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Community Catalyst: Seeking Communications Summer Intern

By Megan Gould
Posted on 18 September 2019 | 9:11 am — 

With Who:  Community Catalyst

Location:  Boston, Massachusetts

Dates:  Summer 2020 or Fall 2020

Position Description:  This is a paid internship. We seek a highly motivated Communications Intern to support the Community Catalyst Communications Team and communications work throughout the organization, with a specific focus on the organization’s online communication. We are seeking a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate student with a strong interest in supporting the advocacy work of Community Catalyst and learning more about the nexus between health policy and communications work.

This is a paid internship lasting approximately twelve weeks/sixteen weeks (Summer/Fall), with negotiable start and end dates.


  • Daily email preparation with top health care news articles to more than 2,000 subscribers
  • Monitoring and creating content for Twitter and Facebook
  • Produce and edit posts for Community Catalyst’s newsletter and blog
  • Provide writing, design and editing support for the organization’s publications
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Must be a full or part-time student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Preference for students majoring in Communications or Journalism or planning for a career in a communications-related field after graduation
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook)
  • The ability to brainstorm, juggle multiple responsibilities at once
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Strong communication skills, including an openness to feedback
  • Commitment to social justice and experience in social change activism
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft suite of products (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Application Deadline:   Applications close on September 27, 2019 at 4:35 PM.

Apply (or see more information):   Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at

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