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The Shadow Project

  • 6 people are interested

The Shadow Project is a Portland-based nonprofit committed to making school more accessible and engaging for the 1 in 5 children with learning challenges. The only nonprofit of its, Shadow Project serves approximately 1,900 children in K-8th grade whose dyslexia, ADHD, autism or other disability can turn reading, writing or paying attention into a daily struggle.

This position is available immediately, with a time commitment of 4-10 hours per week. We are willing to work with each students individual needs. This is an unpaid internship; however, we will actively support college course credit and provide stipends for meals, transportation, and internet, per individual need.

The intern will gain experience with social media management for a nonprofit, which includes assisting with donor relations, fundraising, communicating about the mission, storytelling, community building, and advocating for the population served. The Shadow Project is a disability-led organization that centers racial equity to mitigate poverty and foster inclusivity, and as such, our social media reflects these values.

Responsibilities include:

  • Building community on social by liking, commenting, and sharing posts; actively monitoring groups and discussions we are a part of; seeking out new folks and organizations to follow and connect with
  • Researching and compiling content for social, including new research, policy developments, news, and local and national initiatives directly and peripherally related to learning challenges and special education, via internet research, partners, newsletters, news sites, and social media
  • Assisting with managing social editorial calendar, including creating monthly calendars and planning content, and proactively drafting posts for corporate partnerships, funder acknowledgement, and social media campaigns
  • Creating high quality media for organization promotion by collecting photo releases, taking and editing photos, and crafting stories to accompany photos for visual storytelling.
Benefits include:
  • Gaining experience with aspects of social media management for a nonprofit; and exposure to the operations of a nonprofit and to the local landscape of special education
  • Developing copywriting, research, prioritization, and time-management skills
  • Professional development opportunities.
If you have any questions, please contact serve@shadow-project.org. To apply, please complete the application here: https://forms.gle/YfQSJ9SpD42JRw757

As part of our commitment to advancing equity for diverse learners, we work to recruit and retain a diverse staff, volunteers, and board-one that welcomes and engages people with diverse, intersectional identities. We encourage and support applicants from all backgrounds to join us in our work. This includes -- but is in no way limited to -- people experiencing disability, BIPOC individuals, and LGBTQIA2S+.

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About The Shadow Project


2165 ne broadway, suite 130, PORTLAND, OR 97232, US

Mission Statement

The Shadow Project's mission is to make learning more accessible and engaging for children with learning challenges so they can achieve their full potential.


Founded by a Portland mom whose dyslexic son was ready to give up on school in second grade, the 15-year-old The Shadow Project has helped foster success for nearly 11,000 children in grades pre-K to eight whose special education needs include dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and speech/language and sensory disorders. With the conviction that all students can graduate from high school given access to the right supports, the nonprofit Shadow Project provides innovative tools and techniques tailored to diverse learners and supports teachers in integrating those tools into their classrooms.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • 4-10 hours per week, end date TBD
  • Training and orientations will be provided.

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