Spring 2019 Communications Internship

Washington, DC 20001
Job Description
826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

The Communications & Marketing Intern plays an important role by providing support to 826DCs fundraising, external communications, and outreach efforts through our social media and public relations.

To apply for this position, please send an email to hr@826dc.org with your resume, cover letter, and three references. In your email, please state the internship and semester to which you are applying.


ROI Strategy
• Understand the clear set of goals and objectives set by the Director of Development and Executive Director for communications and social media efforts.
• Help to measure and analyze ROI.

Engagement Strategy
• Listen, respond, ask questions, and engage with 826DC’s audience. Content Strategy
• Curate relevant content to reach 826DC’s ideal audience.
• Create seamless content across all social networks. Promotion Strategy
• Grow 826DC’s social network by increasing Likes and Follows.

Design Strategy
• Work with graphic design team to ensure visual content is consistent and compelling.

Conversion Strategy
• Extend reach of posts and tweets.
• Convert social media followers to volunteers and donors.

Other administrative duties
• Coordinate online shipping and receiving for the organization and for the storefront.
• Work a regular weekly shift (3 hours) in Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co., and use shift to inform store visitors about 826DC and its programs.
• Support 826DC fundraising, volunteer outreach, and community events and initiatives, as appropriate; attends, as s/he/they are able, 826DC events and volunteer socials.
• Perform other duties, as assigned.

• Interns are expected to be able to work independently to meet deadlines while also maintaining flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and situations.
• Interns are expected to take direction from others and offer her/his/their own ideas and recommendations.
• Interns are expected to ask for help, support, and resources when s/he/they need these, and to speak up early when s/he/they are not able to meet a deadline or complete a task or project.
• 826DC expects interns to contribute her/his/their own brand of humor and originality to 826DC’s volunteer spirit and to help create a positive working experience with 826DC.
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