Communications Intern

Brief Overview:

HRiA is seeking a communications intern for 2019/2020 academic year to support the Innovative Stable Housing Initiative (www.ISHIBoston.org). Using a collaborative and participatory approach to grantmaking, this initiative seeks to identify, assess, and fund strategic approaches to increase housing stability for our most vulnerable populations. This individual must be available for 10-15 hours/week, on-site.

Position Description:

This internship is an excellent opportunity to apply health communication skills, further develop applied marketing skills, and contribute to a high-profile project that supports housing stability in Boston, while working with a respected organization’s marketing team.

We seek to fill this position by early September. This is an internship for credit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The communications intern will work closely with ISHI project leads and HRiA’s marketing team as a thought partner, supporting both creative and logistical tasks, including:

  • Writing, editing, and proofing of marketing content
  • Development and management of marketing materials (i.e. flyers and eblasts)
  • Development and management of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts
  • Maintenance of website content
  • Maintenance and growth of email lists
  • Small design projects as needed (i.e. PowerPoint slides, infographics, etc.)
  • Scheduling internal and external meetings

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in communication, marketing, health communication, or relevant field seeking credit
  • Interest and/or experience in public health, social change, or nonprofit work
  • Understanding of health equity with a racial justice lens
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with social media platforms
  • Proficiency with Squarespace or other content management systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Some experience with Mailchimp or other email management systems
  • Some experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Comfort using new platforms such as Canva, Piktochart, etc.
  • Able to manage and prioritize among multiple tasks
  • Strong attention to detail, team-oriented but able to be self-directed

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of work duties that will be required in this position.  It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under his/her supervision. The use of a particular illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.

How to Apply:

HRiA is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. The organization encourages multiple perspectives and experiences, supports a multicultural environment, and strives to hire and retain a diverse work force that reflects the populations we work with and the communities where we work. Diversity is a core value of HRiA resulting in culturally competent services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds.

HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position.



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