Position Title: Digital Communications Intern
Reports to: Digital Communications Manager
Job Summary: Our Communications Internship will take place during Washington’s 2024 Legislative Season, with a possibility to extend into May 2024 to support the Annual Luncheon. The individual in this role will support the communications department in developing and implementing digital campaigns across multiple platforms to boost brand engagement and increase understanding of common-sense gun violence solutions. The Digital Communications Intern will be able to utilize digital communication strategies and tactics to expand upon our public health voice and presence and will work closely with the team to make timely content that meets current and evolving needs in gun violence prevention.
If approved by your institution, this internship can count as course credit! Interns commit to 15-20 hours each week during their experience. The schedule is adaptable and subject to change depending on organizing or community events. While we are accommodating of work or school schedules, in-person participation is necessary during certain parts of the program and should take precedence. Occasional evening and weekend shifts may also be necessary.
- Assist in the day-to-day functions of the communications department, including writing engaging, fact-checked internal and external-facing materials such as social media posts, blogs, newsletters, and media advisories
- Monitor news and media trends, including tracking press clips
- Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in communication development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes.
- Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability alongside our Digital Communications Manager
- Brainstorm and research ideas for original content
- Help create and edit short-form videos for social media
- Assist in graphic design creation for digital content
- Ensure the brand message is consistent
- Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
- Previous internship or work experience in the following areas is strongly preferred: communication, content strategy, marketing, journalism, public relations
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Awareness of data privacy best practices for handling sensitive information
- Familiarity with tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Canva for creating simple graphics, banners, and visual content
- Strong desire to be a key team contributor
- Self-motivated, creative, dependable, and accountable
- A demonstrated interest and commitment to gun violence prevention and public health
- Strong attention to detail for reviewing and editing written materials to ensure accuracy, grammar, and consistency
- Familiarity with media relations software such as Cision or Meltwater is a plus
Range: $18.70 – $21.00 / hour
Priority Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled, but priority review will be given to applications submitted on or before December 1, 2023.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received until the position is filled.
Our organization is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact so that all employees feel included, valued, and supported. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQIA community are strongly encouraged to apply.