Social Media Internship Opportunity

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NOVA Open
9033 Westerholme Way
Vienna, VA
Posted: May 13 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Internship Fundamentals (Summer Session)
Time Commitment:
 Scheduling is flexible, Internships year round; availability determines start date.
 30-35 Hours/Week May 23, 2016 – September 5, 2016 (at latest)
 The internship completes by COB, Monday, September5, 2016. There may be opportunities for internship extension through mid-September to participate in the planning process for the 2017 calendar year of events.
Location:
 Location partially flexible; various computer/web-based activities may be performed remotely
 On-site work will be performed in the Home Office, located in Vienna, VA (zip code 22182)
 On-site work at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City will be performed from August 31 – September 5, 2016
Supervisors:
 Intern will report directly to the President, Board of Directors
 Additional supervision may be provided by admin assistants
Financial:
 This is an unpaid internship
 Food options will be available while working at the Home Office and Hyatt Regency
 Room costs will be covered by the NOVA Open while working at the Hyatt Regency
Background and Scope of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation, Inc
The NOVA Open is an internationally attended hobby and art convention focused on the subject of tabletop wargaming. It is one of the largest tabletop wargaming events in the world. Participants historically attend from all over North America, Europe, and Australia to compete in gaming tournaments, take hobby and art seminars, and submit their own artistic works for juried competitions.
In addition to a dense schedule of social, educational, and competitive activities, the convention hosts an increasingly wide variety of industry vendors selling a diverse array of products and services.
Beginning in 2013, the founders of the NOVA Open also formalized the creation of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation (NOCF), dedicated to raising resources in support of non-profits like Doctors Without Borders, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Fisher House.
The NOVA Open is also highly active throughout the calendar year leading up to each annual convention. Staff and volunteers participate in a number of electronic and hands-on planning and production events, to include filmmaking, newsletters, and both direct and viral internet marketing through Blogs, Forums, and popular news sites.
The NOVA Open’s future plans include wider expansion into Arts and Entertainment, including juried fine arts exhibitions, concerts, and film events.

Responsibilities

The Social Media Intern will perform a wide variety of social media integration tasks, including:
 Work to develop a plan of building our outreach
 Developing and implementing social media and marketing campaigns through our social media platforms
 Research, write, and edit social media content
 Correspond with Marketing and Communications to create attention grabbing content for our social media and newsletter platforms
 Attend Board Meetings to maintain current status on convention events and activities
 Handle daily tasks as assigned by the Executive Vice President
 Overall, the intern will work with the Board of Directors, Event Coordinators, and Volunteer Staff to broaden and deepen the reach and effectiveness of the NOVA Open’s communications and social media presence.

Requirements

College students or graduates seeking experience in their field, exposure to a good working environment, and the opportunity to build and develop an exceptional portfolio.

Benefits of a NOVA Open/NOCF Internship
The NOVA Open is a small, focused business. An Internship with the NOVA Open/NOCF carries substantial responsibility and opportunity for real professional experience starting on day one. Internships are available to college graduates and college students seeking experience as well as developing a strong portfolio. All interns will participate in web-based projects, research, writing, event planning and coordination, project management, logistics planning, and operations. Internship activities will be primarily office/desk-based, but will include opportunities for more physical and hands-on activities to include: artistic/hobby design-build projects, convention layout design, set-up, and break-down.
Interns will work directly with the NOVA Open Board of Directors and NOCF Board of Directors, comprised of a diverse array of proven career professionals from numerous fields. The Board includes high-ranking military officers, career executives, attorneys, CPAs, and a variety of management professionals from the Washington, DC area. In addition to rapidly accumulating substantial experience, interns will be able to interact with and earn reference and recommendation from these successful and high-ranking members of the NOVA Open/NOCF Board of Directors.

Skills

Required - Oral Communication, Strong interpersonal skills, Social Media, Social Media Blogging, Social Media Communications, Social Media Development, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Proofreading, Editing, Flexible Schedule
Preferred - Flexibility, Strong Work Ethic, Highly motivated self-starter

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