Social Media/Communications Intern

Western Mass Training Consortium

Holyoke MA

The Consortium is a learning organization, committed to creating conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation.

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The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium (check out our Facebook page), a non-profit located in Holyoke MA, is seeking a Social Media/Communications Intern for 5 to 10 hours per week. This Intern would be responsible for working with a team to research and support optimal social media/online engagement with both internal and external audiences. This intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in contributing to the understanding and best use of social media and online engagement in our non-profit community and identifying best practices for communications with employees who do not have a high comfort level with technology.

Start date

September 5, 2017

End date

December 15, 2017

Intern responsibilities

Possible intern responsibilities include: research best uses of social media, provide a critical analysis of current uses, survey various audiences to determine what is of most interest, craft and post social media, make recommendations for improvements, serve as member of the Consortium Community Online Team and attend monthly meetings.

Required intern qualifications

Knowledge of learning organizations and non-profits, administrative and research skills, good communication and teamwork skills, marketing/communications/IT experience and/or education. Previous experience/exposure with a variety of social media platforms is essential. Requirements: Availability 5-10 hours/weekdays.We are currently seeking an intern for the Fall semester 2017.
Ability to find transportation to Holyoke (we’re on the PVTA route) *and possibly surrounding sites throughout Western MA.

Desired outcomes of internship

Our hope is that a successful “Social Media/Communications” intern will have the experience of understanding how the Consortium’s mission to “create conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation” is integrated into our online engagement strategies through the goal of nurturing, not only a like-minded network of people who are passionate about the work we do, but also engaging a larger audience looking for solutions to transform communities through participation.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship