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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 social media interns to engage with us virtually in order to carry out our Internet marketing and fundraising campaigns, while also raising awareness for our cause. Interns will be given the opportunity to create innovative marketing and fundraising strategies for networking online with potential clients and donors. Interns will also assist us in creating new ways to engage in online conversations that help raise awareness about our organization, its services, and cause.
ResponsibilitiesInterns pick and choose the types of projects they would like to work on in order to develop their skills. Some of the social-media projects could include responsibilities such as:
1) Researching news sources, articles, and online content that are relevant to our organization and "buzz" worthy for our clients and donors;
2) Creating new strategies for the team to engage in conversations through social media networking using Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+;
3) Sharing interesting content with current and potential clients or donors through our networks;
4) Voicing opinions and commentary on articles and discussions that coincide with our organization's cause.
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 marketing, sales, writing, journalism, media, or communication related field and have excellent online and email communication skills. A reliable mobile device, desk or laptop that is connected to the Internet and social media networks is necessary to carry out the functions of the social media 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.