About Public Knowledge: Public Knowledge (www.publicknowledge.org) is a 17-year-old Washington D.C.-based public interest group working to promote a creative and connected future by advocating for an open and accessible internet and related communications policies.
Position: Communications Intern
Location: Public Knowledge’s offices at 1818 N Street, NW, Washington DC
Position Summary: Public Knowledge seeks a dynamic self-starter to assist the organization’s communications team with its marketing and communications efforts. Communications internships at Public Knowledge provide undergraduate students an opportunity to learn first-hand the skills required to succeed in communications for a public interest advocacy organization. Candidates may either secure funding from a public interest sponsor, such as their college/university, or work with their college/university to receive academic credit. Internships may be served during any academic semester.
Draft blog posts, a variety of website content (including Issue pages and Take Action pages), fact sheets, marketing emails, social media posts (for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and other content.
With guidance, shoot and edit video footage to enhance the Public Knowledge website, marketing emails, and social media channels.
Create and edit graphics to enhance the Public Knowledge website, marketing emails, and social media channels.
Review and report on web analytics for Public Knowledge websites and social media channels.
Attend and live-tweet Congressional hearings, FCC Open Meetings, and other relevant events.
Serve as an editor on blog posts and other digital content as needed.
Help plan and execute campaigns and participate in coalitions.
Excellent communications skills, including both oral and written.
An understanding of social media tools and platforms.
Ability to translate complex ideas into understandable written and oral statements and messages intended to persuade, influence, or inform others, including public opinion leaders.
Enthusiasm for the mission of Public Knowledge, public interest advocacy, and technology policy.
Interest in policymaking and the political process.
Familiarity with video production and graphic design.
Knowledge of web analytics and/or CMS and CRM use a plus.
Compensation or academic credit is dependent on sponsor.
Hours: 10-20 hours per week
Application Process: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, transcript (official or unofficial), at least two references who can speak to your substantive work, and a writing sample or excerpt of less than five pages to ------------.
Public Knowledge is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, or physical ability. For more information on us, visit ------------.
Communications, Comms, PR, Marketing, Digital Content, Public Policy, Internet Policy, Tech Policy