SWAN Communications Intern

SWAN is a veterans-founded and veterans-led organization leading a national effort of transformational change within the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. We are dedicated to securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault, and to reforming veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

The Communications Intern will play a key role helping the department execute its strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations. This is a great opportunity for somebody looking to get hands-on experience in a fast-paced communications office. The intern will learn how to spread messages across all media channels – digital and traditional – and gain exposure to media-monitoring, rapid response and media relations strategies. This position is unpaid, and will be a commitment of approximately 10 hours/week for summer term.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learn how to craft messaging specific to military/veterans issues and policies.

  • Shadow staffers and spokespeople through press appearances (i.e. television, radio, etc.).

  • Learn protocols for crisis communications strategy.

Qualifications:

  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office Suite and Google Apps, as well as social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

  • Excellent communication (written, graphic, verbal, etc). Please provide a writing sample in your cover letter and resume upload.

  • Flexibility, dedication to mission, and a sense of humor – we are a rapidly growing organization, and one that is presented with many unique, interesting and exciting opportunities on a regular basis.

  • Familiarity with policy, legislation and military culture a plus.

  • Bachelor’s degree, or working towards degree in related field (Communications, PR, etc).


Please send a brief cover letter expressing your interest for this position and your resume to jobs@servicewomen.org. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Service Women’s Action Network follows an Equal Opportunity Policy and employs personnel without regard to race, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, different abilities, marital status, age, height, weight, or veteran status.

SWAN Development Intern

SWAN is a veterans-founded and veterans-led organization leading a national effort of transformational change within the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. We are dedicated to securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault, and to reforming veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

The Development Intern will gain insight into corporate, individual, foundation and special event fundraising all done with a focus on raising necessary funds to fulfill mission activities. This position is unpaid, and will be a commitment of approximately 10 hours/week for summer term.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Have the opportunity to learn about the fundraising process, from individual donors, institutional partners, major US foundations and major corporations.

  • Research grant opportunities, prospective foundations and individual donors.

  • Assist in the drafting of: proposals, reports, donor cultivation letters, thank you letters, and other donor communications.

  • Planning and production of fundraising events as well as assist with scheduling for development travel.

  • Learn critical fundraising, marketing and administrative skills applicable in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, while contributing to meaningful social change.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to communicate efficiently within a small team environment.

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.

  • Personal qualities such as sensitivity, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office Suite and Google Apps.

  • Salesforce, database management and/or mail merge platforms experience is a plus.

  • Familiarity with policy, legislation and military culture a plus.

  • Working towards, or have obtained a bachelors degree. Related field a plus.

Please send a brief cover letter expressing your interest for this position and your resume to jobs@servicewomen.org.  No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Service Women’s Actions Network follows an Equal Opportunity Policy and employs personnel without regard to race, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, different abilities, marital status, age, height, weight, or veteran status.