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Communications and Public Outreach

The Director’s Office is the administrative center of Dumbarton Oaks and handles institutional communications and outreach. The intern will help with a variety of outreach projects, involving both the scholarly communities that are relevant to Dumbarton Oaks and the general public.

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The intern will contribute to the monthly electronic newsletter by researching potential topics, conducting interviews with staff members and visiting scholars, and/or preparing images and text. Initially the intern will work to develop existing ideas for newsletter features, but it is hoped that through gaining familiarity with the institution, and its departments and ongoing projects, the intern will eventually contribute his/her own ideas and initiative.

The intern will also assist with updating and improving publicity materials pertaining to fellowships and internships as well as expanding current mailing lists. In addition, the intern will research the details of other fellowship programs to provide a basis for comparing and evaluating our own.

Through interviews and the preparation of newsletter features, the intern will gain insight into the activities and organization of diverse departments: historic gardens, research library, photographic archive, museum, and fellowship program. By researching and contributing to scholarly and public programming, the intern will be introduced to several aspects of non-profit management, communications, and outreach in the stimulating environment of Georgetown and Washington, D.C. This is a great opportunity for a student with excellent writing and communication skills who is interested in the workings of cultural and academic institutions. 

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