Karen Shepherd Internship for Ethics and Good Government
Better Utah communications interns are a key part of the Better Utah team. Working with the staff, interns will help develop written communications, create social media content, draft calls to action and petitions, attend legislative meetings and floor time, help with messaging, 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 2022 Winter Communications Internship is a part-time internship (15-20 hours per week) that lasts 10 weeks, from January 5th through March 18th. The deadline for applications is end of day, Sunday, November 28, 2021. 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
- Taking notes in legislative meetings
- Developing traditional and social media strategies for policy and advocacy work
- Creating social media content
- Video production
- Graphic design
- Website and content management
- Email, action alert, and press release drafting
- 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 “firstname.lastname@example.org” 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, have an understanding of major social media platforms and Canva, 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 election and legislative processes is a plus.
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and video editing software is a bonus.
Schedule that allows for consistent blocks of time dedicated to internship work in-person at the Utah State Capitol while lawmakers are in session and meeting (accommodations to in-person attendance for accessibility and health concerns, such as COVID-19, are available). Morning meetings typically last from 8am – Noon. Afternoon meetings typically last from 1pm – 5pm