Communications Intern

About TCP

Created out of the belief that we must cast aside the labels that divide us in order to keep our democracy strong, The Constitution Project (TCP) brings together policy experts and legal practitioners from across the political spectrum to foster consensus-based solutions to the most difficult constitutional challenges of our time. TCP seeks to reform the nation’s broken criminal justice system and to strengthen the rule of law through scholarship, advocacy, policy reform and public education initiatives. Established in 1997, TCP is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

This internship directly supports the work of TCP’s Senior Communications Director and the Communications Coordinator. Communications interns work in a very fast paced environment involving media relations, research, website development, special events and publications.

Qualifications

  • Currently a junior or senior at a four-year university, graduate student, or recent graduate with a major in journalism, communications, political science, or a related field
  • A strong researcher, writer and editor
  • Interest and/or a track record in web-based communications (website, newsletters, social media)
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Able to multi-task with confidence; highly organized
  • Be willing to work a minimum of 10 weeks for 15 hours per week during the school year, or 10 weeks for 35 hours per week during the summer semester.

Credit

This internship is unpaid, though TCP will support those applicants who are seeking academic credit through their home institution.

To Apply

To apply, please send the following to Brian Yourish at byourish@constitutionproject.org:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position
  • A current resume
  • Three references (at least one should be non-academic)
  • Two writing samples (2-5 pages each)
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