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General Communications Intern, External Relations & Communications

General Communications Intern, External Relations & Communications

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Business Development & External Relations
Position Location: City 
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Position Location: Country 
United States

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General Communications Intern, External Relations & Communications

External Relations & Communications

Based in Washington, D.C.

Reports to the ERC Coordinator


Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds  - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

PSI’s External Relations & Communications department is looking for someone with a global health and/or communications background to serve as an General Communications Intern, External Relations & Communications starting in September of 2017. This position is paid and part-time (25 to 29 hours a week) for 6 months.


We’re a fun, dynamic department that values our interns as integrated members of our team. Previous interns have gone on to work for the State department, Peace Corps, other NGOs, or even stayed on to become part of the PSI family!


This is a perfect position for an undergraduate or graduate student to learn the inner workings of a communications team and put his or her passion for global health and international development to work. We will help you make the most of your current skills and develop new ones.

Sound like you? Read on.


Your contribution 

  • PSIImpact.com and other publications: general research for blog posts, upcoming issues of Impact magazine and a weekly news digest; assistance in maintaining the content management system for a thrice-weekly blog. 
  • Communications: helping to compile weekly and monthly data reports, monitoring of media mentions and media measurement, assisting with maintenance of PSI’s website, and occasionally writing or editing content or assisting with publications such as fact sheets and case studies. 
  • General Administrative duties: taking meeting minutes, assisting with logistics regarding travel, internal and external PSI meetings, conference calls, and maintaining stock of PSI branded materials, data entry


What are we looking for?

The basics

  • Pursuing a bachelor's or graduate degree in relevant field (i.e. PR, Communications, English)
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Collaborative and eager working style
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience with social and digital media (Facebook, Twitter, blog, content management systems)
  • References and three writing samples will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

What would get us excited?

  • Knowledge of or interest in global health and development
  • An eye for finding human-interest stories
  • Photo and video editing experience preferred 


  • Non-Exempt

Please submit a well written cover letter and impeccable resume.


PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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