The intern will work with village staff and committees to improve the villages traditional communications; newsletters, mailings, etc; and will work to bring the Village’s social media platforms up to date. The main goal will be to increase the visibility of the village to nonmembers and to increase membership because of it. The intern will leverage skillsets in written communication, design, marketing, and project management.
Partner Organization: Foggy Bottom West End Village
Foggy Bottom West End Village is a nonprofit membership organization that provides services for its members to help them comfortably age in their community by supplying social events, health support, and many other offerings. The Village’s work goes beyond just neighbors helping neighbors, as members get to know one another and enhance and enrich each other’s lives.
For more information about Senior Villages: https://dacl.dc.gov/service/villages
Position Description and Tasks
- Help create content for newsletters, publications and social media, highlighting the village, its volunteers, and its programs
- Help maintain a vibrant online presence by keeping social media up to date and responding to social media queries
- Work with membership committee to create content to advertise the village both online and through printed materials
- Work with program committee to advertise programs especially focusing on using innovative programs to draw in nonmembers.
- Design and implement a strategic social media outreach, targeting potential new members, family members of potential new members, potential new volunteers, and potential new donors.
- Gather testimonials, evaluation data, reports, and news articles about issues relevant to the organizational mission for distribution in social media outlets
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Visual communication and some design skills
- Ability to complete tasks independently
- Desire to work with older adults
- Prior volunteering experience
- Experience with various social media platforms and experience creating social media focused content
- Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, multitask and meet deadlines with occasional changes of priorities
- Ability to work collaboratively with multiple committees
- Preferably able to commit to a full academic year appointment (fall and spring semester).
General Student Expectations
This internship opportunity is for students intending to enroll in the Community Engagement section of BADM 4001: Business Capstone (Fall 2021). See Course Page for more information.
The Fall 2021 semester runs from August 30-December 11th, allowing 15 weeks for service toward project goals. Allowing for on-boarding time, students serving five hours per week will meet the 70-hours of service expected for the course. Orientation, training, and work toward project goals whether completed on or off-site all contribute toward this requirement. Time spent traveling to/from site or completing course reflection assignments does not.