INTERNSHIP NOTES: ***Interns are required to commit to 15-20 hours a week for at least 12-16 weeks or 4 months. Arrangements with fall, winter & spring Interns will be made based on academic schedules and availability. Internships are unpaid, however, The Black Institute will work with students in obtaining college credit.
Please submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship: Campaign Associate
TBI’s Campaign Associate will assist the Director of Campaigns and Organizing (DCO) in her work with community organizations and key allies on developing, implementing, coordinating, and driving issue-based campaigns.
• Researching local community groups and organizations, their work, causes and campaigns identify community allies in organizing campaigns • Assisting DCO in the creation and implementation of a positive vision of the project and the organization • Assisting the DCO in motivating individuals and groups to take action • Engaging individuals in broader community wide campaigns • Creating and managing contact lists for individuals, groups, organizations, allies, fellow organizers and volunteers • Conducting outreach via visits, meetings, phone calls, emails • Assisting DCO in Organizing community events including meetings, trainings, press conferences, rallies and other special events
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening, speaking, and writing) with the ability to inform, coordinate, and follow-up on with coalition partners through meetings and one-on-one conversation • Proficiency in strategic planning and problem-solving • Ability to leading by example and set high standards in work ethic and professional approach to the work • Keen attention to detail and strong organization and time management skills • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment, both independently and as part of a team • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends • Previous experience and/or interest in community organizing and campaign management • Participation and/or knowledge of student or political organizations or campaigns • The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
Internship: Development Associate
The Development Associate assists our Executive Director (ED) with any and all administrative tasks relating to TBI’s development and fundraising efforts.
• Conducting grant and award research • Creating TBI’s contact lists and donor databases • Preparing letters of inquiry, letters of intent, and grant applications and proposals • Tracking and monitoring grant and contract obligations and preparing reports • Performing clerical duties- including data entry, email and mail correspondence, office supply inventory, and answering phones • Greeting and assisting clients • Planning and coordination fundraisers and special events and related travel and/or accommodations for these events • Assisting the President, Executive Director and staff as directed • Other duties as assigned by the President and Executive Director • Scheduling and prioritizing internal and external meetings and activities • Coordinating travel and outside activities
• Experience working, volunteering or interning for a nonprofit organization • Experience and/or interest in development and fundraising initiatives. • Outstanding, outgoing interpersonal skills, high energy level, and ability to speak persuasively in front of large and small groups • Competency with social media, donor data management systems and e-newsletters • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and desktop publishing • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
Internship: General Associate
The intern position at The Black Institute will be a multifaceted position which will include providing support to TBI’s work in the areas of office management, fundraising, administrative support, research and community organizing. The intern will gain experience by assuming responsibility for research under the guidance of experienced professionals in one or more of The Black Institute issues:
* Economic Fairness
* Environmental Justice
Specific qualifications include:
* Commitment to social equity and the work and mission of The Black Institute
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Critical thinker and positive attitude
* Good team player, self-starter and ability to work independently
* Ability to organize and communicate research findings
* Policy / advocacy experience (not required)
* Interest in social media and messaging
* Experienced as a community organizer (not required)
* Strong analytical skills
* Extensive computer skills
* Ability to work within the frame of a new and steadily growing organization
* Answering phone calls and delivering messages
* Ability do to phone banking
* Ability to communicate with Elected officials
* Research relevant policy issues
* Other administrative duties
Internship: Social Media Associate
The Social Media Associate will collaborate with President, Executive Director, Webmaster and PR, Marketing & Communications Associate to develop a digital engagement strategy for TBI, its programs and its campaigns and will assist the Webmaster.
Developing and supporting technical aspects of the campaign • Drafting or locating content for the selected communications vehicles • Managing online communications calendar and making strategic decisions about the type and frequency of communications • Identifying opportunities to expand the scope of social media campaigns and engagement • Monitoring online metrics to determine audience demographic trends, preferred content and to identify opportunities for further engagement • Reviewing reports and providing analysis on results • Participating in communications planning meetings • Maintaining content (text, images, video, calendar of events, etc.) • Updating content as requested • Initiating ways to interact with other communication vehicles (social media tools, ecommunity, etc.) • Maintaining site security, including controlling user access • Maintaining all company domain names and hosting accounts.
• Two to three years’ of experience working in digital and/or social media with a basic understanding in HTML and/or CSS and/or enrollment in a Computer Science and/or related degree program • Proficiency in email and social media marketing best practices • Strong writing and content development skills, especially the capacity to develop concise, persuasive email and social media copy and content • The ability to analyze response data and make recommendations to improve results • Experience with website content management systems, database management, and list segmentation. • Enthusiasm for emerging technologies as tools for social change • Ability to manage multiple projects and stay on task • Additional skills in online advertising, design, video, basic programming, analytics, or mobile technologies are a plus.