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Internship (DC or Remote)


dsrpt kommunications, LLC (DK) a startup communications firm is looking for enthusiastic interns for the spring and summer of 2019. Our interns will mostly work remotely to assist the principal and team members as needed in both managing client work and the growth of the company. Interns will be active contributors, helping to drive messaging and develop strategies in the management of day-to-day communications, social media, and business development. Assignments for this position may include, but are not limited to:

Media Relations

  • Contribute to brainstorms and drafting communications plansMonitor industry issues or news for clients

  • Draft and distribute press statements, pitches, and releases

  • Draft, edit and proofread client deliverablesBuild and maintain press contact listsProvide support with planning events and activities

Social Media Management

  • Develop and manage a social media strategy

  • Create content and engagement for firm’s social handles

  • Create compelling social media content for clientsIdentify and compile lists of key journalists’ Twitter handles

  • Track and analyze social media insights

Business Development

  • Compile press clips in topical areas

  • Assist in the development of client proposals

  • Identify and attend events on behalf of consultancy


  • The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, proactive, comfortable in a startup environment, and attentive to detail.

  • A recent graduate  or currently enrolled in an accredited university or college as an undergraduate or graduate student majoring/with a degree in public relations, communications, journalism, mass media, political science or related

  • Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skillsExcellent time and project management skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Familiarity with podcasting and graphic design platforms like Canva, Adobe Spark, Photoshop, and others are a plus.

  • Must work a minimum of 20 hours per week, mostly remotely

  • Location preference is Washington, DC; however, we will consider candidates that will work virtually.

  • Monthly stipend available depending on experience.

To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume, your time/date availability, and two writing samples (e.g. press release, speech, comms plan, paper/report, etc.) as one document to: hello AT dsprtkommunications DOT com.

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