Do something that matters and get extraordinary global work experience in a full-service, progressive public relations agency based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. We are looking for a college graduate with two years of earned media and communications work experience with a nonprofit, campaign, public relations agency or news media organization.

Enjoy excellent benefits such as a flexible, hybrid work schedule, annual well-being stipend, company profit share contributions and a generous company match on your 401k retirement contributions.

You will work on tackling the climate crisis, protecting the ocean, ending illegal deforestation, creating sustainable and equitable global food systems, and promoting rights and justice for Indigenous people living in the world’s tropical rainforests.

Rated by Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post as one of the best places to work, we are seeking a motivated, organized and creative person to join our global practice serving well-known nonprofits, foundations and advocacy campaigns addressing the most important issues of our time.

  • Be part of a collaborative team that produces communications strategies, media events and promotions, op-eds and other written products, media trainings, fast-response media outreach, risk-communications research and advice, and digital media.
  • Go deep on content and be the “eyes and ears” of client projects — from tracking emails to monitoring relevant news.  
  • Master knowledge about what journalists cover across the environmental and food space through media research and analysis. 
  • Be part of teams developing stories through research and interviews to craft compelling media materials and, in the process, develop a “nose for news” and improve your writing skills. 
  • Work globally with colleagues, clients and partners in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America and travel internationally if projects require.
  • Correspond with journalists through media promotions and ultimately develop relationships with reporters with top media outlets and trade publications, such as Thomson Reuters Foundation, Agence France-Presse, Mongabay and the Guardian to draw attention to world-changing research and developments.


  • Based in D.C.-metropolitan area or be willing to relocate.
  • BA/BS (communications, journalism, international relations preferred).
  • Two years of earned media and communications work experience with a nonprofit, campaign, public relations agency or news media organization.
  • Strong analysis and research skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of digital communications and social media platforms.
  • Experience using databases like Muck Rack, Constant Contact; project management systems like Asana; and email marketing services like Mailchimp; comfort with Microsoft Office.

Salary range starts at $60,000.

Burness is a team of communications experts who partner with non-profits in the United States and around the world to inspire and drive social change, confront poverty, promote health, elevate science and protect our planet. Our strategists, writers, designers, trainers and policy advisors translate research, advance ideas and solutions, and amplify stories to improve people’s lives. For more on the work we do, visit

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