Intern, Social Media
Washington, D.C. /
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy – Center for Community Investment /
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Mission
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide. With locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Washington, DC; Phoenix; and Beijing, we organize our work around six goals: low-carbon, climate-resilient communities and regions; efficient and equitable tax systems; reduced poverty and spatial inequality; fiscally healthy communities and regions; sustainably managed land and water resources; and functional land markets and reduced informality.
Center for Community Investment Overview
The Center for Community Investment (CCI) at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy works to ensure all communities can unlock the capital needed to overcome disinvestment and ensure all people have what they need to thrive. We help communities set the stage for investments that advance their goals by helping leaders clarify local priorities, enlist institutions that could contribute to success, develop a pipeline of investments to achieve the vision, and change policies and practices to create a more supportive financing environment. We have a well-established framework and approach that community partnerships can use to mobilize investment capital to create opportunities for affordable housing, jobs, fresh foods, and other drivers of good health while making communities more cohesive, resilient, and environmentally sustainable in the face of climate change.
We are a growing organization that is seeking talented and hardworking individuals who are looking to start their career. The ideal candidate will be a college student with experience working in a professional setting, as well as a self-starter with written communications abilities, online literacy, and strong visual sensibility. Working closely with the Communications Department, the Social Media Intern will help amplify CCI's publications and accomplishments while raising the profiles of our participants.
The Social Media Intern will be responsible for daily engagement tasks, weekly post scheduling, monthly metrics tracking, and long-term planning and execution of social media ad campaigns on CCI’s Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram profiles. Creation of social media content will be collaborative with the team with increasing opportunity for creative leadership as the Social Media Intern becomes comfortable with CCI’s content. The ideal candidate will be available for Summer 2023 and the Fall 2023 semester. Candidates with interest in beginning during the Spring semester are welcome to apply, though no Internship position may be held for over six months. This is a paid Internship opportunity.
This is a part-time Internship position in Washington, D.C or remotely, COVID permitting, at 10-15 hours/week reporting to the Communications Associate, with a dotted line to the Director of Communications. CCI staff work fully remotely. No travel required.
We strongly encourage candidates with an interest in and commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice to apply.
What You’ll Do
- Engage daily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, identifying posts to share, like, or refer to other team members for commentary to ensure our social media presence is steady, engaged, brand-appropriate, and growing
- Draft and conceptualize social media content as you become familiar with our work
- Create new strategies or adjust tactics as needed to better achieve our social media growth and engagement metrics
- Schedule weekly posts provided by or with guidance from the Communications Department
- Select, target, and boost top performing posts regularly
- Collect monthly metrics on platforms and discuss data with Communications Department
- Create, upload, and monitor larger ad campaigns in collaboration with the Communications Department
What You’ll Need
- At least 2+ years of undergraduate study or comparable experience, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, political science, or a multidisciplinary social/historical discipline (e.g., American or African American Studies, Rhetoric).
- Strong formal and informal written communication skills, especially when communicating complex ideas
- Proven ability to learn new online platforms and research and implement best practices
- Ability to self-manage daily schedule
- Social media fluency and adaptability, knowledge of LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
- Comfort with Outlook, Microsoft 365
- Ability to interact virtually with a professional environment
- Interest in community investment, community development, affordable housing, health equity, or similar work strongly preferred
The hourly market range for this role is $20- $25/hour depending on level of education and years of experience.
We support a culture of forthright feedback, initiative, cooperation and teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and accepting responsibility.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), ancestry, citizenship status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.