Careers at Public Agenda

Public Agenda offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
We are an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace

Communications Intern

Public Agenda helps build a democracy that works for everyone. By elevating a diversity of voices, forging common ground and improving dialogue and collaboration among leaders and communities, Public Agenda fuels progress on critical issues, including education, health care and community engagement. We pursue this mission through innovative research, stakeholder engagement, creative communications and strategic partnerships that increase our impacts.

Founded in 1975, Public Agenda is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in New York City. Our offices are a fun and comfortable (flexible seating like couches and private phone booths) open-layout WeWork office located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights near the Jay St Metrotech A, C, F and Borough Hall 2, 3, 4, 5, R trains.

The Communications Intern will be an essential part of a small team which includes a Communications Director, Communications Associate, Webmaster and Graphic Designer. The ideal Intern is detail oriented, organized, creative, possesses a professional work ethic and an enthusiasm for problem-solving.

We encourage undergraduate (junior or senior) students in public relations, marketing, communications, or journalism with an interest in public policy, political science, education, health care and community engagement to apply.

Reports to: Communications Associate

Location: 195 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY

Days/Hours: 3 days, 15 to 20 hours per week

Internship Start/End: June 15 to late August

A rate of $15.00/hour will be provided. Course credit can be arranged with the Internís college.

Specific tasks and responsibilities will include:

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To Apply:

Send a resume, writing sample and cover letter explaining how you heard about this opportunity and what you hope to gain from working at Public Agenda to Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the Communications Internship.


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