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Crowdsourcing Community Management Internship-Brooklyn, NY

Organization: ioby

Position Title: Crowdsourcing Community Management Internship

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Hours & Compensation: Paid, 20 hours/ week

Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

Women, people of color and LGBT people are strongly encouraged to apply.

ioby is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. ioby’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.

Internship Description

ioby is a startup nonprofit organization seeking a part-time intern to produce dynamic, engaging content for ioby.org, a crowd-resourcing platform designed to support citizen-led, neighbor-funded projects in urban centers.

Duties may include

  • acting as the first touchpoint to thousands of new users in ioby’s new crowdsourcing campaigns
  • managing new ideas posted to ioby maps in several cities,
  • providing information to senior staff regularly,
  • producing Facebook and Twitter content to continue momentum built in crowdsourced campaigns, and
  • managing responses and interactions in social media channels.

Qualifications

This position requires an ability to write ioby copy in the ioby voice with careful attention to grammatical detail. Candidates should have background in reporting, writing and editing as well as an understanding of uses of social media channels and their specific audiences.

Ideal candidates are students in journalism, crowdsourcing, digital engagement, are freelance writers or fact checkers. You may have an interest in civic engagement, environmental action, urban planning or environmental justice. Or, you may have an interest in learning first-hand what it’s like to work for a startup web-based nonprofit. We’re seeking a self-starter who will work independently and see projects through to completion with a minimal amount of oversight.

About ioby

ioby is a crowd-resourcing platform designed to inspire, support and connect the next generation of environmental leaders in urban centers. ioby.org allows anyone who has an idea for environmental change in his or her neighborhoods to raise tax-deductible donations, connect with local volunteers and share ideas with a likeminded community online.

We are a young and dynamic organization seeking someone who will fit into our organizational culture and contribute to our development. We are happy to work with an intern to develop projects that are tailored to your interests, but we also need someone who is willing to meet short-term content production goals.

Details: This internship has a modest stipend. We are happy to work with interns to coordinate credit and/or stipends from their school or college. Hours and start/end dates are flexible. ioby provides office space.

How to apply

To Apply: Email your resume, references, clips, two blog samples, and a short cover letter describing what you think you will bring to ioby, what about our work interests you, your academic focus and/or goals, and what you wish to get out of an internship to Erin Barnes (erin@ioby.org) by February 14, 2014. In addition, please send five sample tweets and describe your experience in crowdsourcing and approach to using social media as a base-building tool for community organizers. Please use “Crowdsourcing Community Management Internship” as the subject line.

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