Communications & Policy Intern (20 hrs/wk)

Offered By: 
Children's Defense Fund Texas
Job Location: 
If "Paid", provide rate: 
$450 stipend
Job Description: 
Job Description: The internship is based in Austin and provides social media and communications support for the CDF-TX Policy Department. The intern works 20 hours/week, and will contribute to social media campaigns to promote the research, reports, legislative issues and advocacy-related activities of the organization. CDF-TX organizes advocate training/recruitment, story collection, public education, legislator visits, legislative briefings, and public policy events. Primary Responsibilities: • Supports CDF’s social media platforms • Monitors blogs and social media accounts of allied groups to develop basic content knowledge about current policy issues related to health care and children’s health • With supervision, plans, prepares, and executes social media campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) focused on current public policy issues and other subjects as needed • Organizes weekly and monthly content calendars • Assists in the development and execution of special projects and events • Performs other division, department, and organization-wide special projects as needed and assigned Job Requirements: • Experience using social media for advocacy efforts, volunteer or paid • Visual design skills, video skills a plus • Ability to work effectively and calmly in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment and ability to multi-task • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Strong organizational and execution skills • Attention to detail • Commitment to social advocacy and CDF’s mission to be a voice for all children • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with CDF staff and external partners/contacts • Strong computer, Internet and research skills Deadline for application is April 15th.
Application Instructions: 
To apply, candidates should email a resume and a one-page cover letter to: Danielle Nwosa ( and type COMMUNICATIONS INTERN in the subject line.
Contact Information: 
Danielle Nwosa Phone: 512.236.1699 1210 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Austin, TX 78702
Type of Internship: 
Posted By: 
Cheasty Anderson
Expiration Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020