Do you want to use your creative talent and communication skills 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 web and digital writing intern.
We focus on issues that affect the quality of our lives — issues such as 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 plastic pollution, we need to reach the public. And to do that, we need to tell our story in ways that connect with people — intellectually, emotionally, politically — and motivate them to join the fight for a better world.
Our interns work side by side with our team of editors, writers and designers to figure out where the public is at on an issue, then craft a message that will grab our audience’s attention and incite them to act. You’ll learn how to express that message primarily through email, web articles and social media.
- Write, edit and proofread emails that reach thousands of our supporters to inspire them to take action on our campaigns and contribute donations to our program work
- Write articles and updates for our websites on our priority issues and topics to help build our online following,
- Promote that content via social media, and
- Learn the best practices for writing for advocacy, fundraising and search engine optimization (SEO)
If you’re thinking you might want to make a career out of using your communication and writing skills to help save the planet, protect consumers and stand up for the public interest, 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 you could also be considered for a position on our team once you 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 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’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.
June 1 to August 31*
*Flexible start and end dates based on school year
Preference for interns based in Boston, although will consider remote candidates.
- Interns should be able to work 10-12 hours a week on the program
- Work one-on-one with Creative Team leadership staff to develop a work plan with specific goals for the summer
- Attend weekly skills trainings, issue briefings and content planning meetings
- Submit progress reports and plans and complete tracking each week
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.
Fill out the form below to start your application. In your cover letter, please indicate that you are applying for the “Creative Team Intern” position.
Spring application deadline for summer or fall internships is April 1, 2023.
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Contact Marites Velasquez at (708) 694-9171 or creative [@] publicinterestnetwork.org.
Learn more at www.TPINCreative.org.
Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.