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DescriptionOur innovative non-profit organization has implemented an internship program to provide motivated students an opportunity for getting their feet wet in a "virtual" workplace. We give students this chance to prepare for a career by gaining valuable "virtual" experience along with having an opportunity to develop critical Internet or "virtual" skills that can be used in the types of businesses that we build.
Interns interact with our directors and other teammates through real hands-on projects – they don't file, answer the phone, or make coffee. Our interns help us with web development, networking, marketing, and fundraising campaigns; they also help to further our cause of assisting small businesses to create new products and services, which generate new jobs and aid our economy.
We're recruiting enthusiastic blogging interns to engage with us virtually in order to build our Internet marketing and fundraising campaigns and raise awareness for our cause. Motivated interns will be given the opportunity to create compelling blog content that features current events, pop culture, local business, and society with our organization's "spin." Interns will also learn how to implement Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies through writing online content and be given artistic freedom to develop their own "writer's voice" while also learning the techniques for adhering to top-notch journalistic guidelines (AP Stylebook, Reuters, etc).
Journalistic blogging interns may be given interesting writing assignments that require in-person or telephone/email interviews with small business owners and other non-profit organizations.
ResponsibilitiesInterns pick and choose the types of projects they would like to work on in order to develop their skills. Some of the blog-writing projects could include responsibilities such as:
1) Researching news sources, articles, and online content to find trending topics and current events that are relevant to the organization, its cause, and its business-development services;
2) Use research results to write compelling blog content for publishing and sharing with our online networks;
3) Interview local small-business owners asking them questions and getting opinions/view points on current events or economic/business situation.
RequirementsInternships typically last one college term or semester. Joining our virtual team requires a commitment of two (2) 4-hour shifts per week. During your internship, you'll experience what it's like working in a genuine virtual environment, and also work with highly experienced colleagues in your major. Interns are given the opportunity to be creative, and they are encouraged to be actively involved with our live campaigns, while using the latest online strategies and Internet technology.
Interns must be majoring in any writing, journalism, media, or communication related field and have excellent online and email communication skills. A reliable desk or laptop computer with Microsoft Word is necessary to carry out the functions of the writing assignments.
Reliable Internet access is a must. Interns should already have or be willing to create free Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google Plus, and Skype accounts. Some form of reliable transportation will be required if visiting local businesses/organizations and meeting people on-site.
Interns must be a student at a college/university in the United States.