Hiring: Digital Communications Internship

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Title: Digital Communications Internship

Location: Fully Remote

Reports To: Communications & Advocacy Manager

Salary Range: Unpaid, University Credit and Networking Opportunities. 15-20 hours/week.

To Apply: To apply for the Digital Communications Internship, please submit a resume (as a PDF) and 2 sample graphics you’ve made in the past to promote an event, share a quote, or highlight something important. Email these items to Kaitlyn Kline Voz at kkline@voiceforrefuge.org to apply. Apply by May 6, 2022.

Overview:

The Digital Communications Intern will develop creative educational and advocacy content; researching articles, stories, and resources to generate relevant and on-brand social media content.

Internship start and end dates are flexible, but will start no earlier than May 9th, 2022 and end no later than August 31st, 2022 with the option to continue in the Fall internship program.

Duties:

Depending on interest, this role can include creating video and creative Instagram content, researching and drafting policy breakdowns for email and social media, filling out the social media content calendar and strategizing with the team to develop policy awareness campaigns. Current organizational needs include social media followership growth, expansion of the email list, and more consistent, creative content. This intern will also be asked to keep up-to-date on political news at the state and national level to assist the organization in releasing timely and relevant responses. They will also coordinate social media and email content with the Policy & Advocacy Interns and the Political Outreach & Engagement Intern.

Interns will report to the Communications and Advocacy Manager, meeting virtually, 1:1 on a weekly basis and joining weekly team calls. They will also liaise with the Director Policy and Advocacy to provide research and draft social media responses to breaking refugee related news as it arises, and assist the Director of Marketing & Communications with creating social media content from the materials developed.

Professional Qualifications:

Quality candidates will have:

  • A demonstrated strength in concise, persuasive writing, and creative design;
  • Ability to quickly generate and schedule relevant social media content for holidays, policy action alerts, and educational campaigns;
  • Experience working in Canva, Facebook business suite, Instagram professional profile, and Twitter Analytics;
  • Familiarity with maintaining a social media content calendar;
  • Strength in mimicking an organizational voice to draft email campaigns, tweets, and Facebook posts;
  • Ability to generate timely and relevant video content (preferred);
  • Experience with political campaigns of any size or with a 501(c)4 organization is a plus;
  • Interest in learning new softwares and skills related to advocacy in communications is highly encouraged.

Internship requirements:

  • A commitment to refugee success and protection is a must.
  • Must be a current student enrolled in university, but any grade level and area of study is welcome to apply given a demonstrated ability to assist the organization in this role.
  • Interns must be able to commit 15-20 hours a week in this role.
  • Internships in the digital communications role will also be asked to create a social media account if they don’t already have one on Facebook.
Voice for Refuge is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status

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