Employer Guide to Writing Remote Internship Job Descriptions

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Internships and Academic Seminars Guide to Remote Internship Descriptions Writing an Internship Description Your internship description will be used to identify a student who is the right fit for your role. Write an internship description you would be excited to interview for! Our examples below reference the qualities and characteristics of candidates that would be a good fit, list responsibilities, and describe the work environment and culture for a remote internship. We recommend writing 1-2 sentences about the role and 3-5 bullets of key task that a candidate will work on over the next few months - keep it brief, simple, and direct. Top Tips for Fantastic Fits 1. Write with Accuracy. Make sure the Intern Title reflects the Internship Description. Ask current or past interns for suggestions on your description. While this is a remote internship experience, describe how it will be substantive. 2. Be Engaging. Describe the internship responsibilities in a descriptive way that conveys challenge and excitement. Engaged interns are drawn to challenges and substantive work. 3. Talk Tangibles. By sharing upcoming or past projects, interns have a better idea of what they can produce. We know seeing a project through from start to finish is important in internship experiences. 4. Describe Your Culture. Small team? Say so. Often short deadlines? Name it. Office happy hours or events? Share what shapes your culture. Sample Internship Descriptions Government Affairs Intern We seek a highly-motivated Governmental Affairs Intern to join our team to support all governmental affairs efforts, working closely with the Director of Legislative Affairs. Day-to-day activities will vary depending upon the congressional calendar and the needs of the team. The intern will have the opportunity to work on the following activities: • Conduct research on legislative, regulatory and compliance issues. • Develop briefing materials for congressional or regulatory meetings (i.e. biographies). • Support the development of educational materials (i.e. fact sheets) for stakeholders. • Provide other administrative support as needed to the team. Marketing and Communications Intern Our interns hit the ground running and are a vital member to our communications team. In addition to the responsibilities below, as a final project all interns write and edit at least one story for either web or the TV broadcast. Intern Responsibilities: • Managing Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and any other social media networks as they appear on the mediascape. • Identifying appropriate news stories, thereby honing important curation skills and learning ways to get our message out amidst a saturated media marketplace. • Writing press releases, and other outreach materials. • News research, logging and digitizing b-roll, transcribing interviews, reading and responding to viewer email, and administrative duties.

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