This paid internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in strategic non-profit communications with an emphasis on content creation. The intern will work with the Communications Department to advance Feeding Texas’s internal and external communications objectives.
The ideal intern candidate is self-starting, creative, flexible, and strategic. Applicants should have very strong writing and/or design abilities, solid time management and organizational skills, and a passion for food justice and amplifying the voices of Texans experiencing hunger.
Job expectations for the Communications Intern include:
- Track traditional and social media coverage and analyze trends
- Co-produce digital and print media content (infographics, programmatic one-pagers, toolkits, live video, etc.) for web, social media, and internal distribution.
- Write, post and edit content for Feeding Texas blogs and social media
- Manage lists of media contacts and influencers
- Assist in developing long-term and short-term communications strategy and implementation plans
- Collaborate with staff of all management levels and across departments on communications strategy and implementation
- Provide general support for the Communications Department
- Other necessary tasks as they arise
The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, Feeding Texas staff members who oversee various nutrition programming, social service outreach, policy, development, and communications activities, and acquire an understanding of how a statewide non-profit anti-hunger organization works.
Dates of Internship
Fall internship program dates are September 2, 2019, through December 20, 2019. Individual start and end dates are flexible. Depending on funding, we may also have Spring internships.
Feeding Texas must be current students at a higher education institution (i.e, not recent graduates).
Candidates must demonstrate an interest in the communications strategy, ethical storytelling, public policy, and media relations with strong writing skills and/or design skills (proficiency in Adobe Suite). Applicants should also be committed to social justice and racial equity, with a belief that improving outcomes for all Texans requires local and state policies that correct injustices and promote equity.
Intern will be paid $15/hour for up to 20 hours per week, in accordance with Feeding Texas’s normal payroll practices and will be subject to the usual, required withholding.
Feeding Texas is located in South Austin, TX on 1524 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #342, 78704
Please submit a one-page cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by August 20, 2019 to: Anna Medica, Communications Manager at email@example.com. Please include “Communications Internship” in the subject line.
Feeding Texas is an Equal Opportunity employer that offers positions with varying skill levels and responsibilities that amplify our mission. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.
VISTA Client Empowerment Corps
Feeding Texas seeks highly organized and motivated individuals to serve for one year at food banks participating in our “Client Empowerment Corps,” the only statewide AmeriCorps*VISTA program addressing the causes and effects of food insecurity and empowering hungry Texans.
Since 2014, the Client Empowerment Corps has been helping food banks across the state engage the community and innovate programs to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity. VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) build non-traditional partnerships to increase client access to new economic and health services, and strategically incorporate the voices of hungry Texans into the public conversation on hunger through the Storybanking Initiative and client engagement projects. With ample coaching and personal development opportunities, our corps offers emerging non-profit professionals a way to gain a level of experience above other entry-level positions.
Our VISTAs create innovative partnerships and services at food banks aimed at creating better health outcomes, increased financial security and opportunities for hungry Texans to add their voices to the public conversation.
Multiple service locations and projects are available.