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Digital Communications Intern (Summer 2023)


PostedFecha de publicación: 03/03/2023

Application DeadlineFecha límite: 04/01/2023

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has an immediate opening for a Digital Communications Intern. The internship starts in May 2023 and will end in September 2023 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible).This is a full time, remote position.

Job Description: The Digital Communications Intern will work closely with the Digital and Social Media Director to create and implement social media campaigns to increase engagement across our social networks and grow our list of email subscribers. For social media-savvy digital marketing or communications students and others with online advocacy talent, this is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience taking on complicated communications challenges that will make a difference.

The responsibilities vary based on the applicant’s interests and experience and the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time.


  • Assist the Social and Digital Media Director in brainstorming and copywriting social media posts across multiple issues for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
  • Brainstorm and pitch graphic and video ideas based on CEPR research and current news trends.
  • Creating graphics and videos for social media.
  • Assists with collecting and analyzing email and social media analytics to inform strategy and content development.
  • Support CRM list management, including measuring and optimizing email delivery and creating and conducting re-engagement campaigns.
  • Track speeches of public officials and assist in rapid-response work by clipping videos for social.
  • Assist in drafting e-mails to partners for report releases.
  • Help fact-check data visualizations.
  • Align social, web, and email efforts, collaborating closely with other communication team members.
  • Tracking tasks on Monday.com.
  • Stay abreast of and integrate the latest digital trends, tools, and technologies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Spanish language fluency a plus.


  • Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and a broad interest in foreign policy as well as economic justice;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work culture with limited supervision and be able to work independently and with a team;
  • Confidence and comfort in expressing their ideas and asking questions;
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, ability to handle multiple projects and coordinate work flow;
  • Experience with Adobe design and video editing software or Canva;
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills;
  • Be active on social media and up-to-date on best practices across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter;
  • Experience with CRM tools is preferred but optional.

Salary & Benefits: CEPR is committed to offering an internship program that allows people from all backgrounds to participate. As such, all CEPR internships are paid and interns are eligible for reimbursement of health insurance plan costs. Interns will receive $2,694.40 per month. Up to $295.69 per month is available for health insurance plan costs.

Closing Date of Position: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until, at the latest, April 1, 2023 ( at 11:59 PM Eastern time).

In rare, extenuating circumstances, the application period may be extended or shortened. In the event that the application period is shortened, CEPR will update this posting to notify candidates that they have seven calendar days remaining to apply.

To Apply: Submit the following in a single PDF file with the document title “(Full Name)_Digital Communications Intern_Application” via CEPR’s ONLINE APPLICATION:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a résumé; and
  3. an embedded link to an online portfolio in your resume

Please do not submit additional information apart from the items listed above. You may address your cover letter to the Digital Communications Intern Search Committee if you wish.

Search committees usually make a decision within three weeks of the deadline of the application. If you have any questions, please email cepr[at]cepr.net, the contact for the Digital Communications Intern Search Committee. Absolutely no calls, faxes, or additional emails please.

 Organization Description:  CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. An informed public should then be able to choose policies that lead to improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world.

Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. Professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems or the impact of specific policies, both domestically and globally. The public education portion of CEPR’s mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. As part of its public education initiative, CEPR utilizes research findings and analysis to challenge the myths, assumptions, policies, and institutions perpetuating economic and social inequality.

CEPR’s founding scholars include Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, and Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts.

CEPR is an equal opportunity employer that considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.