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Posted: 01/27/2016

Civil War Trust
Policy & Media Department

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of Americaís hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nationís history.

Policy & Media Department Intern
Internship Opportunity
Washington, DC
Open Until
Until Filled

The Civil War Trust is seeking a part-time intern to assist its Policy & Media Department with day-to-day functions, including grassroots advocacy, government relations, media outreach, social media management, website content and general staff and administrative support. The internship will be in the Trust's Washington, D.C., office and begins immediately.

Past Civil War Trust interns have participated in battlefield tours with congressional staff, attended news conferences with celebrity guests, helped plan receptions and events at historic venues, assisted in generating news coverage, and conducted research for the Trust's wide-reaching interactive offerings. This internship is also an excellent opportunity to complement formal education by honing skills related to public relations, journalism, public policy and nonprofit office management.

The ideal candidate will possess a passion for history, thorough understanding of government functions, experience managing social media and web content, and excellent writing skills. Knowledge of social media best practices and analytics strongly preferred.

How to apply
To apply, please send one PDF containing your cover letter, résumé and one brief writing sample (no more than two pages; an excerpt from a larger work is fine) to Meg Martin at mmartin@civilwar.org. Please indicate availability and how many hours you would like to work per week. No phone calls, please.
Meg Martin

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