Digital Communications and Media Relations Intern
08.03.21

Summary of the Opportunity

The Financial Services Forum seeks a student intern for its communications team to assist us in a number of areas, including digital communications and media relations. The intern is an essential part of our small team and in particular serves an integral role in our work tracking key initiatives and achievements by our members. Insights from interns are valued and the internship offers opportunities for students to utilize what they are learning in the classroom. The internship also offers a number of opportunities to contribute to and learn from our seasoned staff in other functions within the Forum, including government relations and research.

The Forum currently is seeking someone for the fall semester/quarter. The intern works approximately 10-15 hours per week during the school year, with flexibility provided for school breaks, testing periods, etc.

  

The Organization

The Financial Services Forum is an economic policy and advocacy organization whose members are the chief executive officers of the eight largest and most diversified financial institutions headquartered in the United States. Forum member institutions are a leading source of lending and investment in the United States and serve millions of consumers, businesses, investors, and communities throughout the country. The Forum promotes policies that support savings and investment, financial inclusion, deep and liquid capital markets, a competitive global marketplace, and a sound financial system.

  

The Role

The student intern: 

·       Leads the Forum’s work to systematically track initiatives and achievements by the eight Forum members and then work with the rest of the Forum team to integrate this information into a variety of work products.

·       Conducts research on certain topics and lead special projects as needed.

·       Drafts and reviews written materials, including website copy, presentations, and press releases.

·       Monitors hearings, press conferences, and other events and reports back to staff on topics of interest.

·       Participates in internal and external meetings. 

·       Assists with the conceptualization and creation of social graphics and other visual content.

·       Collaborates with the Communications Associate on social media content for the Forum’s Twitter and LinkedIn platforms.

·       Assists in compiling website analytics reports, looking at a number of data criteria using Google Analytics.

·       Works on other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, public relations, or related field. Interest in politics and banking is essential.

Other requirements include strong written and oral communication skills and attention to detail. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products desired. Positive attitude essential. 

 

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Chief Communications Officer. The incumbent will not be responsible for managing other staff.

 

Salary and Location

The Forum will offer a competitive hourly wage to the successful candidate. The Forum can work with a student’s school if it is possible and desired to obtain school credit.

Work location will be dependent on local pandemic conditions, with consideration given to a number of factors, including mask mandates. When staff has returned to the office, the incumbent will mostly work in our office in Washington, D.C. Irrespective of location, the incumbent will be expected to keep generally to a regular weekly schedule. Again, flexibility will be given to accommodate for school breaks, testing, and other events.

  

Equal Employment Opportunity

Persons with mental or physical disabilities as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act are eligible for this position if they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodations are made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible for this position.

The Financial Services Forum provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We do not discriminate based on race, color, genetic information, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, marital status, citizenship status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation of any individual, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

The above-referenced job description is a guideline designed to present an overview of the position and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of responsibilities and requirements.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to bhagenbaugh@fsforum.com.  Please include as part of your cover letter information about what days and hours you expect you will be available to work during the fall (to the best of your knowledge at this time). No phone calls, please.

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