Internship Opportunity: City Year

City Year is looking for an intern in Boston for the Spring semester. The start date is January 11, 2010 and it ends June 30, 2010. The area of focus is children and youth, community service and volunteering, education and academia and network of nonprofit organization. They are looking for someone who is experienced in public relations, social media and online marketing, special events planning and writing.

The last day to apply for this position is December 21, 2009. This is an unpaid internship.


We are looking for an energetic, self-directed and creative Social Media Coordinator to support the key operations of the Recruitment, Admissions and Alumni Affairs at City Year’s Headquarters in Boston, MA.

Working closely with the Online Community Manager & Social Media Strategist, the Social Media Coordinator will assist in the administration of social media programs and projects to support the mission and strategic plans of this rapidly growing global non-profit organization.

Through authentic and innovative projects and tasks, the Social Media Coordinator will gain essential professional skills and deepen his/her understanding of social media and online marketing functions in the nonprofit sector.

Potential support/project areas include:

• Leverage existing online presence to implement a social media strategy, engaging users through channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

•Generate original content (blogs posts, status updates etc.) and “recycle” (relevant) community content to drive conversations across City Year’s online communities.

• Monitor and listen for “City Year” mentions – engage, provide customers service and generate reports accordingly.

• Support the City Year Social Media Team including the coordination of monthly Social Media web conference calls.

• Research, organize, analyze data and write reports to support Recruitment and Alumni goals.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter (Word or PDF document) to:

Subject: Social Media Coordinator Search

Attn: Michael Messina

Online Community Manager & Social Media Strategist, City Year


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