Summer 2018 Public Interest Communications Fellow
Schedule: Internships are full time (35 hours per week for 10 weeks). Fellows work Monday through Friday during regular business hours (approximately 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: June 4th to August 10th
Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2018
Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed as needed until the fellowships are filled.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system.
The Campaign works in partnership with state-based campaigns in a number of states. We serve as a clearinghouse of information on youth prosecuted as adults and make our tools and resources available to those interested in learning and taking action on an issue that personally affects them.
We strongly believe that any movement must involve those who are most impacted by the laws and policies. Thus, we seek to empower those affected by encouraging them to use their voices and experiences to effect meaningful change.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
Are you enthusiastic about finding and sharing stories online? Do your friends look to you on Facebook and Twitter for the latest trends, ideas, and memes? Then you have stumbled on the right listing. The Campaign for Youth Justice is looking for you!
As an intern you will get to work on media advocacy that matters for a very important issue. It is our belief that children are worth far more than the greatest mistake they have ever made, and that kids should be treated like kids. We strongly believe that any movement must involve those who are most impacted by its laws and policies. Thus, we seek to empower those affected by encouraging them to use their voices and experiences to effect meaningful change.
Our ideal candidate is someone who walks into a room of people and can’t leave without making a few friends. Someone who is obsessed with social media and is creative and thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How to create a long term social media plan and marketing calendar.
- Relationship building with our online community by maintaining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other media accounts.
- How to track social media analytics using HootSuite and other software, and report results and new ideas to our team.
- Create compelling content that will be shared by influencers.
- Creative feedback and viral loops between our Facebook Page, twitter, and blog accounts.
- Creating video content.
- Assist our Communications Director in building and presenting social media strategy.
- Plenty of additional opportunities in related projects.
- Background in Marketing, Communication, non-profit management or other related discipline.
- Strong communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
- Creative and Flexible.
- Familiarity with social networking sites desired, but we will also train.
- Interested in juvenile justice issues and generally a socially conscious individual.
- Graphic design capabilities is preferred, but not required.
We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with peers and other professionals in the non-profit and communications field.
- Cover letter. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in serving as a public interest communications intern for CFYJ.
- List of two to three references.
- Writing sample (three to five pages media clips, published articles, or samples from classwork).
Please submit your application materials as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include, “CFYJ Summer 2018 Intern Application” in the subject line of your email.