Title: Communications Intern
Reports to: Founder & Outreach Associate
February 28th, 2017
Based in Massachusetts, Family Law & Cannabis Alliance (FLCA) is a fast-growing national organization founded by and run by SSDP alumni, working on the rights of pregnant people, parents, and families faced with Child Protective Services or a custodial dispute over their medical or recreational use of cannabis. Come join us! These internships are remote opportunities, although additional training can be provided in-person if the intern lives in Massachusetts or the Greater Metropolitan Area of New York City.
All interns report to Rachel Wissner (Outreach Associate) and Sara Arnold (Co-Founder) except the Development Intern who also reports to Yi Wu (Treasurer)
- Update and add website content in conjunction with the IT intern.
- Answer emails; first line response for press inquiries, our partners, etc
- Manage and increase FLCA’s social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites using Google Alerts and other methods to post relevant news and articles, as well as posting what FLCA is doing
- Coordinate mailing list blasts with IT Intern
- Coordinate action alerts with IT intern
- Use WordPress to write regular blog posts, as well as find and invite guest bloggers
- Track mentions of FLCA in the media and quotes from our staff and add it to the appropriate page
- Create FLCA LinkedIn page
- Explore advertising options on Facebook, GoogleAdsense, etc
- Proofread and potentially edit content, documents, etc created by staff and other interns
- Update our attorney referral network
- Research potential experts who can either testify in court and/or be part of our speakers bureau
- Keep our internal database of media and other contacts current
- Coordinate purchase of FLCA promotional items needed (banners, t-shirts, etc) with Development Intern
- Processing video content for our website (if able)
- Designing infographics to be shared on website and social media (if able)
Compensation and college credit:
We are an entirely volunteer-run operation. No one, from our co-founder to our staff to our interns get paid for this work. Plans are in the works for this to eventually become paid work and there may be opportunities in the future for interns to move up to paid staff. Should you become well-versed enough to speak on behalf of FLCA in the media and at conferences, there are potential opportunities for speaking engagements with expenses paid or honorariums. College credit can be provided and our founder will write you glowing recommendations forever.
Student status or a formal education are not requirements for these positions. We’re looking for folks who have passions for progressive cannabis reform, helping families, and the job at hand. No specific skillset or formal experience is needed as long you can fulfill the tasks required of the position. Preference is given to SSDP students or alumni.
If you wish to apply, please submit your resume, a link to your LinkedIn Profile (if applicable), and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1st at 11:59pm ET with your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. In your cover letter please describe your background, your desire to work with FLCA and work on our issues, and why you believe you are fit for the job. While the deadline is April 1st, we encourage that you apply as soon as possible because we will be reviewing applications immediately. Please put “I know how to read directions” somewhere in your cover letter.