[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 intern’s 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.

Job Description

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 
with websites.

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 Good’s 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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