Communication Internship & Job Newsletter- Week of February 17th, 2017

Intern of the Week: Jenna Doak

Internship/Job Newsletter 2/17/17


Week of February 17 Internship/Job Postings:

Note: Please make sure to check if these internships/jobs have deadlines or are ongoing by checking the link or with the contact information provided.


>Mother Jones Documentary Film Residence

-If you’re a filmmaker interested in partnering with an innovative newsroom focused on accurate, point-of-view narrative storytelling, the new Mother Jones documentary film residency may be perfect for you.

-This unique program, supported by the Ford Foundation and Just Films, will give an emerging or early-career filmmaker a yearlong opportunity to embed in the newsroom, with a full-time salary and benefits, and the wraparound support of story editors, fact-checkers, social media mavens, and crack lawyers.

-They want this fellowship to be an incubator for diverse new talent, and to expand the pool of artists able to take on the considerable risks of long-term projects.

-Their strong preference is to base this position in their New York bureau, but they’re open to considering the alternatives that accompany the right candidate.

-Interested? The submission deadline is February, 28th 2017. More information to apply can be found here:


>Motivf Corporation

-Strategic Communications Intern

-Digital Media Intern

-For more information on how to apply please contact Jaymes Cloninger at or check out their website


>American Heart Association

-The Arlington Office is currently looking for an intern for the Lawyers Have Heart 10K/5K event in June.

-Please contact Brigitte Keen the Special Events Administrator, with any questions on how to apply. You can reach her at

-For more information about the American Heart Association, check out their website:


>Young Leaders Institute

-Young Leaders Institute is a unique youth leadership platform and network connector designed to empower and equip young people with extraordinary leadership skills to boost their confidence and help put them on a trajectory toward social entrepreneurship and social innovation.  We provide an open, safe environment for students to develop remarkable interpersonal skills and keen critical thinking skills as they focus on their strengths and redirect their talents toward finding their passion, their purpose and their true, best self.  Through introspective, comprehensive trainings and mind-shifting exercises, students are enlightened by their 'elevated consciousness' and walk away with a multitude of tools that will enable them to unleash their greatest potential, as they are inspired to take on new leadership roles.  Students will rise with a new global outlook as they are empowered to become the social innovators and agents of change that will transform their communities and the world around them.

-As we work toward building a more just and inclusive society, Young Leaders Institute is unequivocally committed to ensuring that all youth, including those who live in urban, under-served areas, have an opportunity to be trained and receive equal opportunity and access to the same resources as their affluent contemporaries.  Young Leaders Institute provides a healthy, dynamic network for students to stay connected, long after, as they continue to engage with the trainers, mentors and other like-minded social innovators to become the leaders they are capable of being TODAY!

-Position: Outreach and Social Media Intern

-Description: YLI is seeking an outreach and social media intern to join our marketing team. This is a remote and collaborative internship that will involve working with a team of students/interns to maintain a live and active presence of YLI on various social media platforms. The marketing team will work to establish a strong strategy to maintain a consistent image of YLI with all outgoing messages and ensure their congruence with YLI's mission and values. Our goal is to more effectively document YLI happenings and engage with our targeted audiences to create stronger relationships and trust with the YLI community. We are seeking an intern that is self-motivated, enjoys working in a team, and has a keen interest in youth leadership and social change. Previous experience with social media outreach and marketing is preferred. This internship is not paid, but does provide valuable opportunities for networking and developing strong leadership skills. 

-For more information and related questions please contact:


>Paxton Campus

-Paxton Campus is currently seeking a paid intern from January to June 2017, with possible extension into the summer months.

-Position Description: Communications and Marketing Internship: Paxton Campus seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts on campus. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications and marketing while working for a well-known local nonprofit organization in Loudoun County, VA. The internship is 20 to 40 hours a week, depending on availability; hours would need to be completed onsite at our Leesburg Campus.

