Digital/Press Intern

Digital/Press Intern

The Office of Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) is seeking a highly motivated and creative Digital/Press Intern to assist with a fast-paced communications operation based in his Washington, D.C. office for the Fall 2022 Term (August to December).

The Digital/Press Intern will help build out the Congressman’s digital and social media footprint, with heavy emphasis on creating engaging social media content and graphics.

Qualified candidates should have strong writing, editing, and social media skills to assist with time sensitive assignments, as well as basic familiarity with graphic design/video editing software. Candidates with experience in a press or digital media role (including internships) are preferred but not required. California or Central Coast ties and Spanish literacy are a plus. The intern will work closely with the Communications Director and the Digital Press Assistant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Compiling daily press clips
•Creating engaging graphics and editing photos
•Assisting the Digital Press Assistant with social media content, website content and digital newsletters
•Clipping, editing, and captioning videos
•Assisting Communications Director with drafting press releases, op-eds, advisories, and other written materials
•Creating and maintaining press lists
•Compiling regular comms reports on press and social media results
•Additional responsibilities include assisting the Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent with administrative tasks (e.g. sorting mail, answering phone calls, conducting Capitol tours, etc.) and legislative tasks (e.g. batching incoming messages on Fireside, drafting constituent letters, etc.)

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
A qualified candidate will possess strong social media and graphic design skills. Past experiences with Canva, Photoshop, and other digital/graphic/video design platforms are a major plus.

TO APPLY
The internship will run from mid-to-late August to December. The hours are roughly 32 hours a week and are flexible to accommodate schedules and time zones, but generally run 9a.m. to 6p.m. ET when Congress is in session and 9a.m. to 5p.m. ET when Congress is out of session.

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, two digital samples, and dates/hours of availability to Tommy.Vo@mail.house.gov with the subject line “(First Name) (Last Name) – Digital/Press Intern.”

This is a full-time, limited term position and offers a monthly stipend from the office of Congressman Carbajal’s unless the intern is already receiving credit/stipend through a third party. No phone calls, or walk-ins, please. This office is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Deadline to apply is Monday, August 1, 2022.