Communications & Marketing Intern

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Communications & Marketing Intern

Community Investment Internship Program


The Communications and Marketing Intern will assist with e-communications, marketing, public relations, social media, research, and media research to promote Wacif, its impact, events, and increase awareness of issues impacting areas of small business development in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Priority evaluations will begin on the dates listed below. Internship start and end dates are flexible pending availability.

  • For Summer Internships: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1st each year.
  • For Fall Internships: Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15th each year.
  • For Spring Internships: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15th each year.


  • Perform social media tasks (making updates, tracking followers, keeping lists up-to-date)
  • Assist in managing and developing media campaigns, and track website and social media numbers
  • Write copy for press releases, op-eds, blog posts, newsletter articles, web site, and other marketing pieces
  • Produce multimedia content for and engagement on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn), including photos and videos
  • Support communications team in publicizing Wacif’s key programs and events
  • Research small business development issues for communications pieces
  • Develop relationships with bloggers and press


  • Undergraduate and graduate students, with excellent written and oral communications skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated an in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants and how they can be deployed in different scenarios
  • Social media savvy and marketing experience; and knowledge and experience blogging
  • Independent worker, and self-starter with problem solving skills, and able to produce results in a timely manner
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems, and gather and analyze information skillfully
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and databases
  • Access to personal laptop


  • Part-time and full-time opportunities available
  • Academic credit and transportation stipend
  • Meaningful work, and a deeper understanding of Washington, D.C.’s small business community
  • Connections and ability to build a professional network with local business owners, local government officials, and other professionals
  • Attend important meetings with key government, policy, and business stakeholders
  • Have a greater understanding of opportunity finance, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) industry, and impact investing
  • Become well-versed in DC’s economic indicators & trends


This is an unpaid internship. To apply, submit your cover letter detailing your interest in the position, a short writing sample, and a resume to with “Communications & Marketing Intern” in the subject. No phone calls please.

Wacif is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a multiplicity of backgrounds and perspectives are a strength and seek to recruit and develop a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff.