This is an exciting PAID internship opportunity for a recent college graduate or graduate student interested in marketing and social media management for a non-profit organization. The candidate will assist both the Development and Education Departments with administrative tasks, managing social media platforms, organizing and creating press releases, in addition to sending out monthly newsletters, researching Old North in the News and national ad campaigns, and maintaining digital photo files and website updates. Our interns gain direct experience in historic interpretation and digital humanities.
Responsibilities will include primary and secondary source research, interpretation, web content editing, interaction/interviews with Old North educator staff and visitors. Most importantly, this intern will be responsible for implementation of a new social media program.
A monthly stipend will be paid for this part-time position. Candidate must be available to work three business days or 24 hours per week
–At least 1 year of experience in a combination of social media, online journalism, or digital storytelling, with demonstrated success building audience and increasing engagement numbers.
–Ability to draft tight, compelling copy for use on multiple social media platforms.
–A deep understanding of the evolving social media landscape, including knowledge of the best practices for multiple social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
–Capacity to identify trends in social media with an eye toward new audience-building and engagement opportunities.
–Experience making GIFs!
–Familiarity with html and website management
–Running reports on social analytics tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Business, etc.
–Proven experience running successful social media campaigns, with links or examples to share.
Open to recent college graduates, or grad students. Undergrad communications and marketing majors encouraged. In addition to the requirements above, applicant must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, experience with Internet research, data entry, basic office tasks, and excellent communications skills, in addition to being able to work independently. Experience volunteering or working in non-profit office administration considered a plus.
How To Apply:
To apply for this paid internship, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. IMPORTANT – PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THIS INTERNSHIP IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.
May 08, 2015
About this Organization:
Steeped in history and rich in tradition, the Old North is one of America’s best known National Landmarks, and—with a half million guests each year—is Boston’s most visited historic site.
From the steeple of the Old North, on the evening of April 18, 1775, the Church sexton, Robert Newman, held high the two signal lanterns that were a warning from Paul Revere to the other Colonial Patriots that British troops were marching to Lexington and Concord to arrest John Hancock and Sam Adams, and to seize the Colonials’ store of ammunition.
The display of the two lanterns set in motion the momentous ride of Paul Revere, and is widely regarded as the spark that ignited the American War of Independence. The historic events of April 18, 1775, were immortalized in Longfellow’s poem Paul Revere’s Ride.
The Church is also an extraordinary example of Georgian architecture of the early 18th century with much of its original building fabric intact. Its association with the evolution of Boston as a mercantile center; with the beginnings of the American War of Independence and the founding of the United States; with the struggle to reconcile democratic values with the struggle against slavery as expressed in Longfellow’s poem; with the story of the North End moving from the city’s original settlement through successive immigrant groups to a vibrant 21st century waterfront community—all present a broad spectrum of opportunities for creative and engaging education and interpretation.