We are seeking a public Policy Intern to work with the Executive Director to respond to current and emerging threats to the press freedom, and related human rights issues.
The Public Policy Intern will contributing through team meetings, writing policy briefs and position papers, blogging, editing reports, compiling data, preparing advocacy materials for internal and external use, and assisting in the development and execution of Fourth Estate's communications, programs and initiatives.
Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated individuals with strong academic records and an interest and aptitude for public policy, political communication, freedom of the press, public information, and human rights.
The Public Policy Intern will be actively involved in crafting Fourth Estate's message, and as such, must be self-starters with proven research and analytical skills, strong writing and editing abilities, the capacity to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a passion for news, press freedoms, political participation, and human rights issues.
This position reports to our Washington, DC office, however since most of our work is conducted remotely/virtually, applicants will be considered from locations worldwide.
Deadline: Rolling application
The Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation (also referred to as Fourth Estate) is an international, non-partisan, human rights, membership organization dedicated to an engaged and informed public, well equipped with quality information needed to make informed decisions by a strong free press.
Organized as a member owned, multi-stakeholder new generation cooperative. members of the Fourth Estate are both individuals and organizations representing all segments of society,, news producers as well as consumers.
The Fourth Estate's initiatives include: advocacy, publicity efforts, investments, and strategic litigation strategies. Its name references a segment of society that wields an indirect but significant influence on society even though it is not a formally recognized part of the political system.