This webpage serves as a resource for C&IS students to search for internships in communication and media. The job postings are intended for all undergraduate majors and are for internships located in the state, region and internationally. No representations are made about the job postings included on this site. Advertisement of these job postings should not be interpreted as an endorsement or otherwise encouragement for students to apply for positions. Students bear the burden of researching all employers, and terms of employment, before responding to the job postings.

Position: Reporter

Location: Washington, D.C.

Start date: Immediately

Qualifications: Prior journalism and writing experience, passion for the coverage areas and overall news cycle, excellent social skills and strong initiative.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Fully Remote

Benefits: Health, dental and vision insurance; paid time off

Jewish Insider is a curated digest and news site delivering U.S. politics, philanthropy and business news to a network of civic and communal leaders from across the ideological spectrum. In addition to coalescing an otherwise segmented community each day, we see news as an opportunity to introduce new ideas, initiatives and individuals to our readers. JI is looking for talented, curious reporters with strong initiative, good news judgement and a desire to tap into and drive the conversation in the overlapping spheres of politics, business and Jewish communal life. JI reporters chase down scoops, cultivate sources, pitch ideas, break news and contribute to our weekday newsletter, the Daily Kickoff. Our writers will publish 2-3 concise, thoroughly researched and reported news items each day as well as feature articles as assigned.

Please include a resume, cover letter and 3-5 clips in your application. Click here for link to application.

FP1 Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for current college students and recent graduates to support its growing team as interns.

Ideal candidates are hardworking, driven individuals who have an interest in politics, advertising, and digital strategy.

Interns will work directly with the operations team as well as within the various departments of the firm as needed. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring media coverage of current events and political news
  • Researching issues surrounding political campaigns and public affairs initiatives
  • Assisting in the preparation of PowerPoint decks and other written materials for new business and client meetings
  • Drafting and editing memos, LTEs, op-eds, and social media posts
  • Helping to proofread political scripts and advertisements
  • Providing administrative assistance as necessary

Requirements

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the firm
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Show meticulous attention to detail, great organizational skills, and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • A background in research (including experience with LexisNexis) and social media is a plus

Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that interns commit to working at least four days per week.

Benefits

We offer a fast-paced work environment on a growing team and a great amount of opportunity for learning.

 

To apply for this position, please click here.

FP1 Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for current college students and recent graduates to support its growing team as interns.

Ideal candidates are hardworking, driven individuals who have an interest in politics, advertising, and digital strategy.

Interns will work directly with the operations team as well as within the various departments of the firm as needed. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring media coverage of current events and political news
  • Researching issues surrounding political campaigns and public affairs initiatives
  • Assisting in the preparation of PowerPoint decks and other written materials for new business and client meetings
  • Drafting and editing memos, LTEs, op-eds, and social media posts
  • Helping to proofread political scripts and advertisements
  • Providing administrative assistance as necessary

Requirements

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the firm
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Show meticulous attention to detail, great organizational skills, and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • A background in social media is a plus

Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that interns commit to working at least four days per week.

Benefits

We offer a fast-paced work environment on a growing team and a great amount of opportunity for learning.

 

To apply for this position, please click here.

FP1 Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for current college students and recent graduates to support its growing team as interns.

Ideal candidates are hardworking, driven individuals who have an interest in politics, and advertising.

Interns will work directly with the operations team as well as within the various departments of the firm as needed. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring media coverage of current events and political news
  • Researching issues surrounding political campaigns and public affairs initiatives
  • Assisting in the preparation of PowerPoint decks and other written materials for new business and client meetings
  • Helping to proofread political scripts and advertisements
  • Providing administrative assistance as necessary

Requirements

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the firm
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Show meticulous attention to detail, great organizational skills, and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • A background in social media is a plus

Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that interns commit to working at least four days per week.

Benefits

We offer a fast-paced work environment on a growing team and a great amount of opportunity for learning.

To apply for this position, please click here.

PLUS Communications, a public affairs firm based in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for current college students and recent graduates to support its growing team as interns. Ideal candidates are hardworking, driven individuals who have an interest in public affairs, communications, advertising, and digital strategy.

Ideal candidates are hardworking, driven individuals who have an interest in politics, advertising, and digital strategy.

Interns will work directly with the operations team as well as within the various departments of the firm as needed. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring media coverage of current events and political news
  • Researching issues surrounding political campaigns and public affairs initiatives
  • Assisting in the preparation of PowerPoint decks and other written materials for new business and client meetings
  • Drafting and editing memos, LTEs, op-eds, and social media posts
  • Helping to proofread political scripts and advertisements
  • Providing administrative assistance as necessary

Requirements

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the firm
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Show meticulous attention to detail, great organizational skills, and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • A background in social media is a plus

Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that interns commit to working at least four days per week.

Benefits

We offer a fast-paced work environment on a growing team and a great amount of opportunity for learning.

To apply for this position, please click here.

PLUS Communications and FP1 Strategies, a political consulting firm based in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for current college students and recent graduates to support its growing team as interns.

