APCO Worldwide, Inc. is looking for forward-thinking and enthusiastic Public Affairs interns for the fall semester of 2018. Public Affairs internships at APCO involve working with professionals from a variety of interesting backgrounds, including communications professionals, former congressional staffers and former federal agency professionals. Interns in the Public Affairs practice will engage with and do research on a wide variety of subjects and issues, including federal regulations, legislation, and mapping out key thought leaders on various subjects, among other tasks. Interns will also be exposed to work from the other practices within APCO (global marketing, health care & health policy, corporate communications, crisis management & litigation communication, global solutions, Insight/research, the office of chairman, and digital). Additionally, APCO provides stimulating experiences including lunch & learns, a global pen pal program, and opportunities to attend external events. This is a paid position.
So, what does it take to become a part of the APCO Internship Program?
Researches topics and issues and analyzing findings;
Monitoring of issues or news events;
Drafts press releases, fact sheets, and editorial content;
Identifies and compiles lists of media contacts;
Edits and proofreads client deliverables;
Assists in the development of client proposals;
Performs other duties as assigned.
A recent graduate or; currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student;
The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and extremely attentive to detail;
Applicants are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills and experience successfully balancing multiple tasks;
Keen interest in current affairs, public policy, and media;
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office;
Former internships or work at communications agencies, federal agencies, international organizations, the U.S. Congress, or in state and local government is preferred, but not required;
Must be able to spend at least 20 hours per week in the office.
About APCO Worldwide
APCO Worldwide is a global communication consultancy. We help the most innovative organizations adapt and thrive in this fast-moving, interconnected and complex world. We do this for all types of organizations, in all industries and in all situations. We partner with clients to guide them through a changing, complex global environment, enabling them to reach their business and societal goals. We bring our clients' work to life creatively and digitally through diverse thinking and a campaign mentality that embraces a variety of integrated tactics to achieve success. Our work impacts bottom lines; creates and protects jobs; defines issues important to society; improves workplaces and communities; gains visibility for and gives voice to those who may not typically be heard; and much more. Simply put, our work is impactful, meaningful, and problem-solving or opportunity-creating. APCO is a majority employee- and women-owned business.
APCO Worldwide, named the 2017 PR Agency of the year by the New York Observer, as well as "Public Affairs Agency of the Year" 2017 “Best Large Agency to Work For” 2013-2014 and one of the “Top Places to Work in PR” by PRNews, offers a collegial work env...ironment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.