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  • Communications interns work closely with website and social media staff to raise awareness of the Center’s work, promote news and stories from the field, and conduct research to support department initiatives.


The Office of Communications directs and implements all facets of institutional communications for The Carter Center. The office handles all publications, media relations, publicity efforts, website production, photo and video archives, and more. To gain a better understanding of Communication's various roles at The Carter Center, visit our "News & Publications" section.

An internship with Communications provides a comprehensive overview of media relations for a nonprofit organization, giving interns experience drafting articles, writing social media posts, and working with news organizations. Interested candidates should have interest and experience in journalism and/or public relations. In addition, an academic background or interest in global health or international relations is beneficial.

Number of Interns per Semester: 1-2

Applicant Preferences

  • Strong interest and experience in journalism, website production, social media, or public relations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, productive, and efficient work style
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment
  • Working knowledge of AP style
  • Multimedia or photographic experience helpful
  • Academic or professional background in communications, global health, or international relations helpful
  • Positive attitude, curiosity, resourcefulness, and enthusiasm

Typical Projects

  • Draft articles, blog posts, press releases, fact sheets, presentations, and other materials
  • Assist with website updates and corrections
  • Create and post social media content
  • Conduct research on press and program-related issues
  • Support response to public requests for information
  • Help to maintain databases of photos and media contacts
  • Assist with compilation of materials into media kits
  • Assist with ongoing office projects or special events

Interested in applying for an internship in the Center's Office of CommunicationsCheck out the application deadlines >

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