Marketing and Media Intern

Position Details:

A non-partisan, non-profit organization, Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) addresses a fundamental problem in America: the extreme polarization of our nation and our politics. Our mission is to restore critical thinking, facts, reason, and civility to public discourse. Through a series of Oxford-style debates, IQ2US provides a critical forum for balanced and intelligent discussion of issues ranging from domestic and foreign policy to cultural trends and technological innovations.

This internship offers hands-on experience in local and national audience development through day-to-day support of the marketing team. This is an exciting opportunity to develop experience with marketing digital media across video, podcast platforms, and social media.


Position Responsibilities

  •  Compile regular analytics reports and reports on native content
  •  Maintain e-blast database
  •  Develop social networks and contribute to online content
  •  Support Marketing Team in the planning and execution of marketing initiatives across all channels
  •  Conduct internet searches for current trend data on relevant categories for use in internal materials
  •  Create outreach lists for potential partnerships with organizations that fit our identity and make sense from a strategic perspective
  •  Assist with the launch of a multi-platform campaign
  •  Provide live support to marketing team on debate days


Required Background

  •  Deep Interest in news, politics, public policy, and media
  •  Passion for national affairs, politics, business, and media preferred
  •  Interest in current affairs, news, and podcasts a plus
  •  Demonstrated knowledge using various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  •  Proficiency with Microsoft applications – Word, Excel and Outlook – required
  •  Tech-savvy, comfortable working with new software programs
  •  Familiarity with Photoshop or other Adobe programs a plus


This internship is offered during the summer as a full-time or part-time commitment, and during the spring/fall semesters as a part-time commitment. A stipend will be provided.


To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample to with the subject headline: “Marketing and Media Internship.”

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