Press Internship in Washington D.C.

The American Action Forum is seeking press interns for Summer 2018.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in campaigns and political communication.

Press Internship – Summer 2018

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Press/Communications

Type: Internship

Minimum Experience: Student (College)

As an intern on the communications team, you will be assigned and report to a specific member of the press shop at the American Action Forum.  The press team manages the communications presence for the Forum with the goal of engaging the general public, legislative decision makers, and industry leaders in informed policy discussions. Among the team’s primary goals is to ensure the Forum’s work is promoted in an effective and timely manner.

Typical duties include:

  • Run a war-room style clipping operation tracking daily relevant press coverage of our groups
  • Draft press releases, blog posts, media advisories and more
  • Create media monitoring reports of key initiatives


As part of the internship, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research assistance: Interns will provide research assistance and data collection for their issue area director
  • Event attendance: Interns will attend Capitol Hill hearings, private speaker events, and events held by other DC think tanks to analyze and report on the information presented
  • Forum event support: Interns will help promote, run, and evaluate all Forum events
  • Semester project: Interns will write a paper on a topic of their choice to be completed by the end of the semester. Issue area directors will assist the interns with their research and writing

Hours and Compensation

  • Interns must be available for 20 to 29 hours per week
  • Interns will be provided an hourly wage to cover transportation and living expenses
  • Interns will be responsible for bringing their own computer/equipment
  • This is a part-time, paid internship


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • An interest in the politics and policies of center-right conservatives
  • Self-starting attitude

How to Apply

Visit the website here and submit required materials. Also send resumes directly to Courtney Alexander ( in addition to the online form.

*Please include in your application a preferred start date, resume, cover letter, and writing sample of less than 1,000 words.



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