title: Digital Communications Intern
role: Internship (Paid)
schedule: Part-time, flexible schedule
hours: 19 hours per week
working arrangement: Remote until our offices reopen
Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) is a respected social justice nonprofit, born out of the social justice mission of Trinity Church in the City of Boston. We believe that Boston’s future cannot be changed without programmatic interventions that address systemic racism and resulting high levels of trauma and toxic stress that young people of color experience.
Our programs create safe and supportive communities that inspire youth to express their voice, develop their leadership, and achieve their goals. We work with youth ages 9-21 from Brighton, Charlestown, Chelsea, Dorchester, East Boston, Fenway, Hyde Park, Roxbury, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain and the South End who are impacted by the trauma of systemic racism and poverty. Research shows that social emotional learning skills increase mental and physical health, academic success, positive relationships, and meaningful contributions to society.
TBC helps to develop these skills in youth through three programs: Trinity@McCormack, Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP) and Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, providing direct services to over 1,000 youth and families. We partner with Boston youth-serving organizations to effect enduring change in the systems and organizations that impact an additional 15,000 youth through our Organizational Equity Practice and Trinity Boston Counseling Center.
We are looking for a Digital Communications Intern to join us this fall! Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Digital Communications Intern will help develop and disseminate compelling stories about TBC through digital media to invite stakeholder participation, increase engagement, and expand understanding around the organization and its work. This position will focus on strengthening and maintaining TBC’s social media presence, assisting with ongoing digital communications such as the monthly newsletter, and support on special projects. The ideal person for this internship non-exempt position has superb interpersonal and organizational skills, sense of humor, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced team environment. Attention to detail, flexibility and reliability are crucial to success.
• Assist in the development and execution of social media strategies in alignment with program needs and organizational goals
• Post about TBC events and programs on all relevant platforms regularly
• Support staff around digital media solutions related to TBC programs
• Create and update organizational content calendar with proposed schedule for daily / weekly social media posts, e-newsletters and solicitations, and other relevant content
• Assist with producing and distributing monthly TBC e-newsletter and other email communications
• Contribute to digital photography collection, scanning and refining images
• Video and photo archive retrieval as needed
• Contribute to written copy for Annual Report publication
• Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies and trends in social media development and optimization
• Collaborate with teammates on other tasks as needed
key qualities and abilities
• Passion for racial equity work and TBC’s mission
• Self-starter with the ability to:
o work virtually
o manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a dynamic environment
o meet deadlines and work within a team environment
o adapt to unforeseen challenges
• Strong customer service orientation
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Down-to-earth and personable, able to develop strong relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds
qualifications and education
• Bachelor’s degree or higher (in progress or completed)
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Knowledge and expertise with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
• Basic graphic design skills
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice with the ability to talk about systemic racism and oppression within the context of TBC’s mission
• Knowledge of-or-willingness to learn about social emotional learning skills and community practices of racial equity, restorative justice and trauma-informed care
• Strong organizational skills
desired technical skills
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience with Canva or another free online graphic design platform.
• Basic or intermediate understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) a plus but not required
• Experience with WordPress or another content management system a plus but not required
• Working knowledge of Constant Contact and/or Mailchimp
• Basic understanding of Dropbox, Box, Microsoft One Drive, and other cloud services
Send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and will conclude the search when we find a successful candidate.
Trinity Boston Connects is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds