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- Editorial/Communications Internships, DC, USA

Editorial/Communications Internships
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Location: USA – Washington, D.C

Description –

Application Deadlines

November 1 - for Spring Semester

MPI seeks college seniors and advanced degree students as well as college graduates for full- and part-time editorial/communications internships. Interns work with both MPI’s Communications team and the Migration Information Source, MPI’s award-winning online journal. As part of their general responsibilities, Editorial/Communications Interns may:

  • Edit multimedia audio and video content
  • Fact-check, edit, copy edit, and write articles for publication
  • Craft social media campaigns
  • Research potential authors and topics
  • Assist in the dissemination of MPI publications, press releases, and other external relations materials
  • Assist the Communications team in carrying out events-related activities
  • Research media outlet contact information for targeted outreach
  • Participate in the effort to improve MPI’s websites and social networking sites
  • Assist with partial coverage of the reception desk and other light administrative tasks.

Strong editorial, social media, and multimedia skills are required.

Program Details

The MPI internship program lasts for four months and is divided into three cycles over the course of the year. There is some flexibility in internship start and end dates, but the Spring internship cycle generally runs from January through April, the Summer cycle from May through August, and the Fall semester from September through December.

Internships are available on both full- and part-time basis. A stipend is offered to full-time interns and a prorated stipend is available for those interns who work part-time. Students also may arrange to obtain credit for their work. In addition, we offer reimbursement for daily transportation to and from MPI. We do not cover relocation expenses.

For all positions, applicants must be at least a senior in college, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Minority applicants and/or applicants from immigrant or refugee backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

You need not be a U.S. citizen to apply; however, all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States before your internship begins.  Since MPI is not designated by the U.S. Department of State to be an exchange visitor sponsor, we will not be able to provide you with the supporting documents to apply for foreign worker (H-1B), exchange visitor (J-1), trainee (H-3), or foreign student (F-1) visas.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the following materials:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter describing your interest in migration and/or public policy issues (please also include the MPI program area(s) you are interested in and the approximate dates you are available to start and finish)
  • A writing sample that showcases your ability to write clearly and analytically (up to five pages)
  • A transcript (either official or unofficial) from colleges/universities that you have attended that shows classes you have taken along with class grades

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. However, hard copies can be mailed to:

Director of MPI's Internship Program
Migration Policy Institute
1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036

For additional information, you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please submit one application but indicate the desired internship(s) and, if applicable, program area/s in the subject line. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls please.

To Apply

Apply online 

Posted on 13 September 2017
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