Communications Internships

Karen Shepherd Internship for Ethics and Good Government

Better Utah communications interns are a key part of the Better Utah team over the course of the Legislative Session. Working with the staff, interns help develop written communications, create social media content, draft calls to action and petitions, attend legislative meetings, and plan events. Additionally, interns have the chance to network with other advocacy organizations, elected leaders, and other influential Utahns. Those who intern with Better Utah often have their work published on our website, as well as in local newspapers.

Our 2021 Communications Internship is a part-time internship that lasts 10 weeks, from January 11 through March 19. The deadline for applications is Monday, November 16, 2020. Although we accept internship applications on a rolling-basis throughout the year, positions are limited and so we encourage you to apply by the deadline posted. This internship comes with a $1500 stipend.

Internship Opportunities May Include

  • Media tracking
  • Developing traditional and social media strategies for policy and advocacy work
  • Creating social media content
  • Video production
  • Graphic design
  • Website and content management
  • Other projects as assigned

How to Apply


  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample (persuasive writing preferred)
  • 2 references
  • Optional: Visual or creative communications project

If the submission form does not accept your application for any reason, please send an email to “” with the subject line “Communications Internship Application.”


Applicants need to be self-motivated, have an interest in our projects and issues, a willingness to learn new skills and ideas, and a strong desire to make a difference. We are looking for interns with strong writing and editing skills, exceptional critical thinking, and a keen eye for detail and accuracy. Knowledge of the legislative process is a plus.

Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and video editing software is a bonus.

How to Apply

Katie Matheson
Communications Director
(845) 896-7295

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