General Spring Intern

Better Markets - Washington, DC

Internship$15 an hour
Skills
Hours:
Minimum 20 hours per week through semester. Prefer intern to commit to at least three hour blocks of time in office.

Salary:
$15 per hour. In addition, academic credit provided if applicable.

Company Information:
Better Markets (www.bettermarkets.com) is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization founded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to promote the public interest in the financial markets, support the financial reform of Wall Street and make our financial system work for all Americans again.

The candidate should be a current junior, senior, or recently graduated undergraduate student with interest in financial reform, excellent research, writing and oral communications skills, and great digital and social media skills. We offer a professional work environment in downtown Washington D.C. We offer a professional work environment in downtown Washington D.C. This is a great opportunity to learn about important policy issues, effective communications and public relations strategies.

Responsibilities:
The General Interns work directly with the entire Better Markets staff.
Perform research as requested
Filing as requested
Maintain spreadsheets and databases
Update the Better Markets website, including video and audio files postings
Maintain Better Markets social networking sites (including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube)
Perform general office duties

Qualifications:
Strong work ethic
Initiative, good attitude and willingness to learn
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in web-based technology, experience with web design a plus
Excellent research, writing and organizational skills
Proficiency use of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Ability to work under tight deadlines
Ability to handle assigned tasks efficiently
Familiarity with basics of financial reform a plus
Knowledge of Microsoft Access a plus
Prior office experience useful but not required
Better Markets is an equal opportunity employer. Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample toresumes@bettermarkets.com.

Location:
Downtown, Washington, DC