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Communications Summer 2024 Intern  


U.S. News & World Report is a multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions in their lives. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for nearly 90 years. Our platforms on include Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews.

We reach more than 40 million people monthly during moments when they are most in need of expert advice and motivated to act on that advice directly on our platforms. Our signature franchises include our 'Best' series of consumer guides on colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, diets, cars, financial services and more. These guides provide an easy-to-digest list for consumers to better understand and compare when making their decisions. We continue to publish annual guides of the authoritative Best Colleges and Best Hospitals rankings on our website and in print. And our U.S. News Live flagship conferences highlight important national conversations including Healthcare of Tomorrow and Healthiest Communities.

We believe in having a broad range of talent and backgrounds at U.S. News. We strive to maintain a welcoming workplace where everyone is given an opportunity to succeed and contribute to their fullest. Learn more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

Are you a self-starter with excellent research and writing skills, naturally curious, not afraid to ask questions, and a determined problem solver? If so, we want you for the Communications Department of U.S. News. Our intern will have the opportunity to write, create and produce a variety of print and digital communications across many topic areas, and collaborate with a variety of teams within the company, including editorial, SEO, design and production.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Daily monitoring of press mentions, industry news and social media platforms

  • Content planning support (e.g., ideating on future campaigns, collaboratively researching and writing survey content, assisting in drafting content briefs, etc.)

  • Building and updating media contact databases

  • Building communications reports

  • Researching and drafting press releases, media pitches, social posts and videos, fact sheets and awards submissions

Position Requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Journalism/Public Relations/Communications background preferred

  • Strong research and writing skills

  • Knowledge and experience with social media platforms

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Initiative and ability to work independently

  • Ability to multitask and work on deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Eligible candidates must be one of the following:

    • Part-time or full-time students who have completed 24+ credit hours (rising sophomores/juniors/seniors) and are enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university

    • Part-time or full-time students enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university

    • May 2024-2025 graduate (Summer Interns Only)

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, professionalism and maturity in the workplace

  • Effective communicator in both written and spoken English

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Proficiency in use of MSOffice Suite and Google Docs

  • 3.0 GPA or above preferred

  • Submission of resume and cover letter

Summer Intern Program Description:

  • 10 weeks; ideally, starting on Monday, June 3 through Friday, August 9, 2024

  • We expect interns to work 37.5 hours/week, Monday- Friday

  • Preference for New York or Washington, DC based applicants to work a hybrid schedule in those office locations.

  • Internship pays $17.10 hr.

What it’s like to work with us:

Talent is our best asset!

We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity

  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth

  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Number of Openings 1  
About the Organization U.S. News & World Report is a publisher of news and information that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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