Friday, March 19, 2021

Communications Internship -- Washington, D.C.

Job title: Communications Intern

Job description: The Alliance for Securing Democracy is seeking a communications intern to assist with the ASD’s public outreach efforts. The intern will support the head of external affairs and communications assistant in implementing ASD’s communications strategy by drafting materials for the media, creating social media content, and identifying new outreach opportunities.

Interns will benefit from exposure to GMF’s network and will gain valuable press outreach and social media experience. During COVID-19, all internships will be on a remote, work-from-home basis.

Internships are paid through a $500/month stipend and offer an ideal opportunity to acquire substantive professional experience for those interested in a career in political communications.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Compiling daily news round-up emails for internal consumption.
  • Drafting materials for members of the press.
  • Creating content for social media.
  • Working with the communications assistant to grow ASD’s social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Helping expand a database of press contacts.
  • Copyediting blog posts and reports as needed.
  • Producing summaries of hearings and events relevant to ASD’s work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong interest in authoritarian efforts to undermine democracy, national security, disinformation, and U.S.-Russia/China relations.
  • Fluency in English is required.  
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and working independently.
  • Incoming senior, graduate student, or recent graduate pursuing a degree in journalism, communications, international relations, or a related field.
  • Previous experience in a media outlet, public relations firm, think tank, NGO, government body, or similar organization an asset.
  • Graphic design skills preferred.


Wage/salary: Internships are paid through a $500/month stipend


Application process: Apply on GMF’s website with a resume and cover letter


Application deadline: Open now, rolling until filled


Start date: April 2021 preferred, but there is some flexibility


Company description: The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), a nonpartisan initiative housed at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, develops comprehensive strategies to deter, defend against, and raise the costs on autocratic efforts to undermine and interfere in democratic institutions. ASD has staff in Washington, D.C., and Brussels, bringing together experts on disinformation, malign finance, emerging technologies, elections integrity, economic coercion, and cybersecurity, as well as Russia, China, and the Middle East, to collaborate across traditional stovepipes and develop cross-cutting frameworks.


Location: ASD is based in Washington, D.C., but all internships will be on a remote, work-from-home basis during the coronavirus pandemic. Work hours are 9-5 EST.