Work for Democracy

Communications Intern - Education Policy Program

New America

New America

Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

New America’s Education Policy program (EPP) seeks a Communications Intern to assist in the development of communications activities to raise the public profile of EPP, its work, and its staff using a variety of media tactics and channels. The EPP communications team is committed to providing mentorship and valuable learning opportunities where the intern can develop and become an integral member of a three-person EPP communications team.

The ideal candidate will be able to dedicate between 20 to 25 hours per week to the role and ideally begin around the second week of September. The candidate should be available through the week of December 9, 2024, with the potential option to extend depending on the needs of the EPP comms team and interest of the candidate.


  • Assist in the creation of media lists through Cision, policymaker lists in Leadership Connect, and pulling together relevant stakeholder lists for individual product launches and general project outreach needs
  • Assist in the management of EPP’s social media accounts (Twitter/X and LinkedIn), including drafting and scheduling content, in coordination with the Senior Associate
  • Monitor EPP press coverage and assist in capturing all media mentions
  • Draft and build weekly newsletter in coordination with the Director of EPP
  • Provide simple analytics support in pulling links and other information for donor reports
  • Update landing pages on the website
  • Special projects and other light administrative duties as assigned


  • Interest or relevant experience in journalism or public relations and marketing experience strongly preferred;
  • Strong narrative writing skills and able to synthesize longer texts into social media-length posts and media pitches;
  • Experience or interest in managing and monitoring social media accounts for an organization;
  • Ability to take initiative and to collaborate and communicate effectively in a remote team;
  • Excellent time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with ability to creatively problem solve under pressure and anticipate needs;
  • Familiarity with collaborative platforms for scheduling, document sharing, and task management;
  • Experience working with HTML and other online publishing applications preferred; and
  • A can-do attitude, ability to take initiative, and willingness and ability to jump in and learn new systems and processes as needed.

Location: This position can be remote or based in the Washington, D.C. office.

The hourly salary will be between $18 to $20, depending on experience.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended. For best consideration, please submit by July 31.

No phone calls or emails will be answered.

Originality and Transparency: At New America, we value authentic voices and intellectual property rights. All application materials, including, cover letters, writing samples, and any other submissions, must be solely your own original work. The use of AI text generation tools like ChatGPT, language models, or other artificial intelligence writing assistants is strictly prohibited for any part of your job application. Submissions found to contain AI-generated content will be immediately disqualified from consideration. Applicants have a responsibility to be fully transparent about authorship and any tools or resources utilized. We celebrate human ingenuity and want to hear your genuine thoughts and experiences.

Work Environment: The work environment is in an indoor office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees, and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.