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Company/Organization: AIDS Foundation of Chicago


Policy Social Media Intern

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a creative and motivated individual to intern in its Policy Department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience while working at an active, upbeat non-profit.

The Policy Social Media Intern will learn about and support five AFC Policy projects with a focus on social media strategy, user engagement and data analytics. These projects include: HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (a diverse, national human rights network at the intersection of HIV/AIDS and economic, racial and social justice), the Chicago Female Condom Campaign (a group of advocates who work to increase the use, access and awareness of female condoms in Chicago), the National Female Condom Coalition (a group of prevention advocates that work for the wider access of and innovation on internal condoms at the national level), Pride Action Tank (a results-driven group that addresses challenges facing individuals and groups within LGBTQIA communities through a collaborative process of inquiry, advocacy, and action) and SpeakUP (an information hub to identify and resolve health equity issues that have arisen from the Affordable Care Act).

This person will work closely with the Digital Policy Manager with support from Policy Project Managers.

This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this internship, the intern will learn how to take skills acquired in the educational setting and apply them in a professional setting. They will gain a better understanding of the role played by nonprofit organizations with public health advocacy, social justice advocacy, and issues around new prevention technologies, and be better prepared to work in the field of HIV/AIDS, public health, or policy.

The Policy Social Media Intern will learn:
• Best practices for monitoring and posting on social networks
• Workflow for social media communications
• Effective social media cultivation and mobilization skills
• Effective strategies to increase traffic, brand awareness, and engagement
• How to write targeted content for AFC’s Policy online presence
• Steps to engage in effective internet advocacy
• Marketing and communications strategy for policy-related projects
• Tracking and analysis of social media networks
• Effective communication of analytics
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. Internships require at least 15 hours/week for a minimum of 3 months, though longer internships are preferred. Social Media, Strategic Communication, and Mass Communication majors are encouraged to apply.


• Current or recent enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate degree program with an interest and aptitude to work in nonprofit communications
• Documented familiarity with and passion for new media technologies
• Exceptional writing ability
• Detail-oriented
• Self-motivated and self-starter
• Ability to work in a group setting
• Ability to prioritize tasks and handle numerous assignments simultaneously
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet applications
• Extremely proficient in social networking and online communications with documented Facebook and Twitter experience
• Documented volunteer experience or familiarity with nonprofit organizations desired
• Able to commit a minimum three (3) months for this internship


15 hours/week


3 months

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