Communications & Development intern
DC Immersion is looking for interns to power our day-to-day work and become future pillars of the community of professionals supporting multilingual education in DC.
Immediate start for a minimum of four months and ideally much longer. Part-time or Full-time, unpaid position with travel stipend provided (metro card for transportation to and from office). Located at DC Immersion’s offices at 1816 12th Street NW.
Because we are a small and nimble team, in addition to the specific job descriptions below, we expect all members of the team to pick up some of the administrative tasks and lend their support to others during crunch times. All interns participate in weekly staff meetings and take notes at internal and external meetings. Interns report to the Outreach Strategist.
Our internship team partakes in a collaborative experience where they get to learn from experts in the field, from our amazing leadership team, make invaluable connections, join us at important events all while sharing a laugh or two!
In addition to a sense of humor, all interns must:
have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented
have a way with words
deeply understand the communities of the District
work well independently
assist in developing and executing social media strategy to build or expand presence on Facebook, Linkedin, twitter and instagram
assist in drafting monthly e-newsletter
write regular website posts and updates
build list of influencers list by media
update press contact lists and assist with other contact management activities
track news coverage of relevant issues
develop media advisories and press releases
update database of e-newsletter recipients and track reach and targeting of legislators, education agencies and advocacy groups
provide quality control on all external materials, ensuring consistency of message and style
respond to information requests
assist with compiling reports on the organization’s communications activities and metrics to inform recommendations on how we can best reach and engage our target audiences.
support event planning and execution and draft recaps of events
conduct research on potential donors (individuals, foundations, and corporations), map out, conduct background research and solicit
identify and research tools to strengthen the team’s ability to conduct thorough and accurate prospect research
assist in creation of a fundraising strategy
assist in scheduling and preparation of development materials for funder meetings
support participant and volunteer recruitment and retention efforts
identify, research and solicit local and national businesses for sponsorships, partnership and in-kind donations
assist in grant writing and sponsorship applications
enter and update all donation, contact and organization information in chosen database
assist in drafting donor communications including acknowledgment letters to donors
help organize Board meetings
prepare and organize materials for fundraising events
write and interview prospective stories
Although linguistic and cultural competence are a plus, we encourage applicants from all areas of the District regardless of language spoken at home. DC Language Immersion Project is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and D.C. natives from East of the River are strongly encouraged to apply.
Communications, Development, Non-profit, Advocacy, Education, Bilingual, Multilingual, media,