Communications and Social Media Intern
Start Date: January 2018
End Date: May 2018 (Flexible)
Location: Remote (Denver, CO preferred)
DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health nonprofit that promotes health and safety within the electronic music and nightlife communities. By combining the principles of harm reduction and peer-based, popular education, DanceSafe has been able to create successful, peer-based educational programs to reduce drug misuse and empower young people and others to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices.
DanceSafe seeks to engage a talented intern with experience using strategic communications, including digital channels, to help us build DanceSafe’s network, share health information pertinent to the organization’s priority population, advocate for harm reduction, and educate on the harms of the drug war while destigmatizing drugs and drug use.
This internship position requires someone who can translate health and safety information into engaging, compelling, and shareable content for traditional and social media channels. DanceSafe requests a time commitment of at least 10 hours per week during the duration of the internship. This internship is unpaid but eligible for school credit.
The Communications and Social Media Intern will report to the Director of Operations.
- Social Media Community Engagement:
- Assist with streamlining company social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms), ensuring uniform, on-brand content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements within the communities.
- Assist with the drafting and scheduling of social media content such as #MythBusterMonday, #TestIt Alerts, and other initiatives.
- Monitor social media channels for mentions of DanceSafe’s brand, competitors, and any other ideas or themes that are relevant to DanceSafe’s mission.
- Assess social media listening results and identify opportunities to integrate findings into communications efforts.
- Coordinating and Distributing Content:
- Participate in semi-monthly staff meetings to establish content ideas for the month ahead and to plan for a monthly social media, editorial, marketing and blogging calendar.
- Coordinate DanceSafe Visionaries Program including recruitment and retainment of DanceSafe Visionaries, delegation of monthly tasks, and conducting monthly evaluations.
- Aid in initial planning and implementation of #WeLoveConsent campaign aimed at addressing rape culture and emphasizing affirmative consent.
- Assist with updating and drafting website content such as blogs (#MythBusterMonday, #TestIt Alerts, chapter and outreach highlights, etc.) and health and safety web pages.
- Fluency in written and spoken English;
- Skilled and versatile writer with excellent interpersonal communications;
- Familiarity with key social media tools (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and with G Suite;
- Experience blogging, and using social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and other emerging social media tools/platforms;
- Strong ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as work collaboratively in a fast-paced, off-site setting;
- Excellent attention to detail and a high motivation to learn; and
- A proactive, service-focused attitude towards participants, key stakeholders, and internal teams.
- Experience with public health communications; and
- Knowledge of the electronic music and nightlife communities, harm reduction, and the drug policy landscape.
Please email cover letter, two writing samples, and resume to Kristin Karas, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Communications and Social Media Intern” in the subject line. Apply no later than December 20, 2017.
DanceSafe, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to protect against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.