Third Way's Communications Team is looking for a smart, creative, and enthusiastic person to work side-by-side with Third Way staff to execute a robust digital media strategy that cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with DC decision makers and the press. Third Way's Communications internship offers hands-on experience at the intersection of politics and digital communications. Examples of our impact include:
- Third Way ideas and staff are frequently cited in major news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, POLITICO, and others;
- Third Way staff is called on to offer commentary & analysis by broadcast media. Our staff is regularly featured on MSNBC, CNN, Fox, the BBC, NPR and almost all major cable political programs;
- Third Way ideas are shared on multiple digital platforms, including social media, our website, email newsletters, and videos;
- Events co-hosted and attended by Senate & House leadership, elite media, and leaders in the advocacy community
Interns are an integral part of our team, and they work on a variety of tasks that are critical to our digital communications strategy, including:
- Research & Writing: Interns conduct research on media trends and changing media platforms. They draft text for web content, email marketing, social media, and copy-edit. They also assist staff with videos, graphics, newsletters, and reports.
- Social Media: Interns help develop daily content to advance Third Way's social media and networking presence.
- Relationship Building: Interns maintain the Third Way distribution lists and track our interactions with press using various customer relations management databases.
- Reporting: Interns help track and prepare reports on the progress of campaigns and products.
Interns work part-time and are paid $13.00/hour.
- Candidates must be a college student with an interest in and knowledge of the intersection of public policy, national politics, and journalism/media.
- Research Skills: We're looking for someone who is a whiz on the Internet—checking quotes, chasing down facts, digging up poll results and election returns, able to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources.
- Creativity: our team partners with TW staff to develop interesting ways to share complex policy ideas in digital formats. That can run the gamut from designing social media graphics to making a custom GIF or developing a video script to explain a new policy idea.
- Administrative skills: Your duties include preparing performance reports for our teams, logging and analyzing internal metrics, preparing content for the website, and pulling custom lists for a new product release. Attention to detail and organization are a must.
- Ability to prioritize/handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
- Strong computer skills, with excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Interest in video, design, or multimedia is encouraged but not required.
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