Position: Communications Intern
Location: Remote (via Zoom)
Time commitment: 16 hrs/wk for 10 weeks beginning on June 1, 2021
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a non-profit law firm seeking to exonerate those convicted of crimes they did not commit and to prevent innocent people from being convicted. The Pennsylvania Innocence Project also seeks to raise awareness about issues within the justice system, along with advocating for the convicted innocent. The Project operates out of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is seeking creative and motivated interns dedicated to promoting our mission. Reporting to Development Coordinator Colie McClellan, communications interns will support marketing and communications strategies to broaden the organizations impact, engage the public, and increase awareness for Project. This position is based in the Philadelphia office.
· Supporting and creating content for our social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), website, blogs and other platforms
· Engaging in media and organizational outreach and messaging
· Writing original content to showcase the exoneree’s stories and impact of the program on their lives
· Assisting with website maintenance
· Assisting with donor communication and our fundraising database
· Ability to make content for all channels of the PA Innocence Project’s web presence (please highlight any photography or video-graphic experience)
· Efficient communicator, writer, and independent worker
· Proficiency in all social media platforms
· Minimum GPA of 3.0
· Experience/familiarity with WordPress, Canva, Constant Contact, and similar platforms preferred
Check with your internship coordinator BEFORE accepting to determine how you might do this internship for credit.
Compensation: The position is unpaid, but the Project is an eligible off-campus work study employer with a number of schools, and many of our interns have also been able to secure public interest fellowship funding.
Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is an equal opportunity employer. The Project does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.