Communications Internship

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Digital Communications

Are you passionate about how social media can advance social change? Are you interested in shaping national conversations with game-changing ideas and innovative research presented through compelling visuals? If so, we encourage you to apply for our 2017 Internship!

Who we are:

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. Locally, we operate the first alternative-to-incarceration and victim-service program in the United States that focus on violent felonies in the adult courts. Nationally, we leverage the lessons from our direct service to transform the justice system through partnerships, advocacy, and elevating the experience and power of those most impacted. Rigorous and hopeful, we build practical strategies to hold people accountable for harm, break cycles of violence, and secure safety, healing, and justice for survivors and their communities.

Who you are:

You are interested in exploring a lasting career in social justice and want first-hand experience in the role of strategic communications in advocacy and organizing. You have:

  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in managing social networking accounts, particularly Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The following is preferred:

  • Experience in graphic design, including previous experience designing infographics, sharegraphics, memes, etc.

  • Experience with image or photo editing software’s (experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus).

What you'll do:

  • Under the supervision of the Communications and Community Engagement Manager, implement communications plans for engaging with Common Justice audiences through social media, online publications, etc.

  • Create visual (infographics, sharegraphics, memes) and written content for Common Justice social networks and websites.

  • Work with Communications Team and other Common Justice staff to identify opportunities for expanding alternatives to violence and incarceration audiences and organizing efforts online.

  • Assist with communications campaigns in response to breaking news and developments related to Common Justice issue areas.

  • Work with Development Team to identify opportunities for maximizing effectiveness of online fundraising efforts.

  • Design/layout Common Justice reports and Common Justice promotional materials.

What you'll get:

You'll be part of a team of smart, sharp communications professionals working together to increase our reach and widen the audience for our work. We work alongside nationally renowned organizers, activists, and policy experts to ensure our work is reaching key decision-makers, and more and more people are educated with our game-changing ideas.

This internship is an opportunity for emerging leaders to develop critical skills needed to serve as the next generation of progressive, leading advocates, organizers, or public scholars. Not only will you receive mentorship from Common Justice Communications and Community Engagement Manager and other Common Justice staff, you will also be exposed to our work with core allies and the broader progressive community, and have opportunities for professional development. Compensation is $15 per hour.

What we expect of you:

The selected intern is expected to commit a minimum of 15- 20 hours a week to the project. The internship can be extended pending agreement between the intern and the Communications and Community Engagement Manager.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.  Common Justice strongly encourages people who have been impacted by violence and incarceration to apply to join our diverse team.