Communications Intern


$14/hour; $560/week

Hours per week

40 hours/week




1825 Connecticut Avenuw NW
Suite 300

United States


McCabe Message Partners know that just like when a stone meets water, effective healthcare communications expand influence to reach and affect many audiences. Through years of working together, our team members have developed a reputation for excellence in healthcare communications. Our niche PR firm helps clients working on health, healthcare and related issues that affect wellness—like education, food and the environment—craft and spread their message. For clients big and small, we develop and implement strategic communications campaigns that make a splash because the messages are expertly developed; product dissemination is highly targeted; and evaluation is continuous, so that we can gauge and improve results.

Message Partners is looking for a paid, full-time intern. Interns are vital members of account teams and participate in a variety of client-related activities. Responsibilities may include preparing targeted media lists, assisting in event planning and execution, conducting research, assisting in partnership development, monitoring coverage in national and local media, participating in brainstorms and providing administrative support. Message Partners interns gain valuable experience in media relations, partnership building and health policy, and often contribute to and provide support for major events and press conferences. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in communications and/or health policy
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; ability to juggle multiple assignments
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills (a writing test may be administered at the time of the interview)
  • Ability to proofread a variety of materials quickly and effectively; familiarity with AP Style a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable making phone calls
  • Ability and willingness to understand complex client topics and issues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (including basic design, formatting and using formulas)
  • Proficiency in working with various social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)


  • The position is full time – 40 hours a week at $14/hour; $560 a week
  • Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Unpaid leave for vacations, appointments, etc., can be arranged in advance

How To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: