Digital Communications Co-Op

Updated: October 9, 2019
Job ID: 215311
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a temporary Digital Communications teammate to support the Communications Department for one academic semester in a Digital Communications Co-operative Educational Opportunity (Co-op). This position will be located at the HJF Home Office in Bethesda, Maryland. 

The selected individual will work 16 - 24 hours a week on a variety of projects in the Communications Department. We are looking for a hard worker with a desire to learn and constantly improve. This position is designed to be a professional work experience opportunity for a current, or recently graduated, student looking for experience in digital communications. 

HJF is a global nonprofit created to accelerate progress in military medicine. HJF’s scientific, administrative, and program management services empower investigators and clinicians to find answers and drive change, while removing barriers to success. For more than 35 years HJF has been the trusted partner of choice for medical researchers in the DoD. 


  1. Write, edit and review copy for digital communication vehicles.
  2. Work with HJF staff to monitor analytics of digital assets and provide feedback and suggestions to improve reach. 
  3. Research and report on current trends in digital communications.
  4. Assist in production efforts to create digital visual assets including photography and video.
  5. Organize data in shared file server.
  6. Obtain and create digital content for sharing on digital communication vehicles.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of digital media such as social media and website content. 
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact with a variety of scientific programs and departments.
  • Dedicated work ethic and a drive to always improve. 

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: College student who has completed at least 30 credit hours of coursework.

Minimum Expereince: 0 - 2 years.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.