Public Relations Intern

The PR/Media Strategy Intern helps plan and execute news marketing campaigns to drive growth across online and offline marketing channels for the YIP social channels.


The Institute for Youth in Policy is building a non-partisan platform for Youth in American Politics surrounding policy issues. Interns will be required to analyze public policy issues and form solutions to these problems. Solutions must include liberal, moderate, and conservative perspectives.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Partnering with internal and external media teams to plan upper-funnel marketing campaigns and ensure marketing goals are being met.
  • Outreach to news and media organizations across America.
  • Developing an action plan for outreach to media organizations on an international basis.
  • Defining objectives and target audiences, researching insights, and developing marketing strategies.
  • Staying up to date on the latest trends and finding new opportunities for the brand.
  • Advocating for data-driven decision-making, demonstrating both external partners and internal resources

Number of positions available: 5

Requirements: Strong outreach or PR skills are preferred. Good communication and speaking skills are also useful. YIP is a multimedia nonprofit (501c3) so a variety of skills is encouraged. Be prepared to wow us in your interview.

Public Relations Intern
role type
Virtual Internship (Ongoing)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is YIP?

YIP stands for "Institute for Youth in Policy". The Institute for Youth in Policy conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve nonpartisan education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every teen. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels with the evidence, ideas, and actions needed to strengthen the education system from preschool through college and career readiness.

What does a typical day at YIP look like?

YIP's current operations are conducted entirely remotely, with a diverse team spanning over 7 time zones. We use 21st century tools like Slack to keep all team members in the loop about what's going on at any given time. All meetings are held virtually as of July 2021; however, we plan to expand our Chapters into schools across the country in hybrid and in-person models, adhering to CDC guidelines.

With regards to leadership structure, our operations are divided into four main "departments": Publishing, Programming, Networks, and Strategic Innovations; each team has a director and most departments have sub-departments. There are also smaller teams that handle our internal affairs: HR, Legal, Tech, and Finance. We are governed by a Board of Directors and meet with members of our Advisory Board on a monthly basis.