Commercial Alert Campaign and Research SPRING Internship

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Public Citizen
1600 20th St NW
Washington, DC
Posted: October 11 2016
Application Deadline: January 13, 2017
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 01/16/17 — 05/19/17 (Flexible)

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Description

Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with over 400,000 members and activists. Commercial Alert became a project of Public Citizen in 2011.

Commercial Alert’s mission is to keep the commercial culture within its proper sphere and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family, community, environmental integrity and democracy. Current campaign initiatives include: protecting consumers from misleading advertising on social media platforms, eliminating infant formula marketing from hospitals, and keeping national parks commercial-free.
For more information about Commercial Alert, visit www.commercialalert.org.

We are seeking motivated individuals passionate about protecting children and families from excessive and unethical marketing tactics. Interns will work with the Campaign Coordinator to fulfill Commercial Alert’s mission and will have the opportunity to learn how to develop successful campaign strategies and targeted research methods.

Responsibilities

Interns will have a varied and interesting range of assignments. Key components of the internship are to provide assistance to the Campaign Coordinator with various tasks including:
• Researching marketing policies and relevant background information
• Identifying current events related to commercialism
• Assisting with the development of creative campaign actions
• Assisting with the development of press releases and social media content

Requirements

• Strong commitment to public advocacy and a passion for protecting children from commercialism and exploitation
• Outstanding research skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word is necessary
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Creativity in working on a small team to develop solutions to complex political and social problems
• Interest in public health is a plus

Skills

Required - Academic Research, Microsoft
Preferred - Campaign Development, Public Policy, Public Health, Investigative Research, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Affairs, Journalism, Communicating

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