-Responsibilities: Update and maintain Paxton Campus’ social media presence, including monitoring, posting, and scheduling updates and current “Happenings” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Updated the organization’s website ( regularly; help improve the mobile-friendly version. Assist in planning, writing and managing email blasts and quarterly newsletter. Design flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing materials. Assist with preparing our 2016 Annual Report. Assist with Event Planning for Annual Meeting and other 50th Anniversary Events for The Arc of Loudon (our nonprofit). Assist with Press Releases and reaching out to local media as Public Relations liaison. Take regular photos around campus to post on various Paxton Campus Facebook pages. Update the organization’s fundraiser website ( regularly, help improve the mobile-friendly version, and post on social media. Prepare end-of-internship report of lessons learned and best practices.

-Qualifications: Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space. Firm grasp of website content management. Knowledge of graphic design is a plus. Completed or working toward a college degree (junior level and up), preferably in a related field (e.g., Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public Relations). Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing. Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work well independently, and within a team. Commitment to cultural sensitivity and respect for differences.

-Start Date: Position is open until filled, (Internship runs January through June 2017)

-To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing or flyer sample to Rachel Roseberry at


>Jus Massage and Skin Holistic Center

-Part-time Front Desk Help

-Job responsibilities include: Answering phone calls, checking clients in and out, making appointments, helping members with special appointment requests, keeping waiting area clean with refreshments. In house laundry, helping massage therapists with turnover of massage beds and responsible for excellent customer service. Perfect candidate must be outgoing, friendly, and have good computer skills.

-If interested call: Birgit Wiley at (703) 968-0369


>Fund For Public Interest

-What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?

-Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.

-We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water.

-You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.

-We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff. You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action… skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.

-And, you’ll make good money.

-Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about? You don’t have to make that choice.

-You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in—all while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.

-This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply today for a summer job with The Fund.

-We will be holding information sessions and interviews on campus on, Tuesday 2/28, Wednesday 3/1, and Thursday 3/2 and want to meet with as many interested students as possible while on campus.

-To apply, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).


>Silverline Communications

-Part-time Intern: Seeking a part-time intern for the 2016 spring semester to support team member’s servicing our growing client base. Our ideal candidate is someone who is proactive, organized, and works well on a team. No prior experience required, but preference will be given to a college concentration in public relations, marketing and journalism.

-To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to

-Responsibilities: Social media and marketing activities for the agency. Researching content for client’s social media accounts. Compiling research for new business opportunities. Managing and monitoring weekly media sweeps. Providing research and reports for a variety of clients across multiple areas. Using industry specific software and compiling research to develop and update media lists.

-Qualified candidates: Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or higher program at an accredited university. Majoring in public relations, marketing or communications or other related discipline. Strong oral and written communication skills. Creative and flexible. Previous internship experience is a plus.

-Details: The position starts immediately through May 1, 2017. The position will be part-time for up to 20 hours per week. Intern will be provided a monthly stipend.

-Assistant Account Executive: Silverline Communications is seeking an Assistant Account Executive to join our team! This is an entry level position for a recent graduate with internships in the area of marketing and communications preferred. Our hire will be an all-around all-star with social media to content development and have an interest in learning all aspects of marketing communications. This is a great position for anyone looking for a company that values all team members and their talents. We are offering competitive compensation and benefits. This position is full-time permanent. Central Tysons Corner location one block from the Spring Hill metro.

-To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to No calls please.

-Logistics/Strategy: Prepare for special events such as launches, trade shows, product/media Administer small projects such as developing short-term action plans, trouble shooting, and execution. Act as liaison and coordinate vendors. Arrange client-related team meetings and conference calls and/or events. Identify speaking opportunities for clients as well as marketing opportunities for the Silverline team.

-Research: Conduct research, analyze findings and identify trends. Prepare background for new business

-Owned Media: Create first drafts of releases, pitch letters, article Prepare, edit and produce activity or scan reports such as news scans, meeting notes, coverage reports, and monthly activity reports.

-Shared/Paid Media: Monitor social accounts across assigned clients. Assist with organizing report details. Create social posts and conduct content research. Schedule release of content across channels. Lean the basics of search and accompanying management and monitoring tools such as Spyfu, Google, etc. Create and manage social ads from drafting to accompanying purchase

-Earned Media: Develop media lists and editorial Build relationships with media at regional and trade outlets. Monitor client/competitor/industry news; identifies related trends

-Client Relationships: Gain understanding of client service norms. Periodic in person meetings and interactions with client at various Act as point person on certain aspects of client business. Send info to client such as news recaps, scans, reports, etc.

