West End Strategy Team is hiring a
PAID SPRING 2023 INTERNSHIP
Location: Washington, D.C. (Hybrid)
West End Strategy Team is currently accepting applications for paid internship positions for the spring 2023 semester in our Washington, D.C. office. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds to apply and strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ candidates.
We are a full-service strategic communications firm with offices in D.C., New York and Chicago, offering clients a comprehensive approach that includes message development, media relations, online strategy, marketing and crisis communications. Our team works with organizations seeking to enhance their influence on issues including social and economic justice, human rights, civil rights, faith-based advocacy and sustainability. What drives us is the fact that our work touches the lives of real people—women and children, racial and religious minorities, people affected by gun violence, immigrants, working families and so many others.
As we continue to monitor the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, interns will join the team both in person and virtually per our new hybrid office model. Interns are expected to work with the team in the office for at least one day during the week with the option to work remotely for their remaining hours. In office schedules will be determined between interns and intern coordinators. WEST will continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions set forth by the D.C. government. The safety of our staff and interns will remain our number one priority and guide all decisions.
WEST interns have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working closely with progressive, nonprofit and international organizations in a professional setting. Responsibilities include: writing and editing materials for distribution to the media, drafting opinion pieces, developing social media content, researching client organizations and their issue areas, researching target journalists and compiling media lists, conducting media outreach, aggregating news content, and various clerical duties. Through this experience, interns will cultivate a working knowledge of highly relevant political and advocacy organizations, the major issues of the day, and the media.
Interns should be able to commit to 20 hours/week, or two to three work days, from January through May 2023. Office hours are on Eastern time. Each application must include the following: resume, cover letter and writing sample. Please upload your writing sample and cover letter in the same document. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
West End Strategy Team employees must be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, or have an approved Reasonable Accommodation granting an exemption from vaccine requirements. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination.
The pay rate for this position is $16.10/hour.
West End Strategy Team is an equal opportunity employer.