Social Media/Communications Internship

Company: Children's Defense Fund Texas

Job Title: Social Media/Communications Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Job Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Internship Dates: Spring, summer and fall internships available

Salary: Small stipend available

Deadline: Deadline for Summer 2018 applicants is April 15, 2018

Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides social media and communications support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern works 20 hours/week, and will contribute to social media campaigns to promote the research, reports, legislative issues and advocacy-related activities of the organization. CDF-TX organizes advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings, and public policy events.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supports CDF’s social media platforms
  • Monitors blogs and social media accounts of allied groups to develop basic content knowledge about current policy issues related to health care and children’s health
  • With supervision, plans, prepares, and executes social media campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) focused on current public policy issues and other subjects as needed
  • Organizes weekly and monthly content calendars
  • Assists in the development and execution of special projects and events
  • Performs other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Experience using social media for advocacy efforts, volunteer or paid
  • Visual design skills, video skills a plus
  • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and execution skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with CDF staff and external partners/contacts
  • Strong computer, Internet and research skills

Application Instructions: To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter describing their interest and qualifications to: Lisa Goodgame at and type POLICY INTERN in the subject line. Deadline for Spring 2018 applicants is Dec. 13, 2017.

Contact Information: Lisa Goodgame, CDF Communications Contractor