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Speechwriting and Communications Internship

June 14, 2019
Communications Department

Employment: Credit-Worthy Internship Job (unpaid) 
Organization:  Embassy of France | 972 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Department: Communication Department
Duration: 5 months, 2.5 days a week (flexible) 
Application: cover letter, resume, writing sample (in a single PDF file)

Deadline: July 25, 2019
Start Date: September 15, 2019                       

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, headquartered in New York, promote the best of French arts, literature, and education to cultural and academic institutions across the United States, with a strong focus on the contemporary. 

The Communications Department publicizes and communicates about projects initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy through printed brochures and reports, press campaigns, web articles, social media posts and more. The Speechwriting and Communications Intern assists with all aspects of the department including press and social media outreach as well as editing, researching, and drafting communications documents and speeches.

All of the above tasks naturally require excellent communications skills (both written and oral) and good computer skills (Microsoft Office, Firefox, etc.). Though most of our communications take place in English, our bilingual environment means it is essential to speak French well in order to understand the source material and to effectively interact with the mostly French staff.

We are seeking candidates with a background in journalism, history, politics, diplomacy, social sciences, creative writing, arts administration, English or French Studies. Good knowledge and understanding of French culture and society is an asset.

•Currently studying at a U.S. university (undergraduate preferred) 
•Excellent writing and research skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
•Excellent comprehension of French (written and oral)
•Knowledge of InDesign is a plus
•Flexibility of writing style and ability to accept and integrate constructive criticism
•Enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit
•Excellent organizational skills with particular attention to detail
•Capacity to effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines 
•Great interpersonal skills 
•Good general knowledge of France

How to Apply
Please send a single PDF file including cover letter, resume and short writing sample (1/2 page, in English, about a cultural event) to Judith Walker on or before July 25, 2019.

Judith Walker, Director of Communications
Cultural Services - Embassy of France
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075