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Campaign Management Intern

Ad Council Washington, DC
  • Posted: 17 days ago
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Position: Campaign Development Internship - DC

Location: Washington, DC - 20036

Start Date: June 1, 2020

End Date: August 7, 2020


The Campaign Development team oversees all aspects in developing fully integrated public service ad (PSA) campaigns. Key areas of responsibility include working with ad agency and content partners, non-profits and government agencies, from the strategic planning phase through TV and digital production, campaign launch, distribution, and program evaluation.

Internship Responsibilities:

To learn about the campaign development and evaluation process, interns are fulling integrated into the Campaign Development team and are encouraged to attend both internal and external meetings, as well as offsite activities like film shoots and focus groups when possible.

  • Assist in managing day-to-day campaign operations for fully-integrated, national public service advertising campaigns. Assist in additional campaign needs as opportunities arise from other campaign development teams.
  • Collaborate with Ad Council interns to identify the next pressing social issue to become an Ad Council campaign. The intern team will work through the end of the summer program to research, develop and present a campaign proposal to the Ad Council staff.
  • Assist with campaign development cycle activities, which could include real-time testing and other qualitative/quantitative research, creative development, production, distribution, media outreach, and public relations efforts.
  • Attend routine campaign meetings and statuses, including client presentations, ad agency/content partner presentations, and digital, social media, public relations and media agency planning sessions.
  • Assist with social media analyses and content creation, and website development
  • Assist with donated media and digital metrics analyses and draft campaign reports
  • Review the latest industry research and academic research on marketing trends, market research methodology and social marketing.
  • Support the team in the development of cross-campaign benchmarks to help better contextualize campaign performance.
  • Research and draft “landscape reviews,” describing the social issue landscape in U.S. regions.


  • Undergraduate-level student, ideally with a concentration in the social sciences, communications, marketing or advertising
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills
  • Detail orientation is critical
  • Strong foundation in social media
  • Excellent PC skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Collaborative team player and independent worker who takes initiative
  • Flexible, creative and curious mindset
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Strong interest in non-profit communications, marketing, and advertising

**Please include a cover letter with your application**

About the Ad Council:

The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge at scale. We are a New York-based national non-profit organization, bringing together the brightest minds in the marketing, media, advertising and tech industries to create changed around the most critical social issues facing our country. The Ad Council initiates, produces and activates communications campaigns that drive awareness and behavior change, creating a lasting impact on American life. We produce content that ignites new ideas, increases the health, education, and safety of our nation, and literally saves lives.

We are behind the iconic social good communications programs featuring Smokey Bear, "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk" and the viral campaign "Love Has No Labels" that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We work hand in hand with the leading non-profit organizations, government agencies, corporate brands and media companies to develop over 40 national social good campaigns each year including Suicide Prevention, Gun Safety, Bullying Prevention, STEM for Girls, Pet Adoption and Texting and Driving Prevention.

The Ad Council team uses all the tools in communications arsenal including developing PSAs and social media content, engaging talent, gaming, conducting media relations and grassroots marketing, and creating chat bots, digital and live events to raise awareness around social causes. We also have the opportunity to work with our Board of Director companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google/YouTube, Vice and R/GA to leverage the latest tactics, tools and platforms that will have the most significant social impact.

To learn more about the Ad Council and its impactful campaigns, visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or view our PSAs on YouTube.

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

Contact Us:

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The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below:

Fax (212) 922-1676 or

US Mail to the Advertising Council

Attn: Human Resources

815 2nd Avenue; 9th Floor

New York, NY 10017

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Ad Council


Washington, DC
20001 USA

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