Communications Internship

December 1, 2016
Communications Department

Overview

Employment: Credit-Worthy Internship Job
Organization:  Embassy of France | 972 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Department: Communication Department
Duration: 6 months
Application: cover letter, resume, writing sample (in a single PDF file)
Deadline: December 10, 2016
Start Date: January 16, 2017

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 at the Cultural Services is responsible for the promotion of the French Embassy’s cultural and educational programs and events through press outreach, web and social media communication, and other marketing efforts. The department is also responsible for drafting speeches for the Cultural Counselor and Deputy Cultural Counselor. 

The Communications intern assists the team in these efforts through a variety of tasks including researching, drafting and / or copy editing press releases, marketing materials, and speeches, maintaining and updating press lists, assisting in the creation of social media content such as photos and graphics as well as other promotional materials and graphics.

All of the above tasks naturally require excellent research and 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, social sciences, creative writing, arts administration, English or French Studies. Having lived in France is a definite asset, as is a good knowledge and understanding of French culture and society.

Summary

•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
•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 December 10, 2016.

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those we wish to interview.

Contact

Judith Walker, Director of Development & Communications
judith.walker@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Cultural Services - Embassy of France
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075