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Internship: Social Media Intern

Date posted: 08/29/12
Contact Pia Gheen
Employer Name: World Affairs Council
Location: 312 Sutter St, Ste 200, San Francisco, CA 94108
Duration: Fall semester
Deadline: n/a
Field: Non-Profit/Philanthropy
Hours: 10-15 weekly; some evening events
Who should apply? Undergraduate Students Only
  • Engaging constituents on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media websites
  • Live-tweeting World Affairs Council events
  • Promotion on events-listing websites
  • Disseminating podcast and YouTube videos across social media platforms
  • Seek out breaking news and articles relevant to current Council programs/events and speakers
  • Network online with local organizations to identify and cultivate cross-marketing opportunities
  • Track and analyze online metrics (Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Hootsuite and other site-specific reports)
  • Be the voice of the World Affairs Council online!
Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong familiarity with social networking websites
  • Working knowledge of digital media (podcasts, YouTube)
  • Ability to stay organized while promoting multiple events across a variety of online channels/platforms
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills; professional, courteous written voice
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Basic understanding of online analytics tools (Google Analytics)
  • Desire to learn about how social media can be employed to assist nonprofits engage and empower their constituents and reach their organizational goals

Are you interested in social media’s ability to inform the public about global issues?

Are you looking for hands-on experience using communications technology to engage nonprofit constituents?

The World Affairs Council is seeking interns for its Marketing and Communications Department, which works in part to develop constituents on social media platforms and innovate new forms of engagement.

As an intern in the Marketing and Communications Department, you will be the voice of the World Affairs Council online, supporting and engaging our followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Yelp.

You’ll promote Council events on online events-listing websites, live-tweet them, disseminate our podcast episodes and videos across a variety of social media platforms, seek out breaking news and articles related to our diverse set of programs and distinguished speakers and network online with local organizations to seek out cross-marketing opportunities.

Working closely with the Online Communications Manager, you’ll gain insight into the inner workings of Google Analytics and other systems for measuring effective online engagement. In collaboration with our audio/video team, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the digital media production cycle from start to finish.

Last but not least, you’ll have a direct effect on the World Affairs Council’s mission to engage the public in discussions which can inform their actions in a global society. Candidates should understand the philanthropic opportunities presented by social media and communications technology. While you should have a solid familiarity with social technologies and metrics measurement, web development skills are not required. Experience using social networks in a professional context or related work in the nonprofit sector is preferred. You should also be an articulate networker, creative, independent, and have an excellent eye for detail.

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