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General Summer Intern

Up to 40 hours per week.
$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 general intern to support its busy office. The candidate should be a current junior, senior, or recently graduated undergraduate student with interest in financial reform, excellent research, writing and oral communications skills, and 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.

  • Perform research as requested
  • Filing as requested
  • Maintain spreadsheets and databases
  • Update the Better Markets website, including video and audio files postings
  • Maintain Better Markets  social networking sites (including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube)
  • Perform general office duties
  • Strong work ethic
  • Initiative, good attitude and willingness to learn
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in web-based technology, experience with web design a plus
  • Excellent research, writing and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in use of Courtlink and Lexis
  • Proficiency use of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle assigned tasks efficiently
  • Familiarity with basics of financial reform a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus
  • Prior office experience useful but not required

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

Downtown, Washington, DC
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