Communications Internship

Communications Internship

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-05) is seeking a Communications Intern for the Spring 2022 Internship program in her Washington, D.C. office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Compiling press lists

  • Drafting press releases, social media posts, and other communications materials

  • Assisting with video editing and graphic design

  • Researching various policy issues

  • Responding to constituent mail and answering office phones

Ideal candidates will have strong written and oral communication skills, familiarity with graphic design and video editing, and relevant internship experience related to communications, government, or campaigns. A strong work ethic, the ability to excel in fast-past environments, and a willingness to assist wherever needed are must-have qualities.  

This position will report to the Press Secretary (based in DC), with additional supervision from the Communications Director (based in PA-05). 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, a short writing sample, a digital product sample (such as social media posts, graphics, or videos created by the candidate), and two references to with the subject line “Spring Comms Internship, NAME” by Wednesday, November 24. Please compile all application materials into one PDF document.

Internships are based in Congresswoman Scanlon's Washington, D.C. office for college students and recent graduates and will be in person. Internships are paid via a monthly stipend. Hours are flexible to accommodate students' course schedules, but generally run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. when Congress is in session and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when not in session.

The Office of Congresswoman Scanlon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status.