Communication and Social Media Intern

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Department: Communications
Open to: Current college and graduate students and professionals looking for experience
Employment Category: Unpaid Internship, Academic credit available

We are looking for talented and creative individuals to help maintain and improve our communications network through traditional and new media projects. This person will report directly to the Communications Coordinator and should provide creative ideas and innovative solutions for our nonprofit to maintain positive public opinion and increase fundraising opportunities.


Responsibilities include:
Media appearances as assigned
Responding to disaster media requests as assigned
Writing, editing and publishing news releases and blog articles
Using Twitter to promote events, organizational information and communicate with our online community
Writing, editing and publishing blog articles
Evaluating and monitoring appropriate metrics
Managing social media accounts i.e. Facebook
Encouraging volunteers, community members and staff members to engage in social media
*This position is writing intensive


Required Skills:
Experience with Facebook, Twitter and related social media tools; knowledge of FBML preferred
Familiarity with photo and video sharing applications including Flickr and YouTube
Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook
Public relations background or experience a plus

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