Monday, November 9, 2015

Spring Communications Internship with the German Marshall Fund of the United States

The intern should expect to balance at least one long-term project (to be determined in collaboration with the internship supervisor) and time-sensitive tasks requested. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in policy meetings at both GMF and external organizations, and may be asked to summarize key points for the program team.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Work with the Communications team on website maintenance including posting GMF experts’ blog entries, commentary, and publications. Assist in editing content for the website;
  • Assist in building GMF’s presence in social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook;
  • Assist in development of GMF multimedia products, including podcasts and videos;
  • Research media and stakeholders for various GMF products and programs;
  • Contribute to GMF events. Assist in major conference preparation including editing bios, posting content to conference websites, identifying media and social media influencers.
  • Support in the development of collateral materials for internal and external audiences; and
  • Other tasks as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Have excellent analytical and writing skills and previous Communications experience.
  • Have demonstrated interest in communications through previous professional or academic experience working in media, public relations, publishing, or related field.
  • Be creative, organized, self-directed, and responsible.
  • Be comfortable working independently and as part of a team, and multi-tasking. 
  • Have a basic understanding of photo editing, website editing, and new media development. 
Start and length of internship:
Preferred start date: January 5, 2016 or January 12th, 2016
Preferred time commitment: at least 25 hours/week between 9 AM to 5 PM through June. 

Apply here.