PRECISION seeks an intern in our Washington, D.C. office. Our staff will work closely with our interns, exposing them to high-level work for a broad spectrum of clientele. Interns will provide support across the three teams of our firm—Organizational & Campaign Management, Communications, and Digital—assisting our work for clients ranging from domestic and foreign political campaigns, large tech companies, big American brands, movie studios, social movements, and more.
Interns will be responsible for, but not limited to, conducting research, helping in communication strategy and media monitoring, copywriting for digital platforms, digital outreach and administrative tasks. Candidates must have exceptional written and verbal communications skills, be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, be comfortable working in both a group and independently, have strong research skills and demonstrate a strong ability to think creatively.
*Candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample after applying*
2019 Intern Reflection:
I worked at Precision Strategies, a political consulting firm in DC. I work edin the Communications department at Precision. On an average day at Precision, I worked with different client teams to help develop a strategic message for their campaign or company and help arrange press coverage. I also helped out with research for Precision's partners, who were top aides during President Obama's reelection campaign. Precision has been a great opportunity to learn more about political consulting.
Hank Sparks '21
2018 Intern Reflection:
Working at Precision Strategies has given me the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to a fast-paced firm dedicated to serving corporate clients and progressive causes. Throughout my internship, I have been exposed to a variety of clients including Fortune 100 companies, professional sports teams, and grassroots movements. As an intern with the communications team, I help staff craft messaging for clients. There were several other interns on this team, and each of us was assigned to at least two different clients. Much of our work involved contacting and researching media--including gathering press clippings, making press lists, and even reaching out to reporters. Other work included drafting op-eds and doing research.
This internship would be a great fit for anyone who loves consuming news, is passionate about politics, and wants private sector, client-facing experience. There are always opportunities to learn from the staff here—from pre-arranged coffees to brown bag meetings—and the staff member in charge of the internship program does an excellent job of ensuring that interns are having a positive experience.
Cristian Pleters '19
2017 Intern Reflection:
Precision Strategies is a communications and political strategy firm based in Washington D.C., and with an office in New York City. Founded by three campaign veterans, Stephanie Cutter, Jen O’Malley Dillon and Teddy Goff, Precision seeks to apply innovate strategy in communications, campaigns and digital to the public and private sector. Current clients are varied, from advocacy groups to, to foreign and domestic campaigns, to large corporations. As an intern, I have been assigned to both short term and longer running projects, including research and analysis, drafting briefings, and media monitoring for clients. In addition, all interns are responsible for compiling daily media clips in the morning. The wide array of projects I have worked on so far have given me real insights into the work that Precision does for their clients, and the current communications landscape as a whole. The work is exciting and fast paced and I have gotten the opportunity to interact with many of the senior associates.
The four year old firm has about 40 employees in the DC office, but it still retains a close-knit feel. In addition to working on projects, interns take part in mini seminars with different team members to learn all of the services Precision offers to clients. I would recommend applying for this internship to anyone interested in political consulting and the intersection between communications, organizational and campaign management, and digital strategy.
Sam Heyward '18