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Communications Assistant (Summer 2021 Internship)

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Communications Assistant (Summer 2021 Internship) 

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is a national nonprofit working to empower communities by striking at the roots of monopoly power and striving toward a vision of thriving, diverse, equitable communities. We use in-depth research, reporting, and data analysis to produce influential reports and articles. Our analyses are frequently featured in national news media and sought out by policymakers. We work closely with a broad range of local community leaders, elected officials, and a diverse coalition of allies to advance these ideas and policies.

ILSR is looking for a paid “Communications Assistant” intern to implement and support ILSR’s communications strategies. ILSR has offices in Minneapolis, Minn. and Washington, D.C., though this position is open to candidates anywhere in the U.S. The internship is available to undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals who can commit to 10-20 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Communications Director and Communications Manager to market ILSR’s content on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and in email newsletters.
  • Research, develop, and implement creative strategies to promote ILSR’s podcasts and social media accounts. 
  • Monitor ILSR’s presence in the media in order to promote relevant news stories on social media. 
  • Research contact information for media, organizations, and individuals in order to further the work of our various initiatives.
  • Learn about the mission of ILSR and the work of all of our initiatives.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Effective writing and speaking skills.
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace and interest in learning new computer/software skills. 
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interest in learning from others on a variety of subjects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating social media content. 
  • Interest or experience in podcast production. 
  • Experience with video editing. 
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Canva, or similar. 

How To Apply:

Please submit all materials listed below to Jessica Del Fiacco (delfiacco@ilsr.org) by June 21, 2021. 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Professional References

Compensation:

This internship is paid $15/hour.

Term of internship: July 6, 2021 – Mid-September 2021 (these terms are negotiable, given school schedule and/or other commitments, with the potential for this internship to be extended into the fall term)

ILSR welcomes applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, women, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, gender-nonconforming, veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you’re excited about this position, but feel you don’t meet 100% of the requirements, please apply — it never hurts to try.

Communications Assistant (Summer 2021 Internship) 

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is a national nonprofit working to empower communities by striking at the roots of monopoly power and striving toward a vision of thriving…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Minneapolis, MN, USA

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