The National Immigration Forum seeks a self-starting, full- or part-time intern to assist their Strategic Communications team. The Strategic Communications intern works with the team on outreach to national, state, and local media, and assisting with press statements, the daily newsletter, messaging guides and other products. In addition to responding to breaking news on immigration, our communications projects relate to immigration reforms, naturalization, asylum seekers and refugee populations, and related topics.
Projects may include: Pitching stories and drafting summaries for The Forum Daily, our immigration newsletter, monitoring and compiling media coverage of immigration issues, building and expanding media lists and databases, drafting press statements and other strategic communications products, potentially including op-eds, message guides, and blog posts.
Qualifications: Strong attention to detail, a passion for immigrants’ rights and immigration reforms, excellent written, and oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Graduate, undergraduate and high school seniors with a major, minor, or strong interest in communications, journalism, political science, international relations, or a related field are encouraged to apply. The National Immigration Forum is an equal opportunity employer. They value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. People of color, ethnic minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing sample should be no longer than three pages. An article, press release or similar type of communications writing sample is preferred. Please note that this is an unpaid internship, but they offer $50/month for reimbursement of internet costs.
Due to the volume of applications they receive, they are able to respond only to those applicants who they are interested in interviewing. No phone calls please.
About the Organization: The National Immigration Forum, founded in 1982, is a nonpartisan advocacy organization that builds trusted relationships to create a shared vision for immigration. The Forum works across the political spectrum to convene different perspectives, bring new allies into the conversation, and advance constructive and compassionate immigration policies that serve America’s interests. The Forum works closely with key constituencies and policymakers for practical immigration solutions. In order to facilitate immigration reform, the Forum builds and generates support from moderate and conservative faith, law enforcement, national security, and business leaders.
For more information, visit Work With Us! – National Immigration Forum.
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