Ethnic Media Internship

  • Department: Communications
  • Position classification: Internship


American Progress is committed to delivering its message to diverse communities. To that end, the Ethnic Media team aims to reach communities of color though targeted and comprehensive communications work. The Ethnic Media team, part of American Progress’ Press team, works closely with American Progress’ policy and events teams and maintains working relationships with national ethnic media outlets—including Spanish-language, African American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander media—and international media organizations.

Ethnic Media interns will learn many of the basic communications skills needed to work at a progressive nonprofit. They are involved in all core activities of the Press team and are assigned day-to-day activities to help integrate them into the work. 

Ethnic Media interns must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Interns should have the ability to compose or translate original American Progress products, press releases, statements, and advisories into Spanish, as well as conduct research in both languages. Interns will also help to monitor news stories, compile news clips, develop targeted press lists, staff American Progress events, assist with preparing interview briefing materials, shadow expert interviews on TV and radio, and much more. Social media experience is preferred.

Other duties may include conducting targeted research and attending policy team meetings, congressional hearings, panels, and events. The Ethnic Media intern is also expected to help the Press team with other day-to-day activities as assigned.

To Apply

In order to be considered for an internship with American Progress, please combine the following items into a single .doc or .pdf file; follow the appropriate application link below; upload the single file; and complete the online application. The system does not allow for multiple files. Required materials include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample of approximately three pages

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive responses from American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This internship posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 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 nonpartisan 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 internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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