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Intern, Public Relations  

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Category Public Relations  

U.S. News & World Report is a digital first media company dedicated to helping consumers and business professionals make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users for more than 85 years.

As a trusted authority providing empowerment and guidance that improves the quality of life for consumers and communities, U.S. News ultimately leads to better life decisions.

Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News empowers everyone to thrive and is currently seeking a college graduate for a year-long internship in our Washington, D.C. office. The primary duty of this full-time (37.5 hours a week), hourly paid position is to support the public relations department in executing PR efforts across the company. Tasks include but are not limited to monitoring press coverage, building and updating media contact databases, building coverage reports and researching/drafting media pitches, press releases and fact sheets. This is a great opportunity for a motivated graduate looking to jumpstart their public relations and communications career.

Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter.

Position Requirements

You should definitely have:

  • Journalism/Public Relations/Communications background required
  • 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

It would be nice if you had:

  • Prior public relations experience working for a media company
  • Event experience drafting media advisories and talking points for speakers
  • Experience supporting crisis management

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
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training
  • Collaborative Work Environment ~ Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers

Other Job Info:

  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with excellent writing and communications skills and the ability to multi-task. This candidate must also be extremely organized and, as a member of a small team, willing to work independently and take on other duties as assigned. This position interacts with senior leadership on a daily basis and is a great opportunity to gain executive communication skills in addition to working with external media.
  • Please provide a resume and cover letter for consideration.
  • This role is full time as pays $15 an hour plus limited health benefits.
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Number of Openings 1  
Location DC Office  
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.  

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