Communications and Operations Internship, Spring 2023

Blockchain Association

Blockchain Association

Marketing & Communications, Operations · Intern
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022

About Us

The Blockchain Association (BA) is the unified voice of the digital asset industry in Washington, DC. We are the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a pro-innovation policy environment for the digital asset economy. Our members include the industry’s top companies, investors, and software developers working together to educate policymakers about blockchain technology and its ability to pave the way for a more secure, competitive, and consumer-friendly digital marketplace. Our mission is to forge consensus on key policy solutions among regulators, lawmakers, and the public so that the digital asset economy can flourish in the United States.

Role and Responsibilities

The BA Communications and Operation Internship is designed to expose qualified applicants to marketing, events, and development work as well as other aspects of business with trade associations, nonprofits, and government entities. The intern will make meaningful, substantive contributions to BA communication strategy and work product, assist with events and member visits, network extensively, and develop valuable experience in the blockchain industry. The internships are intended for those who are serious about pursuing their chosen path in communications or marketing, particularly in the trade association, nonprofit, or government fields.

As a Communications and Operations Intern, you will:

  • Report to BA’s Manager of Industry Communications and Chief of Staff and collaborate with BA staff across the organization
  • Assist in planning, writing, and managing newsletters
  • Draft and distribute news releases, media alerts, and other responses
  • Pitch interviews with BA Senior Staff
  • Monitoring and managing the company’s social media platforms, adjusting outreach tactics as needed
  • Provide input for creative marketing strategies and social media campaigns
  • Monitoring and managing the company’s social media platforms, adjusting outreach tactics as needed
  • Manage media and event calendars
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications
  • Creating graphic representations of data and translating complex research into easily readable content for use in educational events and outreach

Interns are expected to work full-time for a 10-week period starting ASAP, but timing and duration are flexible. Interns may work from our Washington, DC office, remotely, or both. We are willing to make arrangements with colleges and universities so that Interns can receive course credit. Interns who do not receive course credit will be eligible for a stipend of up to $8,000, depending on length of internship.

Qualifications

To qualify, you must possess:

  • Knowledge of marketing strategies and desire to continue to educate self about new marketing tactics and tools
  • An understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing
  • A firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Twitter, Linked In, etc.
  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Ability to translate complex research into common language
  • Excellent critical thinking, research, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills
  • The ability to be a team player who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment
  • Self-motivation, open-mindedness, and be a respectful professional with a sense of curiosity
  • A demonstrated interest in digital assets and blockchain technology

We also prefer if you have:

  • Knowledge of HTML, website content management, and graphic design
  • Proficiency in Canva, Adobe InDesign, and/or Photoshop
  • The desire to pursue a career related to communications or marketing after graduation

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to careers@theblockchainassociation.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample
  • List of three references

Please include “Communications and Operations Internship” in your email subject line. Your cover letter should be limited to one page and describe your interest in communications and why you are qualified for this role. Your writing sample should reflect your creativity and communication skills.

Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a series of interviews with current BA staff. We encourage interested candidates to apply quickly; application review will begin immediately, and positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Blockchain Association is committed to providing a workplace based on equal opportunity where diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other identity or characteristic.