Two Internship Announcements: Digital Communications Intern & E-Commerce Intern

Position Title: Digital Communications Intern

Type of Organization: Green Business, Non-profit Home Improvement Thrift Store, Sustainable Community Initiatives
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Type of Student: College or Graduate, preferably Graduate level

Compensation: Unpaid, travel stipend

Description: Community Forklift, LLC is an innovative building materials reuse center based in Edmonston, Maryland. The name refers to our mission of “lifting local communities” by reducing waste, creating green jobs, and making repairs affordable for homeowners, small businesses, and community groups. In addition, Community Forklift provides home improvement materials to the public for subsidized prices, and/or donates materials to nonprofits and families in need.

Community Forklift’s outreach office leads efforts to increase the visibility of the organization and advances its reputation. This involves actively recruiting and developing stories about the materials, donors, staff, partner nonprofits, communities/individuals assisted, and service activities; developing brand identity, marketing materials and publications for the organization; assisting and updating the Community Forklift website and social media accounts; and promoting and documenting organization-wide events, among other efforts.

Community Forklift is undertaking period of rapid growth and expanding communications and marketing initiatives. This project will be a major focus of the outreach efforts, and a student intern would gain valuable experience as part of a nonprofit team working on creative communications and marketing initiatives with an opportunity to leave a lasting impact.

2014 - 07 Howard holding bamboo compressedInternship Activities will include:

  • Supporting the ongoing development of the Community Forklift website, including:
    • auditing and editing existing website content in preparation for weekly updates
    • Creating new website content as needed, independently and in partnership with staff
  • Developing, editing, and posting information about news, events, marketing materials on the Community Forklift website
  • Supporting Community Forklift donors, consumers, and community partners engagement efforts through social media, e-newsletters, and event planning
  • Attending, photographing, and possibly recording events and writing about selected events
  • Interviewing relevant staff, consumers, donors, and community partners for content
  • Contributing to social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Blogspot)
  • Developing brochures, flyers, and other materials to promote programs and events

Qualifications:

Excellent writing and communication skills required.

Experience with graphic design, video editing or photography a plus.

Contact: Meg Kiernan, Program Manager

Contact Phone: (301) 985-6011

Contact Email: outreach@CommunityForklift.org


????????????????????????????????????????????Position Title: E-Commerce Intern

Type of Organization: Green Business, Non-profit Home Improvement Thrift Store, Sustainable Community Initiatives

Type of Student: College or Graduate, preferably Graduate level

Compensation: Unpaid, travel stipend

Description: Community Forklift, LLC is an innovative building materials reuse center based in Edmonston, Maryland. The name refers to our mission of “lifting local communities” by reducing waste, creating green jobs, and making repairs affordable for homeowners, small businesses, and community groups. In addition, Community Forklift provides home improvement materials to the public for subsidized prices, and/or donates materials to nonprofits and families in need.

Community Forklift’s vintage department conducts research on its antique, vintage, or unusual materials then places a value on these accordingly. This inventory is then sold in the warehouse or online through our various e-commerce platforms.

Community Forklift is undertaking period of rapid growth and expanding communications and marketing initiatives. This project will be a major focus of the outreach efforts, and a student intern would gain valuable experience as part of a nonprofit team working on creative communications and marketing initiatives with an opportunity to leave a lasting impact.

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Internship activities will include:

  • Research vintage & unusual building or décor materials for historical significance, usage/application, and/or appraisal value.
  • Photograph and develop descriptive content of vintage & unusual items for posting on e-commerce and social media websites.
  • Create, expand, and manage the vintage & unusual building and/or décor material’s database.
  • Play a supportive role in providing logistics for the inventory and shipment of vintage & unusual building or décor materials.
  • Contribute to social media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Blogspot) about unusual finds in the warehouse.
  • Other duties as assigned

????????????????????????????????????????????Required & Desired Qualifications:

Genuine interest for vintage & unusual building and/or décor materials.

Organized multitasker, can work independently or part of a team is a must!

Excellent writing, communication, and Excel skills required.

Experience with photography a plus.

Contact: Meg Kiernan, Program Manager

Contact Phone: (301) 985-6011

Contact Email: outreach@CommunityForklift.org

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