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Posted: September 01 2015
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DescriptionDo you eat introspection and self-help for breakfast?. . . Are you an internet marketing & copywriter maven?. . .
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking students and post-grads with strong writing and editing skills with an understanding of the digital media landscape. This individual has to have a passion for the issues youth and young adults face including mental health, relationships with peers, bullying in schools and cyber bullying, as well as communication and assertiveness training.
Interns will regularly produce relevant content for the site, published to teen, college or parent audiences. Interns will also work closely with the Executive Director to help support online marketing and communications campaigns.
--Be a part of something important for millions of teens and parents: create meaningful resources for teens struggling with mental health disorders, in addition to gaining personal insight and community
--College credit if your university allows.
--Professional development in a challenging environment that prepares interns for full-time employment in a professional setting.
--Opportunity to gain experience in areas of office management, data collection, analysis, and professional writing development.
Remote work permissible. Accepting applications on a rolling basis!
From a past intern:
"Contributing was a therapeutic experience that enriched my writing, social media and market research skills. It gave me the opportunity to connect with people whom I shared similar experiences with. I felt that I made an impact on teens and parents' lives through my blog writing as demonstrated by the comments that my posts received" -Katie, Editorial Intern '14
Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:
--Contribute relevant, interesting, personal and thoughtful submissions to our regular online mental health magazine.
--Monitor and develop engaging and appropriate communications to our teen users and followers through social networks.
--Research and develop ways to improve engagement and site traffic, including knowledge of SEO, Google Keyword Tool, email newsletters and campaigns.
--Very occasionally, ad-hoc assignments as needed.
--Highly motivated, undergraduate or recent graduate in good academic standing and with a strong interest or background in mental health and young adult issues.
--Preferably a marketing, communications, journalism, PR major, or related field.
--Good problem-solving and inter-personal skills; professional demeanor
--Strong English language/grammar skills.
--Experience with WordPress.
--Direct experience working with Social Media Channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc.) and understanding of how media communications strategies advance a public interest agenda and engage audiences.
Preferred: experience with the mental health field, development or other non-profit experience.
SkillsRequired - Blogger, Social Media, SEO, Social Media Blogging, Digital Journalism
Preferred - WordPress, YouTube, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofits