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- Communications Intern, DC, USA

Communications Intern

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Location: USA – Washington, DC

Description –

CBO’s Office of Communications seeks an intern with a strong work ethic to assist with the agency’s media relations and public affairs during the upcoming fall semester. 

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director for Communications and will serve as a key member of the communications team. Duties include responding to phone and email inquiries from the media and the general public on a wide range of topics, attending and preparing for Congressional hearings, coordinating meetings with outside groups and international visitors, and working on other communications projects and planning as needed. 

Previous communications interns have served a frontline role representing CBO and have interacted routinely with staff in every area of the agency.

Candidates must be working toward a master’s degree, preferably in journalism, mass communications, radio/television, or a related field and should have a strong focus on and interest in government or political science. 

Candidates must thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to effectively handle multiple tasks and complete projects under tight deadlines. Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Previous experience in journalism or media relations is desirable, and familiarity with and interest in social media would be a plus.

Salary and Benefits
The hourly rate ranges from $16.00 to $24.00 and will be commensurate with educational attainment and related experience. This is a temporary position for the fall semester. The selected candidate would be expected to work a 24-hour week, but an alternative schedule may be considered. Housing and relocation expenses are not provided, but CBO’s interns are eligible for a local transportation subsidy.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, brief writing sample, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To ensure consideration, apply by August 4, 2017. This position is governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act, as amended. The following categories of people may be eligible for preference in the hiring process: veterans who have separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after serving on active duty in the armed forces during a war, in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or during particular defined periods; disabled veterans; and the mother, spouse, or unmarried widow or widower of certain veterans.

To claim this preference, an applicant must identify himself or herself as eligible for veterans' preference in the Self-Identification for Veterans' Preference section of the application and must complete and submit CBO's Veterans' Preference Eligibility Form together with the supporting documentation specified on that form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or by fax to 202-225-7539) within two weeks of applying or no later than the deadline specified for positions with deadlines. Applicants may obtain a copy of CBO's Veterans' Preference in Appointments policy by submitting a written request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Nancy Fahey or Angela Smart, Washington, DC, 202-226-2628, 
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Posted on 04 August 2017
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