[COMM-ORG] organizing internships, DC and LA
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From: Brian Kettenring <bkettenring.cg at gmail.com>
Leadership Center for the Common Good
New Media/Online Organizing Internship
The Leadership Center for the Common Good supports locally-based
nonprofit organizations dedicated to community organizing. This includes
leadership and staff development, refining and implementing organizing
models, developing issue campaigns, building communications capacity,
and planning civic engagement activities. In all these areas Common Good
provides a range of services, from generating materials to hosting
trainings to providing fundraising support.
Common Good has a deep background in community activism and organizing,
including online organizing. Much of the interns responsibility will be
to work closely with the staff of Common Good and its partner
organizations to create and develop online campaigns that help them
advance their core offline campaign and electoral work.
We are looking for interns excited about helping develop and implement
online campaigns on issues of importance to low- and moderate-income
families and a progressive public policy agenda. Interns will work with
all aspects of online campaigns, from development of copy for email
blasts to implementing entire online action sequences and from creating
and implementing causes and campaigns on Facebook and Twitter to working
Typical responsibilities include:
- Writing email blasts and other online campaign pieces
- Writing and posting blog diaries
- Brainstorming mini online campaigns to help grow email lists
- All aspects of online campaign implementation
- Maintaining organizational presence in social networks like Facebook,
MySpace, Twitter, etc.
Strong writing skills
Ability to work closely with other members of a team, but also to manage
your work independently
Willingness to learn and take constructive criticism
Familiarity with progressive public policy issues, especially economic
and racial justice issues.
Knowledge of HTML is advantageous but not necessary
Knowledge of Spanish is advantageous but no necessary
Sense of humor
Commitment to social justice
Duration & Location:
Internships are available immediately and last throughout a
semester/quarter. They are located in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA.
15-40 hours per week
To Apply: Email a resume and 2-3 writing samples to Nathan
Henderson-James, Common Goods Online Director, at
nathan at commongoodcenter or call 510-213-1970.
LCCG is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ
people and others are strongly encouraged to apply.
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