Communications is a core aspect of MIRA’s work, and it cuts across everything we do: from organizing, to legislative advocacy, to fundraising. We run Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, we produce web content and graphics, we send out email newsletters and action alerts, and produce videos and print materials.
It’s a ton of work – so we’re looking for some great interns to help us out!
We have 1–3 positions available, depending on interns’ schedules and skill sets. Start and end dates flexible. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week; up to 20 hours possible. Note this position is unpaid, unless your school provides a stipend; if college credit is an option, we will happily work with you to meet the requirements.
Ideal candidates are:
- College seniors, graduate students, or recent college grads looking for hands-on experience.
- Passionate about social justice, and genuinely interested in telling the stories of immigrants and refugees and advocating for better policies.
- Excellent writers, preferably with some journalism experience.
- Tech-savvy: You may need to learn to use our email blast system, donation platform and website CMS, as well as Canva and/or Microsoft Publisher, and/or be asked to do photo or video editing. The more skills you have or are willing to learn, the greater the opportunities you’ll have to do substantive work.
- Detail-oriented, reliable and good at following directions: Comms is the public face of MIRA. We need to be spot-on in everything we do.
- Creative, with some artistic flair (if you have a good eye for design and a gift for snappy messages, we have lots of work for you!).
- Motivated, enthusiastic and happy to come up with ideas and take a project and run with it. We get lots of opportunities to be enterprising and creative.
- Extra points if you’re an immigrant or child of immigrants, and if you speak (and preferably write) one or more languages beside English.
To apply, please email Karen Laverty, director of communications, at email@example.com. Please include a cover note explaining why you’d like this internship, what you hope to get out of it, and why you’re a good fit based on the list above; your résumé; and 1–3 samples of your writing (<1,000 words each, please!)