Communications Intern- HCG

Posted May 23, 2012 Employer: Howard Consulting Group
Approximate Deadline: September 2012


HCG is a full-service public affairs firm specializing in delivering measurable results that advance the strategic imperatives of our clients. We are a well networked bi-partisan firm with staff that has worked on both Democratic and Republican Presidential election campaigns and for clients on a wide variety of issues.  Areas of expertise include crisis communications, media training, branding, drafting letters, articles, and speeches, media placement of articles and interviews.



  • Internships are designed to provide professional development and real-world experience in communications.
  • Assignments vary but will include conducting media scans and online research relating to clients and client issues, drafting press releases and letters to elected officials, gathering information, and proofreading.
  • Opportunities to participate in company meetings and events.



  • A minimum of 20 hours per week (flexible schedule).
  • Commitment for a minimum of one semester (spring, summer or fall)



  • Currently pursuing BA/BS degree (minimum of Sophomore standing)
  • Excellent written communication and research skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Prior experience in one or more of the following: journalism, social media, interaction with media, local/state/national campaign experience


Interested Candidates Should Possess

  • Exceptional listening skills, realizing the importance of thoroughly understanding an assignment and effectively completing each task in a timely fashion
  • Maturity, professionalism, and patience
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude


Apply to

Send cover letter, resume, and short (one page) writing sample to

This internship is unpaid and located in Washington, DC.

  • Contact

    Department of Political Science
    301 Meserve Hall
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-373-2796 (Ph)
    617-373-5311 (F)
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