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International Communications Intern

Mar 16, 2021

Department: International Programs
Hours: Up to 29 hours per week 
Potential Start Date: June 1, 2021
Duration:  Minimally three months
Compensation: Hourly wage based on academic level
Location: Remote/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 Associate Director of International Communications. This is a DC based internship however; this internship will remain a remote opportunity throughout its duration.  

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
  • Assist in compiling monthly communications narratives summarizing grantee communication activities in priority countries
  • Schedule/prep spokespeople for interviews with leading media outlets
  • Work with the communications team to research, identify and contact key media contacts in priority countries
  • Supporting media research initiatives for tobacco industry background information to provide to journalists
  • Provide administrative and research support as needed

Skills Required:  

  • Undergraduate/graduate students pursuing a degree in communications or a related field
  • 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.
  • Fluency in another language including French, Spanish, Hindi, Bahasa, or other 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. 

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.