About the EIC Internship:
The EIC Internship is a semester-long internship for undergraduate students seeking experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Creative Writing
- Graphic Artists
- Political Science
- Public Health
- Small Business/Non-Profit Management
- Web Design
The EIC Internship provides a credit-bearing internship that provides a meaningful experience and contribution to the student’s program of study. Interns will work on various program areas of EIC such as human trafficking, eating disorders, suicide prevention, bipolar disorder, intellectual disabilities, at-risk youth and children, etc. Visit our Topics Area section in the website for a full list.
Interns will also be expected to carry out administrative tasks and participate in fundraising efforts. The goal for this internship is to provide students with a unique experience working for the entertainment industry and policy-oriented programs to encourage the accurate depiction of health and social issues in television, on film and in music and music videos.
What the Internship Provides:
Fall or Spring Semester Credit
In coordination with surrounding universities and colleges, EIC will provide an unpaid fall, spring and/or summer internship with semester credit and reimbursements for local travel expenses, if applicable. Students are expected to research, write, and use analytical skills to carry out specific assignments related EIC’s program areas, and other responsibilities that may entail general administrative tasks. Interns are responsible for housing and other expenses during the internship. Excellent performance may culminate in a full-time position with the organization.
Core Program Activities
The EIC internship will start at the beginning of the semester with a brief orientation on EIC’s mission and the scope of work for the specific program area the student is interested in. Topics include major health issues such as HIV/AIDS, bipolar disorder, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, addiction and recovery; and social issues such as gun violence and injury prevention, eating disorders, sun safety and skin cancer, and human trafficking. During the course of the internship, interns may have the opportunity to attend briefings at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, on Capitol Hill and also be involved in the process of organizing the PRISM Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles in the spring.
Part-time and full-time undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Strong writing and analytical skills are preferred. The willingness to learn and gain experience in one or more of EIC’s program areas is all that we require.
All application components must be postmarked or sent via fax by the following dates:
- Fall internship – September 30
- Spring Internship – January 31
- Summer Internship – May 30
Please submit all necessary documents at one time.
How to Apply
To apply, send the following materials to the program coordinator/manager:
- Detailed letter describing your reasons for applying – please include information about previous internships or work experience, describe any previous experience and/or college course work in EIC’s program areas, give details of expected graduation date and degree, and a contact mail or e-mail address.
- List of references (3)
- Examples of recent work (if applicable)
East Coast Mail or Email to:
External Communications and Program Director
1856 Old Reston Ave, Ste 215
Reston, VA 20190
West Coast Mail or Email to:
8687 Melrose Ave., G700
West Hollywood, CA 90069