-People Management: Help mentor and give daily direction to Interns and AC’s

-Performs additional related duties as required.

-Qualifications Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience. Degree/experience in public relations, communications or related field Concentrated internship in marketing communications may apply toward experience, as can prior business experience in another field. Proven, successful experience handling a variety of press/media calls and social media management. Excellent, professional verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to suggest creative/innovative ideas. Demonstrates creativity in written materials and work experience. Quality and client-service orientation. Demonstrated ability to understand the client’s industry/market and how the client fits into the competitive arena. Well-organized, self-starter who is capable of handling multiple tasks efficiently and effectively. Proven experience organizing tasks and prioritizing responsibilities effectively.


>Whitemane Media

-Motion Graphics Artist: Opening in DC Metro Area (DuPont Circle). We are looking for an exceptional artist with the technical know-how to create great animated graphics and text sequences, to be used in marketing videos (e.g. explainers, tutorials, overviews) for online media. Candidate must have experience using Adobe After Effects for 2D animation, and present a demo reel or provide a list of sample projects along with their application. Experience and Skills: Basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator, knowledge of Autodesk Maya or Cinema 4D is a plus, Bachelor of Arts in Animation, Design, or comparable experience level, familiar with animation principles, motivated with excellent team spirit, ready to collaborate mainly online, great attention to detail, willingness to teach and learn from colleagues, excellent written and oral communication skills.

-About the position: Freelance with flexible hours, available minimum 10 hours per week, hourly compensation will be determined based on skills and experience, option for project-based contract is available.

-To apply please send resume and demo reel (or linked and annotated list of projects) to: with the subject line: “Motion Graphics Artist” or apply here:


>Video Editor

-Looking for someone willing to take ownership of Interview-style recordings, along with corresponding b-roll from multiple sources, and turn the footage into polished, release-ready video content for online media.

-We are looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years of experience editing video in Adobe Premiere. The candidate must present a demo reel or provide a list of sample projects along with their application.

-Experience and Skills: Experience using Adobe Premiere or similar NLE, basic understanding of Adobe Audition, experience using After Effects and Illustrator is a plus, Bachelor of Arts in Video, Film, or comparable experience level, familiar with editing principles and techniques for corporate marketing, proven success in producing engaging content, motivated with excellent team spirit ready to collaborate mainly online, great attention to detail, willingness to teach and learn from colleagues, excellent written and oral communication skills.

-About the Position: Freelance with flexible hours, available minimum 10 per week, hourly compensation will be determined based on skills and experience, option for project-based contract is available

-To apply please send resume and demo reel (or linked and annotated list of projects) to: with subject line: “Video Editor Position” or apply here:


>Associate Producer

-Looking for a candidate willing to lead video production of marketing videos for online media. The candidate must have experience in scriptwriting and editing, and the ability to lead a small team through all steps of production: determine stylistic requirements, plan logistics, schedule shoots, review cuts, and ensure deadline are met.

-Experience and Skills: Excellent organization and time management skills, experienced in all steps of the video production process, Bachelor of Arts in Video, Film, or comparable experience level, good eye for graphic design and video aesthetics to match a story mood, motivated with excellent team spirit ready to collaborate mainly online, great attention to detail, willingness to teach and learn from colleagues, excellent written and oral communication skills.

-About the Position: Freelance with flexible hours, available minimum of 10 hours per week, hourly compensation will be determined based on skills and experience, option to turn into full-time position after three months.

