Communications Intern – World Justice Project – Seattle, WA

The successful candidate will provide support to WJP communications-related media research, database management, and writing tasks, as well as other communications tasks related to the day to day affairs of the WJP. This is a 20-30 hour per week paid position supervised by the Director of Communications.


  • Tracking and analyzing international news coverage to identify and summarize rule of law-related reporting trends and WJP-specific media hits;
  • Conducting issue- and audience-related research and analysis;
  • Developing and maintaining a database of international media outlets and contacts, with specific outreach/contact development as needed;
  • Assisting in the drafting, proofreading, and design of communications materials, such as press releases, FAQs, talking points, presentations, and other internal and external pieces;
  • Assisting in the maintenance and updating of the World Justice Project website as well as printed collateral materials.
  • Contribute to the development of creative concepts and strategies to WJP online and traditional media communications initiatives, and help implement as needed.



This internship is open to undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates should be highly interested in—and committed to—WJP’s mission and principles. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with the ability to work independently as well as in group settings, manage their own workload, and be able to prioritize tasks and work under deadline pressure. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree or currently pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree;
  • Superior research skills, including online and offline data collection and summarization;
  • Excellent writing/proofreading skills and attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), with preference given to thsoe with proven ability to work in large databses;
  • Interest and knowledge of inernational issues in regards to anti-corruption, governance and accountability, human rights, safety and security, access to justice, and transparency/freedom of information desirable;
  • International experience and/or understanding of media/news landscape a plus;
  • Foreign language ability a plus.

How to apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to Please put “Application for Communications Internship” in the subject line.

This internship will remain open until filled. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up directly with candidates selected for interviews.No phone calls please.

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