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Communications Summer Intern

Hours:
Up to 40 hours per week.
Salary:
$15 per hour. In addition, academic credit provided if applicable.
Company Information:

Better Markets, (www.bettermarkets.com) a non-partisan, non-profit organization promoting the public interest in financial reform in the U.S. global capital markets, seeks a communication intern to support its busy press office. The candidate should be a current junior, senior, or recently graduated undergraduate student with interest in financial reform, proven written and oral communications abilities, plus great digital and social media skills. We offer a professional work environment in downtown Washington D.C. This is a great opportunity to learn about important policy issues, effective communications and public relations strategies. 

Responsibilities:

•    Draft original content, including blog posts, press releases, newsletter, and factsheets
•    Maintain Better Markets social networking sites (including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube)
•    Update the Better Markets website, including video and audio files postings
•    Perform media research, identify media opportunities and support press engagement
•    Monitor press appearances on TV, print and online outlets
•    Maintain media and coverage databases
•    Perform other duties assigned by communications office

Qualifications:

•    Initiative, good attitude and willingness to learn
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    AP Style knowledge
•    Proficient in web-based technology, experience with web design a plus
•    Excellent research skills
•    Knowledge of and enthusiasm for social networking
•    Ability to work under tight deadlines
•    Ability to handle assigned tasks efficiently
•    Familiarity with basics of financial reform a plus
•    Prior experience in a press office of agency useful but not required

Better Markets is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Kimberly Thomas at resumes@bettermarkets.com

Location:
Downtown, Washington, DC
Start Date:
TBD