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Digital Communications Intern


PostedFecha de publicación: 08/23/2023

Application DeadlineFecha límite: 09/23/2023

Digital Communications Intern (Fall 2023) 

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) has an immediate opening for a Digital Communications Intern. The internship starts in September 2023 and will end in January 2024 (the specific dates are somewhat flexible).
This is a full time or part-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 and strategy to increase engagement across our social networks, and grow our list of email subscribers and distribution networks. 
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, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Only applicants with a portfolio will be considered.


  • Copywriting social media posts daily across multiple issues for X, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok and Threads. 
  • Help track news and developments related to CEPR issues on domestic and international teams. 
  • Researching and developing explainer threads on X. 
  • Creating and posting to IG Stories. 
  • Research and writing scripts for social video explainers.  
  • Create video clips for social media. 
  • Creating a range of creative social media content including data visualizations, video clips and explainers, and memes.  
  • Track social media targets and partners.  
  • Live tweeting as needed. 
  • Spanish language fluency a plus. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and a broad interest in domestic social and foreign policy as well as economic justice; 
  • An active social media user and up-to-date on best practices across Facebook, Instagram, and X; 
  • Awareness of trending content on platforms like TikTok and Instagram. 
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills; 
  • Ability to balance same-day, rapid content production requests with limited supervision. 
  • Must be available and responsive during working hours and comfortable being in regular communication over Slack and Monday.com. 
  • 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 CC, video editing software or Canva; 

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. 
Full time interns will receive $2,910.76 per month. Up to $319.43 per month is available for health insurance plan costs. Monthly compensation and health plan reimbursement will be pro-rated if part-time. 

Closing Date of Position: 09/23/23 2023 (at 11:59PM, 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. Indicate if you are applying for full or part-time; 

3. A résumé;  

4. An embedded link to an online portfolio in your resume 


Please do not use ChatGPT in submitted writing responses and do not submit additional information apart from the items listed above. CEPR may check writing samples for use of ChatGPT or other AI use.    

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 an 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. The 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 that perpetuate 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.