Opportunity

Communications Intern

Wanted
Enthusiastic undergraduates and college-aged individuals with interest in climate change and political advocacy to assist with Our Climate’s social media management, content curation, and analytics monitoring.

About
Our Climate is a millennial-led organization that equips emerging leaders with the skills to confront environmental and societal challenges through community activism and legislative engagement. We recruit, educate, and mobilize young people to pass equitable and science-based climate policy. Last summer, Our Climate launched the national Put A Price On It campaign in partnership with the Emmy award-winning National Geographic documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. The campaign aims to secure local and state carbon pricing wins by empowering young leaders to become effective carbon pricing advocates.

Position Description
Our Climate is seeking a strong candidate for a digital communications internship. This position will support the Digital Communications Director and Communications Team for the Put a Price On It campaign. Through this internship, the selected candidate will develop tangible digital communications skills while substantively contributing to the only millennial-led national campaign to price carbon pollution.The primary focus will be co-managing Our Climate’s social media platforms, creating content and guides according to Our Climate’s brand and voice, and designing graphics for social media. Our Climate strives to create an inclusive work space, so interns are encouraged to pitch projects and ideas to support public awareness for Our Climate and the #PutAPriceOnIt campaign.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

-Help update and improve Our Climate’s recently redeveloped website, regularly review and update “State Campaigns” pages.
-Create compelling content; regularly draft copy for Our Climate Twitter account, Our Climate Facebook account, and the @PutAPriceOnIt Instagram account.
-Propose strategies to optimize our social media efforts; stay abreast of best practices for social media and provide strategic recommendations on how to improve performance.
-Assist in digital analytics monitoring; collect key performance indicator data from our website, media analytics platforms, and social media channels to help guide strategic recommendations.
-Provide administrative support; assist in ad-hoc, day-to-day projects and tasks to keep the communications department running smoothly.
-Assist Development Team with social media fundraising efforts.

Qualifications
We are looking for truly enthusiastic candidates that are passionate about climate change and communicating a bold solution: putting a price on carbon pollution. We are looking for someone who has a clear knack for social media, strong writing skills, good humor, and has an independent work ethic. Candidates who have a creative background such as video, photography, graphic design, and/or published writing are also encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have some of the qualifications:
-Relevant academic or work experiences, such as internships, fellowships or research positions in the communications field.
-Experience using digital social media communities on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
-Strong communication and writing skills; comfortable writing compelling original copy catered to specific target audiences.
-Data-driven thinker, with previous experience working within Google Analytics and/or social media analytics platforms. Familiarity with excel for data entry and analysis is a plus.
-Ability to work both independently and part of a team, depending on the project.
-Candidates with previous professional experience in digital communications roles are preferred.

Compensation
Although this position is unpaid, we encourage students to seek academic credit. The Our Climate staff will gladly contribute to helping you reach your professional development goals and support you by writing letters of recommendation and/or connecting you with leaders in the climate advocacy space.

To Apply:

Send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for the internship to Cassidy Jones at
cassidy@ourclimate.us