USTMA Intern


Position USTMA Summer Internship
Organization U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
Location Washington, DC
Reporting Lines Reports to the Vice President of Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability and Senior Counsel and Vice President of Public Affairs


Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to  No calls, please.


Role Overview

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), the trade association representing the interests of U.S. tire manufacturers, is searching for a talented Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Intern to support USTMA’s strategic communications initiatives and USTMA’s environmental regulatory and sustainability advocacy. The Public Affairs and Regulatory Affairs Intern is a paid position based in Washington D.C. from June through August 2019 and reports to the Vice President of Environmental Health Safety and Sustainability and Senior Counsel and Vice President of Public Affairs. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn several important aspects of public affairs and environmental regulatory affairs within a trade association and will complete this internship with excellent relevant skills. The intern will assist the Vice Presidents with two core projects focused on the areas of tire manufacturing and sustainability.   


  • Focused research on the area of tire manufacturing and sustainability
  • Assist with creation and execution of a social media strategy and development of associated content
  • Outreach to the organization’s member companies
  • Updates (press releases, one-pagers, tweets, other content) to the USTMA’s website
  • Assist with information collection and editing of our bi-monthly newsletter
  • Media monitoring and monitoring of social media
  • Writing of press releases and other materials
  • Assist with data and information collection
  • Assist with mailings and print production
  • Attend staff meetings, meetings with member companies, contractors and consultants 


  • Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Sustainability, or Public Policy majors preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid understanding of social media
  • Solid understanding of sustainability
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications 


  • Practical public relations, sustainability, and regulatory experience working directly for a trade association
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with skilled professionals
  • Opportunity to participate in company meetings
  • Compensation 

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to The cover letter should explain why the applicant is interested in working for the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, relevant skills and experiences commensurate with the job responsibilities, and how this opportunity fits into their future career plans. USTMA is hiring for this position immediately and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 


ABOUT THE U.S. TIRE Manufacturers Association

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. USTMA members operate manufacturing facilities in 17 states, employ nearly 100,000 workers and generate annual sales of more than $27 billion.

The mission of the USTMA is to strengthen the reputation and competitiveness of the U.S. tire manufacturing industry. The USTMA strives to be the premier advocate, trusted voice and thought leader for the industry. Its four core pillars are Safety, Sustainability, Economic Value and Innovation. USTMA members are: Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hankook Tire America Corp., Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc., Michelin North America, Inc., Pirelli Tire North America, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., Yokohama Tire Corporation.

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