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The Communications Intern provides communications support in the development office by drafting social media content, blog posts, newsletter articles, acknowledgement letters, and more. The time commitment is 6-8 hours per week in-person. This is a for-credit, unpaid internship.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: This is an entry-level internship position into the non-profit realm. Prior experience working alongside diverse populations is helpful.

Skills:

  • Strong writing capabilities required
  • Experience managing social media required (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Graphic design experience a plus (Canva, InDesign)

Other: Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following description of job responsibilities and performance expectations is intended to reflect major responsibilities of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

MISSION AND VALUES

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of the facility to preserve the dignity and confidentiality of every person
  • Recognizes the values and contributions of fellow employees as demonstrated through courteous behavior and respectful communications with all patients, co-workers and visitors

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Support social media efforts (Facebook and Instagram) by:
    • Interviewing patients for Wellness Wednesday posts
    • Taking photos, have patients sign consent forms
    • Creating posts using Canva
    • Brainstorming new social media campaigns and ideas
  • Monthly acknowledgement letters
    • Interview patients regarding their housing status before arrival to Christ House, medical needs Christ House has supported them with, etc.
    • Draft acknowledgement letters for donors using contents of the interview
  • Support with newsletter and blog content
    • Propose ideas for articles for newsletter and blog content
  • Create updated social media guidelines for Christ House
  • Report on social media progress
    • Use existing templates to capture weekly and monthly data
    • Complete SWOT analysis on communication efforts

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Provide event support when needed
  • Help with in-house mailings
  • Occasionally join in patient activities with Activities Coordinator

COMMITMENT TO TEAMWORK

  • Reports for work prepared and on time
  • Maintains a positive relationship with coworkers
  • Takes responsibility for self-improvement
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services as required
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to kira.venturini@christhouse.org.

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About Christ House

Location:

1717 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Christ House is to provide comprehensive and compassionate health care to men with illness who are experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC and offer assistance in breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Description

Christ House opened in December 1985 as the first 24-hour residential medical facilitie for homeless men and women in the United States. Today, Christ House is still the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. To the best of our knowledge, there are only 13 stand-alone residential medical facilities for the homeless like Christ House in all of the U.S. and Canada. Since our inception, we have had over 7,700 admissions.

Patients are admitted to Christ House from area hospitals, shelters, clinics, and medical outreach projects. They suffer from a variety of illnesses and injuries including cancer, hypertension and stroke, liver disease, kidney failure, diabetes and related amputations, HIV/AIDS, respiratory disease, major lacerations, fractures, and ulcerations of the skin. Many are malnourished, anemic, depressed, and desperately disconnected from healthy sources of support.

In 2012, Christ House provided health care to 261 homeless individuals and provided 10,407 patient-days of care - the busiest we have been since 1997. In addition to the primary illness(es) for which they were admitted, 87.4 percent had either HIV, drugs or alcohol addiction, or psychiatric illness, and over 25 percent had three of those diagnoses.

Seventy-seven percent of our patients in 2010 were African American, 65 percent were over the age of 50, and 10 percent were veterans of the armed forces. Over 58 percent had no income and 62 percent had monthly income under $250
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

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WHERE

1717 Columbia Road NWWashington, DC 20009

(38.92488,-77.03996)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18

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