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Social Media and Communications Internship - Summer 2021

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Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

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Please note that our office is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but we continue to provide our services remotely. For all 2021 internships, we will be working remotely until further notice.

Internship Description

Learn and use your skills to develop our social media presence (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn), maintain our websites (WordPress), help create our marketing materials, and contribute to all other communications efforts. This is a chance to make a difference in the lives of immigrants and to gain an appreciation for diverse cultures.

TIME COMMITMENT 20+ hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9am- 5pm, but willing to work with class schedules (hours negotiable). Start and end date not set in stone - we can work with your school semester start and finish dates.

DATES:

Summer Term: May/June - Aug 31 2021

INTERNSHIP DETAILS: This is an unpaid internship, but it may qualify as an eligible internship for course credit. Please check with your internship coordinator before accepting to determine if you might be able to do this internship for credit .

RESPONSIBILITIES

Social Media

  • Craft engaging and original social media posts to promote the mission and activities of the Rian Immigrant Center
  • Support us in being a thought-leader and advocate on current immigration related issues
  • Develop responsive and collaborative social media campaigns

Newsletter

  • Support the production of our monthly online newsletter by writing about the immigrants we serve, our staff and volunteers, and the programs we offer

Website

  • Update our website with current events and stories
  • Support us in utilizing the website as a tool to reach potential donors, clients, and partners

Marketing

  • Assist with the writing and preparation of stories, press releases, and articles.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enjoy working in a flexible, dynamic, and multicultural environment and are passionate about making a difference for immigrant families in this tumultuous political climate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A love of storytelling and writing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Organization, attention to detail and time management skills
  • Website development experience a plus
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the Rian Immigrant Center and a commitment to and understanding of social justice

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager

The Rian Immigrant Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and languages to apply.

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About Rian Immigrant Center (formerly the Irish International Immigrant Center)

Location:

1 STATE ST, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02109, US

Mission Statement

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

Description

The Rian Immigrant Center assists immigrants from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building. Our vision is of a society where all people are welcomed and valued and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.

The Rian Immigrant Center works independently, and in partnership with other organizations to maximize our services for our clients, advocate for the rights of immigrants and change legislation (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) to enable immigrants to become permanent residents and US citizens. We run a number of cross-community, cross-border programs through our partners in Northern Ireland for young unemployed adults. Rian is recognized for its work in promoting civic engagement and bridging cultural and other divides. Checkout out our website: www.riancenter.org, Facebook Page and on Twitter: rian_center

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Mon May 31, 2021 - Fri Aug 27, 2021
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Detailed in description above

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