Monday, April 25, 2011

Communications Intern, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC

Communications Intern, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC

About the Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit
organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1968 to honor
the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, we are one of the longest
standing champions for low-income families and communities of color.
Throughout our history, the Center has strengthened the leadership,
voice and power of low-income communities nationwide to confront the
vital issues of today and build the social movements of tomorrow.

Our work has contributed to the creation of the food stamps program, the
enactment of the Community Reinvestment Act, the growth of community
development corporations, and the creation and preservation of
affordable housing. Today we are leading efforts to advance fair and
humane immigration reform, increase voter participation in communities
of color and develop the next generation of social justice organizers.
For further information please visit our website at:

Position Description:
The communications intern will assist the Communications Department in
providing the news media with up-to-date information on the issues we
care about including immigration, jobs and worker rights, and connecting
the media to stories of people faced with these social problems. The
intern’s responsibilities will include keeping our press lists up to
date; tracking media coverage of CCC, CCC’s programs and CCC’s partners;
posting material to our Web site; drafting op-eds, letters to the
editor, press advisories and press releases; and conducting research as

This position reports to: Press Secretary

Principal Responsibilities: Writing press materials, research, press
list maintenance and tracking media coverage

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and
responsible, enjoy writing, have strong communication skills and be
passionate about community organizing and social justice. We encourage
candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.

This is an unpaid position.

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter and at least three
writing samples to:; (Fax) 202-387-4891;
Center for Community Change, Human Resources, Re: Communications Intern,
1536 U Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009

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