The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a creative and motivated individual to intern in its External Relations Department as a Social Media Intern. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience while working at an active, upbeat non-profit.
The Social Media Intern will intern directly with the Digital Communications Manager. This internship will focus on AFC’s presence on social media sites, including Facebook and Instagram. The intern will learn how to curate and create content that inspires our target audience to engage more with AFC. The Social Media Intern will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, and other issues related to AFC’s mission.
This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills acquired in the educational setting and apply them in a professional setting. The intern will gain a better understanding of the role that social media can play in a non-profit setting and be better prepared to work in the field of nonprofit communications and marketing.
The Social Media Intern will learn:
Best practices for monitoring and posting on social networks;
Workflow for social media communications;
Effective strategies to increase AFC’s web traffic, brand awareness, and content engagement;
How to write and create targeted content for AFC’s online presence;
Tracking and analysis of social media networks;
Effective communication of analytics.
Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program;
Extremely proficient in social media and online communications with documented Facebook and Instagram experience;
Exceptional writing ability;
Detail-oriented and self-motivated;
Ability to work in a group setting;
Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously;
Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications;
Experience volunteering with nonprofit organizations desired;
Able to commit to a minimum of three months for this internship.
This internship is unpaid (stipend available). Details will be provided during the interview process. AFC can also help interns obtain college credit, if available from your school. Interns will receive necessary training and staff supervision. The Social Media Internship requires at least 15 hours/week for a minimum of three months, although longer internships are preferred. Communications, Marketing, and Journalism majors are encouraged to apply.
All candidates must submit a cover letter and resume, and completed application form, which can be found at: www.aidschicago.org/internapplication
Please submit all application materials to:
Email (preferred): Interns@aidschicago.org
Mail: AFC Intern Program, 200 W Monroe Street, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60606
About AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases.
People living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
To realize our mission to mobilize communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases, we will:
Improve health equity.
We will increase access to high-quality, comprehensive prevention, care and housing services free from stigma.
Prevent new cases of HIV.
We will reduce new HIV infections through innovative approaches to prevention, care, housing and education with a focus on most-impacted populations.
Serve as a collaboration and knowledge center.
We will be a thought leader and resource center to create and share best practices, innovations and models.
Be a bold voice for change.
We will be a leading voice to mobilize advocates and people living with HIV and related chronic diseases to transform systems, policies, and resources.
Commitment to Priority Populations
Anyone can become infected w...ith HIV, but HIV and related chronic diseases disproportionately impact certain populations in distinct geographic areas. We can have the greatest impact on the HIV epidemic by focusing our efforts on those most-impacted by HIV, based on epidemiological data and unmet need:
• Young Black gay and bisexual men
• Transgender women of color
• Black women living in high-incidence areas
• Latino gay and bisexual men
Factors that drive the HIV epidemic and health inequities that we will address include:
• Sex work
• Drug use
• Lack of access to health care
• Immigration status
AFC will also work to meet the evolving needs of older adults with HIV and long-term survivors.
Commitment to Organizational Excellence
To strengthen AFC as an organization, we will move to a talent management framework, develop staff and Board leadership, implement long-range business planning with a focus on diversity and inclusion, and ident