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Simon Chaitowitz Communications Internship (Part-Time, Temporary, Paid, Remote) Summer 2024

Nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives is offering an internship for a student or recent graduate with an educational or employment background in social media, video production, journalism, communications, or public relations. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable communications, social media, and media relations skills with a mission-driven organization. This is a paid, part-time, temporary, and remote internship starting in May 2024.

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee President Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.

About this Internship Opportunity

This internship honors the late Ms. Simon Chaitowitz, a writer, public relations professional, and longtime leader of the Physicians Committee’s communications team.

The Simon Chaitowitz Communications Intern will help the communications team promote campaigns, scientific studies, books, conferences, and videos in digital and social media. The internship is a great opportunity to gain valuable communications, editing, social media, and media relations skills while working for an organization dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives. The intern will be mentored by the Physicians Committee’s video and communications specialist.

Learning opportunities will include:

  • Content Creation: Collaborate with the social media and video team to create and execute new campaigns and assist in current campaigns.
  • Social Media Management: Help manage and monitor our social media accounts, including engaging with followers and analyzing metrics.
  • Copywriting: Help write blogs and digital content.
  • Media Relations: Research information and journalists for newsworthy campaigns and draft press materials.
  • Event Support: For an intern that is based in the Washington, D.C., area, there may be opportunities to provide on-site support at program and fundraising events.
  • Cross-Department Collaboration: Collaborate with other teams within the organization to achieve goals and execute campaigns.
  • Administrative Support: Assist with administrative tasks.

The intern will receive an orientation at the start of their internship and ongoing support from their staff mentor. The Physicians Committee will assist the intern in obtaining course credit if applicable.

Who We Are Looking For:

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a current student or recent graduate.
  • Have an educational background or previous experience in journalism, communications, social media, video production, or public relations.
  • Have enthusiasm for the Physicians Committee’s mission to promote plant-based diets and nonanimal research methods.
  • Have strong writing, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Be a team player.

This is a part-time, semester-long, remote internship. The ideal candidate will be able to work at least 20 hours a week and commit at least three months to the internship. Start and end dates are flexible. The ideal start date will be around May 15, 2024. The internship compensation is $17.50 per hour.

The Physicians Committee can only accept applications from people who will be living in and working from the following jurisdictions for the duration of the internship: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

How to apply: Click here to complete our online internship application. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the summer semester.

For more information, contact the Physicians Committee’s human resources team at careers [at]