Communications Intern - New Media
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Fall 2012 (please note that our Summer 2012 internships have been filled)
About the Center for Community Change
The Center for Community Change is committed to help build powerful and dynamic movements in diverse communities across America that will be the impetus for creating a society in which everyone has enough to thrive and achieve their full potential. Inspired by a belief in the dignity of all people, the Center has been instrumental in the fight for comprehensive and fair immigration reform, a push for a bold jobs agenda, and protecting essential retirement security programs. The Center played a major role in recent positive changes to immigration laws that will keep thousands of immigrant families together. Our Housing Trust Fund Project has helped bring affordable housing to millions of people.
For further information please visit our website at: www.communitychange.org.
The Communications Intern – New Media will assist the Communications Department in using online tools and technologies to gather and share up-to-date information on the issues we care about including immigration, jobs and worker rights, and connecting the media to stories of people faced with social problems related to these issues.
The Center for Community Change is committed to helping our interns gain valuable work experience and skills.
This position reports to: Digital Campaign Director
Principal Responsibilities:The intern’s responsibilities will include: writing materials such as blogs, Facebook posts, tweets, and web copy; conducting online research and monitoring specific online trends related to our issue areas; compiling online performance statistics; and assisting with other tasks, as assigned by the Digital Campaign Director.
Qualifications:Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and responsible, enjoy writing, have strong communication skills and be passionate about community organizing and social justice. Some new media experience, personally or professionally, is preferred. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this position.
This is an unpaid position. This internship is for the period September - December but scheduling is flexible and determined based upon the intern’s availability.
How to apply:Please submit resume, a cover letter and at least two writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org; (Fax) 202-387-4891; Center for Community Change, Human Resources, Re: Communications Intern, 1536 U Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009