About Reservoir Communications Group and the Opportunity

Reservoir Communications Group is seeking an Intern in the winter/spring 2024 semester who is interested in strategic communications and public affairs. Interns will support our reputation, positioning, messaging, advocacy and alliance development projects for an array of large corporations, trade associations and nonprofits in health care and energy.

Reservoir’s collaborative, one-team approach brings the best people and ideas to bear on our clients’ most significant challenges and opportunities in the areas of advocacy, reputation, and brand strategy. We believe in the power of data to provide strategic insights, sharpen tactics and create efficiency in the way we communicate. Reservoir is a flat organization: we value the insights and contributions of team members at every level within the organization and believe the key to success is treating each other and our clients with genuine respect and appreciation. Maintaining and strengthening company culture is the responsibility of every team member. At Reservoir, we strive to be the best and recognize that each opportunity we are given is a chance to do something better than it has ever been done before.

Successful candidates will be energetic, focused and entrepreneurial, with strong written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to think creatively about complex topics. Previous secondary research and professional writing experience highly preferred.

Specifically, we are looking for an undergraduate junior/senior or active graduate student to join us for at least 20 hours per week, with potential to extend into the summer.

We are operating on a hybrid in-person/remote model, with an expectation for interns to come into the office approximately 2 days per week between Tuesday to Thursday.

This is a paid internship with a rate of $20.00 per hour.


  • Support projects with a focus on problem solving, quality, thorough and timely delivery, relationship management, and client satisfaction.
  • Research and analyze stakeholders, policies, positions and data and distill into messaging and communications that advance clients’ businesses.
  • Support development of client- and public-ready content across a broad range of owned and earned media and content channels. This could include policy papers and briefs, blog posts, tweets, media materials, video scripts and more.
  • Contribute to event-related logistics preparation and execution.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements

Applicants should possess:

  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Experience researching, analyzing and distilling complex topics
  • A strong client-service ethos, including ability to work under deadlines
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to collaborate internally and across external partners and clients with a high level of professionalism

Note: The position is only open to students who will be residing in D.C., M.D. or V.A. during the internship.

To Apply

If you are interested in this paid internship, please submit a resume and cover letter to info@reservoircg.com by Sunday, October 15th, 2023.

Reservoir is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.