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Communications Intern

The Greater Washington Board of Trade seeks a part-time communications intern for the summer of 2019. The intern will report directly to the Director of Communications and assist with a wide range of communications tasks that support the organization’s objectives to serve its corporate and nonprofit members and drive socially and environmentally beneficial initiatives for the region.

The ideal candidate will have solid writing skills; interest in learning communications tools, techniques, and best practices; and a desire to contribute to a sustainable and equitable future for Greater Washington. This internship is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who wish to begin a communications career in the nonprofit/association sector.


Under the supervision and guidance of the Communications Director, the communications intern will gain experience with the following tasks:

  • Draft social media posts (Twitter and LinkedIn) to promote events and share news
  • Research and draft blog posts on issues that are relevant to the Board of Trade’s goals, such as transportation, technology, local public policy, etc.
  • Draft and assemble email newsletters and updates for the Board of Trade mailing list
  • Make text and photo updates to using WordPress
  • Draft letters of support or opposition on key legislative issues, per the direction of the Vice President of Government Relations

Other tasks may be assigned as needed. Informal training will be provided for all digital communications platforms (WordPress, Constant Contact, HootSuite).

Required Qualifications

  • Strong writing skills
  • Professionalism
  • Attention to detail and quality of work
  • At least two years of undergraduate study in communications, journalism, writing, business, or another relevant field

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, writing, business, or another relevant field
  • Experience with social media campaigns, newsletters, or other digital communications tactics

Internship Terms

This is a part-time internship (approximately 20 hours/week) that begins in May and ends in August. The intern’s work schedule can accommodate other school or work obligations to the extent possible. Compensation is $15/hour.

How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter to Lindsey Longendyke, Communications Director, at [email protected].

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