Internship Call

Community Organizing + Storytelling

September 18-December 15th

Create Forward is seeking a creative, resourceful, self-starter seeking an opportunity to hone their skills as a community organizer. This intern will support the day to day management of a national community storytelling project on mass incarceration called MASS STORY LAB. Mass Story Lab will travel to 20 U.S cities grappling with the impact of mass incarceration. The Community Organizing + Storytelling intern will support the Create Forward team in reaching these communities. To learn more about Mass Story Lab visit: http://www.massstorylab.com

Community Organizing Intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Attend meetings and conference calls and maintain meeting minutes

  • Maintain a national calendar of upcoming Mass Story Lab dates

  • Research on community demographics and local policy around criminal justice reform in local cities in preparation for Mass Story events

  • Assist with development of digital tools for community engagement and storytelling

  • Identify target cities and potential partner organizations and assist with outreach

  • Organize and archive content generated from each Mass Story Lab

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

  • Resourceful and energized by working at a start-up company;

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice with a particular interest in criminal justice reform;

  • Some facilitation and program development experience is helpful;

  • A background in storytelling and/or creative writing is helpful;

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Keynote, and Squarespace

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Unique Professional Development Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship but the professional growth opportunity is priceless.

  • Expand your professional network by attending meetings and events with senior staff.

  • Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions with Founder/Chief Creative Strategist that focus on your professional development goals.

  • Receive $50 to attend a workshop or training of your choice.

  • Opportunity to develop program development and facilitation experience.

Commitment:

Interns are expected to commit to 12-hr per week September 18 - December 15th 2017. You may work remotely. Must be available on Tuesday afternoons for our weekly team meeting.

How to Apply:

Please submit resume AND cover letter. *Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.* You do not need to be a current student. Email materials to marissa@create-forward.com. No phone calls please.

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2017

 

 Social Media and Graphic Design Intern

Create Forward is seeking a creative, resourceful, self-starter seeking an opportunity to hone their skills as an emerging communications professional. This internship is ideal for someone passionate about community development and social justice. The right candidate will support the delivery of our multi-platform communications strategy and develop a strong portfolio of projects that will propel them forward professionally (so no getting coffee and doing mindless grunt work).

Communications intern will be responsible for the following:

·      Research content for blogs and social media posts

·      Assist with maintaining editorial calendar

·      Schedule social media posts

·      Organize content for bi-weekly email newsletter

·      Design graphics for event flyers and social media outreach

·      Create something new: pitch and take on one project of your own that helps to advance the company’s mission. This is your opportunity to build your professional portfolio and leave your mark on the company.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

·      Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

·      Resourceful and energized by working at a start-up;

·      Demonstrated commitment to social justice;

·      Demonstrated knowledge of effective social media engagement as a business development strategy;

·      Proficient use of  Canva, Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and/or other photo editing software/apps;

·      Proficient use of Microsoft Office and Keynote;

·      Proficient use of Mailchimp and Canva;

·      Able to navigate Squarespace websites;

·      Ability to work independently with limited supervision;

Unique Professional Development Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship but the professional growth opportunity is priceless.

·      Expand your professional network by attending meetings and events with senior staff;

·      Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions with leadership that focus on your professional development goals;

·      Receive $50 to attend a workshop or training of your choice.

Commitment:

Interns are expected to commit to 12-hr per week from September 18-December 15, 2017. Must be available for Tuesday afternoon weekly team meetings.

 How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter. Be sure to include 2 work samples: at least one written work and a portfolio of graphic design work. You do not need to be a current student to apply. Email to piper@create-forward.com  

No phone calls please.

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2017.