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Communications Internship

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American Progress’s Communications team works to pursue progressive change by connecting American Progress’s experts, ideas, events, and publications with the media and the public. The team works to develop and execute comprehensive and innovative communications strategies to get American Progress’s policy priorities the attention they deserve.

To promote American Progress’s work, the Communications team distills complex ideas into digestible messages and uses traditional and new-media strategies—such as micro-targeting members of the press; sending out press releases, advisories, and statements; and releasing reports via social media—to make sure that American Progress’s messages reach leaders in Washington, advocates across the country, and everyday Americans.

The Press team relies on Press interns to help monitor news stories, research targeted press lists, prepare and disseminate releases, staff events and media trainings, and much more.

Ethnic Media interns help American Progress achieve its goal of reaching diverse communities. Fully bilingual interns assist with translations, outreach, and media booking in ethnic-media and Spanish-language press outlets.

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.

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