Job Title: Summer Intern (paid Internship) – University Engagement
Department/Location: University Engagement/Baltimore, MD (CRS Headquarters)
Reports to: Program Officer, University Engagement
Approximate dates of internship: June-August
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian organization of the U.S. Catholic community, working in almost 100 countries around the world. CRS also educates and mobilizes the Catholic community in the United States to act on their faith in solidarity with the global poor and vulnerable. In particular, CRS University seeks to provide opportunities for U.S. college/university communities to fully engage in the service of the poor through education and concrete actions that advance justice, peace and human dignity.
The CRS University Engagement Intern plays a key role in supporting the CRS University Engagement team. This position will assist our team of 3 full-time staff with our growing social media engagement, website updates, program and training logistics, data management and research. More details about our University Engagement portfolio can be found here: http://university.crs.org/.
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional undergraduate student or recent graduate and be able to serve 35 hours/week for about 10 weeks during the summer of 2017. He or she must be able to work from our Baltimore, Maryland Headquarters for the majority of the internship. Strong candidates for this role will excel at understanding the role of social media in the lives of college students, have experience in coordinating social media outreach (particularly via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and blogging), have a passion for global issues, and familiarity with the CRS Student Ambassador program.
This is a highly competitive position. In addition to your resume, please provide a cover letter articulating your desire, skills, and experience that you bring to this position. Final candidates may be asked to provide writing samples, links to samples of original social media content and references.
· Play a role in our national effort to grow and enhance digital engagement among participants in CRS University programming, particularly the CRS Student Ambassador program. This includes creating content and analyzing data for our blog, website (university.crs.org), Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram presence.
· Work with the University Engagement team on the ongoing development of the CRS Student Ambassador program, including preparation for the Fall 2017 Regional Trainings. This will include logistical, programmatic, and administrative support.
· Support the CRS University Engagement team with other administrative and programmatic projects, such as database management, notetaking, research, mailings, and resource creation.
Agency-wide Competencies: These are rooted in the mission, values and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
· Serves with Integrity
· Models Stewardship
· Cultivates Constructive Relationships
· Promotes Learning
Skills and qualifications:
· Tech-savvy and experienced in digital communications, particularly social media, video and website (university.crs.org).
· Ability to produce compelling content to support CRS University platform for web and social media, including images, gifs, video, copy, etc.
· Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented person who has the ability to multi-task, work on multiple projects at a time, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
· Effective communication skills, especially using technology.
· Excellent writing, copyediting, and proofreading skills.
· Video-editing and/or photography skills are a plus.
· Strong comfort of Excel and Google Drive.
· Past experience as a CRS Student Ambassador a plus.
· Commitment to CRS mission and guiding principles.
Hours: 35 hours per week
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with this position.
Note: Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. or work location country, at the time of application.
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