PAID Public Relations Internship in Social Justice and Advocacy

Join our team of talented, dedicated, smart and creative communications professionals.

At The TASC Group, our work is meaningful. We do well by doing good — and our team genuinely appreciates the caliber of clients we serve. The brand equity of those clients in the world of social justice, advocacy and campaigning speak for itself. TASC’s past and current partners include the Trayvon Martin Family Foundation, World Animal Protection, the Heather Heyer Foundation, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Amalgamated Transit Union. The firm’s background in strategic communications, public affairs and crisis communications means that working at TASC is a unique experience for an aspiring communications professional.

No other firm in the industry provides the same opportunity to develop in-depth experience in hotly sought-after niches like thought leadership development, media coordination for premier red carpets, union strike management and building out campaign communications teams.

We love our clients’ missions and invest in our talented team so they grow and achieve their goals. Interested in working with us? We are looking for strategic, intelligent Public Relations and Advocacy Interns who are passionate about social change and want to influence the world.

A typical day at TASC may include writing op-eds for placement in national flagship publications to rehabilitate a thought leader’s reputation, developing the media outreach strategy to build brand equity for a global nonprofit or working closely with a top-tier enterprise reporter as they build out a long form feature profile of your client. We are at the juncture of communications, non-profit advocacy and progressive politics and are seeking interns who want to learn and grow with our firm.

Intern Duties:

  • Daily sweep for client- and industry-related news items
  • Media research
  • Creation and development of media target lists
  • Tracking of client hits
  • Proofreading of internal and external documents
  • Collaboration in drafting and developing press releases and media advisories
  • Assisting team to manage red carpets (when applicable)
  • Basic administrative duties, including answering phones, monitoring email, etc.


  • Completed at least 32 credits and/or graduated. Graduate students also welcome to apply.
  • Maintains a 3.5 GPA or above
  • Communications/Journalism/Public Relations/Social Justice/Political Science Major/Minor preferable
  • Minimum 2 days, preferably 4+
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems
  • Social media expertise a plus
  • Knowledge/experience in website building with WordPress a plus

Hours per week: 16 – 40 hours/weekly, depending on availability

Start Date: January

Salary/Wage: $15/Hour

Location: Virtual + TASC Office (1239 Broadway, Suite 1508, New York, New York 10001)

Note: Our team currently has a hybrid work model in place and asks team members for two days in the office per week.

Please send your resume and cover email of interest to: Cecilia Apodaca, Chief of Staff

The TASC Group is an independent, award-winning, full service public relations and communications firm. TASC represents nonprofits, advocacy organizations, mission-driven private and public companies, celebrities and athletes and community organizations. TASC also specializes in crisis communications consulting for its clients.

TASC focuses on a wide array of public relations work from media placements to traditional communications and new media strategies. Our areas of expertise include advocacy work, programmatic and product launches, red carpet media, editorial board meetings, op-ed placements, social media tactics and strategies, annual gala events, film and book promotions, product placement, campaign rollouts and brand strengthening through media relations outreach and placements.