Communications Intern: Progress Texas Internships

Hey Y'all, We're Hiring!
Progress Texas is looking for a communications intern.

Who We Are

Progress Texas is a non-profit media organization working to promote progressive values in our state. Since 2010, we have been leading the progressive voice in Texas media that stands up for the left, fights the right, and advocates for issues important to a growing number of people in our state. Each year our team generates hundreds of original articles, podcasts, posts, and videos for the progressive movement - and we'd like you to help us keep it going. 

Texas is the fastest growing state in the nation, yet our political leaders do not always reflect the opinions and priorities of a growing number of people in our state. 

Location: Austin, Dallas or remote office (in Texas). We are interested in qualified candidates from all major media markets in Texas.

That's where you come in. 

Duties - Communications

  • Track news coverage relating to Progress Texas issue silos and Texas politics

  • Pull media clips for Progress Texas as needed

  • Help maintain press contacts lists 

  • Research and write original blog posts on Progress Texas issue silos and political news

  • Assist with drafting social media content, including photos and videos 

  • Assisting with graphic creation

  • Help carry out rapid response communications and digital grassroots engagement around breaking news

Compensation & Time Commitment

Interns will receive $15 per hour, with a flexible work schedule of 15-20 hours per week. 

Internships typically follow the academic schedule with a Fall, Spring and Summer internship available. Dates are flexible.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Committed to progressive issues and ideals

  • Creative and willing to push the envelope

  • Excellent at verbal and written communication

  • Organized and detail-oriented in fast-paced work environment

  • Have knowledge of digital platforms, including social media channels

  • Hardworking, able to take charge of independent projects, and confident enough to proactively contribute to team issue campaigns

How to Apply

Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, two references, and brief writing sample to info@progresstexas.org.

Progress Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, especially people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to apply.

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