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Digital Media Intern

Bay Cove Human Services is actively seeking a Digital Communications Intern to work at our Downtown Boston location. Working within an assigned department, the student will work closely with the Development team, providing technical, administrative, and hands on support. The Intern may work on a variety of projects, applying their education to real world experiences.  

Bay Cove’s philosophy on internships is that they are the perfect platform to help students transition their academic knowledge into a successful professional career. We push great students to be better, we encourage them to take on the biggest challenges, and we also believe that great ideas can come from anyone or anywhere, irrespective of hierarchy or location. The purpose of our internships is to provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable business skills and work on real-time, impactful initiatives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None 

Values We Need in Our Candidate:   
  • Integrity – Being Honest and Trustworthy
  • Compassion – Extending Empathy and Understanding to Others
  • Hope – Believing in the Strength of the Human Spirit and Heart, to Emerge and Thrive in the Face of Challenge
  • Diversity – Promoting a Vision of Community Comprised of Wide-Ranging Assets
  • Respect – Treating All Individuals with Dignity and Without Judgement
  • Community – Recognizing and Reinforcing the Importance of Our World as Being Comprised of People of Differing Strengths and Perspectives
  • Justice – Promoting Social and Economic Equity and Fairness
  • Quality – Striving for Excellence in Every Aspect of Our Work

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Understanding of, and utility with, a variety of graphic design programs and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to create dynamic design elements across a wide array of styles
  • Ability to adapt design style and sensibility to the specific job and characteristics of a particular task
  • Ability to shoot short videos (primarily on smart phones) and edit together videos to create a compelling narrative, for use on social media, our agency’s website and through internal channels.
  • Ability to take still photography (primarily on smart phones) for use in Bay Cove publications, website and social media. These photos may be taken of agency staff or individuals we serve, and may be taken at a variety of agency program locations.
  • Ability to be a proactive contributor to the creative process from the beginning of a project through delivery
  • Ability to channel and focus creativity and execute projects under time constraints and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a small team  
  • Create content with an emphasis on audience engagement
  • Understanding our target demographics and creating compelling content to reach them
  • Contribute innovative ideas for new projects

  • Adobe Creative Suite: 1 year (Preferred), Adobe Illustrator: 1 year (Preferred), Graphic design: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Confidence in creating graphics for social media.
  • Audio and video production/editing experience
  • Photography skills (preferred)   
  • Familiarity with usage of different social media channels strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Must be accurate, organized, punctual, and good at prioritization.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs.
  • Have completed, or be working towards major, minor, or career in Graphic Design, Video production, or other aspects of media/communications.
  • Open to direction and constructive feedback.
  • Follows latest design trends.
 Vaccine Mandate Policy
All new employees, interns, and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated (14 days beyond last shot of Pfizer or Moderna or 14 days beyond receiving a Johnson and Johnson vaccine), or have received the first shot in a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) with an appointment scheduled for the second dose. A 2nd dose must be received within six weeks of internship.

This is a part-time, 2-3 month internship, with the opportunity to extend . Schedule hours (10-15 Hours/Week) and start date are flexible.