Position: Communications Intern

Organization Description

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to make self-awareness, self-care, and group support central to all healthcare; the training of health professionals; and the education of our children. Founded and directed by Dr. James S. Gordon, CMBM uses an evidence-based model of self-care, self-awareness, and group support to promote population-wide healing and personal transformation. CMBM has worked with communities in wartime, post-war, and natural disaster situations, including working in Kosovo, Gaza and Israel, Southern Louisiana post-Katrina, Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, and with Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as with first responders after 9/11, in Newtown, Connecticut following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and with active duty military and veterans across the country. Our work has been published in major academic journals where findings, in Kosovo and Gaza, have demonstrated that CMBM’s model may reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder by 80%.

Position Summary

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is currently seeking a Communications Intern to assist with marketing and communications for all aspects of CMBM. This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in learning about our programs. This role will report to the Communications Director.

Position Responsibilities

  • Interact with Professional Programs, Global Trauma Relief, Institutional Partnerships, and Development directors and staff to help the Communications Director create and implement sales and marketing campaigns
  • Participate in marketing and communications strategy meetings
  • Create, edit and track fundraising campaign graphics and text
  • Create, edit and prepare reports for email marketing communications
  • Create, post and monitor social media postings on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Garner users to follow/like for CMBM
  • Update website
  • Assist in creating original content for website (blogs, news, etc)
  • Assist with creating and disseminating press releases
  • Assist with Salesforce
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Competencies Required

  • Currently hold or pursuing a degree in communications, public relations, or similar field
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong creativity
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Above-average proficiency Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign preferred
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the professionals and populations we serve

Additional Position Details

This is an unpaid internship.

Location and Travel Requirements

Based in Washington, DC (near Nebraska Ave. and Connecticut Ave.), with the possibility to work remotely.

Application Process

Please email your cover letter and resume to Anne Scholle at [email protected]. Address your cover letter to Brian Jacobson, and include availability. Only selected candidates will be contacted; no calls or drop-ins, please. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) is an equal opportunity employer. For more information visit cmbm.org.