Careers

Minerva Strategies

Communications Intern

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 boldly 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. 

Our Commitment to Equity 

Our 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. 

Position

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 a fast-paced communication role 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. 

The internship will take place virtually from anywhere in the U.SAll Minerva team members are currently working from home and we operate as a remote team. We have experience with smooth online onboarding and will discuss during the application process.  

Pay rate: $18/hour 

Type of position: Full-time, working hours are expected to be 9 am-5 pm in the intern’s time zone.  

Internship duration: January 11-June 4, 2021  

Responsibilities  

The intern acts as an integral member of Minerva’s lean and dynamic team. They support Minerva team members and clients through a range of activities including: 

  • 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 
  • Draft and edit research social media posts 
  • 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 managing registrations, organizing subscriptions, and taking notes on calls   

Requirements 

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.

HOW TO APPLY 

Send resume and cover letter to Malia Mackey at malia@minervastrategies.com. 

Each file must be submitted as a single page, in PDF format.  

Please follow the file labeling scheme: 

     FIRST_LAST_RESUME

     FIRST_LAST_COVERLETTER 

TIMELINE 

Applications due: Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT  

Applicants notified of application status: Wednesday, November 25. If accepted to first-round interviews, interviews will be scheduled starting November 30.  

First-round interviews: November 30-December 4  

Writing tests and second round interviews: December 7-11  

Final decision: December 17