Public Affairs Internship, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington DC

Public Affairs Internship, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington DC

Public Affairs Internship,       National Trust for Historic Preservation.     Washington, DC

Position Title: Public Affairs Internship


Company Name: National Trust for Historic Preservation


Job Function: Public Relations


Location(s): Washington, Dist. Columbia, 20037, United States   


Job Type: Internship


Job Duration: 3-6 Months


Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate


Min Experience: 0-1 Year


Required Travel: 0-10%


Job Description: Work for an organization you can feel good about! The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the country’s leading non-profit dedicated to helping people save places that matter, is seeking an intern. The Public Affairs Intern will be an integral part of the public affairs team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He/she will assist with high-profile programs, media relations and daily operations in a fast-paced public affairs department. Interns have flexibility to create and execute independent projects based on their interests.


This is a volunteer internship offering the opportunity to build credentials working alongside a dynamic and experienced public affairs team. 20-35 hrs/week from now - August.



•Perform all duties with the aim of helping to achieve National Trust strategic goals, including engaging the public, reaching more diverse communities and constituents, and building and highlighting organizational partnerships;

•Build editorial calendar and track media opportunities;

•Help implement media strategy, including pitching, for high-profile National Trust programs, events and initiatives, including 11 Most Endangered;

•Draft press releases, media advisories and other press materials;

•Assist with management of online Press Center;

•Build strategic media lists;

•Manage and edit digital assets;

•Administrative tasks as assigned.


Job Requirements: Current or recent undergraduate or graduate student; communications, public relations, journalism or other related field preferred.

•Experience or demonstrated interest working in communications, public affairs, historic preservation, or related field; experience marketing to and engaging culturally diverse audiences, constituents and partners a plus;

•Possesses strong interpersonal skills; excellent writing, editing, and research skills required;

•Strong word, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software skills preferred;

•Familiarity with content management systems, Photoshop and FTP desirable.

•High-energy, task-driven and detail-oriented, with ability to work productively and independently.

•Highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

•Entrepreneurial and creative.




Contact Person: Human Resources


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Posted by: Mackenzie Rincon