Opportunities in the Washington, DC office:
We are excited to share this opportunity for summer 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
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
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. Applicants are welcome to apply for
The Society offers a stipend of $5,500 for each position for 12 weeks. Work hours are 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Thursday. These positions cannot be done remotely. The preferred start date is Monday, June 4.
Summer 2018 Communications Intern
This intern 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.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (maximum five pages) to Laura Hartnett at firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 1, 2018.
Summer 2018 Events Intern
The Events intern will assist in the planning and execution of two major Society events. The first, the Triennial Council, is a conference of approximately 350 chapter and association representatives. The second, >Key Connections, is a nationwide event series run in conjunction with our alumni associations and led by the national office. Responsibilities will include:
- Assisting in planning event logistics and schedules;
- Creating event collateral;
- Drafting content for event website and social media;
- Communicating with attendees;
- Developing, conducting, and analyzing post-event surveys; and
- General research and project assistance as needed.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (maximum five pages) to Laura Hartnett at email@example.com by April 1, 2018.
Opportunities to work remotely for Phi Beta Kappa:
Writing Internships for 2018
The national office of The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking writing interns to help publicize the work of the Society and write stories about our alumni members for The Key Reporter. Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa to be considered for the position. Each intern receives a $1,000 stipend. Five publishable articles are required to complete the internship program.
Applications for Spring 2018 are due on November 10. For more information and to apply, click here.