New America seeks applicants who have a strong interest in communications, public policy, journalism, web content, and analytics for our paid Fall 2018 communications and editorial internship.
The communications and editorial intern will assist our communications and editorial staff in extracting key information from our research and composing communications plans, media pitches, press releases, media lists, and website content. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical and writing skills in their applications and an interest in the public policy issues relevant to New America.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, has excellent writing and verbal skills, and has some experience or interest in public policy, media relations and PR, or journalism. Any prior experience in assembling infographics, data visualizations, social media graphics, or other material that may assist in communicating complex policy ideas is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Submit a cover letter and resume. We are looking for evidence of how you can communicate complex ideas in straightforward, intuitive ways, so include a writing sample and examples of any other previous work that may be relevant to the position (graphics design, visualizations, charts, social media strategies, previous articles written, etc.) Candidates without at least one writing sample will not be considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are recommended. The ideal candidate would be available to start around August 27.
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