Communications Intern | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Communications Intern

Position: Communications Intern
Department: Communications
Reports to: National Communications Director
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Rolling Basis

Position Summary

The Communications Intern will play a key role helping the department execute its strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get hands-on experience in a fast-paced communications office. The intern will learn how to spread messages across all media channels – digital and traditional – and gain exposure to media-monitoring, rapid response and media relations strategies. The intern will also research key elements of the gun violence issue, and learn how to package that information into deliverables for Brady to communicate its advocacy and policy goals to the media and public at large. This includes organizing information and developing materials to be used for internal and external audiences, like creating policy one-pagers, fact sheets, talking points and other messaging documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Media monitoring/news gathering
  • Media contact/marketing database management (Vocus)
  • Assist with copy-editing, press pitching, and logistics for press events
  • Research key elements of the gun violence issue
  • Manage and update facts and statistical content on Brady net
  • Assist in the drafting of talking points, fact sheets and other media documents
  • Assist additional members of communications team as necessary
  • Interact with staff across departments


  • Current College or Graduate Students
  • Competence in Gmail, Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Prior public relations and/or professional work experience a plus
  • Flexible to changing work tasks/requirements
  • Minimum of 25 hours per week required (full-time encouraged)

An Ideal Candidate

  • Responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical and committed to Brady’s mission
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Possess solid oral and written communications
  • Be skilled at a variety of computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desire to get involved in the political process
  • Passionate about preventing gun violence
  • Current or recently graduated college or graduate student


  • This is an unpaid intern position
  • College credit can be awarded

Duration of Internship

  • Flexible (min. 30 hours/ week)

Organization Overview

The Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Brady) plays a vital, leadership role in achieving changes in gun laws, policies, and practices in this country. Our mission is to significantly decrease the number of gun deaths and injuries in America, helping to lead a new path toward the safer nation for all Americans. We achieve this through three critical strategies: 1) affect policy change by bringing to bear the voice of the American public; 2) change social norms around the 300 million guns currently in circulation through public health and safety campaigns; and 3) take legal action to hold the gun industry accountable for dangerous and irresponsible practices.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter expressing an interest in the position, resumé and your availability to indicating 'Communications Intern' in the subject line.