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Journalism Intern for Trucking Non-Profit

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ORGANIZATION: African American Women Trucking Association

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Description:

The African American Women Trucking Association (AAWTA) is excited to offer a Journalism Internship opportunity for individuals passionate about storytelling, advocacy, and amplifying the voices of African American women in the trucking industry. This position provides a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in journalism, communications, and advocacy while making a meaningful impact on an underrepresented community.

Responsibilities:

  1. Reporting: Conduct interviews, research, and fact-checking to gather information for news articles, feature stories, and press releases related to the experiences, challenges, and achievements of African American women in the trucking industry.

  2. Writing: Write clear, concise, and engaging articles for publication on AAWTA's website, blog, and other media outlets. Adhere to journalistic standards of accuracy, fairness, and integrity while maintaining the organization's voice and mission.

  3. Editing: Collaborate with the editorial team to review and edit articles for clarity, coherence, and adherence to style guidelines. Provide constructive feedback to fellow interns and contributors to help improve their writing skills.

  4. Content Development: Brainstorm story ideas, angles, and themes that highlight the diverse perspectives and contributions of African American women in trucking. Pitch ideas for special features, profiles, and investigative pieces to showcase the richness of their experiences.

  5. Multimedia Integration: Explore innovative ways to incorporate multimedia elements such as photos, videos, infographics, and interactive content to enhance storytelling and audience engagement across digital platforms.

  6. Outreach and Networking: Build relationships with industry professionals, community leaders, and media contacts to expand the reach and impact of AAWTA's journalism initiatives. Attend events, conferences, and networking opportunities to represent the organization and gather insights for future stories.

  7. Collaboration: Work closely with other interns, editors, and staff members to coordinate coverage, share resources, and support each other's projects. Collaborate with the social media and marketing teams to promote journalistic content and amplify key messages.

Requirements:

  1. Strong writing and storytelling skills, with a keen eye for detail and narrative structure.
  2. Passion for journalism, storytelling, and advocacy for underrepresented communities.
  3. Excellent research and interviewing skills, with the ability to gather information from diverse sources.
  4. Familiarity with AP style or other journalistic style guides.
  5. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  6. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in storytelling and reporting.
  7. Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a journalism, communications, or related degree program preferred.

This is a remote, part-time internship with flexible hours. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those with personal or professional experience in journalism, advocacy, or the trucking industry, are encouraged to apply. Join us in amplifying the voices and stories of African American women in trucking and driving positive change in the industry!

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About African American Women Trucking Association

Location:

1638 Venture Point Way, Decatur, GA 30032, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Support, Empower, and Advocate "SEA" For the rights and safety of African American women within the trucking industry.

Description

The African American Women Trucking Association (AAWTA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to supporting and empowering African American women within the trucking industry. Founded on the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, AAWTA serves as a beacon of solidarity and opportunity for women of African descent who are truck drivers, trucking company owners, dispatchers, and industry professionals.

The association provides a platform for networking, mentorship, and professional development, fostering a supportive community where members can exchange ideas, share experiences, and access resources to enhance their careers.
In essence, the African American Women Trucking Association is a vital force for change and progress in the trucking industry, working tirelessly to break down barriers, empower women, and build a more diverse and inclusive future for all.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Education & Literacy, Women

WHEN

Mon May 20, 2024 - Sun Aug 18, 2024
10:30 AM - 07:00 PM

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-20

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