Staff Openings

Communications Intern, Spring

Communications Internship

Spring Semester Deadline: October 31

The Communications Intern works with the communications team to support communications efforts related to our federal policy agenda. College students with a concentration in communications, public relations, and an interest in children’s advocacy are encouraged to apply.

This is a position based in Washington, D.C. and requires a minimum of 20 hours per week. First Focus will work with the student and university to ensure any necessary paperwork and evaluations are completed as part of a student’s internship program curriculum. Flexible scheduling.


  • Media pitching
  • Researching ideas and writing posts for Voices for Kids, the First Focus blog
  • Supporting digital advocacy activities
  • Drafting emails and other outreach materials
  • Special events assistance and support
  • Copy-editing and formatting documents
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • An interest in policy that supports children and families
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A self-starter; willing to seek out opportunities
  • Familiarity with social media and third-party digital advocacy tools

Email cover letter, resume, and three kinds of writing samples (blog post, published news piece and/or social media content) to Meg Biallas at Please specify “First Focus Communications Intern” in the subject line.

Spring Term: October 31
Summer Term: March 31
Fall Term: July 31