Bil Browning

Internships available at Bilerico Project

Filed By Bil Browning | November 23, 2010 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: interns, internship opportunity

We're looking for a couple of interns to assist with running the site and learn the ropes of online publishing and marketing. We're currently looking for a couple of brave souls who'd like to learn about communications and marketing.

The details are after the jump if you're interested.

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Communications Internship Opportunity

Bilerico Project is seeking an unpaid communications intern to work roughly 20 hours per week this spring semester. Since this is an online communications opportunity, location is not specific.

The communications intern will help facilitate messaging, build media contacts, copyediting, and research in multiple arenas.

Duties include:

  • Compiling and organizing news clips, op-eds, studies, and reports
  • Copyediting
  • Updating press and media contact lists
  • Conducting research and compiling statistics for editorial and web materials
  • Occasionally drafting statements, op-eds and press releases
  • Comment moderation
  • Assisting the editorial team with daily operations
  • Compiling a style guide for editorial use

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong internet skills
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to be a team player and to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and dedication
  • Interest in LGBT policy and pop culture
  • Strong knowledge of grassroots organizing
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Journalism or organizational communications background
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Knowledge of social-networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Graphic design sensibility
  • Video editing knowledge a plus

Internship applications are currently being accepted for the following time periods:

Spring Term 2011: Early January - Late April (start and end dates are flexible)

Application Process:

The application should consist of your resume, 3 references, a short writing sample, and a cover letter including the following information:

  • Dates and hours of availability
  • Special skills you would bring to the internship
  • Where you learned about the internship
  • An acknowledgment that the internship is unpaid

Send application to editor@bilerico.com with the subject line "Internship application"


Marketing Internship Opportunity

Bilerico Project is seeking an unpaid marketing intern to work roughly 20 hours per week this spring semester. Since this is an online marketing opportunity, location is not specific.

The marketing intern will help facilitate creating promotional, social networking and advertising plans as well as work with other bloggers and journalists to do joint promotions.

Duties include:

  • Creating promotional and public relations campaigns
  • Assisting with the organization's viral media and social networking operations
  • Updating Bilerico contributor social networking information
  • Advertising purchases
  • Assisting Bilerico contributors learn best practices for social media
  • Work with communications team for mass media outreach
  • Assisting the editorial team with daily operations
  • Tracking visitor information

Qualifications include:

  • Established Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Strong internet skills
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to be a team player and to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and dedication
  • Interest in LGBT policy and pop culture
  • The ability to work independently outside of an office environment
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Marketing or public relations background
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Knowledge of social-networking sites like StumbleUpon, Reddit, and YouTube

Internship applications are currently being accepted for the following time periods:

Spring Term 2011: Early January - Late April (start and end dates are flexible)

Application Process:

The application should consist of your resume, 3 references, a short writing sample, and a cover letter including the following information:

  • Dates and hours of availability
  • Special skills you would bring to the internship
  • Where you learned about the internship
  • An acknowledgment that the internship is unpaid

Send application to editor@bilerico.com with the subject line "Internship application"


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