Communications Intern

NHSA's communications intern will learn many of the skills it takes to become a media relations and communications professional in a mission-focused nonprofit organization. NHSA has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes.

The communications team contributes to these activities by framing research, advocacy, and policy into a clear message for public consumption. The communications intern will assist in all stages of this process, including, but not limited to, tracking media coverage, updating and maintaining contact lists, drafting press advisories, and creative writing for NHSA's digital and social media.

Communications Intern Duties and Responsibilities

  • monitor news stories
  • compile news clips
  • assist with preparing interview briefing materials
  • draft social media messages and digital content

The ideal candidate loves to write and is curious, creative, eager to learn, and interested in Head Start's mission to give every child the opportunity to succeed.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to The candidate will need to provide their own computer or laptop with a webcam, internet connection, and phone to successfully meet the equipment requirements. If this is a barrier to participation, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications for all internship positions will be considered until the internship is filled.

NHSA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.

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