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Communications Intern

Start date: 08/14/2023(flexible)Duration: 20 Weeks
Unpaid Internship6 - 40 hrs/wk

9 days ago


A Communications Intern will be responsible for creating content for Beacon of Hope Crisis Center’s online presence through social media and other communications. We are looking for a passionate individual to bring bright ideas to Beacon of Hope Crisis Center that increase education and awareness within the community. This position will allow for flexibility – maximizing your skill set and building your resume. The Communications Intern will be expected to collaborate with the team on big projects and fundraising events. Exceptional writing and grammar ability as well as creative design skills; both need to be present and co-exist for this individual to be optimally successful in this internship role. 


  • Excellent organization
  • Creativity
  • Strong writing skills
  • Research
  • Multi-tasking
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Proactive

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Stay up to date on new trends & movements relating to domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Research and create content for social media
  • Write blog posts
  • Implement fundraising initiatives
  • Follow agency rules and protocols for admitting people to the center
  • Foster an environment of respect with clients, callers and staff

Required hours, duration of internship, and start date will all be determined in conjunction with the applicant's schedule.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Completed or in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field.
  • Excellent typing skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Ability to do online research
  • Ability to pass a criminal background

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Graphic Design
  • Experience in blogging and video blogging
  • Experience working for a Nonprofit
  • Experience with Mail Chimp

About Beacon of Hope Crisis Center

Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is a confidential and safe place where individuals who are or have been a victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault can receive advocacy services and referrals. Our advocates assist with safety planning and let victims know what is available for them within our agency or one of our agency partner service providers. We assist in many ways, a few of those ways are helping with filings and paperwork, court accompaniment, helping to find a bed in a domestic violence shelter when that is needed, fostering pets while victim(s) are in shelter, helping with the healing process, counseling, steps toward independence and self-sufficiency for long-term improved quality of life. We serve ALL individuals facing domestic violence and sexual assault crisis regardless of religion, race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, national origin, language capacity, or ability.
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Skills you'll need for this internship

    media communications
    online communications
    social media management
    web content
    content creation
    graphic design


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What happens after you send in your application?

Beacon of Hope Crisis Center has not provided an expected interview date. If Beacon of Hope Crisis Center chooses not to move forward with your application, they will notify you.

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