Internship Application

Learn more about our 2020 summer internship opportunities below.

Internship Description

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, The Trafalgar Group has adjusted its internship program to allow interns to begin working remotely. Future possibilities to work locally in Atlanta, GA will be considered when government and public health safety officials permit returning to in-person contact, and is subject to change. Regardless of the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, Trafalgar interns will have the opportunity to complete a remote, paid internship for the duration of this pandemic.

An internship with Trafalgar is a great opportunity for those studying political science, statistics, marketing, history, broadcast or print journalism, strategic communication, or public relations. This internship can provide in-depth experiential learning about political strategy, communication, and professional organization. Over the summer, interns will gain invaluable experience that can jumpstart a career in any area of politics, or help to master skills used in many other industries. Any given day or week will provide multiple projects and opportunities to expand an applicant’s skillset, network, and future career path.

Interning at Trafalgar may include:

Work on Political and/or marketing surveys:

  • Drafting of questionnaires; 
  • Selecting, categorizing, and filing databases of survey recipients; 
  • Distributing and overseeing the status of an ongoing surveys;
  • Collecting, aggregating, and processing survey results;
  • Researching and calculating expected voter turnout;
  • Applying statistical principles when processing results; and
  • Producing survey result reports for media publication

Interacting with with global, national, state or local traditional and digital news media organizations:

  • Sending and following up on news releases; 
  • Posting and updating social media accounts; 
  • Setting up in-office live and recorded news media appearances; and
  • Organizing in-studio media appearances

Assisting in client service and recruitment:

  • Setting up and participating in phone or video call/conference calls; 
  • Traveling nationally and internationally and/or arranging such travel; and
  • Helping with day-to-day operations in and related to the office

Additional Benefits of a Trafalgar Internship:

  • Competitive pay, 
  • Assistance in getting school credit, 
  • Working from an office in the Bank of America tower in Downtown Atlanta, GA
  • Covered out-of-town travel (including TSA pre-check and global entry status), 
  • Opportunities to meet top political and business leaders, and
  • Access to company Braves and Falcons Club tickets

To read more about The Trafalgar Group’s work and reputation, visit Thetrafalgargroup.org, Trafalgar Group on Facebook, @trafalgar_group on Twitter, or just type in “Trafalgar Group” in your search bar.

Ideal applicants should be:

  • Capable of managing multiple tasks and projects at a time,
  • Able to complete tasks efficiently and on quick deadlines without constant direct supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word, and Powerpoint

Competitive applicants will be:

  • Skilled at editing text for grammar, spelling, and meaning
  • Literate in statistical and applied math principles such as basic arithmetic, proportions, margin of error, and population distribution
  • Experienced in or able to learn web-based data management and distribution systems
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