Internship Opportunity: Communications Intern


Purpose: The Communications Intern will assist staff with the various aspects of external communications, including managing numerous social media platforms, creating blog content, and interviewing girls involved in GEN programming for a monthly feature. The Communications Intern can expect to gain introductory experience in social media management, blogging, interviewing, and online event promotion.

Location: GEN’s main office, 3000 S IH 35, Suite 400, 78704

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing GEN’s social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and WordPress blog.

  • Researching, creating, and publishing social media content relevant to GEN and girls’ issues.

  • Brainstorming and creating new social media initiatives and campaigns to effectively spread GEN’s mission.

  • Interviewing and writing a monthly blog post about GEN’s featured “Girl of the Month”.

  • Tracking analytics across platforms to assess GEN’s impact, activity, and engagement online.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned; all interns are welcome to cross train to spend a portion of their weekly time in our direct service programs, if desired.

Reports to: Community Relations and Volunteer Manager

Length of Appointment: Semester

Time Commitment: Flexible, depending upon number of hours desired for credit. Minimum 10 hours/week maximum 32 hours/week. A few evening and weekend hours will be required.

Compensation: This is a volunteer intern position with college credit available.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Applicants must be professional, creative, team oriented self-starters who have an eye for detail and a positive attitude.

  • Must be committed to the goals/mission of GEN and social justice.

  • Must possess excellent research, writing, editing, and oral communications skills.

  • Must have reliable transportation.

  • Previous social media, communications, or nonprofit experience is a plus, but not required.

How to Apply

To apply, download the application form, fill it out and send it to brittany@girlsempowermentnetwork.org.

Internship Application Procedures
Applicants are interviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

  1. Please download and complete the Internship Application and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Application.doc

  2. Create a copy of your resume and save it using the following naming system: Lastname_Internship_Resume.doc  (submission optional)

  3. Send your completed application and resume material to brittany@girlsempowermentnetwork.org and use the subject line: Your name, internship you are applying for.

Notice: GEN DOES NOT accept paper, mailed or faxed applications. Please use an appropriate word processing program such as MS Word to submit your application materials. Also, please note that submitting a resume is optional.