Communications and Marketing Intern for the Women’s Pipeline for Change

Posted April 06, 2012 Employer: Women's Pipeline for Change and Partnership for Democracy and Education
Approximate Deadline: June 2012

Position Title: Communications Intern for the Women’s Pipeline for Change

Position Type: Internship (Communications or Marketing major or background preferred)

Salary: $10 per hour

Start Date: Immediately

Duration: 6 months minimum preferred

Location: 675 Massachusetts Ave., 8th Floor,Cambridge,MA

Reports To: Program Manager

Women’s Pipeline for Change

The Women’s Pipeline for Change, a program of the Partnership for Democracy and Education, is a coalition of accomplished women of color leaders, women of color-led organizations and allies focused on increasing the electoral participation of women of color from low income communities inMassachusetts. Its mission is to build a sustainable infrastructure to support progressive women of color as they enter, navigate and move up the pipeline of political leadership. We aim to expand public expectations of who our leaders are. The Women’s Pipeline for Change envisions a consistent stream of women of color entering public life and leading their communities at all levels, resulting in a vibrant and inclusive political system and sensible policy and budget priorities for children, families and communities.

Partnership for Democracy & Education

The Partnership for Democracy and Education provides donor services, including research, grantmaking and program development to select individual donors and donor groups who seek to shift political power to women and people of color from low income communities. The aim of our clients is to see such individuals develop their leadership, advocacy and civic skills and practices so that they set and advance budget and policy priorities that benefit everyone. The Partnership is a key funder of the Women’s Pipeline for Change and provides program and operational support.


The intern’s primary focus will be to assist with communications and outreach related to the initiatives developed by the Women’s Pipeline for Change. The intern will assist program staff to ensure Pipeline stakeholders and supporters receive updated, engaging and high quality information and news that facilitate their active participation in our programs. In addition, the intern will provide support to strengthen outreach efforts that broaden the visibility of the

Pipeline among key individuals and organizations across the state. We anticipate tasks will include: writing, designing and compiling a wide range of materials, such as correspondence, brochures, email newsletters, press kits, social media and web content. Phone and email communications and internet research will be part of the intern’s duties. The intern may perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Demonstrated Skills

Must have a passion for civic engagement and strengthening democracy, particularly among communities of color

Excellent writing skills

Strong computer skills and technologically savvy

Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr

Experience using and writing for social media, websites, etc.

Ability to work quickly and exhibit strong judgment

Able to meet deadlines

Must have good communication and interpersonal skills

Must be detail oriented and a team player

Must be a self-starter

Must be able to work well with people from diverse backgrounds, particularly women and people of color

Current student at a college or university (a communications/marketing background or experience is a plus)


Working Conditions

Estimated hours are 8-10 hours per week

Flexibility to work on projects in the office and remotely

Weekly program check in with Program Manager


Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest indicating your time availability to by March 16, 2012. Please state in the subject line: Communications Internship. No calls please. Resumes can also be mailed to:

Women’s Pipeline for Change

c/o Jobin-Leeds Partnership for Democracy & Education, LLC

675 Massachusetts Ave., 8th Fl. Suite C


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