Job Opening: Social Media Apprenticeship

Schmidt Public Affairs offers paid apprenticeships (including parking/Metro reimbursement) to talented applicants who are able to commit to 3-6 months and at least 25 hours or up to 40 hours per week, with flexible hours available for those in school.


As a social media apprentice at Schmidt Public Affairs you will work closely with senior members of our team, gaining hands-on experience executing the digital and social media elements of public affairs, grassroots advocacy, and government relations campaigns on behalf of coalition, non-profit, and corporate clients in the health policy space.


Armed with experience and industry contacts, our past apprentices have been successful in securing long-term employment in communications-related fields upon completion of the apprenticeship. *


Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct daily news monitoring and clip distribution
  • Assist in daily monitoring of clients’ social media mentions and accounts
  • Manage and update social media monitoring lists
  • Draft and edit materials including social media content calendars, blog posts, website content, and more
  • Assist in the creation of digital advocacy campaigns
  • Assist in the development and production of client reports
  • Assist with event coordination and on-site staffing


Desired qualities and skills:

  • B.A. or B.S. in communications, political science, or related field (Degree-seeking Juniors and Seniors will also be considered)
  • Exceptional attention to detail and writing skills
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest in developing digital and social media advocacy content
  • Interest in healthcare space
  • Prior internship experience in a public affairs, agency, or government affairs setting
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) is a plus!


Interested in a social media apprenticeship at Schmidt Public Affairs? Send a cover letter and resume to


*Please note that while we are very successful in helping our apprentices secure employment in communications-related fields, we cannot not guarantee placement in a long-term position at Schmidt Public Affairs or elsewhere.