We know there are a lot of postings for “social media interns”, but this one is different; it’s about much more than tweets and Facebook posts, it’s about creating and executing a strategy for digital community building. We won’t stick you in front of Hootsuite and expect money to fall from the sky. We will never ask you to pick up coffee or printer paper. We need a thinker and a doer—someone to help us maintain and build a powerful movement at an exciting time. Interested? Read on.
The Community for Open Source Microfinance is a diverse collective of participants building a microfinance movement powered by open source innovation and we’re looking for a Digital Community Intern.
We make microfinance more open and effective by equipping MFIs with software, collaboration tools and a local support network to use technology to reach the poor. Our community exists at the intersection of two important trends: open source software and microfinance. We work to help alleviate poverty by improving the tools of the microfinance industry, building the open source movement in the process. We’re looking for visionary thinkers and creative minds who can help us push the pace the innovation for microfinance and discover better ways for our cross-cultural community to interact. Toward this end, we need multitalented communicators and relationship-builders that are social media savvy and excited to make a difference.
Download a copy of this Digital Community Intern job description.
- Job Title: Digital Community Intern
- Supervisor: Director, Community Programs
- Duration: 3 – 6 months
- Type: Part-time, temporary
- Location: Telecommuting (Seattle, WA)
- Compensation: None (Unpaid)
- Strengthen and expand online presence on social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ etc.
- Refine and support online giving strategy for Mifos and COSM
- Help to build and grow participation and interaction amongst our international community.
- Assist with online outreach – writing up community case studies, blog posts, e-newsletter stories, etc.
- Assist with identifying, recruiting, engaging & recognizing volunteers in our community.
- College degree (business, communications, economics, political science or related field)
- Strong computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, Social Media Management Platforms [Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, etc.], Google Analytics, WordPress)
- 3+ years professional experience
- Active Social Media participant
- Passion for microfinance and open source software
- Communications-oriented writing
- Background in digital communities and movements
Please submit a resume and a brief cover letter that speaks to your experience in digital community building to email@example.com.