Monday, August 1, 2011

Fall Internship, CLASP, Washington, D.C.

Communications Internship, CLASP, Washington, DC

CLASP seeks candidates for a fall 2011 communications internship.Candidates should have an interest in communications and public policy. The intern(s) will work with the communications manager on a variety of
projects, including monitoring news on issues related to CLASP's work, building and maintaining media lists, building followings on social
networks and posting updates, and regularly updating the CLASP website. Depending on skill and ability, the intern also may have opportunities to write news releases, letters to the editor, In Focus articles, eBlasts and other communications materials.


  • Monitor news related to CLASP's work
  • Maintain lists of relevant news and Hill contacts
  • Edit and post content to the CLASP website
  • Help identify news opportunities for CLASP
  • Build the organization's email list
  • Help develop and maintain CLASP's social media presence
  • Gather and analyze web statistics to identify how users are accessing
  • and using the CLASP website
  • Write content for the website and other materials as assigned
Potential candidates should be interested in media and public policy, have editing and writing skills, possess strong attention to detail, be technologically adept, and able to quickly learn new programs and databases. Outstanding candidates will have strong writing ability and news judgment and will be savvy at using traditional and new media tools for outreach.

This internship is for fall 2011. Start and end dates are flexible. The intern should be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. CLASP will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to Attn: Fall 2011 Communications Internship at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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