Communications & Marketing Intern

Interning at WDCEP

The Communications & Marketing intern at WDCEP will assist with e-communications, marketing, public relations, social media, research, and media research to promote WDCEP events, increase awareness of our development tools and small business resources, and start conversations about economic development in Washington, D.C.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist with initiatives for SXSW
  • Write copy for press releases, op-eds, blog posts, newsletter articles, web site, and other marketing pieces
  • Assist in developing marketing campaigns for several of our large initiatives
  • Create content for and engagement on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, youtube, LinkedIn)
  • Research economic development issues for communications pieces
  • Develop relationships with bloggers and press

Qualifications we are looking for:

  • Strong writing and editing skills with an attention to detail; will be asked to write in different capacities (email, letters, copy, creative, and 140 character messages)
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate degree in business, marketing, public relations, public affairs, or similar programs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment while being a self-starter with effective time management skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast pace environment
  • Basic Microsoft office experience
  • Previous office experience a plus
  • Knowledge of DC neighborhoods and an interest in the city’s economic development a plus

What you gain as an intern at WDCEP:

  • Gain experience in marketing and public relations field
  • Gain great understanding of Washington, DC’s business community and vibrant neighborhoods
  • Make great connections and build a professional network with local media outlets, local business owners, local government officials, real estate professionals, and more.
  • Have a greater understanding of economic development and what is required of economic development professionals
  • Regular brown bag luncheons covering relevant topics on economic development in the District
  • Become well versed in DC’s economic indicators & trends
  • Do meaningful work (no getting coffee)

Part-time and full-time positions are available. This is an unpaid internship.

Salary: unpaid. Academic credit and monthly transportation stipend available.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter HERE. No phone calls please.