Communications Internship

Third Way
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 08

Position description

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.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Candidates must be a college graduate or graduate 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.

Interns work part-time, and are paid $13.00/hour.

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