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Communications Intern

Start date: 01/09/2023(flexible)Duration: 51 Weeks
Unpaid Internship15 - 20 hrs/wk

a year ago


With a diverse client list, our interns get broad exposure to New York City politics, you will be working alongside our Director of Communications. This is a great opportunity for undergrads and recent grads to gain experience in political communications. Some responsibilities consist of:

-Maintain social media presence on all relevant platforms for the company and clients

-Search and compile daily media client clips


-Provide general support to communications director and other team members

-Organize and update our press contact lists

-OpEd and Press Release drafting

-Some administrative duties 

Number of positions available



-Students in communications, marketing, or related fields preferred. Political Science and English also accepted.

-Solid experience with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), Hootsuite a plus. 

-Strong writing skills

-Knowledgeable about city and state politics in New York

-Creative and innovative thinking 

-Motivated self-starter

-Attention to details and research skills

-Proficient in MS Office Programs and Google Docs, Sheets

-Ideally has previous experience in social media or PR (but not mandatory)

-15-20 hours a week

About The Advance Group

The Advance Group is a leading progressive firm in New York. Our political consultants work on a variety of accounts, from elected officials, to labor unions and non-profits, and even corporate entities. Our firm specializes in a variety of areas including fundraising, grassroots mobilization, lobbying, communications and design work.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    public relations
    drafting press releases
    twitter marketing
    social media

Skills you'll learn in this internship


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What happens after you send in your application?

The Advance Group is actively interviewing now. We asked The Advance Group what they would do if an applicant does not move forward in the hiring process, and this is what they said: “A phone call explaining why, though I will tell people on the call if I do not believe they are a good fit.”

The Advance Group also indicates this role is likely to convert to full-time.

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That get hired for this type of internship

  • Communication19%

  • Marketing12%

  • Advertising7%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric5%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations5%

  • 325 other majors49%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • NBC Universal
  • Target
  • Nordstrom
  • Edelman
  • US Congress


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