Spring 2019 Marketing & Communications Internship

Spring 2019 Marketing & Communications Internship

The Marketing & Communications intern at the Washington DC Economic Partnership will assist the Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, with social media, email marketing, public relations, research and promotion of programs, events and business attraction/retention campaigns that increase awareness of the city.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Taking the lead on setting up e-mail marketing blasts in Mailchimp to include writing copy, lay out of graphics, subject line creation and listserv management
  • Create and post content for social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram platforms) to include social listening, copy writing, scheduling and more
  • Assist in developing marketing campaigns to support business attraction and retention for Washington, DC
  • Organizing and managing media contact lists and influencer outreach
  • Research economic development issues and relevant news for communications
  • Assist in writing press releases and managing media outreach
  • Website management to include writing blogs, updating news section, search optimization, etc.
  • Support print collateral

Qualifications include:

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from undergraduate or graduate degrees in marketing, communications, public relations, public affairs or similar programs
  • Strong verbal, written and editing skills with an attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and adapt in a fast-paced team environment
  • Self-starter with effective time management
  • Professional demeanor
  • Proficient in Microsoft word, excel and power point
  • Knowledge of Washington, DC economic development
  • Experience working across social media platforms

Preferred skills include experience with:

  • Social media platforms
  • Mailchimp
  • WordPress

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, business owners, government officials, real estate professionals, and others.
  • Have a greater understanding of economic development and what is required of economic development professionals
  • Become well versed in DC’s economic indicators & trends
  • Do meaningful work

Part-time and full-time positions are available.

Please note that this internship is unpaid. The intern will receive a travel stipend to help cover public transportation to and from work.

To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation to intern_opp@wdcep.com. No phone calls please. Please email any questions you might have.

Applications that omit to include resume, cover letter and letter of recommendation will not be considered.