Job & Internship Opportunities
SUMMER COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP
The communications intern is responsible for assisting the Communications Director in maintaining the web, online advocacy, and social media properties for Virginia21, while also providing general writing, research and administrative support. The individual will specifically assist in social media content production and editing, legislative research, and young voter education efforts. Additionally, the intern will be required to complete a communications portfolio prior to their last day with Virginia21. This position is unpaid, but the individual will receive course credit as well as extensive practical experience in the fields of advocacy and communications. The internship will run from approximately May to August, and the individual must be able to commit to at least 15 hours a week.
WEBSITE MAINTENANCE & DEVELOPMENT
- Assists with website maintenance by creating, updating and developing web content and coordinating the production of content for Virginia21 campus chapters.
- Writes regular blog posts related to young voter interests, including higher education, job prospects, entrepreneurship, state elections, etc.
SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE ADVOCACY
- Posts to Virginia21’s social media channels.
- Runs and shares reports on social media metrics.
- Researches graphics and news articles for sharing on social media.
- Contributes to email message planning, production, editing, and testing as well as targeting and updating email lists.
- Assists with development of online advocacy campaigns.
- Promotes online campaigns on social media.
- Proofreads content before and after its publication to the website or social media.
- Serves as a resource for voter registration and election information to Virginia21 chapter leaders across the state.
- Works with Communications Director and other Virginia21 team members on content development, research and content updates.
- Provides regular communication and updates on all projects and tasks.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Issue agreement. You must be passionate about the needs of the 18-26 year old generation, including improving access to higher education, promoting economic development, and supporting good government policies
- Commit to at least 15 hours a week, and be flexible when we hold events or actions
- Excellent writing skills
- Strong Microsoft Office knowledge
- Current college student studying a field relevant to communications, public policy, or advocacy
- Be able to attend the Summer Leadership Institute at Christopher Newport University from July 27th-31st
PLUSES THAT AREN’T REQUIRED
- Political campaign, voter registration or legislative affairs experience
- Basic knowledge of supporter management database systems & e-mail communications (NGP VAN, Survey Monkey, Constant Contact, etc.)
- Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
- Basic HTML/Wordpress/CSS knowledge
- Basic photostory / video production and editing skills
- Be able to attend the Virginia Young Professionals Summit on May 21st
Send a cover letter, resume, and one writing sample that showcases your writing ability to Tim Cywinski at Tim@virginia21.org. Applications must be received by May 13th, 2015.