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Social Media Intern

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ORGANIZATION: Ethiopian Community Development Council

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Job Summary - The Social Media Intern will assist community outreach through social media management. They will be in charge of advertising what our resettlement agency does through the design of social media posts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design factually accurate and professional social media posts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Respond to inquiries on Social Media platforms
  • Stay in communication with all program managers, Stay up to date on global and local refugee events and news
  • Photograph events and staff as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Experience with WordPress a plus
  • Graphic Design/Art background or Photography background
  • Access to high-quality camera preferred, iPhone acceptable
  • Previous experience working in multicultural or social work contexts is desirable
  • An interest in international and refugee issues
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and process unexpected tasks and deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
  • Effective communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency in one or more language other than English is preferable

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the timelines and processes refugees go through.
  • Increased intercultural communication competency
  • Exposure to basic non-profit operations and environment
  • Knowledge of marginalized populations - challenges and opportunities
  • Experience working with limited English proficiency populations
  • Knowledge of refugee benefits systems
  • Ability to navigate of social service systems

Time Requirements:

2 hours a day M-F, hybrid virtual capacity

To Apply:

Please submit a (1) cover letter and (2) resume to kstockton-juarez@ecdcus.org

Applications are considered on a first come, first served rolling basis.

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About Ethiopian Community Development Council

Location:

8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, MD 20910, US

Mission Statement

ECDC's mission is to resettle refugees, promote cultural, educational, and socioeconomic development in the refugee and immigrant community in the United States, and conduct humanitarian and development programs in the Horn of Africa. To pursue this mission, ECDC: provides programs and services that assist newcomers to the country become productive members of their new American communities fosters greater understanding among newcomers and the wider community conducts outreach and education activities to increase public awareness about refugee and immigrant issues promotes African community-based organizations increase their capacity to serve their local communities promotes civic participation by newcomers in the decision-making process at the local, state, and national levels provides cross-cultural training to service providers' on the diverse cultural backgrounds of the clients they work with assists in educational development and cultural preservation projects in Ethiopia

Description

ECDC is non-profit organization that works toward the resettlement of refugees within the United States. We conduct case work, as well as educational and social outreach programs for newly arrived refugee families. These programs are aimed to help the families recover from past traumatic experiences, get adjusted to American life, and become economically self-sufficient contributing members of their new communities. The refugees we work with refugees come from all across the globe.

Some of the services that we provide refugee families include:

  • Housing and rent for 3 months (families will hopefully be self-sufficient by this time)
  • Basic home furnishings
  • Enrollment in ESL classes
  • Setting up medical and social security appointments
  • School enrollment for the children
  • Helping refugee families connect with their new communities on a social and logistical level

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Immigrants & Refugees
Media & Broadcasting
Arts & Culture, Immigrants & Refugees, Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

901 South Highland StreetArlington, VA 22204

(38.86307,-77.08897)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a day M-F, hybrid virtual capacity

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