Communications Internship Communications Internship

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Location Washington, DC
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/15/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate $10/Hr.
Contact Information 1616 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 202.328.5000


The Communications Department at RFF is currently seeking a creative, organized, and energetic student or recent graduate with exceptional writing skills to join its team as a Communications Intern.

The intern will work closely with the Deputy Director for Government and Public Affairs on a variety of projects ranging from drafting and organizing RFF marketing materials to researching policy issues on Capitol Hill and other tasks depending on skill set and interest. The intern will participate in team and project-specific meetings and may work with other members of the Communications team on various projects. He or she will also help manage the reception desk. This is an outstanding opportunity for a young professional looking to learn more about communications from within an organization.

The length of the internship is negotiable and hours can be worked around class schedules. The intern will be paid $10.00 per hour for 15 hours per week (minimum) and up to 35 hours per week (maximum). The position offers flexible hours, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The internship starts in August/ September 2015 and ends in December 2015, with a possibility of extension.


• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, writing skills, and organizational skills • Working toward or recently graduated from a degree program at a university or college (major in writing, journalism, marketing, environmental science or ecoNomics, policy, law, or related fields preferred) • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel) • Sharp attention to detail • Ability to meet deadlines and manage work independently • Eagerness to learn, take initiative, and seek new learning opportunities • Flexibility and a good sense of humor • An interest in environmental ecoNomics research and policy analysis


• Draft copy, such as magazine articles, press releases, blog posts, and web content • Conduct research for writing assignments and be able to comprehend and synthesize RFF publications • Update and manage the production of the RFF Connection, a monthly e-newsletter, and RFF on the Issues, a weekly news and research digest • Update PowerPoint presentations for internal and external audiences • Help staff RFF events, such as First Wednesday Seminars and Policy Leadership Forums • Assist with projects and outreach of the Communications Department, as appropriate • Staff reception desk part time, including answering and directing incoming calls, attending to staff and visitor needs, and representing the organization in a professional manner • Schedule and organize meetings as necessary