Title: Communications Intern

Compensation: Unpaid

Duration: 3-6 months with potential for extension

Location: Washington, DC or telework

Summary
The Crescendo Group LLC is seeking two (2) part-time communications interns to assist with social media planning, marketing and promotion strategy, publicity, and increasing brand awareness.

The mission of Crescendo is to work with women survivors of armed conflicts and gender-based violence (GBV) to increase economic empowerment by developing a marketplace of handmade items for socially conscious consumers and retailers. Together, we are selling more than products; we are raising voices.

Crescendo is based in Washington, DC and currently work with partner organizations in Kosovo and DC area. In 2019, expansion plans include Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, and Europe.

Our ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter with a good sense of humor, flexibility, and adaptability who is willing to learn and lend their talents to further Crescendo’s mission. Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Social media content planning, creating, and scheduling content for Twitter (including compiling retweets), Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

  • Design graphics for social media using Canva or Adobe Creative Suite

  • Planning, creating, and scheduling newsletter

  • Assist with newsletter strategy

  • Attend relevant community events and cover them live for social media

  • Conduct research on subject matters related to women’s rights, women’s economic opportunities, refugee crises, past and current human rights conflicts, ethically produced goods, socially conscious consumer market, etc.

  • Write blog posts for the Crescendo website

  • Provide feedback on the Crescendo website and assist with improving design, content, and layout of website

  • Other communications, marketing, and public affairs projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and strong commitment to human rights, gender equality, and/or refugee assistance

  • College student, sophomore through senior preferred but will also consider non-student candidates. Preferably Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Women’s Studies, or Political Science majors but applications from all majors welcomed!

  • Able to commit 5-10 hours per week

  • Experience with many social media platforms, especially Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter

  • Excellent research and writing skills

  • Creativity, humor, willingness to learn

  • Knowledge of Canva and MailChimp preferred

  • Must be responsive to emails

Details: The intern is asked to be available 5-10 hours per week and can work from any location. Internships with Crescendo are an excellent way to build your resume while gaining valuable experience. By the end of the internship, the intern is expected to have produced numerous deliverables.

Start and end dates are to be determined based on academic schedule, if applicable. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled.

Submitting Applications: If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to amy.chase@thecrescendogroupllc.com