Fields: civil society, youth, social change, education, communications
Location: Boston, Remote
About the Organization: The Democracy Center is a community center that aims to create an institutional base for the local activist community in the Cambridge and Greater Boston areas. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, the Center has a special mandate to support the nearby student activism with the continuity, guidance and community linkages that are so often lacking in campus organizing. An important part of this mandate includes bridging the gap between student and local activism and issues. Therefore, we are equally committed to building a support base and strong network for non-student community organizations. Currently, over 70 student and community organizations use the Democracy Center to host meetings, fundraisers, film screenings, workshops, art shows and much, much more.
About the Position: We are looking for a Social Media Intern who is as passionate about social justice as they are about social media and understands how to meet people where they are. Duties include: Promoting our space and events held in our space via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn a few times a week; Representing us on these channels in responses to basic inquiries; Developing our online presence as trends emerge; Soliciting and generating content for our website; Researching and implementing accessibility measures to our online platforms. We are open to negotiating with candidates about a workplan that excites them, and can be quite flexible with exact projects worked on.
10 hours per week from start date thru mid-December. Flexible hours, work can be on-site (45 Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, MA 02138), remote, or a mix. On site location is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom. On site location has genderneutral bathrooms throughout building.
- Greater Boston area applicants preferred, but will consider out of state applicants as well
- Current college student or bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
- Strong knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for a business or organization; Previous professional social media strongly preferred
- Basic proficiency with photo editing software (even Canva)
- Strong writing skills, both written and verbal
- Strong attention to detail; Ability to problem solve (especially in regards to scheduling conflicts)
Students, people with disabilities, People of Color, Indigenous Peoples, Hispanic/Latinx, formerly incarcerated and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role, but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply.
Estimated Salary: $15/hour, 10 hours/week
Deadline: September 17, 2018 9:00 AM
The Democracy Center