Summer 2019 Digital Media and Communications Intern

Posted On: April 4, 2019

Media-Related Internship

Media Organization: The Soufan Center

Company Description

The Soufan Center (TSC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving as a resource and forum for research, analysis, and strategic dialogue related to global security issues and emergent threats. TSC fills a niche-role by producing independent, quality research and hosting proactive conversations in order to effectively equip thought leaders, policy makers, governments, bi- and multilateral institutions, media, and those in the non-profit and academic communities to engage in strategic security-related practices. Our work focuses on a broad range of complex security issues—from international and domestic terrorism, to humanitarian crisis analysis, to refugee and immigrant issues, and more.

Job Description

TSC is seeking a full-time intern to support the team in the strategic planning, execution and optimization of digital campaigns to raise awareness of TSC research, events, and policy impact. This is a 10-week, paid summer internship where students or recent graduates get to experience firsthand working at a think-tank

Duties and Responsibilities: Daily responsibilities will vary and include, but are not limited to:

• Support work on digital campaigns
• Monitor, analyze, and facilitate TSC’s digital presence
• Analyze campaign results and provide post-campaign reports to assist TSC for future marketing decisions
• Develop digital assets (email, webpages, social media content etc.)
• Research and write content for social media channels and provide ideas for posts and promotions that increase engagement on our channels and grow our following
• Provide editorial support for TSC’s products and outreach, including: research, fact-checking, sourcing photographs, and publishing to TSC’s social media channels and website
• Assist with keeping TSC’s media database up to date, journalist and media outlet research projects, media coverage reporting and press outreach
• Produce graphs, figures, tables, maps, and other imagery to accompany and support TSC reports, research, and other products
• Assist with photo research and selection for our website, blog and social channels
• Provide support for digital fundraising campaigns and promotions aimed at increasing TSC’s online donor base.


• In pursuit of, or completed, a master’s degree or higher
• Must be in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent
• Must be authorized to work in the United States
• Must be able to work on-site in our New York office
• Must speak, read, and write English at a level of native speaker
• Other language skills that are desirable, but not required include: Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, and Urdu
• Professional experience in media or technology industry is a plus
• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud is desirable
• Knowledge of programming in GIS is a plus

Desired Characteristics:
• Solution-oriented, data-driven, and a keen interest in digital marketing
• Passionate about staying current with the technology landscape
• Possess fundamental knowledge pertaining to security issues around the globe including, but not limited to: counterterrorism, geopolitics, and conflict analysis
• High work-ethic, fast learner, and accountable who can produce independent work
• Strong interpersonal skills; must be able to work effectively as part of a team and foster team cooperation
• Intellectual curiosity, tenacity, grit, and humility
• Attention to detail and motivated by utilizing visual and digital content to enhance the understanding of complex, global issues to a wide variety of actors
• Demonstrated technical and analytical skills and sharp business acumen
• Excellent time-management skills and the ability to prioritize, work effectively, and produce high-quality work in a fast-paced environment

To Apply

TSC accepts applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. TSC only accepts applications submitted electronically via email to: We do not accept mailed applications or paper applications submitted in-person. All TSC internships are paid with a monthly stipend. Foreign nationals must have employment authorization in the United States and be able to present necessary documents in order to receive the stipend.

All application materials will be carefully reviewed and invitations for interviews will be sent out based on an applicant’s background and experience corresponding to the needs for the open position. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Due to the large volume of applications received we are unable to personally acknowledge and give feedback to each applicant. The Soufan Center is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.