Minerva Strategies

Communication Intern – Paid

About Minerva Strategies

Minerva Strategies is a mission-driven agency that inspires positive change through smart communications. We partner with clients who see opportunities where others see intractable problems and are bold enough to try new solutions. While many of our clients tackle global health and development challenges, we also partner with groups that serve marginalized and vulnerable populations in the U.S. Minerva provides clients with a combination of strategic communication thinking and rigorous implementation. Minerva Strategies has offices in Seattle, WA and Washington, DC.

Commitment to Equity

Minerva’s team values diverse thought, life experiences, and heritages. We ensure that all voices are heard and seek constructive criticism. We strive to bring in people and partners who can add perspective to our work and we collaborate with clients who embrace equitable practices and processes.


We are looking for an intern who is excited about cultivating their knowledge of all aspects of the communication field. Minerva works with a range of clients that empower people – both locally and globally – to improve their lives, and the ideal candidate should be globally aware and enthusiastic about this work. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the field from top to bottom and will complete this program ready to enter any fast-paced communication firm with solid skills and expertise. It is essential that applicants to this position have excellent communication skills, exhibit creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

This is a paid, full-time, fall internship, with start and end dates dependent on intern’s academic schedule as applicable. Depending on the state of the world, the internship will be held virtually, or in our Seattle or DC office. We have experience with smooth online onboarding, and will discuss during the application process.


  • Conduct research on topics ranging from a reporter’s recent coverage to policy debates
  • Monitor all forms of media
  • Write and edit web content, social media posts, marketing collateral, press releases, and other materials
  • Create interview preparation materials
  • Compile media contact lists, newsletter dissemination lists, and other databases
  • Provide support to social media efforts
  • Assist with new business efforts such as writing proposals and updating organizational web content
  • Contribute to the organizational blog The Goddess Speaks
  • Conduct basic administrative duties such as ordering supplies, organizing subscriptions, etc.


Candidates for this internship must have strong written and verbal communication skills and may be majoring in communication, international relations, or a related field. Applicants must also have a solid understanding of social media and multi-media communication and be prepared to juggle multiple tasks for various clients. Candidates must be prepared to make a minimum three-month commitment.

Majors: PR, marketing, communication, international relations, nonprofit management, other related

Compensation: $18/hour

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Malia Mackey at

DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2020, 11:59pm PDT