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Intern, International Communications (Based in Washington, D.C.)

Feb 12, 2020
Department: International Programs
Hours: Up to 29 hours per week
Potential Start Date: June 1, 2020
Duration:  up to August 31, 2020
Compensation: $15 per hour
Location: Washington, D.C.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is the leading advocacy organization to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, we promote the adoption of proven solutions that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives.

The International Communications intern will join a fast-paced team charged with developing, implementing and supporting media advocacy campaigns aimed at tobacco control policy progress in low- and middle-income countries. The selected candidate will be expected to assist on both substantive and administrative projects – and will have the opportunity to learn about global policy advocacy campaigns and effective media advocacy strategies. The international communications intern will report to the Manager of International Communications.

Primary Duties:

  • Draft communication materials including press releases, media memos, blog posts and social media content.
  • Monitor and compile international media clips related to ongoing policy work.
  • Maintain an editorial calendar for the communication team.
  • Work with the communications team to research, identify and contact key media contacts in priority countries
  • Provide administrative and research support as needed.

Skills Required:

  • Strong interest in Public Relations, Public Affairs and/or International Relations.
  • Interest in the global media landscape and what shapes news stories
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Working to complete a College degree in communications, media or related field required or recent graduate.
  • Fluency in another language is preferred.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples. Please include your availability and potential start date in your cover letter.

Email all application materials to: with “Internship – International Communications” as the subject.

No phone calls, please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign works to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.