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Ethnic Media Internship

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Summary

American Progress is committed to taking its message to diverse communities. To that end, targeted and comprehensive communications work is done to reach communities of color. The Ethnic Media team works closely with American Progress’s policy and events teams and maintains working relationships with national ethnic media outlets, including Spanish-language media.

In addition, the Ethnic Media team produces a number of original products and organizes several events a year. Interns for the Ethnic Media team must be fully bilingual and have the ability to compose or translate short articles, press releases, and advisories into Spanish; conduct research in both languages; and help book American Progress’s experts. Experience using Twitter is also highly desired.

Every internship includes an important core of administrative work, including database management, report distribution, and general office support. Other duties include conducting targeted research and reporting on policy meetings, seminars, hearings, and lectures. Whenever possible, interns are encouraged to write on the subject of their choice either as a contributor to a larger final piece or as an individual author of a column for our website.

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org.

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.