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Public Affairs Intern

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

We’re passionate about expanding the boundaries of what we offer our clients by bringing diverse perspectives to the table.

Are you creative and daring? Do you have digital savvy? Do you love to collaborate and bring big ideas to life? Are you ready to launch your career with Weber Shandwick?

We’re looking for you, the newest member of our DC Summer Internship Program!

From creative brainstorming to day-to-day execution, Weber Shandwick’s Interns form the foundation of a talented team that generates groundbreaking, award-winning programs. During the program, you’ll work on campaigns for iconic brands and companies you likely encounter every single day.

What’s in it for you? Our interns will earn practical experience as fully integrated members of account teams and will receive coaching from team members to help advance your career goals. (Scroll down past “how to apply” for more information about the position, what we’re looking for, and what we provide to you as part of the program!)

How to apply:

Candidates are required to submit the following supplements. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for consideration. 

  1. Resume
  2. In lieu of a cover letter, please upload a response to the writing prompt below

Prepare a one-page written response to the following question:

Multiculturalism, gender equality and age diversity are important for campaigns and the communication industry as a whole – and it's these things that help us produce award winning work! 

In no more than one page double-spaced, tell us about yourself, your views on diversity in our industry, and which practice(s) you want to join this summer. Give us a sense of where you’re best positioned to contribute to our work. And while we respect modesty, don’t be bashful – this is an application to the world’s leading communications agency, so we’re keen to see your creativity and strength as a storyteller.

More about the position:

What you'll do all day:

  • Create: Craft written communications including media materials and compelling social content
  • Research: Analyze brands using various resources
  • Engage: Share big ideas in brainstorms and with teams
  • Plan: Assist in event coordination and logistics
  • Hustle: Pitch stories to media, develop media lists, track placements, etc.
  • Monitor: Track brands in traditional and social media

What we're looking for from you:

  • Thinking: Do it out of the box. Actually, it’s best if you’re wholly unfamiliar with the concept of boxes.
  • Digital: Know all the old school and the latest social media platforms, what brands are doing on them and what they should do next.
  • Communication: Speak, write and edit succinctly and compellingly.
  • Management: Meet deadlines, put out fires and multi-task. Work fast, and work well.
  • Detail-Oriented: Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering clear and precise work is a must.
  • Technical: Know Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Familiarity with platforms like Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Adobe Creative Suite, Sysomos, Radian6 a plus.
  • Dynamic: Ability to work in a fast-paced agency environment.
  • Spark: Understand what sets you apart.

What you’ll get from us:

  • Buddy: all new-hires are paired with a buddy dedicated to making your time with us amazing.
  • Built-In Mentorship: access to former interns through panels and learning sessions who can give insight into what their experience was like, and advice on making the most of your Summer.
  • In-person trainings and coaching: you’ll be invited to workshops and ongoing trainings in-person to introduce you to the latest and greatest in the industry.
  • A possible career: Internships have the possibility of growing into a Junior Associate position.
  • A paycheck! Interns are paid hourly, at 40-hours per week.

Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate must be a college graduate by start of internship
  • Must be available up to full-time (40 hrs/week) for duration of internship

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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