Communications Writing Intern

About CCC + CCCAction
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities to create meaningful change. With our grassroots partners, we build the power and capacity of low-income people and communities of color to make significant policy changes in their lives.

Our focus areas include jobs and wages, immigration, retirement security, affordable housing, racial justice and barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated individuals.

For a more detailed description of our organization, please go here for CCCAction.

Position Description:
The Communications Writing Intern is a strong writer who can identify potential stories and storytellers and shape them from ideas into polished written pieces with the use of thorough research and interviews with appropriate sources. The intern would write first-person or opinion pieces or third-person reported narratives for publication on media sites. The intern may also assist the Communications Department in using online tools and technologies to gather and share up-to-date information on the issues we care about including immigration, jobs and worker rights, and connecting the media to stories of people faced with social problems related to these issues.

The Center for Community Change is committed to helping our interns gain valuable work experience and skills.

This position reports to: Senior Political Writer

Principal Responsibilities: The intern’s responsibilities will include: writing materials such as opinion or reported pieces for publication on blogs or media sites, Facebook posts, tweets, and web copy; conducting online research and monitoring specific online trends related to our issue areas; and assisting with other tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and responsible, enjoy writing, have strong communication skills and be passionate about community organizing and social justice. Some new media experience, personally or professionally, is preferred. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.

This internship is for the summer 2016 (May through September, depending on the intern’s availability). Scheduling is flexible and determined based upon the intern’s availability and course/exam schedule. A transportation stipend of $1500 for the entire internship is provided to offset commuting costs. The internship also can be used for academic credit in accordance with a curriculum specified by an institution of higher education.

Closing Date of Position: May 1, 2016.

How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter and at least two writing samples expectations, to [email protected]; (Fax) 202-387-4891; Center for Community Change, Human Resources, Re: Communications Intern, 1536 U Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009

The Center for Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer