Communications Internship, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

About the Program

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not for profit science and technology policy think tank that has a robust and long running internship program. Excellence in research and objective analysis is the motto for the program. The Potomac Institute Internship Program (for undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students) hosts interns with a variety of academic backgrounds that relate to the science, technology, and national security missions of the Institute. The Institute strives to provide a versatile experience for each internship participant. Each intern will work with the Intern Coordinator to identify an independent research project that falls within the Potomac Institute’s mission. Interns can and will be encouraged to draw upon expertise for their research projects from the staff of the different academic centers, Senior Fellows and/or staff within program divisions at PIPS. Some unique qualities of the program are policy research, school credits, seminars and conferences, publication acknowledgements, and networking.

About the Communications

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) is seeking Communications Interns for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters in its Communications Department. The candidate will assist in Comms projects for the Institute. She/He will be responsible for researching and gathering information for PIPS press releases and media announcements. In addition, the candidate will assist with media distribution lists, the Institute internal newsletter, social media and other duties as assigned.

Those enrolled in or having completed university studies with interest in science and technology, public policy, national security and communications/journalism are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have experience and be proficient at writing and editing, strong internet research skills and knowledge of MS Office programs. Excellent organizational and communications skills are mandatory. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours for the Fall and Spring terms. All PIPS internships are unpaid.

PIPS will accept Fall 2020 applications through October 16th and Spring 2021 applications through November 20th. The Fall position will be 100% remote, with the hopes of bringing the position in-house for Spring 2021, depending on Virginia/PIPS COVID guidelines and policies.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, a writing sample and references to

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