Communications & Social Media Intern - Non-Profit / Humanitarian
LOCATION: Oakland, CA
DURATION: 6 month minimum
HOURS: 15-30 hours per week
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. Domestically, our 29 offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing, and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: Through incisive written communication and careful networking skills, the Social Media Intern will work alongside the Volunteer Coordinator in managing IRC's outreach and communication efforts. The intern will develop creative ways of expanding the IRC’s presence within the Oakland community by way of social media platforms. Learn and perfect critical marketing, public relations and administrative skills applicable in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors while contributing to meaningful social change.
∙ Assist with the development and creation of IRC Oakland’s media and outreach materials. ∙ Provide content for IRC Northern California Facebook and Twitter pages along with any other social media platforms used to increase the organizations online presence.
∙ Supervise social media content by responding to comments and inquiries as well as monitoring postings and activities made by followers.
∙ Find new and creative ways to increase IRC’s presence within the Oakland Community ∙ Research relevant outreach opportunities for IRC Oakland to take part in such as festivals, community events, and school and health fairs.
∙ Assist with the creation and publication of IRC Oakland’s monthly newsletter.
∙ Other duties as assigned.
∙ Passion for working with underserved and vulnerable populations
∙ Excellent computing skills and knowledge of social media platforms and web design. Self-starter with ideas for how to effectively utilize technology in the office.
∙ Strong writing and communication skills; the job will entail editing and creating material such as newsletters, flyers, and web content.
∙ Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to work effectively with clients, partners, and colleagues in a cross cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.
∙ Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines.
∙ Proficient in Microsoft Office including outlook, word, excel, publisher, or other design software.
∙ Reliable transportation with proof of valid driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record.
∙ This is an unpaid internship.
∙ Work related driving is eligible for reimbursement at the charitable mileage rate.
∙ Internships are available for current college students, graduate students, and graduates less than 2 years post-graduation. Course credit and transcript notation are available if the student submits the appropriate paperwork to the Volunteer Specialist.
This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.
Check with your school's Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting the hiring offer to determine if this position satisfies the criteria for receiving academic credit.