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Communications Intern
Posted:  November 15, 2022
Application Due:  Rolling
Location:  Austin, TX

Title: Communications Intern
Organization: Equality Texas Foundation/Equality Texas
Reports to: Communications Director
Location: Austin, TX
Hours and Compensation: Hours are based on selected candidate’s availability. Ideally, applicants should be able to commit to at least 10 hours a week from January – June 2023 and hold a predetermined schedule to be agreed upon during onboarding. Interns will be paid $15/hr.   

THE POSITION: 

Equality Texas is seeking a Communications Intern to work with the Communications and Development Team, reporting directly to the Communications Director and working collaboratively with other colleagues across the organization, the Communications Intern will support the overall digital communications program including social media, email, web content, biweekly webinars, video editing and basic graphic design. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Drafting and copy-editing articles, emails, blogs, press releases 
  • Creating social media, and web content  
  • Editing webinar videos, footage from press conferences and testimony 
  • Recording content to update general public on what is happening at the capitol 
  • Researching up-and-coming influencers, celebrities, etc. 
  • Capturing video and still imagery at the Capitol to tell our story online 

CANDIDATE SKILL PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS: 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ people in Texas 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion 
  • Pursuing degree or higher with a focus in journalism, communications, public relations, public policy, marketing, or related field 
  • Strong writing and communications skills 
  • Experience working with social media including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook 
  • Innovative, imaginative, and able to turn ideas into reality 
  • Familiarity with Adobe Create Suite or similar software used to create print and digital images 
  • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn about communications 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Improve skills to develop mission-related social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) collateral such as video editing, images and photography 
  • Strengthen knowledge in nonprofit communications  
  • Learn copy editing skills  
  • Learn to how support various departments with photo and video filming, editing 

Application instructions: 

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing how your experience prepares you to assume the responsibilities and expectations of the Communications Intern role at Equality Texas to internships@equalitytexas.org with subject line: EQTX Communications Intern.  

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

Equality Texas envisions a Texas where all LGBTQ+ people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of their fellow Texans and in all areas of the law. Headquartered in Austin, Equality Texas is dedicated to securing full legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. With tens of thousands of members across the state, Equality Texas is the state’s leading state-wide organizing and advocacy organization for LGBTQ+ Texans.

Today’s Equality Texas is comprised of two connected nonprofit corporations:

Equality Texas Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBTQ+ issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights, and

Equality Texas, a 501(c)4 organization that conducts direct lobbying and advocacy efforts to advance pro-LGBTQ+ legislation and candidates and to defeat anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Each organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors; these Boards have 33 members in total who represent a cross-section of LGBTQ community, business, and philanthropic leaders and allies.