Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is seeking a development and communications intern for the 2021 spring semester.
Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is a non-profit organization driven by a mission to promote equal rights and opportunities for Massachusetts residents by developing and advocating for systemic solutions to social justice issues. We research and identify the ways in which the justice system, schools, and government agencies are systematically failing our most vulnerable residents, such as through uneven access to the courts and unfair application of school discipline policies. Leveraging pro bono support, we collaborate with community partners to identify solutions and advocate for their implementation with policymakers, lawmakers, and through coalition- and relationship-building.
The development and communications intern will assist in effectively broadcasting organizational impact and cultivating support. This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptionally motivated individual to develop skills in non-profit communications work and learn about issues such as access to justice, youth homelessness, and the school-to-prison pipeline.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and shift priorities
- Excellent attention to detail
- Experience in graphic design (Canva preferred)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work independently
- Enthusiastic belief in Massachusetts Appleseed’s mission and values
- Professional experience with social media preferred
Core responsibilities include:
- Manage social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) and track analytics
- Create weekly social media content that is relevant, timely, and engaging
- Create additional content such as blogs, infographics, etc. as needed
- Provide administrative support for development activities
- Assist with writing and editing grant proposals
- Assist with the writing, copyediting, and formatting of advocacy alerts and additional internal and external communications
Students interested in communications in a non-profit setting are especially encouraged to apply.
Interns gain valuable experience in social media management and development. For those not receiving class credit, a $250 stipend is also available.
Internships will begin in January and entail a minimum time commitment of 12 hours per week.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are anticipating that the majority of this internship will be conducted remotely; however that is subject to change and will be officially decided in collaboration with the intern, closer to the intern’s start date. During the period of working remotely, interns must have their own computer/laptop on which to work. Exact starting date and work days/hours are flexible.