Monday, August 24, 2015

Apply by September 4 for Paid Fall Communications Internship with the National Housing Conference

Position Summary
NHC is seeking a fall intern to play a strong, substantive role in carrying out the NHC’s goals through marketing and communications activities. This position will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications and work closely with several NHC team members on specific projects, including:
  • Providing communications and organizational support for key events and activities, including the Solutions for Restoring Neighborhoods 2015 Convening and other activities;
  • Supporting media relations activities and promotion of NHC research and publications;
  • Brainstorming new ways to reach target audiences through communications strategies and assisting in developing marketing communications plans for NHC;
  • Contributing to blog writing, maintenance and outreach, as well as new and social media outreach through online networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and YouTube;
  • Drafting communications outreach such as letters, flyers and email;
  • Assisting in the management of the Housing Communications HUB online community;
  • Helping to update, expand and organize the organizations’ media and blogger outreach lists; and
  • Supporting the Communications Associate, the Director of Marketing and Communications and other NHC staff in all communications duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Degree or enrollment in a degree program related to marketing, communications, journalism, English, and/or public affairs or related fields.
  • Solid administrative skills and strong computer skills (proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs). 
  • Excellent written and oral communications with experience writing for a variety of media.
  • Knowledge of email campaign software such as Constant Contact a plus.
  • Interest in issues related to affordable housing or related fields.
  • Ability to synthesize complicated material into more accessible summaries.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize duties while functioning as a member of a team.
  • An efficient and organized work style.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communications and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop or other production software and basic HTML/CSS helpful.
  • Audio/Video editing and production experience a plus.

Timeframe and hours
The fall internship will be approximately 10 weeks and will require the intern to work on site at the National Housing Conference (1900 M Street NW, Washington, DC) approximately 15-20 hours each week.

Compensated at $10.50-12/per hour depending upon experience. Class credit can be arranged for full-time undergraduate applicants.

Application Deadline
September 4, 2015

Read more and apply here.