Unpaid Media & Communications Internship
Create Forward and The Precedential Group
Who We Are:
Create Forward and The Precedential Group are two emerging leaders in social innovation committed to designing transformative strategies for social justice. Their work employs fresh collaborative approaches to organizational and community development to refocus the lens through which the public views some of the most critical issues of our times: mass criminalization and state violence, the school to prison pipeline, and gender justice.
Interning (Innovating) With Us:
Interning with us is the ideal opportunity for a self-starter with substance who wants to learn just at much they want to teach. From serving as a thought partner on projects to being a part of executive decisions, this internship will be an amazing experiential opportunity. You will work closely with Piper Anderson, the Chief Creative Strategist of Create Forward, and Marlon Peterson, founder of The Precedential Group. Both Marlon and Piper are national social justice leaders, writers, artists, and thought-implementers. Working with two start-up social enterprises with these two innovators will provide a unique opportunity build the logistical, creative, and experiential knowledge necessary to progress as social entrepreneurs.
Media / Communications Internship:
The Precedential Group and Create Forward are dedicated to developing programs and convenings that engage targeted audiences in creative ways. Nothing is business as usual, and the ideal candidate for this internship would be responsible for co-creating materials for distribution, and participating in meetings with potential clients and business partners. Our intern would receive training from Create Forward and The Precedential Group in the program conception to implementation and will be expected to translate learned experience to real-world action. In this internship your voice will be valued and expected.
Cornerstone Project: MASS Love
The cornerstone project for this 4-month internship is MASS Love; a multimedia campaign to transform the dehumanizing and destructive impact of mass incarceration on communities of color by generating community dialogue and reflection on the questions, how do we reconcile love in the era of MASS criminalization of Black lives (dead or live)? How do we demonstrate this radical act amid the vivid images that tell us black lives DON’T matter? The media/communications intern will be responsible for managing MASS Love’s editorial calendar, distributing content across our social media channels throughout the month of February and managing media and partnership requests.
What We Expect From You:
- Experience with basic website development (HTML proficiency not necessary)
- Appreciation and desire to use maximize social media as a communication tool, and a kick-ass energy to trend set using, but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and latest communication apps
- Exceptional written and communication skills;
- Flexible work hours and ability to travel
- Comfortable reaching out to new organizational partners, clients, etc.
- Not afraid of being glued to cell phone email and social media
- Able to manage several projects at once
- Ability to work independently with reliability
- A minimum of 15-20 hours per week
- Desire to lead and follow
What You Gain:
- Build a professional portfolio of successfully realized communications initiatives
- Professional coaching and mentorship extending well beyond the length of the internship
- Opportunity to learn and contribute to the launch of two innovative social enterprises generating creative strategies for social change.
- Professional networking opportunities
This is an unpaid professional learning opportunity. Students and emerging professionals are encouraged to apply. Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com Deadline: January 16, 2015.
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