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Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)


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Published 14 days ago

$15/hour

Want to gain valuable work experience doing communications and media outreach at a national nonprofit organization? Come intern with us!

Position Available

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is seeking an intern to support our communications efforts. The position reports to the Manager, Communications. Currently, FRAC is operating remotely, and this position will be remote as well.

Organizational Background

FRAC works to secure solutions through public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the U.S. FRAC plays leadership roles in national research, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, outreach, technical assistance, training, and a growing array of communications to achieve our goals. In partnership with hundreds of national, state, and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations, and labor organizations, FRAC also actively addresses other poverty-related issues as root causes.

Duties include:

  • Develop and maintain targeted press lists, and assist in conducting media outreach for FRAC reports and events.
  • Track daily media coverage and assist with compilation of weekly media coverage report and monthly media metrics report.
  • Update and maintain FRAC’s media database.
  • Assist communications director and communications manager with ongoing media training sessions to prepare company spokespeople for interview opportunities.
  • Assist with writing news releases, letters-to-the-editor, social media and web content. Identify content that can be shared on FRAC’s social media channels.
  • Assist with brainstorming content for FRAC’s blog, FRAC Chat.
  • Organize photo library for 2021 reports, newsletters, website, and other communications channels as needed.
  • Attend weekly team meetings and provide ideas and input.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Working toward a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism or related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of Cision and WordPress a plus.
  • Experience with social media and creating video content a plus.
  • Commitment to social justice.

Benefits

This internship can either be a paid position, at the rate of $15/hour, or done to meet course/program requirements for course credit.

Start Date

The start and end dates of the internship are flexible, but the ideal candidate will be available for a 10-week internship. Interns are expected to work approximately 20 – 40 hours per week.

To Apply

Click here to submit a cover letter, resume, 2-3 page writing sample, and list of three references.


FRAC strongly encourages individuals who can contribute to the diversity of the organization and with a passion for social justice to apply.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, gender, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic or national origin.

Want to gain valuable work experience doing communications and media outreach at a national nonprofit organization? Come intern with us!

Position Available

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is seeking an intern to support our…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Academic Credits
  • Hourly

How to Apply

Click here to submit a cover letter, resume, 2-3 page writing sample, and list of three references.

Click here to submit a cover letter, resume, 2-3 page writing sample, and list of three references.

Location

Washington, DC

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