ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Common Cause youth programs team is searching for a Social Media Intern. This individual will work with the Student Action Alliance program and is ideal for individuals looking to develop communications experience in a professional nonprofit setting. We are looking for a self-motivated and resourceful individual who is willing to work in a fast paced environment.
- Develop weekly content for our social media accounts
- Create content for upcoming important dates in the fall (National Voter Registration Day, local election dates, last days to register, early voting dates, etc.)
- Create and distribute content on our social media accounts and/or youth email list
- Work with Youth Programs Coordinator to plan and promote online engagement events
- Create an editorial calendar to maintain publishing schedule
- Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability
- Engage students and campus leaders around advocacy, leadership and civic education
- General support for other communications needs
The Summer 2021 intern will work for 8 weeks for 15-20 hours/week.
Hours and start dates are flexible, ideally June 16-August 15.
LOCATION: Internship positions are remote opportunities open to undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates.
COMPENSATION: Interns will be paid $600 as an untaxed stipend every 2 weeks (four payments total)
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be passionate about good government issues with strong interest in media, community organizing, advocacy and democracy reform. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required; must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel. An active presence on social media and experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Canva are helpful; Must own a phone or mobile device that can record videos and post on social media pages. Flexibility to work some evenings. Ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of community partners. Good listening and communication skills with strong attention to detail.
First-generation college students, low-income students, and/or students of color are encouraged to apply.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
TO APPLY: Complete the application found here. It will take about 15 minutes to respond to the questions but a cover letter and resume is required.
ABOUT US: Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to upholding the core values of our democracy. We work on voting rights, redistricting reform, government transparency, and money in politics to end structural inequities in our state and local democracies and to create governments at all levels that are accountable to and reflective of the communities we serve. The CC Student Action Alliance helps to build the next generation of democracy leaders through advancing their advocacy skills, leadership skills, and civic education.
COMMON CAUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND WELCOMES APPLICANTS OF ANY RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, INCOME CLASS, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, AGE, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS OR MARITAL STATUS, AS WELL AS APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED.