Social Media Intern

  • Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Sep 21, 2018
Internship Digital Marketing Public Relations Social Media Writing

Job Description

The most important qualifications are self-motivation, excellent English communication skills and solid working knowledge of social media. You should be a quick learner capable of grasping and analyzing sometimes complex and divisive issues and able to craft compelling content to engage our online global community across a variety of social media channels.
If you have these qualifications, please review the position responsibilities and additional requirements listed below.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the research, development and execution of the Fourth Estate's public engagement initiatives
  • Research, aggregate, write and edit content for online and offline publication
  • Monitoring and analyzing diverse media sources
  • Conduct research and fact-checking for campaigns
  • Develop general engagement ideas
  • Participate in team meetings and discussion Identify outreach and engagement opportunities


  • Knowledge and interest in news, journalism, freedom of information and human rights issues
  • Strong academic record
  • Outgoing, creative and enthusiastic
  • Proven interest in digital freedom, public organizing and campaigning
  • Proven research, analytical, writing and editing abilities.
  • Student or recent graduate in international relations, journalism, communications or similar field
  • Fluency in English is required. French, German, Spanish or other European languages is a plus

Time Commitment:

  • We are flexible on term, but prefer a candidate who is available to work for at least 5 months
  • We prefer a minimum of 16-20 hours per week
  • Internship carries a $500/month stipend


This position reports to our Washington, DC office, however remote applicants anywhere in the world are encouraged. Ability to travel internationally and domestically is preferred.

Application Requirements:

  • Send a copy of your CV, a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest for the internship, and two references (only one may be academic).

Deadline: Rolling application

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