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Paid Summer Internships in Advocacy & Communications (Remote)

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Phi Beta Kappa Society


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June 1, 2021
August 19, 2021
April 1, 2021
$5,500 total for 12 weeks of work
The positions will be paid a stipend of $5,500 total for 12 weeks of work. Required internship hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. The preferred start date is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

We are excited to share these opportunities for seasonal employment with The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office. We are looking for two part-time interns to work remotely on a variety of projects:

Events & Advocacy Intern

This intern will work primarily with our National Arts & Sciences Initiative team to plan virtual events, conduct research, and develop materials to grow support for the liberal arts and sciences. The intern will also have an opportunity to learn the logistics of planning and executing major national large-scale convenings virtually as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of a major advocacy campaign. While the intern will work primarily with the National Arts & Sciences Initiative, they will also assist with other programmatic and event-related tasks as needed. Duties will include:

  • Supporting large-scale virtual event planning, which may include: assisting with logistical tasks related to the management of our Key into Public Service and the Society’s Triennial Council Meeting, researching potential speakers, helping design promotional materials, providing support to conference attendees, and more. 
  • Researching and compiling higher education news stories to feature in the monthly advocacy e-alerts;
  • Assisting in the development of event-related communications, such as social media posts and emails to members using mass mailing software; 
  • Drafting general correspondence, developing copy, and proofreading documents as needed; 
  • Completing a capstone project; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

We are looking for a college student or recent graduate with a passion for the unique benefits of liberal arts and sciences and higher education advocacy issues. Exceptional time-management and organizational skills to manage and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously along with strong writing and interpersonal communication skills are required. Familiarity with virtual conference platforms and Canva are pluses. The position will work remotely, and requires access to a computer, reliable internet, and a phone. Applicants are welcome to apply for both positions.


Communications & Member Engagement Intern

This intern will work primarily with our Communications and Chapters & Associations teams to conduct research and develop materials to join the national conversation on advancing the liberal arts and sciences and supporting the Society’s 290 chapters and 50 associations. The intern will have an opportunity to participate remotely in the day-to-day responsibilities of running a non-profit with a nationwide reach. Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the development of communications and social media posts;
  • Developing copy for Phi Beta Kappa national website; 
  • Developing copy for regional Phi Beta Kappa association websites and newsletters;
  • Drafting general correspondence and proofreading documents as needed;
  • Sending local event emails to members using mass email platform Informz;
  • Updating the communications calendar with engagement opportunities;
  • Collaborating with the communications and web teams on new content and concepts;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of the Key Connections alumni events in September; 
  • Assisting with other Society programs on an as needed basis, including the Visiting Scholar program, the Book Awards and planning for the upcoming Triennial Council Meeting of the Society.
  • Completing a capstone project; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

We are looking for a college student or recent graduate with a passion for the liberal arts and sciences and strong writing abilities. Familiarity with website editing and Canva are pluses. Preference will be given to Phi Beta Kappa members. The position will work remotely, and requires access to a computer, reliable internet, and a phone. Applicants are welcome to apply for both positions.

We are excited to share these opportunities for seasonal employment with The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office. We are looking for two part-time interns to work remotely on a variety of projects:

Events & Advocacy Intern

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About the Program

An internship at the Phi Beta Kappa Society provides firsthand experience with the work of a national non-profit society and the opportunity to promote a compelling mission, both through individual projects and in collaboration with multiple departments. In addition to day-to-day assignments, the intern completes a capstone project with guidance from national office staff. The project includes a written report and presentation to senior staff and is designed to encourage critical thinking, long term strategy, best writing and presentation practices, and creativity.

There is a strong focus on professional development, including regular check ins on projects, resume and cover letter review, and a Society-wide commitment to providing an educational experience.

About the Program

An internship at the Phi Beta Kappa Society provides firsthand experience with the work of a national non-profit society and the opportunity to promote a…

How to Apply

Hours and Compensation

The positions will be paid a stipend of $5,500 total for 12 weeks of work. Required internship hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. The preferred start date is Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

 

How to Apply

Please fill out the online application and submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample at pbk.org/internships before the Thursday, April 1 deadline.

Hours and Compensation

The positions will be paid a stipend of $5,500 total for 12 weeks of work. Required internship hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. The preferred start…

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Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1606 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

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