Communications Strategy Intern

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Third Way
Connecticut Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid

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Communications Strategy Internship

Third Way’s Communications team is looking for a smart, creative, and enthusiastic person to work side-by-side with Third Way staff to cultivate and maintain strategic relationships with DC decision makers, the national press, and influential thinkers in the policy world. Examples of our impact include:

• Third Way ideas and staff are frequently cited in major news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Roll Call, POLITICO and others;
• Third Way staff is called on to offer commentary & analysis by broadcast media. Our staff is regularly featured on ABC News, CNN, NBC News, CBS News, the BBC, NPR and almost all major cable political programs;
• Events co-hosted and attended by Senate & House leadership, elite media, and leaders in the advocacy community.


Interns are an integral part of our team, and they work on a variety of tasks that are critical to our communications strategy, including:

• Research & Writing: Interns conduct research on media trends, draft text for press releases and talking points, and copyedit a variety of products including infographics, op-eds, reports, and newsletters.
• Social Media: Interns help develop daily content to advance Third Way’s social media and networking presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr;
• Events: Interns assist with the planning and execution of all Third Way program events.
• Relationship Building: Interns maintain the Third Way distribution lists and track our interactions with press using various customer relations management databases


Candidate Requirements:

• Candidates must be a college graduate or graduate student with an interest in and knowledge of the intersection of public policy, national politics, and journalism.
• Research Skills: We’re looking for someone who is a whiz on the Internet—checking quotes, chasing down facts, digging up poll results and election returns, able to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources.
• Administrative skills: Your duties include scheduling, and proofing essays and infographics, so attention to detail is a must;
• Ability to prioritize/handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines;
• Strong computer skills, with excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience using NGPVAN is preferred but not required.

To Apply:

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