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Spring 2020 Communications InternAmerican Oversight – Posted by americanoversight
American Oversight is a non-profit organization dedicated to holding the government accountable to the American people. Through open records requests and the power of the courts, we are working every day to promote accountability; to uncover corruption, malfeasance, or other misconduct; and to expose federal and state governments to public scrutiny. American Oversight’s investigations helped uncover Ivanka Trump’s personal email use, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s special treatment of projects from her home state of Kentucky, and insider access for Trump associates across the government, along with dozens of other stories detailing conflicts of interest at the highest levels of the cabinet. American Oversight is hiring a communications intern to support our media outreach and website content creation and help us hold the Trump administration and state governments accountable. The communications intern reports to the communications director. The position is located in Washington, DC, and is easily accessible by multiple metro and bus lines. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES As an intern: * You’ll work with the whole communications team to help share our work with the public through press outreach, website content creation, and social media channels. * You’ll help create write-ups of our investigations and work with the content manager to ensure accuracy with the organization of public documents on our website. * You’ll conduct media research to identify news outlets and reporters working on issues that American Oversight is investigating. * You’ll draft press releases and background memos highlighting new actions we’re taking and explaining key findings uncovered by our research team. * You’ll monitor the news on key issue areas to find opportunities for American Oversight to share our work or submit new public records requests. * You’ll work with the investigations and legal teams to track ongoing investigations and draft updates on major developments in our lawsuits. * You’ll take on other tasks within the communications team as needed. QUALIFICATIONS This position is open to students and recent graduates who are interested in building their communications skills in preparation for careers in fields such as public relations, journalism, law, campaign communications, or digital media. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and research skills, engagement in political news and interest in the workings of the federal government, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, comfort handling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and a positive, can-do attitude. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION American Oversight is proudly an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse team. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Internships are full-time or part-time temporary positions. Interns who are not receiving school credit for the internship are paid at $15 an hour. Start and end dates are flexible and can be adjusted to fit the intern’s schedule. HOW TO APPLY Please send application materials, including a résumé and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest, to email@example.com. Please indicate in your email how you heard about this opening. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will complete our first round of review for winter/spring internships by Mar. 2, 2020.
Location: WashingtonDistrict of Columbia, United States
- WashingtonDistrict of Columbia, United States
- Date Posted
- 27 Feb 2020