Job Title: Communications Intern
Supervisor: Communications Coordinator
Start Date: Flexible within August-September 2017 (Fall 2017 Internship currently available)
Better Future Project is seeking a detail-oriented and highly organized individual looking to build professional-level skills in social media, traditional media outreach, website maintenance, and/or digital email communication while making a difference at a small but mighty grassroots climate organization. This internship is a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience in media and digital communications.
Although successful applicants will receive hands-on training and mentoring from our Communications Coordinator, we are unable to offer internal funding for this internship. However, if you attend a community college in Massachusetts, funding for a paid internship is available through an external program, which we can help you arrange. If you are a student at a school that offers funding or credit for internships, we are happy to coordinate with your school.
Excellent attention to detail
Strong writing skills
Desire to build professional-level proficiencies in advocacy communications
Ability to take initiative, work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment
Access to transportation to our office in Cambridge, MA
Skills you’ll gain (some or all):
Updating websites (we use NationBuilder)
Creating content for Twitter and Facebook and monitoring metrics
Preparing media materials and pitching local, regional and national reporters
Helping to curate a weekly newsletter
Photo and video documentation of rallies, marches and other events
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and how you learned of the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Communications Internship.’
About Better Future Project:
BFP is a fast-paced start-up organization building a grassroots movement to shift society beyond coal, oil, and gas in Massachusetts. We build the climate movement by empowering volunteers through leadership development programs and coaching, connecting volunteers across networks of constituencies, and activating volunteers on hard-hitting campaigns for climate action. Our programs include 350 Mass and our Climate Organizing Fellowship and Climate Organizing Summer Program for college students. We are also proud to work as part of an intersectional movement for economic, racial, social, and climate justice. We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please see www.betterfutureproject.org to learn more.
Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.