Internships

Fission Strategy seeks Digital Media Interns to provide support in the development and implementation of online outreach and advocacy campaigns. These internships will provide the opportunity to work with a broad variety of non-profit organizations on a range of issues. Interns get direct, hands-on experience with online campaigning, social media, campaign research planning, data analysis, and operations projects. We’re currently hiring for…

Technology and Content Strategy Intern

Digital Media Intern

Technology and Content Strategy Intern

Location:  New Orleans, LA, Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA preferred

Hours and Duration: Quarterly 2016; 10-20 hours per week

Compensation: $1,200 per month for 20hr/week interns. $600 for 10hr/week interns (20 hours a week). Academic credit may also be available depending on your institution’s requirements.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Position overview: Fission Strategy seeks a Technology and Content Strategy Intern to support the website development team. This project will provide hands-on opportunities to learn web development management and project management best practices and help leading nonprofits and social enterprises develop impactful user experiences for their constituents.

Responsibilities will vary based on experience, expertise, and interest and may include: content development and management, web development task management, analytics collection and analysis, quality assurance and testing, researching emerging technologies and best practices, and developing recommendations for content strategies, user experience design and website infrastructure. Applicants with web development skills will also have opportunities to take on development tasks.

Academic credit may be available for this position depending on your institution’s requirements.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Very tech-savvy, with the ability to quickly learn online software
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Proven interest in web design and development
  • Demonstrated interest in progressive issue advocacy

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Competence in HTML, CSS, PHP, Java or related languages.
  • Familiarity with online organizing practices, including social network and blogger outreach.
  • Familiarity with digital CRM or Advocacy Toolkits such as Salsa, Blue State Digital, Convio, ActionKit, etc.
  • Understanding of the web development process, including familiarity with Git and major web development stacks
  • Experience in online or grassroots organizing for nonprofit and/or political campaigns.
  • Previous media or web administration experience.
  • Data collection and analysis skills, proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with Google Analytics.
  • Comfort with image manipulation or video editing and production.
  • Understanding of blogging and writing for the web, including navigation of blogging platforms such as WordPress.

Candidates must be reliable and willing to commit for 3 months. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have a strong work ethic, be willing to learn, and be excited about the opportunities new media provide to support advocacy campaigns. Candidates must have their own laptop, and be comfortable working independently.

To Apply: Email [email protected] with your name and “Application: Technology and Content Strategy Intern” in the subject line. Please attach your resume, cover letter and two writing samples and an additional project of your choice (can be a website, video, description of an advocacy project, etc.). Indicate which quarter of 2016 you are applying for (Winter, Spring). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and others are strongly encouraged to apply.

Digital Media Intern

Location:  New Orleans, LA, Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA preferred

Hours and Duration: 3-6 months based on performance; 40 hours per week preferred

Compensation: $2,400 per month for 40hr/week interns.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Fission works with the world’s most remarkable organizations and leaders to create digital campaigns and tools that mobilize large-scale social action and WIN on today’s most important issues. We specialize in delivering these solutions for nonprofits and foundations. We also offer custom website and web application development. We have a small, fun crew that stays in touch throughout the workday on Skype, email, and IM. Our clients are fantastic (http://fissionstrategy.com/projects/) and the projects are exciting. Some of our recent and current clients include ONE.org, MomsRising, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Define American, NRDC, and many more. We are largely a “virtual” company of 20 people — our team is spread out across the US — but we have brick and mortar offices in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles where interns can work.

Position overview: Fission Strategy seeks a Digital Media Intern to provide support in the development and implementation of online outreach and advocacy campaigns. This position will provide the opportunity to work with a broad variety of non-profit organizations on a range of issues. Interns get direct, hands-on experience with online campaigning, social media, campaign research planning, data analysis, and operations projects. Responsibilities will vary based on experience, expertise, and interest and may include: implementing social media outreach campaigns, monitoring and evaluating client social media campaigns, researching and implementing marketing campaigns, and researching emerging new media tools and trends. Interns will also assist with marketing activities of Fission Strategy and Fission’s sister company, Attentive.ly.

Academic credit may be available for this position depending on your institution’s requirements.

Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Very tech-savvy, with the ability to quickly learn online software
  • Strong research skills
  • Proven interest in new media and social media trends and tools and familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks
  • Demonstrated interest in progressive issue advocacy
Desired Skills & Qualifications
  • Familiarity with online organizing practices, including social network and blogger outreach.
  • Competence in HTML, CSS, PHP, Java or related languages.
  • Familiarity with digital CRM or Advocacy Toolkits such as Salsa, Blue State Digital, Convio, ActionKit, etc.
  • Experience in online or grassroots organizing for nonprofit and/or political campaigns.
  • Previous media or web administration experience.
  • Familiarity with online advertising, including blog ads, traditional banner advertising, Facebook advertising, and search engine marketing.
  • Data collection and analysis skills, proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with Google Analytics.
  • Comfort with image manipulation or video editing and production.
  • Understanding of blogging and writing for the web, including navigation of blogging platforms such as WordPress.
  • Ability to write compelling email copy, with an understanding of what makes some emails more effective at generating action than others.
  • Experience with email marketing a plus.

Candidates must be reliable and willing to commit for 3 months. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have a strong work ethic, be willing to learn, and be excited about the opportunities new media provide to support advocacy campaigns. Candidates must have their own laptop, and be comfortable working independently.

To Apply: Email [email protected] with your name and “Application: Digital Media Intern” in the subject line. Please attach your resume, cover letter and three relevant writing samples. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and others are strongly encouraged to apply.

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