Public Affairs Trainee - DC

Kivvit - Washington, DC3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $49,000 - $67,000 a year
Kivvit is looking for a few great trainees who want to join a dynamic team and get hands-on experience in public affairs. If you're a politico, policy wonk, news hound, or campaign junkie, you've found the right firm.

We invite you to apply to our innovative paid trainee program. Trainees contribute substantively to our team's day-to-day work, applying their creativity and enthusiasm in a fast-paced and professional environment.

Who We Are

Kivvit is a full-service public affairs firm with offices in Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Miami. Our work has helped win elections, shape public policy, and aid in the construction of billions of dollars in critical infrastructure. Our firm's national reach helps our clients succeed.

Our hard-charging team comes from a variety of backgrounds, from campaign experts to former journalists and policy specialists. We are dedicated and passionate about what we do.

What We Do

We design and implement multi-faceted campaigns that function in a number of arenas including press strategy, public education, digital advocacy, and business development. Our campaigns are creatively designed and meticulously executed.

Your Responsibilities

The Kivvit trainee will routinely assist with the firm's core work areas: in-depth research, public affairs campaign management, media and public relations, strategic consulting, tactical messaging, corporate positioning, grassroots advocacy, digital campaigning, and issue advocacy.

Daily responsibilities will include researching, preparing reports, assisting staff on client requests, and helping on a variety of office responsibilities. Trainees will work directly with senior staff to meet client needs. We invest in our trainees and offer a professional mentorship program to help maximize the Kivvit trainee experience. Currently, we are especially on the lookout for trainees with an interest in/aptitude for digital advocacy techniques, including online marketing and media production.

Kivvit trainees will be paid a competitive monthly stipend. Kivvit hires full-time trainees and require a minimum commitment of 40 hours per week. The trainee program runs between three to four months with the possibility to extend.

Desired Qualifications:
Current college senior or recent graduate (1-3 years)
Exceptional writing and research skills
Dedicated self-starters with a can-do attitude is a must
Experience with the basics of digital and social media marketing a big plus
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Knowledge of local and national policies and current events
Background in politics, econ, business, or journalism strongly desired
Experience on campaigns a plus
Experience with digital media, including video and graphic editing, a big plus
Proficiency with Mac OS and Microsoft Office programs
Proof of eligibility to begin work in the U.S. immediately.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.