Marketing and Communications Internship

Mission: Launch, Inc.
Washington, DC
Feb 21, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
Full Time

The Opportunity

Mission: Launch, Inc. is seeking an intern to assist in marketing and communications activities, 20 - 25 hours per week. Specifically, you will be asked to:

  • Research and present social enterprise best practices for establishing a podcast channel;
  • Assist in the creation of processes and procedures that streamline marketing and online engagement;
  • Work with the team to create a robust engagement strategy leveraging Medium, Periscope, Hootsuite and traditional platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) consultants in building a robust sustainability strategy;
  • Work with the PR team to implement the media engagement plan; and,
  • Draft and edit copy for online and print usage

The Position Qualifications

  • Willing to spend significant time researching and comfort with online searches
  • Eagerness to be sent to learn offsite (local/regional travel stipends available)
  • Experience working on a laptop, tablet and mobile device
  • Comfortable presenting findings and offering recommendations
  • Graduate level communications, marketing, social enterprise student preferred

The General Qualifications

  • Passionate about criminal justice and/or human rights
  • Empathetic person with cultural sensitivity
  • Strong command of English language and written communication
  • Comfortable with Google products (example: Google Drive/Suite, Google Ads, Google Hangout)
  • Self-starter, able to work on projects independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willing to ask questions, open to learn
  • Flexibility personality, open to a growing organization

The Compensation

Mission: Launch works out of WeWork Dupont Circle as well as Impact Hub Baltimore. There will be occasions to work from home, meet remotely as well as spend time in the office around other entrepreneurs, sole proprietors and creatives.

We have a professionally casual dress code (with occasional business dress required for special events). For those who choose to stick around there is an opportunity for mentorship and professional career development support beyond Mission: Launch.

Although this is an unpaid position, interns can expect:

  • To work a minimum of 20 hours a week, with flexibility around hours and the ability to work remotely
  • To receive hands-on work experience
  • To have the opportunity to expand their professional networks
  • To have high levels of autonomy and flexibility within their role
  • To attend criminal justice events and gain training beyond the internship. We will go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals.

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