Communications - Social Media Internship

Higher Heights Brooklyn, NY, NY
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February 3, 2023
Higher Heights
Brooklyn, NY, NY

Higher Heights is the political home for Black women’s political leadership. Our work is harnessing the collective organizing power of Black women from the voting booth to elected office. Black women continue to play a pivotal role in America’s democracy the current moment provides an opportunity to build on Higher Heights' impact to influence elections, elect Black women and advance policies.

Higher Heights is embarking on an ambitious strategy to build the organization's base of support and elevate Black women’s voices to shape and advance progressive policies and politics through innovative programming. The Communications and Social Media Intern will work with Higher Heights’ leadership to design and execute projects to strategize and support a rapidly growing national organization.

The Communications and Social Media Intern will be involved in the social media campaign planning and responsible for its implementation including; managing the website; monitoring and engaging constituents on various social media platforms; and providing day-to-day support for the organization’s online campaigns. He/She will assist in the development of content across mediums including a blog series aimed at engaging more Black women online in a dialogue on progressive public policy and politics.

Duties include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Drafting, editing, and posting content for social media posts.
  • Creating thought-provoking graphics and memes.
  • Researching, designing, and implementing strategies to increase Higher Heights’ online presence.


Requirements:

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Familiarity with Facebook and Twitter social media campaigns.
  • Proficient in social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr.
  • Ability to write succinct and engaging copy.
  • Ability to work independently.


Please send your resume and cover letter. This unpaid internship is appropriate for academic credit. The ideal candidate is seeking opportunities to apply their skills to work experience. Preferred majors include Communications, Marketing, Political Science, and Women’s Studies. Students of color and women are encouraged to apply. Visit www.higherheightsforamerica.org to learn more about the organization.

The position requires a candidate to be highly collaborative, to function with a high level of autonomy, and to work on multiple projects at once as well as time-sensitive deadlines.

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