Intern, Communications & Public Affairs

Position Summary:
The Entertainment Software Association Communications and Public Affairs (C&PA) team is looking for a summer intern. The intern will support the C&PA team on a variety of projects including research, content development, media monitoring, data entry, events support and coordination and social media.  

The intern will work under the close supervision of ESA C&PA staff and will receive valuable on-the-job training and experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Use media tools to monitor news and social media coverage for key industry issues and provide reports to the C&PA team.
  • Conduct online research in support of ESA research products and advocacy assets.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Support in-person events in Washington, DC.
  • Assist in social media and online community management and publishing.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Must possess strong organizational, time management, and writing skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Comfortable using social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram).

Work Hours: 

  • We will be looking for interns on a rolling basis through 2024 so candidates should indicate which months they are available. Interns must be able to commit to at least three full consecutive months (e.g. June-August).
  • Interns will be able to build their daily and hourly schedule based on their education and other life commitments.
  • Interns should be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Internship Compensation: 
This is a paid position.

 Work Location: 

  • Due to the organization’s hybrid schedule, interns with Monday and Friday schedules would work remotely.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday hours would be completed at the ESA offices.
  • Interns must be able to work at least half of their total weekly hours from ESA offices Tuesday through Thursday.

How To Apply:
If you are passionate about the video game industry and believe you meet the requirements, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  

ESA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

About the ESA:
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry. Its members are the innovators, creators, publishers and business leaders that are reimagining entertainment and transforming how we interact, learn, connect and play. The ESA works to expand and protect the dynamic marketplace for video games through innovative and engaging initiatives that showcase the positive impact of video games on people, culture and the economy. For more information, visit the ESA’s website or follow the ESA on Twitter @theESA.