Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The West End Strategy Team is looking for summer interns!

Position: Paid Summer 2022 Internship
Location: Washington, D.C. (Hybrid)

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Overview:


West End Strategy Team is currently accepting applications for paid internship positions for the summer 2022 semester in their Washington, D.C. office. They welcome students from diverse backgrounds to apply and strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates.


They are a full-service strategic communications firm with offices in D.C., New York, and Chicago, offering clients a comprehensive approach that includes message development, media relations, online strategy, marketing, and crisis communications. Their team works with organizations seeking to enhance their influence on issues including social and economic justice, human rights, civil rights, faith-based advocacy, and sustainability. 


Job Description:


WEST interns have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working closely with progressive, nonprofit and international organizations in a professional setting. Through this experience, interns will cultivate a working knowledge of highly relevant political and advocacy organizations, the major issues of the day, and the media.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Writing and editing materials for distribution to the media; drafting opinion pieces; developing social media content
  • Researching client organizations and their issue areas; researching target journalists and compiling media lists, conducting media outreach, aggregating news content, and various clerical duties

Expectations:


  • Work with the team in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and virtually on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Commit full-time from May through August 2022. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

Compensation:

  • $15.20/hour

Application Instructions: 

  • Resume, cover letter and writing sample are required
  • Please include the writing sample in the same document as your cover letter
  • Only complete applications will be considered