The North Carolina Justice Center

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The North Carolina Justice Center seeks a Digital Strategies Intern to support online and social media engagement associated with several ongoing issue advocacy campaigns during the summer of 2018. The intern will be placed in the Center’s Workers’ Rights project.

The Justice Center invites applications for a substantive, policy-oriented internship that supports Workers’ Rights Project issue campaigns to raise the minimum wage, provide sick and family leave to workers, and improve the state’s unemployment insurance programs. Although the intern’s specific work would depend to some degree on his or her interests and skills, the Justice Center is particularly seeking someone to design, develop, and coordinate innovative online engagement efforts as part of an active digital strategies portfolio. Specifically, the Digital Strategies Intern would develop a digital strategies plan capable of amplifying the Justice Center’s campaign work across multiple social media channels and other online platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, our in-house blog, and others as needed. As part of this work, the intern would also play a key role in developing content for these platforms, with a special focus on generating share-able, grab-able infographics and memes that communicate our policy messaging in clear and creative ways.

The Justice Center is one of North Carolina’s leading private, non-profit anti-poverty advocacy organization. To accomplish our mission, we use an array of different strategies, including research, communications, community engagement, litigation, and legislative advocacy. Internships at the Justice Center are substantive and are intended to expose interns to the nature of issue-oriented policy advocacy across the range of strategies we use. In this case, the Digital Strategies Intern will learn the ways online engagement can be used to promote issue advocacy campaigns, while experiencing first-hand the broader world of nonprofit advocacy, state politics, and legislative decision-making.

The exact dates for the internship are negotiable, although it must run for a 10-week period from the end of May/beginning of June through end of July.