Communication Intern

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Title: Communication Intern

Reports to: Deputy Director, Communications and Operations

SUMMARY: The Communications Intern will enhance the ability of the Housing Alliance to provide the media, members and policymakers with credible, independent, accessible, and timely information on the state of affordable housing and advocacy efforts in Washington.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Communications Intern is to support the Deputy Director in all areas of communication work. These duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Compiling & maintaining media lists
  • Drafting press releases & emails
  • Researching best practices for advocacy & media strategies
  • The collection, editing & distribution of personal stories to be used for our advocacy efforts
  • Recording and editing short videos for viewing online and at events

Potential Duties and Responsibilities:
Upon agreement by the intern and Housing Alliance staff, this internship can be extended or enhanced to include additional work such as:

  • Assist in the design of outreach and education materials for presentations by staff including handouts, reports and PowerPoint presentations
  • Compile and analyze data in support of Housing Alliance advocacy efforts
  • Policy research as needed


  • A commitment to credible and independent sources of information with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Video recording and editing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dedication to the mission of the Housing Alliance
  • Academic or professional experience in fields of communications or journalism
  • The ability to synthesize new and complex information quickly
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Apple/Macintosh computers
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge of, or interest in, affordable housing
  • Dedication of at least 10 hours per week
  • Perform duties and responsibilities as requested with a sense of humor and team spirit!


Housing Alliance will assist intern in securing college credit if applicable. This position is unpaid.


Send resume and cover letter by September 1, 2010 to Natalia Fior at


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