Communications Intern — Washington, D.C.
Organization: League of Conservation Voters
Job Title: Communications Intern
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours and Compensation: full time and paid (unspecified)
Application Deadline: Jan. 4, 2013
Posted On: Dec. 4, 2012
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies, to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies and to provide the state LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission.
The ideal candidate for this paid internship has a diverse background in communications, strong writing and research skills, an ability to learn new skills quickly, a flair for creativity and a desire to transcend a traditional internship – LCV’s interns make substantial contributions to the day-to-day work of one of Washington’s most influential non-profits.
Intern will assist the Communications Department with press releases, print media research and outreach, and online content.
Intern will produce a daily internal newsletter summarizing national news for staff and may also help write opinion-editorials and coordinate press events and conferences.
Other duties include:
- Draft press releases, op-eds, tipsheets and blog posts;
- Research and compile background materials to support campaign efforts;
- Manage and support content development for LCV’s social media and the LCV website;
- Provide staff with assistance on special media projects;
- Help coordinate media activities on priority issues, including editorial board meetings, events, and report releases.
The Communications intern is also expected to help with minor administrative duties shared by all LCV interns, including covering the front desk a few hours per week.
We are looking for creative and driven individuals. Candidates should possess exceptional communication skills, including strong writing and research skills; strong organizational skills with the ability to manage several tasks at once; and a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Familiarity with the issues of clean energy and global warming is preferred. Writing and editing experience required. Experience with graphic design and/or creating content for social media is preferred.
A working knowledge of various communication tools such as HTML/XHTML/CSS, Adobe Photoshop, podcasts, digital photography, digital videography, and/or video editing is a plus.
How to Apply
Send cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Communications Intern” in the subject line by January 4, 2013. No phone calls please.