Communications Intern (Summer 2012)

May 22, 2012

We are approaching a busy summer at CLASP and are in need of one additional summer intern in 2012. Candidates should have an interest in communications and public policy. The intern will work with CLASP's communications staff on a variety of projects, including monitoring news on issues related to CLASP's work, building and maintaining media lists, building followings on social networks and developing a dynamic approach for engaging broader audiences on social media, and regularly updating the CLASP website. Depending on skill and interest, the intern also may have opportunities to write news releases, letters to the editor, blog posts, eBlasts and other communications materials.

The intern will also have the opportunity to attend various events around Washington, D.C. and gain a broad understanding of the anti-poverty policy community.


  • Monitor news related to CLASP's work
  • Maintain lists of relevant news and Hill contacts
  • Help identify news opportunities for CLASP
  • Build the organization's email list
  • Help develop and grow CLASP's social media presence
  • Gather and analyze web statistics to identify how users are accessing and using the CLASP website
  • Write content for the website and other materials as assigned


Potential candidates should be interested in media and public policy, have editing and writing skills, possess strong attention to detail, be technologically adept, and able to quickly learn new programs and databases.

We are looking for a candidate that can start in June and end in mid August or later. The intern should be able to commit to a minimum of 25 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. CLASP will work with students and their universities to provide college credit for the internship.

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to Attn: Summer 2012 Communications Internship at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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