2018 Fall Internship - The New York Public Affairs Team

New York, United States Full-time

BerlinRosen, a leading progressive political consulting and strategic communications firm, is seeking highly motivated college students and graduates who are interested in getting hands-on experience in campaign strategy, communications and media advocacy. Interns will learn the basics of high-level communications strategizing and political advocacy. 

Review of submissions begin July 23, 2018. 

Our 2018 Fall Internship Program is running from September 3, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

Interns will be assigned to work with New York Region Public Affairs Team, but may collaborate with other divisions as needed. Interns will be asked to focus on a range of projects, including longer-term and day-to-day/immediate tasks assigned by their team. 


This team focuses on issues and clients related to real estate, education, criminal justice reform, and other advocacy campaigns in the New York City, New York State, Connecticut and New Jersey media markets. Interns’ responsibilities will include building press lists, gathering media clips, doing media analysis and research projects, pitch calls to reporters, copy-editing and writing press releases.

These positions are based in New York City.

Applicants should possess the following characteristics:

  • Diligent work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing abilities: able to write clear and persuasive copy, quickly
  • Ability to work with a team to meet group objectives
  • Fearlessness – not afraid to pick up the phone and call a reporter
  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to multi-task, balance competing priorities
  • Willingness to hustle and pitch in where necessary
  • Demonstrated interest in news, politics and current events
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong social media skills a plus
  • Research skills on search engines like Lexis Nexis and database skills are a plus for work on media database Cision
  • A sense of humor!


  • 40 hours per week: Interns must be able to work 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday, on a roughly 9-to-5 schedule. Do not apply if you cannot meet this basic requirement.
  • Compensation: $15/hour

If you are interested in multiple teams or issues please state that in your cover letter and we will take it into consideration. We accept applications on a rolling basis. 

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot reply to all submissions. We will contact applicants directly with requests for interviews. Please do not call to check on the status of your application. 

For more information about BerlinRosen, please visit www.berlinrosen.com.