Communications Intern

JOB OPENING: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

 

Workers Defense Project (WDP) and Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) are seeking a part-time Communications Intern to support the Communications department and amplify our message with the public. The ideal candidate has excellent writing and interpersonal skills, is highly organized, and has an interest in social justice and the communications field.

The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven organization.

About Workers Defense Project

Created in 2002, WDP is a statewide, membership-based organization devoted to workers’ rights and advocacy, chiefly aiming to build power among Texas construction workers. Its mission – to empower low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships – is accomplished through a network of dedicated staff, volunteers and members. WDP has won numerous awards for its cutting-edge achievements within one of the country’s most difficult climates for workers. The New York Times described WDP as “one of the most creative organizations for immigrant workers in the country”.

Workers Defense Action Fund

Workers Defense Action Fund (WDAF) seeks to build a long-lasting infrastructure that will engage working Texans in the electoral and legislative processes that affect their lives. WDAF educates and informs voters about their rights, advocates for stronger protections for workers and engages historically underrepresented voters in campaigns to elect representatives that care about working families’ needs.

JOB DESCRIPTION: COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

The Communications Intern will work closely with the Communications Director and Digital Strategist to support the overall operations of the department. This person will gain experience in core communications areas, including media relations, social media, events, and email marketing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Track media clips and send regular coverage reports to staff;
  • Assist in drafting communications materials (e.g. writing press releases and briefing documents);
  • Research media contacts;
  • Update and maintain media lists;
  • Assist on-site with media events;
  • Create content for and manage social media accounts; and
  • Special projects assigned by the Communications Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and listening communication skills;
  • Strong project management skills and ability to juggle multiple deadlines and priorities;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Motivated individual with ability to work independently;
  • Interest working in a non-profit and fast-paced environment; and
  • Exceptional interpersonal skill.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two professional references to Internships@workersdefense.org. Please include the position title on the subject line of your email.