Application Closed: Communications and Events Intern (Paid)
WOMEN’S WAY is seeking a proactive and creative individual to assist with content creation and event planning. If you’re a self-starter who loves amplifying stories, building community, and creating impact-driven content to advance social change, this internship is perfect for you!
Please note: This is a paid internship.
Hours per week: ~ 20 hours
An ideal candidate will be able to commit to at least a year
Who We Are
WOMEN’S WAY is the Greater Philadelphia region’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender and racial equity. At WOMEN’S WAY, we work every day to remove barriers that hold women back, so that all women thrive. Since its founding 44 years ago, WOMEN’S WAY has seeded, supported, and led an array of efforts to advance opportunities for women and girls, and gender equity for all. The four main pillars we focus on are 1) Economic Security; 2) Safety; 3) Reproductive Rights; and 4) Leadership Development.
We are a small but mighty team strongly committed to continuous learning, innovation, and growth.
Reporting to the Manager of Communications and the Chief Impact Officer, the Communications and Events Intern will assist in the implementation of external communications channels in accordance with the WOMEN’S WAY Strategic Communications plan. Using a variety of communications platforms and tools – including social media, the WOMEN’S WAY website, e-blasts and newsletters, media, blogs, op-eds, and print materials – the Communications and Events Intern will work with the Manager of Communications and staff to promote our programs, fundraising, and organizational initiatives to cultivate community and build our visual identity and brand.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Create original, quality, and relevant social media posts, blog posts, and other digital content to educate and inform audiences about key issues and news relating to gender and racial equity
- Develop and expand a library of evergreen content for WOMEN’S WAY social media platforms
- Grow our short form video strategy to enhance and expand social media reach and increase engagement
- Provide copywriting support across various communications channels including social media, blogs, website, and E-blasts
- Research content/campaign ideas and other communications opportunities aligned with WOMEN’S WAY’s mission and shared values
- Engage and interact with similar niche organizations and the WOMEN’S WAY community across social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter)
- Monitor social media to track engagement and identify high-performing ideas and campaigns
- Assist the Manager of Communications with completion of additional projects as needed
- Support event marketing and promotion for upcoming WOMEN’S WAY events
- Provide assistance with event planning for WOMEN’S WAY and the Young Women’s Initiative
- Participate in staff and committee meetings and attend community events
- Provide assistance with the organization’s general email box, route requests to appropriate staff, and handle general requests and inquiries
Who you are: We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented individual who is passionate about social justice and utilizing communications channels to advance gender and racial equity. To be successful, you will be someone who is extremely creative, takes initiative, can work independently, and loves the fast-paced world of communications. If you’re social media savvy, love being creative, and are interested in diving into the nonprofit world, this position is for you!
A few more specifics:
- We are looking for someone who can work on average 20 hours per week
- We can work together to figure out a weekly schedule that works for you, keeping in mind that our office hours are typically Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Some evenings and weekends will be required for events
- We are currently working as a hybrid model with 1-2 days in the office and 3-4 working from home for the remainder of 2022. We will closely monitor guidelines outlined by the City of Philadelphia and will make adjustments as needed
- Passionate about WOMEN’S WAY’s mission and our work in advancing gender and racial equity
- Experience creating content for social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
- Strong graphic design skills
- Familiarity using short form videos (ex: reels) creatively to advance an organization’s messaging
- Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and meet/follow deadlines
- Strong copywriting and editing skills with precise attention to details
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects/campaigns at once
- Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills with the ability to work effectively in a group setting
- Experience with communications systems such as Hootsuite, Canva and Medium as well as Google Drive/Google Suite, and Microsoft Office
Nice to Haves
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- Knowledge of video software and editing skills (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere Pro CC)
How to Apply
Please send the following materials to email@example.com with “Communications/Events Intern” as the subject line.
- PDF or word version of your resume
- Work samples (portfolio, social media posts, blog posts, etc.)
- PDF or word version of your answers to the following questions (each answer should be no more than 2 paragraphs):
1. Why are you interested in this position and what do you hope to learn in this role?
2. What are two unique strengths/qualities that you will bring to WOMEN’S WAY?
**WOMEN’S WAY is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We believe that white supremacy is at the root of all social injustices and has a disproportionate impact on women, people of color, persons with disabilities, people with records of arrest or conviction, immigrants/refugees, and individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe these communities must be centered in the work we do; therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 17th. Interviews will take place in late October. The targeted start date for this internship is November 2022.