Social Media Intern Opportunity

Social Media Intern (Primarily Remote) | Application Due Friday, August 19 

Are you creative? Passionate about food justice – and about transforming food justice? Interested in Black Diaspora foodways?

We’re seeking a savvy Social Media Intern who can help us tell our story across web and social media channels. Food for Black Thought promotes food justice through action education, community-based research, and consultancy. As a Social Media Intern, you will help us expand FFBT’s reach and community.

This internship is primarily remote. Monthly check-ins and tasks are carried out remotely. For applicants who are invited to interview, interviews will take place face-to-face in Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9. Hired interns will be required to attend an orientation on Friday, September 16th, and interns are expected to assist with at least one on-the-ground Food for Black Thought event during their term. Both interviews and orientations will take place in Central/East Austin.

Applicants who identify as people of color encouraged to apply, including but not limited to Black/African descent, Latinx, Asian/Asian American, Indigenous, and/or Native American. LGBTQAI applicants of color encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Post blog and event content across social media channels
  • Identify new social media channels
  • Distribute press releases via social media channels
  • Assist with banner and ad design for social media marketing
  • Co-create social media plan

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the guiding principles of Food for Black Thought (here)
  • At least 1 year of experience and/or a Junior or Senior studying Social Work, Public Health, Counseling, Geography, Food Studies, Urban Planning, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Cultural/Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Communications and/or a related field
  • Talented writer and editor
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with social media
  • Passion for collaboration
  • Experience with anti-oppression, social justice, and/or critical race theory
  • Ready access to e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and GoogleHangout

Preferred (one or more of the following):

  • Certification or training in anti-oppression work
  • At least 2 years experience community organizing
  • Desire to learn about social enterprise

Apply: Due: Friday, August 19th
Inspired to apply? Fill out this on-line application. Note: this application involves a short reflection.