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Media Relations Intern

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Marketing & Communications
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaThe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

The Federal Reserve Bank is looking for a passionate and inquisitive undergraduate student in their junior or senior year to intern with the Bank’s Media Relations team. You will have the opportunity to work with departments across the Bank to tell the story of how our work impacts the economy and our communities. You will develop a keen sense of how the media cycle works by curating content for our daily and weekly newsletters, learning how to develop effective communications to reporters, and identifying opportunities to demonstrate the impact of a news story. Students interested in the news, journalism, and public relations are especially encouraged to apply.

The work schedule is Monday – Thursday (32 hours per week). This is a 10-week paid internship. The hourly rate for this position is $21.00 per hour.


  • Contribute to the development of media strategy
  • Identify target reporters for media outreach and research their previous work
  • Contribute to written communications to journalists
  • Participate in preparing experts for media interviews
  • Work with media at events
  • Help ensure accurate media coverage of the organization
  • Curate articles and messages for the organization’s news updates to staff.
  • Audit media contact lists for accuracy.

Required Skills:

Must be creative, flexible, and deadline driven. Should also have an interest in following the news and understanding the media landscape.

Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of media monitoring platforms a plus.


Undergraduate juniors and seniors preferred. Majors in English, Communications, Public Relations, Rhetoric, Journalism preferred.

Additional Information:

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our employees is essential to our success as an organization, and we want to recruit, develop and retain the most accomplished people from a diverse candidate pool. To support a workplace culture of belonging, we offer eight employee resource groups (ERGs) and a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

  • We have eight employee resource groups (ERGs) to support a diverse workforce. Abilities (supporting disabilities and allies), African Heritage, Asian-Pacific, Freedom (supporting LQBTQ+ and allies), Talent Forward (supporting career growth), Women United, Working Families and Veterans. ERGs are open to all employees.

  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

  • All Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia employees must comply with the Bank's ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the Recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics officer if necessary. You should review the Bank's Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.

  • Background investigations and drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Candidates for positions deemed as "safety sensitive" will also be screened for the presence of marijuana. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.

  • All employees will be subject to FBI fingerprint / criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.

  • Certain eligibility rules apply. You will provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, level of work and the requirements of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.

  • This is not a 100% remote opportunity. You will be available to work on-site in at least a hybrid capacity.

  • Learn more about the Philly Fed and its culture. Learn more about working for the Philly Fed.

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The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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