Seeking Communications Intern

Laur Hesse Fisher • November 23, 2021 • Virtual, News

Title:  Communications Intern
Commitment: 5-10 hours per week (scope of work can be extended to 15 hrs/week for credit)
Type: Internship (unpaid or course credit, upon approval)
Start date: Immediate, Jan Term, or Spring Semester
Location: Remote, with a preference for the Boston or Philadelphia area

 

About Civic Series

Civic Series (www.civicseries.org) is the 501c3 non profit organization that helps the public understand, think for themselves, and have meaningful conversations about the most important issues of our time, like U.S. healthcare policy, blockchain, climate change, and many others. We run free, non-partisan events where you can ask questions of experts and discuss the most important issues of the day.  Civic Series events are educational but we’re not academics or activists. Our expert speakers present multiple sides of the issue without telling you what to think. We have no agenda, other than to help you be a part of the conversation about what’s going on in the world you live in.

 

About the role

Civic Series is seeking a Social Media Intern to support our Philadelphia and Boston chapters as they connect with their network through social media. They will work closely with the Executive Director, communications committee, and Civic Series Fellows at about 5-10 hours per week.

 

In this role, you’ll gain direct experience with:

  • Social media metrics and growth strategies;
  • Honing writing and communications skills;
  • Aligning messages with a corporate brand;
  • Working independently and with a team, while managing schedules and deadlines;
  • Operations of a small non-profit organization.

 

Activities:

  • Work with the Communications Committee to develop a social media strategy, based on our existing platforms and templates;
  • Be in close coordination with the Philadelphia and Boston Fellows about event and communication schedules;
  • Craft and execute social media campaigns based on content from the Fellows and existing design templates;
  • Design additional graphics as needed;
  • Promote growth and engagement on social media around chapter events.

 

Qualities:

  • Loves people and helping others;
  • Happy to work in close coordination via Slack and calls with a distributed team;
  • Excited to make a meaningful contribution to the Civic Series nonpartisan mission;
  • Able to make a six month commitment.

 

Experience:

  • Student or working professional;
  • Excellent written and communication skills (English);
  • Experience leading or supporting communications (marketing emails & social media) for a group or organization;
  • Experience developing online graphics (ads, posters, social media graphics) and an eye for digital design.

 

Compensation:

This is an unpaid position. The internship could be available for academic credit or work/study compensation. We understand that most university programs require 15 hours/week in order to obtain credit for the internship. If the work as described does not require 15 hours/week, we will provide other tasks in our communications committee so that this is a well-rounded and educational experience for the student.

 

If you’re interested, please email laur@civicseries.org with (a) your resume, (b) two paragraphs explaining your interest and qualifications for the role; (c) any social media channels you manage (personal or professional), and (d) two samples of your communications work, such as a marketing email and/or digital design work.

 

Civic Series actively seeks diversity within its team. Students of all races, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious affiliations are encouraged to apply.

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