Friday, August 29, 2014

Communications Intern, Communities In Schools (CIS) of Atlanta


SUMMARY: To encourage students to stay in school and prepare for life by assisting CIS to communicate its activities and success stories via electronic, print and other media.

REPORTS TO:  Communications Manager

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Volunteer/Intern

SPECIFIC DUTIES:  Duties of the CIS of Atlanta Volunteer Intern include but are not limited to the following:

·         Build the organization’s social media presence via Facebook and Twitter;
·         Prepare (via Constant Contact) a monthly email newsletter and ensuring that the mailing list is up to date;  
·         Update the organization’s website with new articles and photos on a regular basis;
·         Assist the Communications Manager with the design of the organization’s annual report;
·         Complete monthly report of activities; meeting with the Communications Manager on a regular basis;
·         Attend required CIS staff meetings and training events, and other meetings as requested;
·         Carry out other duties as determined by the Communications Manager.

·         Currently pursuing a degree in communication, non-profit management, or a related field;
·         At least one year experience (paid OR volunteer) with a non-profit or community based organization;
·         Experience creating/modifying electronic newsletters and/or websites preferred, but not required;
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
·         Excellent interpersonal skills; strong management and organizational skills;
·         Able to work independently, meet deadlines, be resourceful and function as an effective team member;
·         Valid Georgia driver’s license. Occasional travel to/from schools in south Fulton County and DeKalb County.
·         Must pass a criminal background check.

HOURS:  Approximately 15-18 hours per week, depending on the intern’s course requirements. Working hours will fall between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; the schedule can be modified to fit with the intern’s course schedule.
APPLICATION PROCESS:  Interested applicants may send a resume to Vaishali Patel at or by fax to 404-877-1938. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 15 or until the position is filled.  Applicants will be interviewed as resumes are received.

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