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Friends Association offers a semester-long non-paid internship to current full-time or part-time college students that will directly benefit their education and ultimately their career.
The Communications/Social Media Intern will help to shape the online presence of Friends Association and support additional PR/Marketing opportunities related to fundraising events, donor development and volunteer recognition.
The Communications/Social Media Intern will help craft a long-term social media plan and calendar, manage relationship building with our online community by maintaining our Facebook and Twitter accounts, maintain creative feedback and viral loops between our Facebook Page and Twitter accounts, assist with developing content for the Friends Association website, draft press releases and assist in distributing them to local media, and support special events.
Most of the Communications/Social Media Intern's work can be performed remotely (dorm, apartment, on campus), but the position will be required to work in the Friends Association office in West Chester at least once each week. The internship is approximately 15 hours per week.
We are looking for a communications student, preferably a junior or senior, who has an interest and expertise in social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter. This is an unpaid position, but will give you the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with community leaders and to craft a social media plan.
Due to COVID-19 this opportunity will be conducted virtually.
113 West Chestnut Street, West Chester, PA 19380, US
Friends Association promotes the independence of families with children by providing shelter, programs and services that prevent and end homelessness in Chester County.
Friends Association helps homeless or near homeless families stabliize their lives and find or maintain permanent housing. Through our Emergency Family Shelter, Outreach and Homeless Prevention Programs we address the needs of a wide range of families with children, from those who have become homeless to those who need assistance for a limited time. Our programs help families cope with the complex problems they face while we guide them to find permanent, affordable housing.
Emergency Family Shelter
Our Shelter program combines a private, safe setting and basic necessities with individualized case management services for our families. We strive to keep parents and children together as they work toward becoming stable and productive in their homes, jobs and schools.
Homeless Prevention Program
We help families with children find or maintain safe, permanent housing. Our program balances strong case management services with financial assistance, when needed, for families coming from a shelter or those facing eviction. Our families become independent within 12 to 18 months.
Outreach to Homeless Families
Our Outreach Program connects homeless families with numerous community resources when shelter beds are not available and helps each family develop a plan to transition into stable housing. The program's goal is to secure resources to sustain these families until they are temporarily or permanently housed.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
July 29, 2020