Pursuit is a social impact organization that creates transformation where it’s needed most. Through our intensive, four-year software developer training program, we teach high-need, high-potential adults the technical skills and industry smarts needed to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, and become the next generation of leaders in tech. Our graduates are hired by leading companies like Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, BlackRock, and JPMorgan Chase, and increase their average annual salaries from $18,000 to over $85,000.
In addition to providing training and career support, Pursuit’s innovative operating model combines partnerships with tech companies to retrain their blue-collar workers and social impact investments to scale our services to more people and places of need. By connecting talent with opportunity, Pursuit empowers graduates to transform their families, tech companies, and communities across the nation.
At Pursuit, all employees have the opportunity to make a profound, positive social impact. We are building a dynamic, impactful, ambitious, brilliant hard-working team to achieve our goals and support our national expansion.
About This Role
We are currently seeking a creative, versatile, and hard working communications intern to support the efforts of our Communications team.
The Social Media and Design Intern will support the Chief Creative Officer (CCO) and the Head of Communications and PR in building Pursuit’s social media audiences and raising awareness of the organization across the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. They will also conduct media research, write digital content, and complete other tasks as needed.
The Social Media and Design Intern should ideally have a strong interest in and understanding of social media platforms, their respective audiences, and how each platform can be deployed to advance different communications goal. He/she/they should ideally be an avid consumer of the news and have a background and experience in design.
The Social Media and Design Intern will help the CCO and Head of Communications PR with the following:
Generate and publish content on Pursuit social media channels, with a particular focus on generating Instagram stories
Engage members of the Pursuit community (Fellows, graduates, employers, donors, and staff) on social media
Help shape and implement strategies to engage and expand our audiences on social media
Write digital content, primarily blog posts
Conduct media research; this includes researching trends and writing reporter briefs