Fields: sustainability, communications, marketing, urban planning, policy
About the Organization: We work to ensure that local communities thrive under a system of sustainable and equitable locally-based economies. We provide research, policy recommendations, and real-life stories of the power of local communities making decisions for themselves and their future. We do this work in the sectors of retail, banking, renewable energy, Internet networks and availability, recycling, and composting. ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to provide them with innovative strategies and working models that support environmentally sound and equitable economic policies and community development. Since 1974, ILSR has championed local self-reliance, a strategy that underscores the need for humanly scaled institutions and economies and the widest possible distribution of ownership.
About the Position: The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) is looking for a paid “Communications Assistant” intern who will be managed directly by the Communications Manager to implement and support ILSR’s communications plan in ILSR’s Washington D.C. office. The internship is available to undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals who can commit to 10 hours per week. Term of internship: September 5th-December 21st, 2018 (these terms are negotiable, given school schedule and/or other commitments).
• Must demonstrate effective writing and speaking skills.
• Excellent proofreading and editing skills, knowledge of AP style.
• Comfortable making cold calls to lawmakers and media outlets.
• Ability to work independently, such as gathering contact information for distributions other projects.
• Interest in learning from others on a variety of subjects.
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or similar software preferred
• Excellent typing skills.
• Access to computer preferred.
• Passion for helping to build vibrant local communities.
Estimated Salary: $12/hour
Deadline: August 10, 2018
Institute for Local Self-Reliance