Intern - Digital Communications

Henry M. Jackson Foundation
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Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking an Intern to support the Communications, Public Relations department, located at the HJF Home Office in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to Military Medical Research Programs.

The HJF Summer Intern Program offers undergraduate and recently graduated students a hands-on opportunity to work in their desired field while navigating a professional setting. Interns will take the lead on a project or process, supported by their manager, and will have opportunities to interact with HJF’s leadership as part of the summer intern professional development program. Interns must be on site 40 hours a week for the duration of the ten-week program, from the first week of June through August 7.  


  1. Research, collect data, and present on a process improvement suggestion for their respective team.
  2. Write, edit and review copy for digital communication vehicles.
  3. Support the collection and documentation of metrics related to digital communications.
  4. Research current trends in digital communications and offer insight to digital communications team. 
  5. Assist in production efforts of videos and digital media.
  6. Organize data in shared file server.
  7. Track and update the content deliverables calendar.
  8. Provide customer service to internal and external parties.
  9. Other duties related to digital communications and the work of the communications department. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Basic knowledge of digital media such as social media and website content, attention to detail, ability to interact with a variety of scientific programs and departments.

Minimum Education: Rising junior, senior college student or recent graduate preferred. High School Diploma required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0 - 2 years of experience required.

Work Environment: Office environment.

Required Documents: Please submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcripts to, in addition to completing the online application. 

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 

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Bethesda , United States