Interested in empowering women and girls? We are! We're the Black Women's Blueprint and we believe ending sexual assault and ensuring their economic security are some of the most pressing issues of our time.
We're a non-profit movement building organization working with Black/African American communities and with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): to provide opportunities for people who want to address sexual assault through personal and collective action. We get the link between gender-violence and the urgent need to address poverty and promote new economies for women of color. We believe this is our stewardship moment.
One of our objecitves is to inspire people to care about what happens to women and girls in Black communities. At Black Women's Blueprint you can learn about the causes of violence, learn about its impact, and work collectively on great ideas and strategies to address it.
We're looking for talented people who share our passion for empowering marginalized communities, think broadly about ending oppression and believe this is the time to act. We currently have an opening for a Social Media and Marketing Internwith experience with writing or speaking out against gender-based violence or poverty to support the growth of our core initiatives.
Write newsletter and blog posts on Black/African-American women and girls, issues related to violence, poverty and movement building and community empowerment.
Develop and manage social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
Work with staff to support digital media campaigns
Coordinate content development for bloggers reporting on the impact of gender-violence
Monitor the Feminist blogging community to find articles relevant to the Black Women's Blueprint mission and brand
Support Black Women's Blueprint project and product marketing in the context of an eCommerce platform to provide maximum product visibility and educational information
Direct exposure to latest approaches in communicating about gender-violence issues
Direct experience with digital media campaigns
eCommerce platform use and development with a sustainability objective
Anti-Rape and Anti-Poverty messaging development
Exposure to a purpose-driven, fast-paced, yet flexible work environment
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Experience using online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler, Goolge+ and Youtube
A self-starter with the ability to perform self-directed research
Excellent writing and communication skills
Some Digital Marketing campaign experience
Experience with sustainable product communication and eCommerce marketing models
Timing and Compensation:
This is a semester length, part-time internship starting in August/Sept 2014.