Paid Internship Opportunities

           

Spring 2024

We are excited to share this opportunity for seasonal employment with The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s national office in Washington, DC. We are looking for three part-time interns to work on a variety of projects as interns in three different departments. Remote work is possible. Applicants are welcome to apply for all three positions, or select specific intern roles.
 

About the Phi Beta Kappa Internship Program

An internship at the Phi Beta Kappa Society provides firsthand experience with the work of a national non-profit society and the opportunity to promote a compelling mission, both through individual projects and in collaboration with multiple departments. In addition to day-to-day assignments, the intern completes a capstone project with guidance from national office staff. The project includes a written report and presentation to senior staff and is designed to encourage critical thinking, long term strategy, best writing and presentation practices, and creativity.

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

Communications & Programs Intern 

This intern will work primarily with our Senior Communications Manager and other program staff to conduct research and develop materials to join the national conversation on advancing the liberal arts and sciences and supporting the Society’s chapters and associations. The intern will have an opportunity to participate remotely in the day-to-day responsibilities of running a non-profit with a nationwide reach. Duties will include:
  • Assisting in the development of communications and social media posts;
  • Updating the communications calendar with engagement opportunities;
  • Creating engaging graphic images to be used across social media channels;
  • Create video content for promoting programs on social media;
  • Researching social media trends to be utilized by Phi Beta Kappa; 
  • Developing copy for Phi Beta Kappa national website;
  • Editing national website to reflect upcoming events;
  • Researching influential members and writing profiles;
  • Drafting general correspondence and proofreading documents as needed;
  • Collaborating with the communications and web teams on new content and concepts;
  • Researching higher education news stories;
  • Assist with other Society programs on an as needed basis, including the Visiting Scholar program and Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa podcast
  • Completing a capstone project; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

We are looking for college students or recent graduates with a passion for the liberal arts and sciences and strong writing abilities. Canva or other design editing tool experience desired, but not required. Preference will be given to Phi Beta Kappa members. The position will work remotely, and requires access to a computer, reliable internet, and a phone.

Hours and Compensation

The positions will be paid a stipend of $4,200 total for 12 weeks of work. Required internship hours are three days a week (to be decided between intern and supervisor), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. The preferred start date is Monday, January 22 2024.

How to Apply

Click here and fill out the form by Sunday, November 19, 2023:

Events & Advocacy Intern 

This intern will work primarily with our National Arts & Sciences Initiative team to plan events, conduct research, and develop materials to grow support for the liberal arts and sciences. The intern will also have opportunities to participate in state and federal policy advocacy, assist with selection of Key into Public Service Scholars and multi-day conference planning, as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of a major advocacy campaign. Duties include:
  • Supporting event planning, which may include: assisting with logistical tasks related to the management of our Key into Public Service scholarship program, researching potential speakers, helping design promotional materials, providing support to participants, and more; 
  • Researching and compiling higher education news stories to feature in the monthly advocacy e-alerts and weekly Toolkit Tuesday posts;
  • Drafting general correspondence, developing copy, and proofreading documents as needed; 
  • Completing a capstone project; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

We are looking for a college student or recent graduate with a passion for the unique benefits of liberal arts and sciences and higher education advocacy issues. Exceptional time-management and organizational skills to manage and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously along with strong writing and interpersonal communication skills are required. Familiarity with event planning/scheduling and Canva are pluses. The position will be hybrid, working both remotely and if/when conditions allow, in person at our DC headquarters. The position requires access to a computer, reliable internet, and a phone. Applicants are welcome to apply for the advocacy internship, communications internship, and membership internship.

Hours and Compensation

The positions will be paid a stipend of $4,200 total for 12 weeks of work. Required internship hours are three days a week (to be decided between intern and supervisor), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. The preferred start date is Monday, January 22 2024.

How to Apply

Click here and fill out the form by Sunday, November 19, 2023:

Programs & Member Engagement Intern 

This intern will work primarily with our Chapter, Association, and Member Engagement team and other program staff to assist with the work at the heart of the Society – celebrating and welcoming new members at nearly 300 campuses around the country that have ΦBK chapters and supporting member and volunteer engagement through ΦBK's local alumni associations. The intern will have an opportunity to participate remotely in the day-to-day responsibilities of running a non-profit with a nationwide reach. Duties will include:
  • Conducting research on volunteer management best practices and collecting examples of successful chapter and association initiatives to share among chapters and associations in monthly newsletters;
  • Drafting, developing, and editing documents, articles, social media posts, and emails as needed; 
  • Creation of digital materials to support chapter and association volunteers; 
  • Data management and survey analysis; 
  • Editing national website to reflect upcoming events; 
  • Supporting event planning which may include researching potential speakers, setting up Eventbrite and related communications, designing promotional materials, drafting related documents; 
  • Providing support for chapter and association volunteers as well as other Society programs, including the Visiting Scholar program, on an as needed basis; 
  • Completing a capstone project that blends the intern’s interests and the Society’s needs; 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

We are looking for college students or recent graduates with a passion for the liberal arts and sciences and strong writing abilities. Canva or other design editing tool experience desired, but not required. Preference will be given to Phi Beta Kappa members. The position will work remotely, and requires access to a computer, reliable internet, and a phone. 

Hours and Compensation

The positions will be paid a stipend of $4,200 total for 12 weeks of work. Required internship hours are three days a week (to be decided between intern and supervisor), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. The preferred start date is Monday, January 22 2024.

How to Apply

Click here and fill out the form by Sunday, November 19, 2023: