Communications Intern

Location: Washington, D.C.

About Opportunity@Work

Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to expand access to career opportunities so that all Americans can work, learn and earn to their full potential in a dynamic economy. Our work aims to leverage and build the collective capacities of employers, educators, tech innovators, social entrepreneurs, and civic institutions to unlock opportunity for over 1 million Americans in the next decade. By transforming hiring practices, expanding learning pathways and pioneering talent financing, Opportunity@Work and our partners will equip Americans currently overlooked by today's labor market practices to build skills, demonstrate them and be hired into well-paid, in-demand jobs across the country.

About the Role

The Communications team is responsible for branding, communications and marketing at Opportunity@Work. We are hiring a Communications Intern to join our small but growing team for a full-time paid summer internship. This role will support all of our communications and marketing activities including content development, media relations, social media and campaigns. The ideal applicant will bring knowledge of the communications, media relations, and social landscapes. Passionate, agile individuals looking to gain valuable communications and marketing experience with a mission driven organization are encouraged to apply.

Your Responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

  • Examples of your potential tasks include:

    • Monitor media activity and curate daily clips reports to share relevant breaking news, reports, articles and other media coverage related to our work areas.

    • Conduct landscape analysis to identify, inventory and analyze communications of peers and partners in our work areas, including training providers, advocacy organizations, academic research institutions and other actors

    • Contribute to messaging strategy and development of communications tools (e.g. talking points, fact sheets etc.)

    • Support creation  and implementation of social media campaigns, including planning and content creation

    • Help manage weekly and monthly content and editorial calendars

    • Support design and production of social media graphics, infographics, brochures, and flyers

    • Research and compile information to prepare CEO and other staff for speaking events (e.g. event information, speaker bios, speech excerpts etc.)

    • Contribute, manage and respond to target audiences engaged on the organization’s social media channels

    • Monitor analytics to identify viable ideas and optimize solutions

    • Provide general support to the Communications and other teams

About You

Passionate: You are excited by our mission to improve workforce, social justice and inclusive hiring issues for people overlooked or underrepresented in the labor market.  

People-Centered: You are an excellent listener who builds rapport with people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Communicator:  You are a good writer and verbal communicator, able to synthesize complex information into simple and engaging content with your audience in mind.

Results-oriented: You are organized and ready to roll up your sleeves and work hard to support team outcomes. You have a knack for bringing both creativity and resolve to the challenges you face, bringing your talents and perspectives to discussions with confidence.    

Experienced: You have knowledge of social media channels and have coursework or other experience with communications, journalism, marketing and/or public policy. (Extra credit for experience with social media analytics, graphic design, design software and/or video production.)

Inquisitive: You are curious and open to new tasks you may not have previously performed. You have demonstrated an ability to think critically and creatively, work independently, take initiative and problem solve.

How to Apply

In line with our mission and values, we will hire for this role based on your demonstrated ability to do the job. As such, here’s what we want you to submit with your application:

  • Resume or bio. We’re looking for a summarized list of your experiences and skills that describe  what you would bring to this role.

  • Cover letter or personal statement. We’re looking for a brief statement (try to limit to 250 words) on why Opportunity@Work’s mission speaks to you and why you think you are  a good fit for this role.

Please submit your application with the subject line
“Communications Intern 2019” to

You may also apply by mail. Mail your application to:

Opportunity@Work, Inc.
Attn: Director of People
1111 19th St, NW - Ste. 1180
Washington, DC 20036


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Opportunity@Work is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.