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Chander Campaign Seeking Communications Intern

Chander for Council is seeking a resourceful, organized, and self-motivated Communications Assistant with strong writing, research, and social media skills to join our team. The primary focus will be on social media.

Chander Jayaraman is running for an At-Large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia. He is a progressive, independent candidate who has experience as an ANC Commissioner, business owner, and job training and social services program director. He is committed to re-focusing city government’s attention to its core responsibilities—public safety, education, and economic independence—and making city government work for its citizens.

Chander for Council is a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Candidates for the position must have the ability to work independently and remotely, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. This is an unpaid internship. Students who are from DC and attend school elsewhere may be considered for remote internship, depending on circumstances.

As a Communications Intern, you will:

  • Support the communications director with creation of social media content

  • Assist in drafting press releases, blog posts, emails, website content

  • Monitor media and social media

  • Suggest and execute paid social media activities

  • Attend events with Chander to generate written and visual content

  • Conduct research on an as-needed basis Possibly draft and help place op-eds

  • Help plan and execute events Help shape the digital media and other communication plans and activities

  • Post blogs and other content to the website

Requirements

  • Ability to commit 15+ hours per week starting in January 2020

  • Current bachelor’s degree candidate or recent graduate

  • Strong writing and research skills

  • Competence with Canva, MailChimp, google docs, Squarespace, Hootsuite, or similar platforms

  • Passionate about local electoral politics

  • Basic video-taking (smartphone) and video editing skills

  • Preferred: familiarity with District issues, neighborhoods, and politics

Application

To apply, please send an email that describes your interest and relevant skills and experience to David Connerty-Marin at campaign@chander2020.com. Please do not include a resume.

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