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Communications & Social Media Intern (Part-Time)

Farmers of Riba “cheering agroforestry.” Credit: Roger Leakey
Credit: Roger Leakey


About the Oakland Institute

The Oakland Institute is an independent policy think tank bringing fresh ideas and bold action to the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time. Our research investigates land rights and theft of natural resources; analyzes the impact of so-called development schemes and international aid of donor countries and international financial institutions; promotes agro-ecological solutions; examines the impact of conservation on indigenous communities; and more. Our work is accomplished through impactful research, compelling publications, international advocacy campaigns, and a creative communications strategy. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work directly alongside OI fellows and staff and gain direct experience within a tight-knit think tank.

About the Position

As Communications & Social Media Intern you will take an active role in creating content and managing the Institute’s social media presence. This will primarily include:

  • Assist with the design and execution of social media campaigns

  • Create Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter posts

  • Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns

  • Researching relevant stakeholders to include on social media posts

  • Work to expand our social media presence across all platforms

  • Maintain a calendar that includes specific events to post content during during the internship

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the work being done by the Institute

  • Creativity and an ability to quickly learn and communicate the voice of the Institute

  • Able to handle constructive criticism

  • Able to work reliably and responsibly as part of a team or individually

  • Experience with graphic design or creating graphics

As a part-time position, the working hours will be flexible. The ideal candidate will be able to come into the office located in Oakland, CA once a week and can complete remaining work remotely. We do not have official start dates; start dates are determined based on individual and program needs. Internships can last anywhere from 3 months to 1 year. All intern positions are unpaid. Students are generally able to receive college credit for their work.

To Apply

Please send a resume and short cover letter that includes links to social media accounts you have managed to [email protected].

The Oakland Institute is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.