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Social Media and Online Outreach Internship (Spring, Summer Positions)


Democracy Now! is now taking applications for our Spring and Summer Social Media and Online Outreach Internship Program. Spring intern positions available immediately.

Social Media and Online Outreach Intern Position Overview:
Democracy Now!’s Social Media and Online Outreach Intern works in the Development and Outreach Departments to support work with external partners and stakeholders, including staff and volunteers, current broadcasting stations, the general public, and audience members.

Specific Duties Include:
-Help disseminate Democracy Now! daily news through the Internet;
-Foster alliance building and networking amongst Democracy Now! supporters and other like-minded groups and organizations;
-Assist with Democracy Now!’s social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts;
-Support the development of specific online outreach programs
-Other duties as assigned and at times may be asked to assist tasks in other departments such as Development and Community Outreach

Educational/Skill-building goals of this internship include:
-Technical and creative writing specific to social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google ads, etc.
-Public relations and communications experience
-Internet research
-Experience working in a professional environment -Managing Excel database
-Developing news judgment and journalism skills

General information:
Democracy Now! requires a two-month minimum commitment, for 15-20 hours per week. Positions are based in our Manhattan office (in the Chelsea neighborhood). Internships are unpaid, but academic credit can be arranged. For internships of two months or longer, a $15 expense allowance is provided on days you work five or more hours.

To Apply: Please send your re?sume? and cover letter to admin@democracynow.org and jessica@democracynow.org.

Spring Internship: We are looking for interns for this position who can start immediately.

Summer Internship Application Deadline: April 15. Start and end dates are flexible.