Creative Team Intern


Do you want to use your excellent communication skills and creative talents to make an impact on the issues you care about? The Creative Team for The Public Interest Network is looking for a talented candidate to join our team as a Creative Team Intern.

We focus on issues that affect the quality of our lives -- issues like clean energy, clean water and public health. We’re strategic in our approach and place a premium on making a difference. We’re passionate about building the support we need to win.

To build the people power it takes to overcome powerful special interests and fix the urgent problems we’re facing as a society, from global warming to the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, we need to reach the public. And to do that, we need to tell our story in a way that connects with people—intellectually, emotionally, politically—and motivates them to join the fight for a better world.

Our interns work side by side with our talented team of writers and designers to help figure out where the public is at on an issue, then craft a message that will grab your audience’s attention and incite them to act. You’ll learn how to express that message through a number of different mediums, including social media, email, newsletters, direct mailings, campaign materials, websites, and more.

This is not a coffee-grabbing, photocopy-making internship.

Instead you’ll:

If based in Boston or Portland, Ore.:

  • Assist with the writing, editing, and proofreading of emails, newsletters, annual reports and campaign materials.
  • Assist with designing email graphics, newsletters, annual reports and campaign materials.
  • Develop content and execute ideas for social media campaigns and memes.
  • Find the perfect image that will get thousands of people to take action on a campaign.

If based in Philadelphia:

  • Work with our Video Specialist to create social media videos that reach tens of thousands of people.

If you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of using your communication and design skills to help solve problems like global warming or the flood of corporate money in our democracy—interning with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network is one of the best ways to get started. Not only will you get the training and experience you need, but we’ll consider our most talented and committed interns for positions on our team once they graduate.


  • You want to make the world a better place. You have experience volunteering or working for an issue or cause you feel passionate about.
  • You’re creative. You’re able to anticipate or define a problem, brainstorm solutions, propose or decide on a course of action, and follow through. You can think on your feet and respond to unexpected challenges with confidence.
  • You’re smart. You can get your head around complex issues, write clearly and persuasively, and manage multiple projects.
  • You’re accountable. You respect goals and deadlines.

Desired Skills

  • You can write. You have experience writing for publication – at the campus newspaper, writing newsletters and emails for a group you volunteer with, or similar relevant experience.
  • You’ve got design skills. You have experience with programs like Adobe Creative Suite, and let’s face it, you’re the person all of your friends go to when they need something to look nice.
  • You have experience creating videos and love the challenge of telling a complex story in an engaging way in 1 minute or less.


Creative Team interns will be considered for work in the following locations:

Writing or design-oriented internships in Boston and Portland, Ore. Video internships in Philadelphia.

Our internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with you to accommodate any requirements that may allow you to receive funding from your school or other entity. Work-study eligible students are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Fill out our online application.

In your cover letter, please indicate that you are applying for the “Creative Team Intern" position.

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The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer.