the job dictates. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies' departments through effective communication. Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge. Current enrollment in an undergraduate degree college or university program.

Minimum Experience: None.

Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: None.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Reports to manager/supervisor. Supervisor is available to organize work, set objectives, and to assist in problem resolution.

Work Environment: Office environment, with occasional travel between National Academies' facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.

Any qualification to be considered equivalent, in lieu of stated minimum, requires the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Some functions in this description may be specific to a particular unit of the National Academies and not applicable to other units.

Employee Type:EmployeeScheduled Weekly Hours:20City/State:Washington, District of Columbia

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