Stimson Center
  • 01-May-2019 to 01-Jun-2019 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Unpaid
  • Intern - Full Time

Summer 2019 Communications Internship

Communications Internship

The Henry L. Stimson Center, a nonpartisan public policy institute committed to finding and promoting practical and innovative solutions to national and international security challenges, seeks an energetic and creative individual to assist with Stimson's Communications Department operations.

Stimson offers unique internship opportunities based on the values of education, participation, and hands-on practical knowledge. Based on the Center's commitment to professional development, expectations for interns are high. In return, interns can expect a challenging environment that will prepare them for full-time employment in a professional setting. Interns will gain experience with nonprofit communications, as well as an opportunity to interact with all of Stimson's programs.


Responsibilities of the Communications intern include:

  • Assist the Communications Specialist in managing social media channels, including creating content, responding to comments/messages, and brainstorming new ideas for engagement and growth.
  • Designing graphics for the website and social media channels
  • Assisting with the development of marketing materials
  • Editing letters, news releases, op-eds and other material.
  • Monitoring news coverage and maintaining a media database
  • Facilitating outreach to the news media.
  • Website strategy and posting and writing content for the Stimson website.¬†
  • Conducting research for the Communications Department.
  • Assisting in the planning and staffing of events at Stimson.
  • Other duties as assigned


Students majoring in communications, journalism, graphic design or public relations preferred. Excellent writing and social media skills required, along with a basic understanding of how the news media operate. Applicants should have a strong interest in foreign policy issues and should be highly motivated and sincere in their desire for an internship that is challenging and professional in nature. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Interns are expected to work regular work hours.

This is an unpaid internship. Preference will be given to those that can commit to a full- time internship (40 hours per week).



Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample as a PDF within the application.

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