Job Openings

Citizen University

Job Title: Communications Intern
Start Date: October 2019

Time: 10 hours a week

About Us
Citizen University exists to spread the belief that a strong democracy relies on strong citizens— that we all have the power to make change happen in civic life, and the responsibility to try.


Our mission is to build a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship across the country. We envision a great civic revival across our nation — our dream is a country in which Americans are steeped in a sense of civic character, educated in the tools of civic power, and problem solving contributors in a self-governing community.


In our work, Citizen University designs programs and projects that teach civic power and civic character, the essential components of powerful, responsible citizenship. We then activate and teach civic catalysts to spark the spirit of democratic renewal in their communities by equipping them with the skills and resources to bring these programs back to where they live. We also create and share accessible toolkits and resources that can be utilized by anyone, and we amplify and share success stories of powerful citizenship in action.


Our team approaches this work with joy, purpose, and a deep responsibility to each other and to our community.


Job Description
The Communications Intern will support the Communications Director’s social media engagement plan by scheduling, publishing, and developing content for our social media channels. In this role, the intern will collaborate with the director to brainstorm, develop and launch digital media campaigns that tie directly into our program offerings. The intern will play a vital role on our creative team, working to enrich and revitalize civic life around the country through engaging and growing our audience on social media.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Undergraduate student with interest/background in one or more of the following areas: Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Digital Media, Design
  • Completely at home on Instagram
  • Knowledgeable on Twitter and Facebook
  • Familiarity with social media content schedulers and analytics platforms (such as Sprout Social, Buffer, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills, both visual and written
  • Attentive to brand discipline and reputation management on social media
  • An eye for design, especially how design is experienced by the user through social media on different mediums (mobile vs desktop)
  • Preferred: experience with Photoshop


Successful Candidate Attributes

  • Responsible, creative, purposeful, and collaborative
  • Curious and unafraid to experiment and try new things
  • Attentive to detail, self-motivated, and able to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Passionate about strong democracy and building pathways for civic engagement



Part-time (approximately 10 hours/week), $150/week.

Internship will last a minimum of 3 months, with opportunity to extend.


Application Instructions

Provide a cover, letter, résumé and examples of prior content or design work and details on any social media accounts managed. Also please include a link to your own Instagram or Twitter account (if you have one that is public facing). Send these items to us with the subject line “Communication Intern Application”. Applications are reviewed as they are received; position open until filled.

Our office is located in the Impact Hub in Pioneer Square. More information about Citizen University can be found at