-To apply please send resume and demo reel (or linked and annotated list of projects) to: with the subject line: “Associate Producer” or apply here:


>K12 Corporate Communications

-Social Media Intern

-SUMMARY: The Social Media Intern will be responsible for creating and maintaining a strong social media presence that supports K12’s public relations efforts. We’re looking for someone who is obsessed with social media and is capable of supporting social media campaigns that help showcase students, families, teachers and schools that participate in online education programs with K12. The successful candidate will be a creative, inspiring writer who is adept at multiple social media platforms, attentive to detail, highly organized and can work under pressure.  Functions will include but not be limited to: Support the design and execution of social media public relations campaigns, from the initial planning stages through to final reporting. Execute social media posting and create content with the assistance of the Public Relations team. Compile statistics and develop weekly reporting on success of campaigns. Work with the team to promote K12 partner schools on social media networks, blogs.  Engage with our social communities, replying to comments and starting conversations as required. Write, edit, generate ideas and develop content on a variety of topics to drive ongoing conversation in social media for K12, school partners and products. Stay on top of new social media trends and assist in the development comprehensive social media execution strategies. Must be creative, motivated and wants responsibility. Must be a multi-tasker who proactively seeks out opportunities to support the team. Work well in a fast paced environment, have strong organizational skills and be highly reliable. Blogging/copywriting experience. Entrepreneurial spirit and mindset.

-JOB REQUIREMENTS: Hands-on experience in social media platforms, planning, terminology, systems and processes. Strong writing and verbal skills are mandatory. Friendly personality with the ability to engage people quickly and easily. Demonstrated strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Proven ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks and consistently meet deadlines. College degree-seeking student or recent graduate of a college or university is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of SharePoint and Office 365 a plus. Comfortable engaging with executive leaders and teams across business units and collaborating with. Willing to roll up one's sleeves and get work done, even when at times it's outside the scope of the job. Must be able to commit to 10-15 hours per week and come into the office when necessary. Experience with the effective marketing and utilization of social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, and Linkedin. Proven effectiveness with managing timely delivery of work against short deadlines. Commitment to exhibiting excellent grammar and writing skills. Strong organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of the education industry a plus.

-Corporate Communications Intern:

-SUMMARY: The Corporate Communications Intern will be responsible for creating and managing content that supports K12’s public relations efforts. We’re looking for someone who is adept at writing and is capable of supporting the communication team to showcase students, families, teachers, employees and schools that participate in online education programs with K12. The experience will be very hands-on and the successful candidate will: Assist in planning, writing, and managing weekly internal newsletter. Assist in writing for K12’s corporate blog. Update company intranet site when needed. Assist communications team with project management, analysis and reporting. Assist the team with day-to-day administrative and operational duties, as assigned. Liaise with video team to produce weekly vignettes for internal newsletter

-Requirements: Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Completed or working towards a college degree in Communications, English or other relevant field. Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills. Strong interpersonal skills, and builds relationships across the organization. Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines. Strong creativity. Results/action-orientation; project management skills. Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust

-K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

-Please contact Alexandra Robinson ( for more information.


>Northern Virginia Family Service

-Position Title: Nonprofit Communications Intern

-Location: NVFS Oakton Office – 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100, Oakton, VA 22124

-Purpose: The Communications Intern supports the agency’s communications team in its efforts to create, develop and streamline external messaging, content and branding to increase awareness of NVFS programs, services, needs and impact to all public audiences.

-Duties: Gain a stronger understanding of NVFS by researching its services, visiting some of its programs, reading client stories and interviewing staff. Write and edit website and email content. Craft messaging and/or multimedia components for social media. Assist with promotion and marketing for the agency’s special events. Collaborate with program staff to develop marketing materials for their programs and services. Conduct interviews with clients and/or staff to write compelling success stories. Assist with emerging time-sensitive communication needs as necessary.

-Qualifications: Very strong written and verbal communication skills. Quality copy editing skills. Good familiarity with social media and/or multimedia. Ability to take initiative and mix working independently and working with teams. Interest in the nonprofit sector.

-Time: Minimum of 3-4 hours a week for at least one semester. Primarily weekdays during regular business hours (some evening/weekend flexibility)

-Benefits: Develop content writing and management skills and diversify overall communications skills. Learn about communications in the nonprofit sector, and its similarities and differences from for-profit. Gain hands-on experience in the communications field.

