American Institutes for Research

  • Communications Assistant Intern - Summer 2019

    Job Location US-VA-Crystal City
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    United States
  • Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects in the areas of education, health, workforce, and international development, among others. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal and state government organizations, foundations, and the private sector. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. We are seeking a Communications Assistant Intern to join our Professional Services team. This position is based in our Crystal City, VA office.


    • Preparing outreach campaign materials for clients, including infographics, social media posts, calendars, and animated visuals
    • Researching new social media opportunities for clients, including new product ideas and interactions with other federal entities with a social media presence
    • Providing QA/QC of data visualization product for accuracy and visual appeal
    • Helping to determine how best to streamline the production of various publications and outreach products
    • Organizing completed outreach projects for archiving and to review for possible reuse or re-purposing


    • Currently seeking a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as communications, graphic design, technical communication, and marketing.
    • Strong writing and oral communication skills
    • Training in social media strategies and/or layout and graphic design
    • Attention to detail
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and/or social media analytics tools
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team


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