New Media Internships

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, based in Washington, D.C., provides internships throughout the year.  The internships bring diverse and challenging responsibilities, including assisting with the following:

-Advancing our mission of reforming America's elementary and secondary schools;
-Developing strategies to increase Fordham's reach, effectiveness, and impact, including widening the readership of Fordham’s e-newsletter, expanding our web traffic, implementing SEO best practices and identifying new media and social networking possibilities;
-Producing and editing professional-quality video, photograph, and audio content for the web;
-Envisioning and coordinating web campaigns for studies and other projects;
-Maintaining and troubleshooting the Fordham Institute website,, and its blog, Flypaper;
-Maintaining Fordham’s Convio CMS and CRM;

-Ensuring the content on our site and blog is consistently fresh, lively, and relevant;
-Collecting and analyzing user data from the Fordham Institute website; and

-Other New Media projects


Ideally, the successful candidate should have experience with and/or interest in the following:

-Mini-DV video cameras, HDSLR cameras, high-fidelity audio equipment, Flash, Photoshop, Bridge, Final Cut, Dreamweaver, InDesign and/or Quark, other relevant design software
-Picture researching and editing
- HTML and other relevant scripting languages
- SLR photography and filming and editing videos

Additionally, New Media interns should possess tremendous creativity, strong writing skills, and a willingness to work hard, learn, and do everything necessary to support your colleagues.

Please browse our website for more information about our organization. A modest stipend will be available.

The deadline for internships is rolling. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals interested in a fall, winter, spring, or summer internship should submit a cover letter, resume with work samples or links to work samples here.