-Supervisor: Director of Agency Communications is main supervisor. Additional support and guidance from Communications Specialist

-Training: Complete online volunteer orientation. On-the-job training is provided by Communications staff

-Contact: Karen Horowitz, 748.2626 •


>Media Assets

-Arlington, VA

-Are you a passionate, innovative collaborator with a history of organizing digital media in fast-paced, complex newsgathering environments? PBS NewsHour is looking for a Media Asset Manager to oversee the collection, maintenance and distribution of footage at the nation's premier national nightly newscast.

-As the Manager, Media Assets, you will: Manage media asset systems and software to maximize efficiency/flexibility for daily newsgathering operation. Work closely with editorial, production and engineering teams to develop and maintain workflows in the creation of frequently used news material. Be a mentor to junior staffers. Train staff on the use of the Media Asset Management system

-You have: Proven yourself to be an excellent organizer. A thorough understanding digital footage file formats and legacy tape-based media. Ability to work independently, but also collaboratively with colleague. For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: and


>APA Internal Intern Program

-Description of Office the Practice Communications office disseminates information to psychologists and the public about the practice of psychology. The office produces online and print news for psychologists on practice issues such as electronic health records, diagnostic codes, and interstate and telehealth practices. Through the APA Psychology Help Center, Public Education Campaign, the Disaster Resource Network, and media outreach, the office also communicates the benefit of psychology to the public. This spring, the office will be developing a comprehensive communications strategy to launch APA’s clinical practice guidelines.

-Internship responsibilities and expectations The Practice Communications office seeks an undergraduate or graduate student who is a strong writer with professional interest in communications, journalism, and/or psychology

-The intern would: Participate in communications strategy and media outreach for the launch of APA’s clinical practice guidelines and APA’s annual Stress in America survey. Research scholarly databases, identify articles, and organize and summarize information for use to: Promote APA’s new clinical practice guidelines, including information for consumer and insurance audiences. Update disaster research and information for APA’s Disaster Resource Network. Write fact sheets on common psychology topics for the public to be posted on APA’s Psychology Help Center. Prepare for and participate in APA’s Practice Leadership Conference, March 4-7, 2017. The intern would gain knowledge about the workings of a member and public communications department in a large, national, non-profit association, learn about two national volunteer networks that share helpful psychology information with the public, and find out about the latest issues and developments for practicing psychologists.

-Type of Internship: Credited and unpaid                                                       

-Timing of Internship: Spring semester

-Application: Please apply for this internship via APA’s internship webpage. Please include a cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample. Writing samples can be an essay about a scholarly journal article, an article published in a school paper or other publication, a press release completed for a class assignment, etc. Please direct questions about the internship to Margie Bird at 


>Red Edge

-Video Production Intern

-You’ve got skills but you need a place to show them off. Grab an internship with a Beltway band of pirates!

-Red Edge, a digital advocacy firm serving leading organizations defending free enterprise, is looking for a kick-ass young whippersnapper to come in and help out—in a meaningful way. While there may be some coffee runs, we’re looking for someone who doesn’t need babysitting and who can learn and offer their own ideas.

-The perfect RedTern will: Be a go-getter who isn’t afraid to take ownership over projects and tasks. Be willing to bring their own ideas to further our creativity and help brainstorm projects and produce compelling content. Have video production, animation or editing experience. Use immense attention to detail to create high quality work. Leave with an effusive recommendation and demonstrable work to show future employers (hey, maybe that’s us!)

-Location: We’re located near the Courthouse Metro stop in Arlington, which means you’ll be close to some of the best restaurants and bars in the DC area.

-Pay: We pay, rates depending on the RedTern.

-About Red Edge: We have extensive experience in creating and implementing digital strategies, campaigns, and products—ranging from brand conception, design, coding, targeted advertising, and community management—for leading international corporations, major trade associations, political parties, charities, and more.

-Submit: Please submit fun / creative samples you’ve worked on in the past along with a resume to



Future Opportunities to Look Out for…

-The White House Internship Program

-The application period is now closed. Please check this link in the future to see when there will be openings as well as follow the program on Twitter to get updates! This is a great opportunity for Mason students because we are so close to DC! There are currently Mason students interning there now!


-Follow @WHInternship on Twitter!

-White House Internships are available within 16 different Presidential Departments. Learn more about internships within each department.

-Check out this link for more information: