The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.The Communications Department works to fulfill FPA's educational mission through online and broadcast media and is responsible for the organization's online properties, digital content, PBS television productions, and media relations. The Communications Department also works to promote FPA's roster of products and services, which include events, publications, PBS Television productions, global job board, international career boot camps, and online properties. The responsibilities of the intern will include: • Monitoring FPA's Foreign Policy Blogs network • Daily involvement in FPA's social media presence, particularly Facebook and Twitter• Assisting with online event coverage• Tracking and recording media mentions of FPA bloggers• Regular communication with and support of FPA bloggers• Providing general administrative support• Tracking and analytics of blogs and social media Qualifications• Bachelors degree• Exceptional writing, editing and research skills• Wordpress experience• High familiarity with social media tools including Facebook, Twitter• Basic knowledge of HTML• Strong interest in U.S. foreign policy
Outcomes· Interns will gain hands-on experience in non-profit communications, including an insider's view of professional content and social media administration · Interns will increase their professional writing and editing skills and gain knowledge of online and offline social media promotion techniques This is a six month internship in FPA's New York City headquarters; a modest monthly stipend is available.
To apply, please email resume, a brief writing sample and cover letter detailing your experience with social media tools and blogging platforms. Please include "Blogs and Social Media Internship" in the subject line.
Contact: Communications Department