Public Affairs Internship

Lutheran Services in America
Washington, DC
Posted Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Public Affairs Internship
Lutheran Services in America

Lutheran Services in America is the national network of Lutheran social ministry organizations—connecting over 300 health and human services nonprofit service providers located throughout the country. With over $21 billion in annual revenue, Lutheran Services in America is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States. Together the network lifts up the nation’s most vulnerable populations from children to seniors—making a difference in the lives of one in 50 Americans every year. 
Position Overview
Lutheran Services in America seeks an intern to support the government relations and public affairs team. The successful candidate will assist the organization’s public policy, advocacy and grassroots efforts. 
A summary of responsibilities include:
• Provide research support to the government relations and public affairs teams
• Assist in the development of social media graphics and posts
• Draft and design HTML emails for advocacy audiences
• Assist in the scheduling of Hill visits, grassroots events and related logistics
• Maintain and update contact lists from Hill staff to press
• Prepare and post materials to organization website
• Manage and maintain lobbying kits and related advocacy materials
• Support the overall work of the government relations and public affairs team
Specific qualifications include:
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
• Exceptional written and oral communications skills
• Knowledge of basic social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Hootsuite)
• Strong research and analysis abilities
• Ability to multi-task; great project management skills
• Highly organized
• Familiarity with email marketing tools (MailChimp)
• Experience with graphic design programs
• Highly detailed-oriented
• Mature and professional demeanor 
Application Process
Interested parties should submit a cover letter and résumé to Lutheran Services in America Senior Manager of Communications, Jackie Palmer at  
Internship will require a minimum of 20 hours per week. It will begin in early September and last through the duration of the fall semester, with the option to renew for the spring semester. 
Work Location and Environment 
The Lutheran Services in America national office is located in the United Methodist building on the U.S. Capitol grounds—directly next to the Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. The office is located within a few blocks of two Metro stops (Capitol South and Union Station). 
Intern will report to the Senior Manager of Communications.
Contact Name: 
Jackie Palmer

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