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Communications Intern

Title: Communications Intern
Department: Communications
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Senior Director of Digital Strategies
Location: Washington, DC, preferred, but other locations considered (the intern may decide whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Duration: 12 Weeks; May – August 2024 (start and end dates flexible)
Schedule and Compensation: 40 hours per week; $17.00 per hour

General Description:

LCV believes our earth and our democracy are  worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, a safe, healthy community and a voice in their future. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force to strengthen our democracy, and protect our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30+ state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

LCV is seeking a Communications Intern who will support the Communications Department with its external communications on owned, earned and social media. The Communications Intern will support and learn from the entire communications team, and will assist in drafting and distributing content across all of the communications team’s platforms and audiences, which may include drafting blog posts, press statements and releases, social media copy and the weekly tipsheet. The Communications Intern will also play a key role supporting the earned media team by distributing LCV’s daily news clips to LCV staff across the country, maintaining press lists, gathering content at press events, and pitching press as needed.

The Communications Intern will actively participate in centering racial justice and equity in communications, ensuring cultural competence in all materials that also reflect the environmental justice priorities of our programs. The Communications Intern will join a Summer 2024 internship cohort that will have access to development opportunities including a Capstone project, informational interviews with staff, and organization-wide training and discussions. Summer interns participate in brown bag lunches with various members of LCV’s senior management team, including President Gene Karpinski.

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

  • Tracking and distributing daily news articles that mention LCV and our state affiliates to LCV staff across the country.
  • Assisting with writing and distributing for LCV’s weekly tip sheet for press.
  • Drafting press releases, statements, blog posts, social media copy, and other materials that are culturally competent and reflect environmental justice priorities, incorporating storytelling where appropriate.
  • Maintaining press lists.
  • Assisting with the coordination and content collection at press events.
  • Assisting with uploading content, like blogs and press statements, to LCV’s website.
  • Helping maintain LCV’s photo and video libraries.
  • Actively participating in centering racial justice and equity in communications, ensuring cultural competence in all materials that also reflect the environmental justice priorities of our programs.

Qualifications

  • Experience: Communications coursework, work experience, extracurriculars, or experience with social media preferred.
  • Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite; experience with press, graphic design, or social media preferred.
  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV.
  • Working Conditions: Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

LCV offers sick leave, paid holidays, and voting leave to interns.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “Communications Intern”  in the subject line by February 19, 2024. No phone calls please. 

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcv.org.