Spring 2024 Internship: Communications and Marketing, Fundraising

North Bethesda, MD
Sunwater Institute /
/ On-site
The Sunwater Institute is a non-profit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to strengthening the foundations of democracy through interdisciplinary science, technology, and open dialogue. As an intern at the Sunwater Institute, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research on the most pressing issues facing Congress and society. 
Our Spring 2024 internship program runs from January 22nd through April 26th and offers two internship paths: Communications and Marketing, or Development and Fundraising. As an intern, you'll work alongside full-time staff members to conduct research, analyze data, and develop tools that will be used by Congress and other partner institutions. 

Internship Programs 
Communications and Marketing: Interns will help craft materials for integrated marketing campaigns and newsletters. Creative tasks could include copywriting, graphic design, photography, and audio/visual editing. Other activities may include creating and monitoring Google Ads. Interns will analyze data from social media, websites, and emails to evaluate marketing strategies. Other duties may include updating WordPress sites and conducting market research. 
Fundraising: Interns will assist in writing and research duties designed to secure philanthropic support for Sunwater Institute. Research and analysis duties include identifying public and private grant opportunities around Sunwater’s overall mission and core focus topics. Writing duties include the ability to write creative copy and design public-facing outreach materials to support fundraising efforts at various donor levels. 

Additional Information 
Our internship program is open to current and recent undergraduate students. We seek candidates with strong academic foundations in political science, history, economics, philosophy, or related fields. Our program offers flexibility in hours. 
In addition to the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, interns will benefit from our location in the Washington area. Near the Red Line, we are just a short walk or bus ride from the Twinbrook Metro Station. This is an unpaid position. 
How to Apply 
To apply, please submit an application package that includes a resume and two references. Your references should include the names and contact information of two academic or professional references who can speak to your qualifications for the position. 
We look forward to considering your application for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of the Sunwater Institute.