DEI&B Intern
Washington, DC  / San Francisco, CA  / New York, NY 
Posted 18 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Who we are:

The Ad Council convenes creative storytellers to educate, unite and uplift audiences by opening hearts, inspiring action and accelerating change around the most pressing issues in America. Since the non-profit's founding, the organization and its partners in advertising, media, marketing and tech have been behind some of the country's most iconic social impact campaigns - Smokey Bear, A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Love Has No Labels, Tear the Paper Ceiling and many more. With a current focus on mental health, gun violence prevention, the opioid epidemic, skill-based hiring and other critical issues, the Ad Council's national campaigns encompass advertising and media content, ground game and community efforts, trusted messenger and influencer engagement, and employer programs, among other innovative strategies to move the needle on the most important issues of the day.

The Raquel Zarin Internship Program

Our internship program is in honor of Raquel Zarin, a beloved employee, mentor, and friend at the Ad Council. Raquel passed away in 2021 but left behind a legacy of grace, courage, hard work and great fun that we strive to emulate. She nurtured young talent, championed DEI, fought for immigration rights and was passionate about the importance of health equity. These are all principles that we hold in high esteem, and values that we want our future interns to establish during their time with us and beyond.

The Raquel Zarin Internship Program is a remote-first engagement and will run from June 3, 2024 - August 9, 2024. All interns will be paid $18/hour and are eligible to earn overtime.

Job Summary

The Ad Council's DEI Department is looking for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion intern who will play a key role in supporting/leading our internal diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and commitments to being a more anti-racist organization. This includes but is not exclusive to supporting our Director and Chief Equity Officer as well as our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

What You'll Do

  • The DEI summer intern will support the programming, administration, and operations for the DEI department
  • The intern will work closely with the DEI Director on all aspects of the DEI Strategy
  • Research best practices on DEI and employee engagement to help inform strategy and initiatives
  • Support the ongoing activity of Ad Council's ERG's and SIG's
  • Assist in developing and reviewing presentations, status updates, surveys, and DEI communications
  • Assistance in DEI teams/Anti-racist Commitments page website support and maintenance
  • Support of DEI org-wide learning and development programs
  • Creation of a central repository for our 4 DEI lenses (workforce, workplace, marketplace and community) as well as maintain our database of conferences, workshops, event hosts, and organizational partners
  • Collaborate with Ad Council interns to identify the next pressing social issue to become an Ad Council campaign. The intern team will work through the end of the summer program to research, develop and present a campaign proposal to the Ad Council staff.

What You'll Bring

  • A passion for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging
  • Awareness and appreciation of different perspectives
  • Strong computer and researching skills
  • Clear communicator, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work both independently (once trained) and with a team
  • Possess excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and practice discernment
  • Detail oriented, fast learner, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • An entrepreneurial spirit who thrives in a learning environment
  • A natural team player who can collaborate across teams
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Awareness of social and cultural sensitivities
  • A curious learner with an interest in Human Resources, Business Administration, Cultural Studies, Advertising, Psychology or Communications

What we're committed to:

At the Ad Council, we value and celebrate the unique characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity is the foundation of our work and allows us to reimagine how we reach our audiences. It is not simply our belief, but our duty, to cultivate a team that is representative of the American people. Only then can we drive true, measurable, and life-changing impact on the most important issues facing our country today.

The Ad Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.

The Ad Council invites all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please submit your request through one of the following methods listed below.

How to reach us:

To apply online:

Email: ()

Fax (212) 922-1676


Ad Council

Attn: People Operations Team

815 2nd Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10017


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