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Fall 2021: The Veterans Consortium - Outreach & Communications/Development Intern (Virtual)

Aug 10, 2021

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Public Relations internships

Position Title: Outreach and Communications & Development Intern Component: Outreach & Communications Department 

Location: 2101 L Street, NW, Suite 840, Washington, DC 20037 Classification: 25-35 hours per week 

Reports to: Communications & Outreach Team 

Position Summary: 

Provides direct operations support for TVC Outreach & Communications. Projects include graphic design (for several social media channels, monthly newsletter, website, marketing  materials), fundraising/development (including donation tracking), event management  and logistics, article writing/proof-reading, and web management. Must have access to  own computer/wireless home network, a working web cam and speakers. Most work will  be done remotely but there may be some in person work requirements.  

Essential Job Functions: 

Assists with preparing outreach and marketing materials and flyers for annual  fundraising event. 

Research outreach opportunities to various veteran communities 

Database maintenance/updating, specifically using Constant Contact and Network  for Good.  

Assists with event management, marketing, production logistics, catering, RSVP  lists and seating and/or virtual lists and distribution. 

Assist with creation of flyers and marketing materials for non-event related  outreach events. 

Website management, including updates to text, photos/pictures, and resource  library. 

Assist with compiling content for 2020 Annual Report. 

Other duties as assigned by the Outreach Coordinator and the Director of  Communications and Development. 

Job functions require collaboration, and flexibility; requirements are subject to  change.

Job Specifications 

Education and Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, development and/or marketing  and experience working with a team in a collaborative environment. Experience and knowledge with social media tools, writing for contemporary  business or nonprofit media products, to include newsletters, blogs, social media  campaigns, advertising, marketing collateral, annual reports, internal and external  communications. 

An awareness of, or former experience with United States Veterans a plus. Veteran Preferred. Military personnel experience and/or Public Affairs is an  advantage.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Exceptional knowledge and skill related to use of current social media tools and  writing skills for social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Familiarity with  Constant Contact; event registration software, including Eventbrite or similar. Proficient in Adobe CC: Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. Illustrator and InDesign a  plus.  

HTML experience a plus 

Ability to work independently, think critically and offer proactive  recommendations, information, and solutions. 

Ability to collaborate with several teams at once and managing multiple  initiatives simultaneously. 

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills that ensure effective  communication. 

Skilled, independent worker with a track record for delivering projects and  products on time. 

Well organized, professional, and flexible.  

Self-starter with the ability to manage time effectively. 

Approaches situations with sense of humor and creativity.

Physical Requirements  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an  employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations  may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While  performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary  position for extended periods of time, and frequently communicate. The employee must be able  to exchange information with others. This position requires occasional movement inside the office  to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. This position frequently operates a computer and  other office machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. This position  requires the incumbent to be able to occasionally reach for, lift and move office equipment,  documentation and supplies. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee  encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may  be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee  will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to  electronic office equipment.  

Employment At-Will Disclaimer 

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being  performed by the employee and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities,  duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Employment in this position is at-will and  subject to termination by the employer or the employee at any time and for any reason, with or  without notice. The statements in this job description do not establish a contract for employment  and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. 

Apply: Email Cate Jackson at cate.jackson@vetsprobono.org with a resume and cover letter.