As an intern on the communications team, you will be assigned and report to a specific member of the press shop at the American Action Forum. The press team manages the communications presence for the Forum with the goal of engaging the general public, legislative decision makers, and industry leaders in informed policy discussions. The timely nature of the Forum’s research plays a key role in the press and messaging strategies used by the communications team make a key difference.
Typical duties include:
Run a war-room style clipping operation tracking daily relevant press coverage of our groups
Draft press releases, media advisories, tweets and more
Create media monitoring reports of key initiatives we launch
As part of the internship, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Research assistance: Interns will provide research assistance and data collection for their issue area director when in the office
Event attendance: Interns will attend Capitol Hill hearings, private speaker events, and events held by other DC think tanks to analyze and report on the information presented
Forum event support : Interns will help promote, run, and evaluate all Forum events
Semester project : Interns will write a paper on a topic of their choice to be completed by the end of the semester. Issue area directors will assist the interns with their research and writing - the final papers will be published on the Forum’s website.
Hours and Compensation
Interns must be available for 20 to 32 hours per week
Interns will be provided an hourly wage to cover transportation and living expenses
Interns will be responsible for bringing their own computer/equipment Qualifications
Excellent writing ability and communication skills
An interest in the politics and policies of center-right conservatives
Quantitative skills are desired but not required
Please include in your application a preferred start date, resume, cover letter, and writing sample of less than 1,500 words.
Documents must be submitted as a PDF file with the following file name:
Cover Letter: LastName_CL_Press
Writing Sample: LastName_WS_Press
(Example: Jane Doe’s Resume – Doe_Resume_Press)