Digital Communications & Marketing Intern


Digital Communications & Marketing Intern

The UCP national office is looking for an intern to assist with communications work, with a focus on social media, in the national office in Washington, D.C.

Primary Duties:

  • Draft and edit copy for communication materials (press releases, newsletters, website content and features, social media, blogs and more)
  • Assist in planning and execution of messaging materials for various UCP marketing, communications and social media campaigns
  • Monitor and archive news coverage; and
  • Research/ monitor media, influential bloggers, create and maintain lists of contacts and prepare media lists for press distributions.

Skills & Qualifications:

Candidates should have experience in an office setting, be flexible, a team player with willingness to pitch in where help may needed, and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, candidates should have:

  • Have experience with marketing/ communications, media relations, social media and disability issues;
  • Have knowledge of SalesForce, Vocus and a variety of social media platforms and tools (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and HootSuite);
  • Demonstrated proficiency in digital/ social media;
  • Be able to work under tight deadlines;
  • Have excellent writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Be detail-oriented with superior organizational abilities; and
  • Be able to work effectively on a team and independently.


  • At least 20 hours per week, ideally spread out over three or four days. Please note in your cover letter what your availability would be.
  • The internship would start immediately. Ideal candidates can continue the internship through the spring semester.
  • Please note that this internship is unpaid.

How to Apply:

To apply send a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples to If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you to schedule an interview. No phone calls or drop-bys.



CONTACT: Kaelan Richards: 202-973-7175,


Share your ideas and help to change the world for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities

Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2013) – Do you have an idea that could change the world for the 17 million people around the globe living with cerebral palsy (CP)? Now’s your chance to submit your idea, and it may become reality.

To celebrate the second annual World Cerebral Palsy Day on Wednesday, October 2, people are being asked to suggest something that if developed, adapted or changed, would make life easier for people with CP and other disabilities. You can film or write your idea and submit it on the World CP Day website— the only requirement is that it takes one minute or less to watch or read, and be sure to vote for the ideas you think are best!

More than 260 ideas have already been submitted, ranging from a gym modified for people with disabilities to portable, lightweight ramps to increase accessibility for individuals in wheelchairs. Last year, a team that built a solar-powered wheelchair won the top prize. At the end of October, three ideas will be selected for the shortlist—and inventors, creators and hackers will have the chance to bring your ideas to life. The best creations will compete for a share of $50,000 in prize money.

With an estimated 17 million people around the world that have CP and another 350 million people that are closely connected to a child or adult with CP, there should be no shortage of ideas. UCP urges everyone who has cerebral palsy or any disability, or is connected to a child or adult with a disability, to think about the daily challenges they face, come up with ideas to solve them, and submit those ideas online.

“United Cerebral Palsy is thrilled to be celebrating the second annual World CP Day, and we hope that you will join us and our partners around the world as we work to change the world for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities,” said Stephen Bennett, President and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy. “It’s easy to get involved by spreading the word, submitting your ideas and voting for the ideas you think will make a real difference for people— and maybe your idea will be chosen to be brought to life!”

To submit an idea, go to through October 31.

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About United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services through an affiliate network to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities by supporting more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information, please visit