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Internship Opportunities 2017

Our internships offer great opportunities for dedicated workers interested in learning more about the political process and enhancing their skills in the political realm. By working under principals of different divisions our interns are able to learn about the industry and hone their skills in order to understand what it takes to be successful in politics today.

Strong candidates will have campaign/political experience, a strong interest in politics and the political process, and a committed work ethic. They should be dependable, flexible, detail-oriented, be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be comfortable working independently, and possess excellent writing skills. All candidates must be comfortable with Microsoft Office and Outlook.

The following positions are available: 

Communications Intern

Will work under the associates of our communications division. Candidates should have strong writing, editing, and communication skills, and be interested in advocacy campaigns relating to clean energy, sustainable resources, healthcare, grassroots organizing, and social justice.

Candidates with experience using Cision, TV Eyes, and other media monitoring platforms are preferred.

Applicants should be able to commit at least 3 months to the internship program. Interns will receive a stipend each month. We are seeking recent college graduates with some internship experience working in the communications field (on a political campaign, at an organization, or with a firm) who are looking for an opportunity for growth, possibly into a full-time position.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample (op-ed, press release, or news article/blog post) to lauren@smoottewes.com as one PDF attachment. Please write “Communications Internship” in the subject line of the email, and include a brief description in the body of the email why you are interested in this opportunity.

Media Engagement & Communications Intern

Will work under the principal of our media engagement & communications division. Responsibilities include researching clips, identifying media opportunities and engaging with reporters, producers, writers and editors.

Candidates should have strong communication skills, and strong, creative thinking, writing and editing skills. We are seeking candidates primarily pitching stories to television, radio, print and online outlets.  Experience or demonstrable interest in media relations, advocacy and political campaigns preferred. Candidates must have a desire to work on social justice, energy and environment, healthcare, grassroots organizing, and international issues.

Experience using Cision, TV Eyes, and other media monitoring platforms is a plus.

Applicants should be able to commit at least 3 months to the internship program. Interns will receive a stipend each monthWe are seeking recent college graduates with some previous internship experience (or demonstrable interest in) working in the communications field who are looking for an opportunity for growth.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and short writing sample (op-ed, press release, or news article/blog post) to lauren@smoottewes.com as one PDF attachment. Please write “Media Engagement Internship” in the subject line of the email, and include a brief description in the body of the email why you are interested in this opportunity.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible afterwards.

The Smoot Tewes Group is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.