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Careers

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

As a research associate, you will work to inform and amplify the perspectives of business leaders at the national and local level. You’ll conduct research in a variety of policy areas, including health care, education, clean energy, technology, and the future of work.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Analyzing data and synthesizing news articles to produce polished decks that we can show our network
  • Keeping up-to-date on policy developments
  • Drafting media advisories, press releases, and briefing materials
  • Maintaining our database using Blue State Digital Tools
  • Leading and supporting research efforts for various projects
  • Creating and updating press lists
  • Drafting blogs for the Business Forward website
  • Drafting op-eds and other commentaries for publication in national and local outlets

Requirements:

We have two positions available, and we are looking for candidates with strong analytic, research, and writing skills. Experience with the Microsoft Suite (Powerpoint, Word, Excel) is required. An understanding of social media and digital strategy is a plus. The internship is located in our Washington, D.C. office, and is expected to be full or part time for the 2020 spring semester. The internship is approximately 16 weeks long.

Benefits:
This internship can be done for college credit or paid hourly.

Applying:
Send cover letters and resumes to info@businessfwd.org to be considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ASSOCIATE

As a communications and digital intern, you will work closely with the digital director in every facet of digital media: copy writing, social media, data, and design. You will also work closely with the communications director to share the perspectives of business leaders at the national and local level. You’ll be trained on the latest best practices and play a crucial role in our communications efforts. You will also conduct background research and work with other departments as needed.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Drafting media advisories, press releases, and briefing materials
  • Writing and loading content for website and email
  • Maintaining our database using Blue State Digital Tools
  • Supporting research efforts
  • Designing graphics for social media
  • Creating and updating press lists
  • Compiling daily news clips
  • Helping implement digital campaigns
  • Drafting blogs for the Business Forward website
  • Drafting op-eds and other commentaries for publication in
    national and local outlets
  • Pitching news stories and op-eds

Requirements:

We have two positions available, and we are looking for candidates with strong analytic, research, and writing skills. Experience with basic HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign is preferred. An understanding of social media is a plus. The internship is located in our Washington, D.C. office, and is expected to be full or part time for the 2020 spring semester. The internship is approximately 16 weeks long.

Benefits:
This internship can be done for college credit or paid hourly.

Applying:
Send cover letters and resumes to info@businessfwd.org to be considered. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.