Start Date: Sept, 2020 – May, 2020 (flexible, can do for a semester or year)
Position type: Internship, unpaid (minimum 8 hours/week for one semester, or per academic requirements)
Location: Remote work with off-site meetings and occasional visits to local program sites
Reports to: Marketing & Events Manager
About 180 Degrees.
Founded in 1971 in Minneapolis, 180 Degrees is a non-profit providing emergency shelter, supportive housing, and services for vulnerable people. Programs support youth experiencing homelessness and sexual exploitation, families in crisis, and men rebuilding lives following incarceration. With facilities in urban, suburban, and rural Minnesota cities, 180 Degrees impacts over 1,400 clients each year so that people can contribute positively to their communities.
About This Role:
180 Degrees has a small but mighty Advancement team. Working remotely, you’ll join the two person team who’s responsible for creating and executing communications and building awareness and philanthropic support for this $6.2 million agency.
This internship will give you the opportunity to:
· Work with a supportive, dedicated team who prioritizes clear communication and goals to help you thrive.
· Grow your current skills and gain news ones of interest to you.
· Have a central role in creating personal goals that motivate and challenge you.
· Build your resume while making an impact on your community by supporting those in crisis.
· Be a part of an important time of Brand growth.
What you’ll bring to the role:
· Creativity and imagination
- Strong writing and editing skills
· Skilled in use of social media platforms
· The desire to learn, self-motivated
· Comfortable working independently and taking initiative.
o Able to work as part of a remote team and ask for help when needed.
o Comfortable connecting with staff to gather information for projects and stories.
- Interest and curiosity in the non-profit sector and relevant issues
- Junior or Senior status in an undergraduate program in communications, journalism, marketing, non-profit administration, or a similar degree.
- Ability to work remotely and have access to a secure computer/network to share content.
You will publish content, primarily on social media, with the purpose of educating and engaging the community in our work and helping donors and partners better understand how their contributions make a real difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities.
- Strategy and project management:
- Work with the Marketing & Events Manager to develop a content calendar and set professional goals.
- Have check-ins with the Marketing Manager regarding project statuses, metrics, and goal updates.
- Content writing and creation:
- Plan, create, and schedule weekly social media posts.
- Do this through storytelling and promoting events, issues, and resources that relate to our mission.
- Capture photos or include visual aids that help the community engage with our work.
- Research issues of youth homelessness, mass incarceration, sex trafficking, and/or racial inequity to inform your work.
- Conduct in-person, zoom, and phone interviews when needed for client and staff stories, program information, or other projects.
- Measure metrics:
- Track and report social media analytics from start to finish of internship
- Other opportunities, as time allows:
- Share social media content on other digital channels as time allows.
- You’ll have the opportunity to produce other content pieces such as blog posts and newsletter stories.
- Hone your skills or learn new graphic design skills with Canva.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Alex Moeller firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.