American Public Health Association (APHA)

Communications Internship (Summer term: June-August 2018)

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/16/2018 6:00 PM)
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Length of Assignment
2-3 months


Students looking for real-world communication and public relations experience are encouraged to apply for the communications internship with the American Public Health Association. Interns with the Communications Department have the opportunity to promote the Association's public health message and to stimulate public support for public health. It provides opportunities for members to maximize their voice and involvement to effectively access and utilize the media at the national, state and local level. APHA internships are unpaid and located in Washington, D.C.


Communications interns support ongoing communications efforts by assisting with news releases, template letters to the editor, news tracking, marketing, strategy and planning, as well as producing and planning content for APHA's social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Work also includes communications support for National Public Health Week, APHA’s Annual Meeting and Expo and APHA’s Get Ready campaign, as well as blog writing for Interns may have the opportunity to assist The Nation’s Health by writing news stories for the monthly print issue of the newspaper or for its web version. All APHA interns also work on the Association’s Get Ready campaign, writing blog posts and working on group projects each semester.
At the end of the internship period, the intern will have produced press materials, news articles, blog posts and other materials that support communications efforts for the Association.


APHA’s Communications Department offers one summer internship, as well as combined journalism/communication internships during the fall and spring semesters, to qualified students. Experience with deadlines, Associated Press/journalism style and social media is a plus, as is prior writing experience and a willingness to learn. Opportunities for internships are available year-round and last for a three- to four-month period. To assure that the intern maximizes her or his experience, we require that students work a minimum of four days a week. All APHA internships are unpaid. Start and end times are negotiable.
Applicants who meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this internship should upload the following information:
- cover letter, indicating your specific area(s) of interest and expertise, what you hope to gain from an APHA internship, why you would like to intern at APHA and your availability and schedule;
- resume;
- two writing samples, 1-2 pages each (published or from schoolwork); and
- three references (supply names, email addresses and phone numbers of three individuals who know you well enough to discuss your qualifications, e.g., an employer or professor).
(If you are uploading a pdf document, the document needs to be a file that was created and can be manipulated and converted in order to upload.)
Deadline date:          Open Until Filled
EEO/AA/VETS/DISABILITY. APHA is strongly and actively committed to diversity in its workplace.


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