Monday, October 15, 2018

Spring 2019 Communications Internship with 826DC

The Communications & Marketing Intern plays an important role by providing support to 826DC’s fundraising, external communications, and outreach efforts through social media and public relations.

ROI Strategy
  • Understand the clear set of goals and objectives set by the Director of Development and Executive Director for communications and social media efforts.
  • Help to measure and analyze ROI.

Engagement Strategy
  • Listen, respond, ask questions, and engage with 826DC’s audience.

Content Strategy
  • Curate relevant content to reach 826DC’s ideal audience.
  • Create seamless content across all social networks.

Promotion Strategy
  • Grow 826DC’s social network by increasing Likes and Follows.

Design Strategy
  • Work with graphic design team to ensure visual content is consistent and compelling.

Conversion Strategy
  • Extend reach of posts and tweets.
  • Convert social media followers to volunteers and donors.

Other administrative duties
  • Coordinate online shipping and receiving for the organization and for the storefront.
  • Work a regular weekly shift (3 hours) in Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co., and use shift to inform store visitors about 826DC and its programs.
  • Support 826DC fundraising, volunteer outreach, and community events and initiatives, as appropriate; attends, as s/he/they are able, 826DC events and volunteer socials.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

  • Interns are expected to be able to work independently to meet deadlines while also maintaining flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and situations.
  • Interns are expected to take direction from others and offer her/his/their own ideas and recommendations.
  • Interns are expected to ask for help, support, and resources when s/he/they need these, and to speak up early when s/he/they are not able to meet a deadline or complete a task or project.
  • 826DC expects interns to contribute her/his/their own brand of humor and originality to 826DC’s volunteer spirit and to help create a positive working experience with 826DC.

This internship does not receive a stipend from 826DC. We strongly encourage all interns to research and apply for funding through their university or community as many programs offer grants for unpaid internships at a nonprofit.
Interns of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 826DC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and strong encourages persons of color, females, LGPTQIA persons, and persons with disabilities to apply for this position.  

  • Minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for the semester.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Experience with WordPress, Hootsuite, and Adobe Suite a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Proven ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
To learn more and apply, please search the internship's ID number in Careers4Terps: 179574