Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP), Communications Intern

Position Description

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a year-long national college advising and journalism preparation program for rising high school seniors from limited-income backgrounds. Our mission is to diversify the fields that impact democracy by exploring the relationship between journalism and social change. The Communications Intern would help us to enhance our communications to internal and external stakeholders by producing online content for our social media, website, and potentially our blog. The intern would also help us produce the first ever PSJP newsletter and annual report.


Apply By May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.


Internship Position

Communications Intern 


Maximum Number of Positions



Supervising Mentor

Tieisha Tift, Assistant Director for College Preparation Initiatives, Emma Bloomberg Center for Access & Opportunity


Skills You Will Need to Begin This Position

  • Strong Writing Skills
  • Social Media Content Creation (graphic design and editing, producing infographics, some video editing, storytelling)
  • Time Management and Ability to Stick to Deadlines
  • Creative Thinking


Skills You Will Develop

  • Website Editing (Drupal software)
  • Social Media and Communications
  • Photo and Video Editing
  • Research
  • Tailoring Content to Targeted Audiences


Careers Related to This Internship

  • Communications
  • Digital Marketing 



  • This internship welcomes all eligible applicants, including RISE and Mountainview Community students.

  • Applicants with marketing, writing, social media/content curation, communications and/or journalism experience preferred.

  • Experience with or interest in youth development; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; journalism; and/or popular culture a plus.


Materials Needed to Apply

  1.  A statement of interest detailing your interest in the position and relevant skills and experiences that you bring.

    1. This statement may also include areas of growth or exploration, gaps in requisite experience that you would like to develop, or skills you would like to practice over the course of the internship.
    2. This does not need to be a formal cover letter. Bullet points may be used as appropriate.
    3. Describe your working style.
      1. For example, do you prefer a more or less structured environment? How do you organize yourself when working on a big project? What do you need from a manager or project leader to be successful? Anything else that is relevant about how you work on non-academic projects.
  2. 3 sample social media posts of your creation promoting a topic of your choice to an audience between the ages of 15 and 18.
    1. At least one post should be a video of 30 seconds or less. Each sample post may cover a different topic if you would like.
  3. Candidates selected as finalists should be available for a brief conversation via Zoom.

Apply By May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.


Contact Information

Should you have questions or concerns about this internship, please reach out to Tieisha Tift.