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Internship Position Description - Public Affairs

Office of Communications and Government Affairs

Overview

The Office of Communications and Government Affairs at the Institute of Museum and Library Services seeks part- or full- time interns to assist with work on publications and media relations. Work will be focused on, but not limited to, museum and library programs funded by IMLS. The intern may design a flexible schedule around classes, with a minimum commitment of 10-20 hours a week. The position is unpaid but will generate clips and build resumes.

The intern should be a strong writer who pays careful attention to detail and deadlines. Duties include but are not limited to writing, editing, and disseminating information in the form of press releases, feature stories (profiles/case studies/success stories), and Web content. Interns may also help plan and execute special events and press briefings. An energetic go-getter will fit well in this fast-paced office.

The position is being extended to bachelor and graduate degree candidates in media studies, journalism, and public affairs programs. We will cooperate in arrangements for school credit wherever possible.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter and a resume by the date below:

 

for a fall internship

by Steptember 30

 

for a spring internship

by December 15

 

for a summer internship

by May 15

Please forward the materials to:

Mamie Bittner
Director of Communications and Government Affairs
Institute of Museum and Library Services
1800 M Street NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC, 20036-5802
Fax: (202) 653-4600
mbittner@imls.gov – If emailing, please put "Internship Application" in the subject line.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a year-round internship program.