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MacArthur Foundation Paid Communication Internship for Undergraduates 2017

 The MacArthur Fellows Program awards internships to talented young individuals who have shown extraordinary merit and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.

Application Deadline: 14th December, 2016

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.

MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation has an internship programme that brings on dedicated undergraduates every year.

The Communications Intern will research and write content for the Foundation’s website and social media channels; compile press lists and media clips; assist with planning Foundation events; and attend in-house briefings, presentations, and meetings on a range of issues (often with outside speakers) to learn more about the Foundation and key areas of grantmaking.

Type: Internship


  • This internship is open to undergraduates who have completed freshman year (100 level).
  • The intern should possess strong written and oral communication skills, outstanding organizational abilities, and an interest in professional communications and the work of the philanthropic sector.

Duration of Internship: A minimum 10-week commitment is required; 12-week internships are preferred. Earlier start dates are strongly preferred.

How to Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their interest and proposed schedule (indicating start and end dates, as well as hours and days of the week during that period totaling 20 hours per week), a resume, and two writing samples of no longer than two pages each to Andy Solomon, Managing Director, Communications at [email protected]

Visit Internship Webpage for details

Award Provider: MacArthur Foundation

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