Communications Internship

2017 Communications Inernship

 Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation

Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for more than a decade.  We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone.  Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system.  Since 1997, in states and communities across the country, we have been a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and action in health care reform. Additional information about Community Catalyst can be found at www.communitycatalyst.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

About the Opportunity:

The intern will support the Communications Team and communications work throughout the organization, with a specific focus on the organization’s online communication. Responsibilities will include daily news monitoring and preparation of an email with the top health care news articles that goes out daily to more than 2,000 subscribers. Monitoring and creating content for Twitter and Facebook, producing and editing posts for Community Catalyst’s newsletter and blog and providing editing support for the organization’s publications will be part of the daily tasks of this position.

We are seeking candidates who are highly motivated and work well in a team, have strong organizational, writing and computer skills, an interest in online communications, an interest in supporting the advocacy work of Community Catalyst and learning more about health policy and communications work, and the ability to translate complex issues into simplified, succinct language.

This is a paid, full-time internship lasting approximately sixteen weeks, with negotiable start and end dates.

QUALIFICATIONS

Organization located in convenient downtown Boston location.

Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the internship to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Communications Intern”, and whether you are seeking a Summer or Fall 2017 internship in the subject line.

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status.   It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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