Fall 2018 Internships


We are excited to share this opportunity for fall employment with The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office in Washington, DC. We are looking for two paid interns to support the Society’s communications and events objectives.

Each position offers opportunities to collaborate with multiple departments within a national non-profit society. In addition to day-to-day projects, each intern completes a capstone project of their choosing with guidance from national office staff. The project, which includes a written report and presentation to senior staff, is designed to encourage critical thinking, long term strategy, writing and presentation best practices, and creativity.

There is a strong focus on professional development during the twelve weeks, including regular check-ins on projects, resume and cover letter review, and a Society-wide commitment to providing an educational experience.

We are looking for college students or recent graduates with a passion for the liberal arts and sciences and strong writing abilities. Preference will be given to Phi Beta Kappa members.
Communications Intern (Two Positions Available)
The interns will work primarily with our National Arts & Sciences Initiative team and Chapters and Associations team to conduct research and develop materials to join the national conversation on advancing the liberal arts and sciences and supporting the Society’s 286 chapters and 50 associations. The intern will have an opportunity to participate in long-term strategic planning as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of running a non-profit with a nationwide reach. Duties will include:
  • Researching higher education news stories to feature in the monthly Initiative e-alerts;
  • Assisting in the development of communications and social media posts;
  • Drafting general correspondence and proofreading documents as needed; and
  • Developing copy for Phi Beta Kappa national website;
  • Developing copy for regional Phi Beta Kappa association websites and newsletters; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
The Society offers a stipend of $3,150 for each position for 12 weeks. Work hours are 9 am – 5 pm three days per week. These positions cannot be done remotely. The preferred start date is Monday, September 10.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (maximum five pages) to Laura Hartnett at lhartnett@pbk.org by July 1, 2018.