Ideal candidates are hardworking, driven individuals who have an interest in politics, advertising, and digital strategy.

Interns will work directly with the operations team as well as within the various departments of the firm as needed. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring media coverage of current events and political news
  • Researching issues surrounding political campaigns and public affairs initiatives
  • Assisting in the preparation of PowerPoint decks and other written materials for new business and client meetings
  • Drafting and editing memos, LTEs, op-eds, and social media posts
  • Helping to proofread political scripts and advertisements
  • Providing administrative assistance as necessary

Requirements

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the firm
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Show meticulous attention to detail, great organizational skills, and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • A background in research (including experience with LexisNexis) and social media is a plus

Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that interns commit to working at least four days per week.

Benefits

We offer a fast-paced work environment on a growing team and a great amount of opportunity for learning.

To apply for this position, please click here.

PLUS Communications, a public affairs firm based in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for current college students and recent graduates to support its growing team as interns. Ideal candidates are hardworking, driven individuals who have an interest in public affairs, communications, advertising, and digital strategy.

Interns will work directly with the operations team as well as within the various departments of the firm as needed. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring media coverage of current events
  • Researching issues surrounding public affairs initiatives
  • Assisting in the preparation of PowerPoint decks and other written materials for new business and client meetings
  • Drafting and editing memos, LTEs, op-eds, and social media posts
  • Helping to proofread advertisements
  • Providing administrative assistance as necessary

Requirements

Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Possess superior oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels of the firm
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Show meticulous attention to detail, great organizational skills, and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Able to meet deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • A background in research (including experience with LexisNexis) and social media is a plus

Start and end dates are flexible, but we ask that interns commit to working at least four days per week.

Benefits

We offer a fast-paced work environment on a growing team and a great amount of opportunity for learning.

To apply for this position, please click here.

Job duration: Summer internship (30-40 hours per week)

Location: Washington, D.C.

Compensation: Competitive

Start Date: May 2020 (flexible)

 

About Valens Global:

Valens Global is a private firm known for its rigorous research and analysis. Valens helps governments, private companies, and non-governmental organizations understand, visualize, and address the challenges posed by violent non-state actors operating domestically and abroad, the adversarial nation-states that sponsor them, and other emerging threats. As an adaptive organization that consistently and confidently produces innovative solutions, Valens seeks to raise the standard for the field.

Our risk assessments, forecasting, training, data collection, and strategic action plans help clients understand and dynamically respond to the challenges posed by terrorists and other hostile actors. Valens Global boasts a stable of clients with whom we love to work, and are proud to associate. They include U.S. government agencies, tech firms, energy companies, academic institutions, think tanks, and others who need to better understand how violent non-state actors are changing the world—and how to safeguard their interests, assets, personnel, and values in light of these challenges.

Valens fosters an intellectually vibrant climate that emphasizes teamwork, transparency, meritocracy, accountability, and empowerment at every level. Above all else, we produce quality work. We are proud of our record of delivering products that exceed our clients’ expectations and stand the test of time. At Valens, you will be part of a smart, talented, and confident team of people with interesting and diverse backgrounds, experiences, and outlooks. We think Valens is a great place to work, and we believe that you will, too.

 

Job Description:

Valens Global is looking for an intern who will work with the Analysis team. Tasks performed may include conducting research, helping draft written reports, and working closely with analysts on deliverables for clients. Candidates should be prepared to contribute immediately to the analysis team. Consistent with Valens Global’s organizational philosophy, interns are encouraged to challenge conventional wisdom, critically analyze existing problems, and come up with new solutions to old problems.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate in the researching and drafting of polished, well-organized, and thoughtful reports.
  • Conduct research consulting a wide range of open-source materials, including primary and secondary sources and social media data.
  • Think creatively and brainstorm new products with the team.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Familiarity with topics related to violent non-state actors, the global jihadist movement, white supremacy extremism, and transnational criminal organizations. While familiarity of all four is not a requirement, some subject-matter knowledge is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in research.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytic skills.
  • Strong writing abilities.
  • Strong skills in interpersonal communication, organization, and working as part of a team.
  • Pursuing or recently completed a bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

 

Required Application Materials:

  • Cover letter.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Three references. Note: We are not looking for letters of recommendation, but rather people willing to serve as a reference for your qualifications who would be happy to talk to us about your candidacy.
  • Two writing samples. One should be brief (5 pages or less) and display the applicant’s ability to convey complicated information concisely and clearly. The second sample should be longer (10-20 pages) to showcase the applicant’s ability to conduct in-depth, nuanced research. The second sample should be no longer than 20 pages; please feel free to excerpt your second sample from a longer paper. If you do opt to excerpt a longer work, please provide a brief blurb providing adequate context. Both samples should include all relevant footnotes or citations. None of the writing samples should be co-authored or published.
  • Unofficial transcript(s).

 

Prospective candidates will be asked to partake in interviews and complete a writing skills test prior to hiring.

Please send all application materials in a single PDF to careers@valensglobal.com.

