Communications Summer Intern
The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs this summer.
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 general public on a wide range of topics, attending and preparing for Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed.
Previous communications interns have served a frontline role in representing CBO and have interacted routinely with staff in every part of the agency.
Candidates must be working toward a master’s degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications, radio/television, strategic communications and public relations, 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 communication 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.
Salary and Benefits
The hourly rate will be between $18.00 and $24.00 and will be commensurate with educational attainment and related experience. This is a temporary position for the summer. The selected candidate would be expected to work a 32-hour week, but a full-time schedule may also be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but CBO’s interns are eligible for a local transportation subsidy.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references to the external application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To ensure consideration, apply by February 26, 2020. This position is covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 as made applicable to CBO by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended.
Kate Green or Annita Gulati Cox, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, firstname.lastname@example.org.