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National Division Spring 2021 Internship

New York, NY 10038
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Named one of the most powerful PR firms by Observer, BerlinRosen delivers high-impact media relations, digital strategy and creative services to top companies, organizations, and candidates across the United States. The firm takes a message-first, results-focused approach to communications challenges, with strategies honed on the campaign trail and at the center of national movements. BerlinRosen doesnt just narrate eventswe shape narratives and promote thought leaders that make change. BerlinRosen knows how to create a drumbeat of content and news stories that frame a conversation, drive a message, and create new constituencies of engaged, active stakeholders.

People of color, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. BerlinRosen is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognize that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining highly qualified creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow.


BerlinRosen is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in getting hands-on experience in issue and campaign strategy, communications, and media advocacy. Interns will learn the basics of high-level communications strategizing and advocacy.

Our Spring 2021 Internship Program runs from January 4th, 2021 to April 30th, 2021, with possible part-time extension through May 28th. It is fully remote within the U.S.

Interns will be assigned to work within a practice on the National Division (National Issue Advocacy or National Public Affairs), but may collaborate with other divisions and teams as needed. Interns will be asked to focus on a range of projects, including longer-term and day-to-day/immediate tasks assigned by their team.


The National Division focuses on national and local issues and campaigns around the country. Interns will have the opportunity to work in media markets from coast to coast and responsibilities will include building press lists, gathering media clips, doing media analysis and research projects, pitch calls to reporters, copy-editing and writing press releases, and social media advocacy work. Our work reaches every corner of the U.S. and beyond, with daily impact in making a more just and equitable world.

Within our National Division are two teams:

National Issue Advocacy: Issue Advocacy leads media, communications, and digital strategy for numerous groups at the forefront of progressive work around racial justice and civil rights, reproductive justice, political organizing, the environment, affordable housing, human rights, LGBTQ issues, healthcare, education, and criminal justice reform.

National Public Affairs: National Public Affairs works with some of the most important issue campaigns, advocacy groups, philanthropies, thought leaders, artists and labor unions in the country. We fight for racial and economic justice, criminal justice reform, responsible investing, voting rights, and workers rights, as well as to promote this work through arts, culture and entertainment.


As an intern on our team, you will

  • Learn the basics of high-level communications strategizing and media relations
  • Draft daily reports, build press lists, gather media clips, do media analyses and research projects, pitch calls to reporters and copy-edit
  • Assist with a variety of communications- and team-related assignments and tasks as necessary

Essential skills:

  • Self-motivation, good organizational skills, detail-orientation, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing abilities: able to write clear and persuasive copy, quickly
  • Ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with the press and community contacts
  • Demonstrated interest in news, politics and current events
  • Excellent computer skills including Google Suite products, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Preferred skills:

  • Strong social media skills
  • Research and database skills are a plus for work on media databases Meltwater or Cision


  • Interns must be able to work 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, on a roughly 9-to-5 Eastern Time schedule. Please do not apply if you cannot meet this requirement.
  • Compensation: $15 / hour
  • Perks:
    • $200 stipend to be used to support your work-from-home setup (plus company-provided laptop)
    • 3 days of PTO for the duration of the internship
    • Access to professional development programs geared specifically toward interns and individuals just beginning their careers
  • If you are interested in a specific team within the National division, please state these details in your cover letter and we will take it into consideration. Please note, if hired, you may be assigned to a different team than your first preference.

While we accept applications on a rolling basis, priority will be given to candidates who apply by November 6th, 2020.

*Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot reply to all submissions. We will contact applicants directly with requests for interviews. Please do not call to check on the status of your application.

Posted: 2020-10-22 Expires: 2020-11-23

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