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Progress Texas is seeking a communications intern to join our team for the spring 2020 semester.
This is a great opportunity to work with one of the most well-known progressive organizations in Texas as we lead up to the 2020 election.
Who We Are
Progress Texas is a non-profit media organization working to promote progressive values in our state. For almost 10 years we have been the leading 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.
Last year our team generated 40 million online impressions, more than 500 print and broadcast news stories, and we’d like you to help us continue to amplify the progressive message in 2020 and beyond. Learn more on our Who We Are page, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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 hours per week. A transportation stipend may be available.
Spring 2020 internship will begin mid-February and run through the end of the semester in May. Dates are flexible.
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 a 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 resume, two references, and brief writing sample to our Communications Associate Wesley Story at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.
People of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.
Progress Texas and the Progress Texas Institute are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical handicap, political affiliation, gender identity or expression, or other status protected by law.