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.

Position Summary

The Constitution Project (TCP) is seeking a communications intern who will use strategic communication tools to assist the organization’s engagement with audiences important to TCP; ensure that TCP information and recommendations reach decision makers; and increase the organization’s profile with the media, advocacy communities, and the public-at-large. The position requires familiarity with website management, press list development and maintenance, social media, and graphic design. The communications intern will work closely with TCP’s policy counsels and report directly to TCP’s director of communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist director of communications and policy counsels in drafting op-eds, blog posts, website content, etc.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining websites.
  • Help manage social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.
  • Assist in press list development and maintenance.
  • 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.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Strong writer and editor.
  • Experience managing a website (including the production of content; simple document, text and graphics uploading; and monitoring analytics). Experience with WordPress preferred.
  • Experience in contact database management (familiarity with Cision/Vocus and Constant Contact or similar tool preferred).
  • Assist in press list development and maintenance.
  • Experience managing and maintaining multiple social media accounts and tracking analytics.
  • 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.

Experience:

  • Candidates possessing public policy experience with a communications focus will be given preference, as will candidates with a journalism background.

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 brief writing samples, including at least one press release or op-ed.