SPIA Seeks Summer Interns

Jan 25 2021
By B. Rose Huber
Source Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs is seeking two interns for summer 2021: an editorial assistant/staff writer and a podcast production assistant. Both positions will be remote. See details below to apply.

Editorial Assistant/Staff Writer

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs is seeking a summer intern for its Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The intern will serve as an editorial assistant for the School’s annual report and will be responsible for writing news and feature articles, award briefs and social media posts for non-technical audiences, and assisting with outreach strategies. Some administrative duties and web-related tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the production of the School’s annual report, including gathering faculty awards, books, and other data.
  • Writing feature stories and award briefs for the School’s website.
  • Producing content for social media channels, including assisting with the #PolicyProfile Instagram series, featuring the stories of students and staff.
  • Assisting with reorganizing lists for our e-newsletter.

Requirements

Applicants must have strong writing and social media skills and the ability to write for a non-technical audience. The successful candidate must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment, meeting regular deadlines and handling multiple projects simultaneously.


Opportunity Details

Dates: June through August 2021 (exact dates are flexible)
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week
Location: Remote
Compensation: This is a paid internship
Deadline to apply: April 19, 2021

Apply

To apply, applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and up to three writing samples in the style of news articles, feature articles, blog postings or other pieces written for a non-specialist audience. Send your application (preferably as a single PDF) to B. Rose Huber, Communications Manager and Senior Writer, Princeton University: brhuber@princeton.edu. If you have questions, email Rose or call 412-328-6008.


Podcast Production Assistant

The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs is seeking a podcast production assistant for its Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The intern will assist with the production and dissemination of the School’s podcast enterprise as well as produce an independent show to be launched in fall 2021.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Draft summaries and social media content for the weekly Politics & Polls podcast; maintain the podcast’s website on Drupal.
  • Assist with the production of #Changemakers (featuring SPIA alumni) and Endnotes (highlighting faculty books).
  • Create, produce, and edit an independent podcast series to be launched in fall 2021.

Requirements

Applicants must have strong analytical and research skills, along with an ability to write for a non-technical audience. Experience with editing and/or producing podcasts is preferred but not required. The successful candidate must be a big-picture thinker who is capable of working in a fast-paced environment, meeting regular deadlines, and handling multiple projects simultaneously.

Opportunity Details

Dates: June through August 2021 (exact dates are flexible)
Hours: Up to 20 hours per week
Location: Remote
Compensation: This is a paid internship
Deadline to apply: April 19, 2021

Apply

To apply, applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and up to three writing samples or produced podcast or audio samples. Send your application (preferably as a single PDF) to B. Rose Huber, Communications Manager and Senior Writer, Princeton University: brhuber@princeton.edu. If you have questions, email Rose or call 412-328-6008.


We at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion — fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.