Spring Communications Intern (Paid)

Washington, District of Columbia   |   Internship

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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—a nonprofit, nonpartisan science and tech policy think tank—seeks a full-time communications intern for Spring 2022, starting in February. The intern will assist with a range of activities related to the organization and promotion of ITIF and its policy research.

Due to uncertainties about the ongoing coronavirus threat, applicants must have their own computer, a broadband Internet connection, and a safe and appropriate place to telework.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Research and track news coverage of ITIF and relevant policy issues to inform daily communications activities.
  • Build media contact lists and support other contact management activities.
  • Draft content for ITIF’s website.
  • Assist in managing digital media accounts, including drafting posts for the ITIF Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts.
  • Track performance metrics and assist in organizing a variety of communications processes.
  • Support event planning and execution.


  • Demonstrated interest in communications, public relations, technology, and/or public policy.
  • Exceptional writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in a detail-oriented, organized, and thoughtful manner.
  • A creative, innovative, and proactive thinker.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Prior experience with database management software and PR software (i.e., Vocus, Cision)

Application process:

To apply for this internship, please submit the following using our new application form, available via

  • Cover letter (1 page max; please note preferred start and end dates for internship); and
  • Resume (1 page max)

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. (Last updated July 9, 2021.)

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