Communications Intern (Paid)

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—a nonprofit, nonpartisan science and tech policy think tank—seeks a full-time communications intern for summer 2020, starting in May or June. The intern will assist with a range of activities related to the organization and promotion of ITIF and its policy research.

Due to uncertainties about the ongoing coronavirus threat, applicants must have their own computer, a broadband Internet connection, and a safe and appropriate place to telework.

Essential responsibilities:
  • Research and track news coverage of ITIF and relevant policy issues to inform daily communications activities.
  • Build media contact lists and support other contact management activities.
  • Draft event summaries and other content for ITIF’s website.
  • Assist in managing digital media accounts, including drafting posts for the ITIF Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts.
  • Support event planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated interest in communications, public relations, technology, and/or public policy.
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a detail-oriented, organized, and thoughtful manner.
  • A creative and proactive thinker.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Prior experience with database management software, PR software (i.e., Vocus, Cision), and/or basic A/V equipment (i.e., cameras, microphones) preferred.
Application process:

To apply for this position, please submit the following to [email protected] with “Summer 2020 communications internship” in the email subject line:

  • Cover letter (1 page max; please note preferred start and end dates for internship);
  • Resume (1 page max); and
  • Writing sample (2-3 pages max).

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. (Last updated March 24, 2020.)