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DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

DESCRIPTION

The digital 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 online campaign and web content production, HTML coding and editing, metrics reporting, list data analysis and maintenance, basic web design and site maintenance, and other technical needs. The intern must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week, up to a maximum of 40 hours a week. The termed position will run from approximately May – August 2015.

RESPONSIBILITIES

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE & DEVELOPMENT

  • Assists in maintaining website by creating, updating and developing web content and coordinating the production of content for Virginia21 campus chapters

  • Writes weekly blog posts related to young voter interests, including higher education, economic development, entrepreneurship, state elections, etc.

SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE ADVOCACY

  • Posts to Virginia21’s social media channels.

  • Runs and shares reports on social media metrics.

  • Creates images for sharing on social media.

  • Assists in maintenance of contacts in email lists and databases.

  • Assists with email message planning, production, editing, and testing as well as targeting and updating email lists.

  • Conducts and shares timely and regular analysis of email campaign performance and online strategies.

  • Assists with development of online advocacy campaigns.

  • Promotes online campaigns on social media.

GENERAL

  • Proofreads content before and after its publication to the website or social media.

  • 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.

  • Acts as a line of support for technical issues when necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Issue agreement. You must be passionate about the needs of the 18-24 year old generation, including improving access to higher education, promoting economic development, and supporting good government policies.

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Basic HTML/Wordpress/CSS knowledge

  • Basic InDesign and PhotoShop knowledge

  • Current college student

PLUSES THAT AREN’T REQUIRED

  • Political campaign or legislative affairs experience

  • Basic knowledge of supporter management database systems & e-mail communications (SalsaLabs, NGP VAN, etc.)

  • Basic photostory / video production and editing skills

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, two references, two writing samples and one graphic design sample that exemplify your work to Alexsis Rodgers at jobs@virginia21.org by April 15, 2015.

WHAT IS VIRGINIA21?

Virginia21 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that engages young people in the political process by providing information, directing advocacy, and coordinating political action on a non-partisan issue agenda. With chapters all around the Commonwealth and members in every legislative district, VA21 has engaged over 100,000 young people in the political process since its founding 12 years ago making it the most successful advocate for young voters in the nation.