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Internship - Strategic Communications

The Hub Project

The Hub Project

Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Sunday, December 3, 2023
Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is a nonprofit effort comprised of a growing team of communications, research, operations, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.
Reports to: Creative Manager
Location: Washington, D.C. (The Hub has returned to the office 3 days a week as of April 2022, and interns can expect to work from the office at least 3 days a week at that time.)
Internship dates: January 16, 2024 - April 12, 2024
Status: Full-Time; Non-Exempt
Salary: $20/hour not to exceed 40 hours/week
Position Summary
The Hub is accepting applications for a Strategic Communications Intern to support The Hub’s various campaigns and initiatives, to support the creation of communications materials, as well as learn the communications fundamentals of effective political advocacy. We’re looking for someone who gets excited about landing coverage with traditional news media and maximizing the impact of our supported campaigns by improving the ways we reach our target audiences with messages that change minds.
The right candidate will have some exposure to communications and be ready to jump in, try new tactics, and learn from their successes as well as their mistakes. The Strategic Communications Team supports the Hub campaigns by integrating the various elements of the organization to ensure our messaging is supported by data and timely to the most critical narratives driving the day. Our campaigns leverage a mix of grassroots organizing, paid media, and earned media tactics to advance the goals of the Hub and its allies. This is a paid position.

As a Strategic Communications Team Intern, you'll:

  • Brainstorm innovative communications approaches to reach different audiences
  • Work with the rest of the Communications Team to build and refine press lists to reach local and national audiences
  • Learn how to draft press releases and get 1-on-1 coaching from experienced communicators on how to pitch reporters and land coverage
  • Collaborate with campaign teams to develop smart and strategic tactics that are responsive to the strategic needs of individual campaigns
  • Quickly mobilize around rapid-response moments to inject key messages into the narratives of the day
  • Support additional communications needs across the organization, including reports, funding documents, and presentations

About you:

  • You have an interest in communications and are ready to pick up the phone, build relationships, and land coverage
  • You have basic experience with political writing including academic experience and are ready to refine your skills by doing more
  • You are comfortable taking on rapid response requests and working in a fast paced environment
  • You’re organized, detail-oriented, and analytical even in a fast-paced work environment
  • You are ready to ask questions to grow your knowledge base
  • You have a demonstrated interest in progressive causes
  • You’re proactive with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • You have some experience drafting communications materials and are ready to learn more about how to incorporate
Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and
vision insurance, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, and sick time off.
Hiring Statement
The Hub is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that
incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF
is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating
a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our
potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners,
respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality
and/or state in which you are working.
E-Verify
NVF participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’
Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job
candidates and employees authorized to work may not be discriminated against on the
basis of national origin or citizenship status.
Hiring Statement
The Hub is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
COVID-19 Safety Considerations and Vaccination Policy
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, The Hub requires that any employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are expected to report to work in person; all individuals entering the Hub offices will be asked to produce vaccination documentation for entrance to the premises. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@newventurefund.org.
How to apply
To begin the application process, click "Apply For This Job." This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.