Spring 2019 Communications & State Campaign Fellow with the Campaign for Youth Justice
The communications/state campaign fellow (1 Fellow position) will work directly with CFYJ’s Communications Director and State Campaigns Director as well as other members of CFYJ staff. This intern will participate in a variety of activities including web-based projects, research, writing, and event planning. Specific duties include assisting with CFYJ events, such as report launches, press conferences, forums and roundtables; maintaining and updating media lists; uploading web content, social media, compiling news clippings, photos and video; and completing other office duties as assigned. This Internship will involve a heavy emphasis on developing and expanding CFYJ’s online media presence, social networking outreach, and blog content.
Fellow responsibilities will also include assisting staff with state campaign related activities and strategy development; assisting with the development of advocacy resources and tools; assisting with event planning and other grassroots mobilization activities; writing and editing feature stories and articles for the CFYJ blog; assisting with other specific projects in conjunction with the campaign’s other fellows; attending planning sessions and staff meetings.
All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will be bright, ambitious self-starters with an interest in the juvenile justice arena and communications.
This Intern will also work with the State Campaigns Director to coordinate and facilitate state campaign related activities. These activities may include: strategy development; assisting with the development of advocacy resources and tools; assisting with event planning and other grassroots mobilization activities; as well as assisting with other specific projects in conjunction with the campaign’s other fellows; attending planning sessions and staff meetings.
Excellent writing skills and online media experience are required. Candidates must possess ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, exercise initiative and maintain a positive attitude. Computer skills including MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint desired. Familiarity with photography is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
• Cover letter. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are interested in serving as a communications intern for CFYJ.
• List of two to three references.
• Writing sample (three to five pages media clips, published articles, or samples from classwork).
Please submit your application materials (cover letter, resume, writing sample and references) as MS Word or PDF attachments. Include all attachments in a single email. Please include, “CFYJ Communications/State Campaigns Fellow Application” in the subject line of your email.
CFYJ expects to schedule telephone interviews for this Internship. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. CFYJ receives a large number of applications for a small number of Internships, so please be patient.
Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed as needed until the fellowships are filled.
CFYJ does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool, including those impacted by the criminal justice system, and embraces an equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) workplace.
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