Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP), Recruitment & Marketing 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 Recruitment & Marketing Intern would help us to develop our marketing plan by analyzing recruitment data and targeting communications to news outlets, community and youth-serving organizations, schools, and relevant audiences online. The PSJP Recruitment & Marketing Intern will also help PSJP to strengthen our volunteer and applicant pools. This could include: - updating marketing and outreach contacts - analyzing past applicant data to create a report - using past applicant data to understand gaps in recruitment and applicant pool - potentially conducting outreach to relevant stakeholders to build partnerships - conducting research on marketing and recruitment - working alongside Assistant Director to develop marketing plan - producing digital and/or print marketing materials. The SOI would also work closely with the Communications Intern to brainstorm (and potentially develop) content for social media, the PSJP website, and print materials.


Apply By May 5th 11:59 PM EDT.


Internship Position

Recruitment & Marketing 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 Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Research and Analysis Skills
  • Ability to Represent Complex Data Succinctly
  • General Tech Savviness
  • Comfort with Design and Graphic Editing Software (Canva, Adobe Suite, etc.)
  • Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving


Skills You Will Develop

  • Use of Spreadsheets
  • Use of Data Management Software
  • A Further Understanding of Data Analysis and Reporting
  • A Further Understanding of Outreach and Advocacy Skills
  • A Niche Understanding of Communication and Marketing Skills


Careers Related to This Internship

  • Data Inquiry and Analysis
  • Data-Driven Planning
  • Communications
  • Entry-Level Marketing



  • Rising junior or senior preferred.
  • Applicants with outreach, marketing, recruitment, communications, negotiation, coordinating, or journalism experience strongly encouraged.
  • Experience with or interest in college access; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; journalism; higher education; and/or non-profit work 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. 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.