Watauga Group is seeking a Summer 2020 Intern for our Atlanta, Birmingham and Orlando offices. The ideal candidate is eager to gain hands on experience in the Media Industry and learn all aspects of planning & buying across digital and traditional media to better understand what career path is most fitting for them after graduation. Many internships turn in to full time positions within our agency as we prefer to grow and promote a team from within. We are a family who work closely together, put our people first and build lasting relationships with clients. We are looking for candidates that share similar values, hardworking and looking to take the next step in developing their career.

In this role, you’ll work alongside a senior media team and learn what it takes to plan and execute paid media campaigns of various sizes & scopes.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced Excel skills through training courses and hands on experience with managing client documents like flowcharts, spec sheets, reporting, etc.
  • Understanding of basic media math
  • Research & Planning Tools – learning how to pull data and analyze data through MRI, comScore, SRDS, Media Audit & others.
  • Broadcast Buying 101 – How to buy TV, Radio, Cable
  • Digital Media 101 – Paid Search, Social, Display/Video – overview of the digital media buying process and how our team plans and manages campaigns (vs. outsourcing to other vendors)
  • Planning & Buying Print, OOH and other traditional and non-traditional media via POV’s and client projects
  • Exposure to current media trends via rep meetings and client planning

Primary Duties:

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those listed below.

  • Manage day to day tasks and workload to ensure client and partner agency deadlines are met
  • Assist in preparation of media authorizations, traffic sheets, update/actualize flowcharts, billing reconciliation and other administrative duties crucial to campaign execution.
  • Assist with the analysis of media delivery and proof of performance recaps
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as directed by Supervisor
  • Compile and analyze relevant media research data to assist in campaign planning including, but not limited to MRI, Scarborough, Media Audit, comScore, Nielsen and SRDS
  • Develop a general understanding of media math, media buying software, and media research tools/software.
  • Monitor market for new media trends and advertising opportunities.

Core Competencies:

  • Analytical/Strategic Thinking
  • Communication/Written/Oral/Public Speaking/Presenting
  • Creative Thinking
  • Customer Service/Focus
  • Engagement
  • Learning Support/Continuous Learning
  • Numeracy
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork/Cooperation/Working with Others

Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior majoring in Advertising, Marketing or similar fields
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to work a flexible schedule at a minimum of 15 hours/week
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time at a computer
  • Tentative Dates for Summer 2018: 5/7/18-7/27/18 (Flexible based on school schedule)

Please apply through this position through your Handshake account.

Watauga Group is seeking a Summer 2020 Intern for our Atlanta, Birmingham and Orlando offices. The ideal candidate is eager to gain hands on experience in the Media Industry and learn all aspects of planning & buying across digital and traditional media to better understand what career path is most fitting for them after graduation. Many internships turn in to full time positions within our agency as we prefer to grow and promote a team from within. We are a family who work closely together, put our people first and build lasting relationships with clients. We are looking for candidates that share similar values, hardworking and looking to take the next step in developing their career.

In this role, you’ll work alongside a senior media team and learn what it takes to plan and execute paid media campaigns of various sizes & scopes.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Advanced Excel skills through training courses and hands on experience with managing client documents like flowcharts, spec sheets, reporting, etc.
  • Understanding of basic media math
  • Research & Planning Tools – learning how to pull data and analyze data through MRI, comScore, SRDS, Media Audit & others.
  • Broadcast Buying 101 – How to buy TV, Radio, Cable
  • Digital Media 101 – Paid Search, Social, Display/Video – overview of the digital media buying process and how our team plans and manages campaigns (vs. outsourcing to other vendors)
  • Planning & Buying Print, OOH and other traditional and non-traditional media via POV’s and client projects
  • Exposure to current media trends via rep meetings and client planning

Primary Duties:

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to those listed below.

  • Manage day to day tasks and workload to ensure client and partner agency deadlines are met
  • Assist in preparation of media authorizations, traffic sheets, update/actualize flowcharts, billing reconciliation and other administrative duties crucial to campaign execution.
  • Assist with the analysis of media delivery and proof of performance recaps
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as directed by Supervisor
  • Compile and analyze relevant media research data to assist in campaign planning including, but not limited to MRI, Scarborough, Media Audit, comScore, Nielsen and SRDS
  • Develop a general understanding of media math, media buying software, and media research tools/software.
  • Monitor market for new media trends and advertising opportunities.

Core Competencies:

  • Analytical/Strategic Thinking
  • Communication/Written/Oral/Public Speaking/Presenting
  • Creative Thinking
  • Customer Service/Focus
  • Engagement
  • Learning Support/Continuous Learning
  • Numeracy
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork/Cooperation/Working with Others

Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior majoring in Advertising, Marketing or similar fields
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to work a flexible schedule at a minimum of 15 hours/week
  • Able to sit for prolonged periods of time at a computer
  • Tentative Dates for Summer 2018: 5/7/18-7/27/18 (Flexible based on school schedule)

Please apply for this position through Handshake in order to be considered.

 

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