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GENYOUth is a national nonprofit organization that creates healthier school communities. We believe that all students are change-agents who deserve the opportunity to identify and lead innovative solutions to positively impact nutrition, physical activity and student success. GENYOUth’s school nutrition grants increase access to healthy school meals among food insecure students. Our flagship programs – Fuel Up to Play 60, NFL Flag-In-School and AdVenture Capital – reach over 75,000 U.S. schools and 38 million of students. To help ensure that the 1 in 4 students living in food insecurity continue to receive the nutritious school meals they need as schools back into the session for the 2020-2021 school year, GENYOUth has created the End School Hunger Fund. Schools can apply for grants to purchase equipment and resources urgently needed to get healthy meals distributed and delivered. To raise money, we’ve also created national high profile charitable campaigns and programming (including Taste of the NFL at Super Bowl LV, and the Madden Million Meals Challenge esports and cause-marketing “game for good” initiative) that engages corporations, foundations, athletes, influencers and individuals to raise their hands with compassion and urgency. Since the start of the pandemic, GENYOUth has helped deliver tens of millions of school meals to the at-risk children who need them the most.
GENYOUth is offering an internship experience which allows students to put classroom theory and early career experience into practice in a professional non-profit environment. Our internship will build upon your educational and professional background and provide an opportunity to build new career experiences while engaging in important COVID-19-related hunger and physical fitness work. GENYOUth is currently seeking to fill the role of a Social Media/Communications Intern by a recent college graduate interested and with experience in digital/social media, creative storytelling and content creation, non-profit management, CSR and youth health and wellness.
The Social Media/Communications Intern will work closely with the Director of Integrated Communications in a fast-paced environment to help develop and execute on digital/social media strategies. The intern should have a firm understanding of and interest in social media, including:
· High level of proficiency on social platforms — Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) – and creation/management of ongoing content calendar.
· A proficiency in writing and graphically presenting social content via text, video and photo images.
· An understanding for how to fully leverage social media functionality like Instagram Stories, Facebook Live, IG Reels and TikTok to build a social presence/following.
· The ability to run Instagram Live broadcasts, including technical preparation with guests pre-broadcast, and editing of video clips to post across social post-broadcast.
· The ability to use social graphics creations templates like Canva.
· Daily monitoring/amplifying/sharing of social content.
· Ability to understand and synthesize social media metrics/analytics.
· Proficiency in building social media following across channels.
In addition, the intern will work closely with the Director and other members of the team on research projects and briefings for GENYOUth’s CEO; as well as analyze data, edit documents, provide earned media assistance, and overall handle support projects for the team.
Preferred Skills: Digital publishing experience; highly savvy with social media (including and most importantly, Instagram Live); video shooting and editing (via cell phone and tablets); storytelling; graphic capabilities such as Canva; research skills; organizational skills; ability to write for different audiences; willing to listen, learn and contribute.
· Paid Internship beginning August 2021 and ideally extending through and including February 2022, with the possibility of extending through Spring 2022.
· Full time work hours (35 hours/week), Monday – Friday. Location flexible due to remote work scenario yet must align work schedule with eastern or central time zones to mesh closely with GENYOUth team.
· Reports directly to the Director of Integrated Communications
· Transportation and housing not provided
· No medical/dental benefits or paid time off
Include a resume and note or cover letter regarding why you’re interested in this position.
Students should be eligible to work in the U.S. without requiring visa sponsorship now or in the future.
For more information, visit: http://www.genyouthnow.org/
GENYOUth® is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability, or any other characteristic