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Communications and Outreach Intern

Faith in Public Life seeks a Communications and Outreach Intern to work 40 hours a week to provide support to our programmatic operations. This is an opportunity to gain communications and outreach experience by working with the leading organizations in the field of religion and politics.

This internship comes with a travel stipend of $1200 per month contingent upon fulfilling 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Assist FPL staff in identifying opportunities in the news and political environment to amplify the message of the faith leaders and organizations
  • Research different segments of the faith community to identify dynamic faith leaders working for justice and the common good
  • Compile press lists and make pitch calls to media outlets
  • Assist Communications Staff with social media tracking and outreach; assist Media Relations Associate in tracking media hits
  • Assist FPL’s Senior Organizer in conducting outreach to strengthen relationships with our faith partners and cultivate new partners, generally via phone calls
  • Track political developments that relate to FPL’s educational and issue campaign work
  • Occasionally attend meetings or events with FPL staff
  • Other duties as assigned by FPL staff; interns also have the opportunity to design their own projects as approved and supervised by FPL staff

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate student
  • Strong research skills, with the ability to take on large projects and see them through to successful completion
  • Strong appetite for news, demonstrated interest in the media
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of current political and policy issues
  • Eagerness to engage with constituents both personally and over the phone
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to bring people together around shared goals
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faith leaders and/or communities
    • Flexibility to adapt as the organization’s tasks and priorities constantly shift with the political environment

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to admin@faithinpubliclife.org with “Internship” in the subject line. Faith in Public Life is an equal opportunity employer.  Applications for Fall 2014 internships (September-December) are due July 1, 2014.