Summer Communications Intern

April 19, 2018
Washington, D.C.
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Experience (minimum)
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Education (minimum)
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Travel Required?
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Passionate about international humanitarian and global development work? Want an internship with an organization working to make a difference? Love storytelling? Join the InterAction Communications Team.
This is a part-time, unpaid internship during the summer semester 2018 and interns will be working approximately 20 hours/week.

InterAction’s Communications interns walk away with projects to put in their portfolios and a breadth of skills they can bring to any entry-level communications position. InterAction’s Communications team offers two, unpaid internship each semester to a student interested in gaining hands-on experience in social media, online communications, media relations and multimedia.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Developing and publishing creative content for all InterAction social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter
  • Writing for InterAction website and blog
  • Assisting in planning and compiling monthly eNewsletter
  • Monitoring web performance using Google Analytics
  • Assisting communications team with live-updates from events, such as our InterAction Forum annual conference in June
  • Working with Communications and IT teams to create a new online archive for photo contest submissions
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, and strategies for marketing and communications
  • Tracking, recording and logging InterAction media clips
  • Working on infographics, videos or other multimedia content
  • Helping plan and implement social media campaigns that inform and influence how people think about pivotal issues like the refugee crisis, ending poverty, and global health and nutrition.


  • College junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a communications, public relations, journalism, English, international relations, graphic design or related degree program, or have recently obtained such a degree
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Prior experience with social media writing for an organization
  • Interested in humanitarian relief and global development issues
  • Passionate about storytelling and communications
  • Talent for learning new skills quickly
  • Creativity and willingness to contribute ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently but also thrive in a team
  • Self-motivated and flexible along with a can-do attitude
  • Highly organized and detail oriented in a fast-paced environment
  • Prior experience or familiarity with website production
  • Multimedia, graphic design, video editing and photography skills desired, but not mandatory
  • Must be able to work 20 or more hours a week

To Apply: All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Please include “Communications Summer Intern” in the subject line of the email.

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