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Company/Organization: Congressional Budget Office

Description:

CBOs Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agencys media relations and public affairs during the upcoming winter semester with the potential to extend into the summer, starting in January 2021.The successful candidate will report to the Director of Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries from the media and the public on a wide range of topics, attending and preparing for Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, helping with preparations before the release of CBOs major recurring reports, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed.
Previous communications interns have served a frontline role representing CBO and have interacted routinely with staff in every part of the agency.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be working toward a masters degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications, radio/television, strategic communications, public relations, public policy, or a related field, and they should be strongly interested in government or political science.
Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment, be able to effectively handle multiple tasks, and be able to complete projects under tight deadlines. Strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Previous experience in journalism or media relations is desirable, as are familiarity with and interest in social media.

Paid Internship Info:

$18.00-$24.00 per hour

Hours:

15-20 hours per week

Length/Availability:

winter and spring semester

Start Date:

January 4, 2020

End Date:

11/30/2020, TBD



Deadline:
November 13, 2020
Tags:
communications  social  media  public  affairs   
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