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COMMUNICATIONS & POLICY INTERNSHIP

DESCRIPTION

The communications and policy 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, HTML coding and editing, legislative research and voter education efforts. The candidate must be eligible to receive academic credit for the internship experience. The internship will run from approximately September – December 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 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.

  • Creates images for sharing on social media.

  • Assists in maintenance of contacts in Virginia21 email lists and databases.

  • Assists with 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.

GENERAL

  • 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.

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

  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge

  • Basic HTML/Wordpress/CSS knowledge

  • Current college student

PLUSES THAT AREN’T REQUIRED

  • Political campaign, voter registration or legislative affairs experience

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

  • Basic photostory / video production and editing skills

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, two references and two writing samples that exemplify your work to Alexsis Rodgers at jobs@virginia21.org. Applications must be received by August 28, 2015.