Communications and Outreach Intern

The Wayfarer Foundation seeks a Communications and Outreach Intern who will work to populate and update a range of communication channels, develop relations with press and carry out specific tasks related to outreach within the community and other organizations. This opportunity will engage a full range of marketing and communications skills, but the emphasis is on social media, press relations and outreach. A good candidate will be familiar with social impact issues and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, be detail-oriented and self-directed.

Candidates with strong writing, research, organizational and graphic design/visual skills are especially encouraged to apply.

Tasks include:

  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of the Wayfarer Foundation’s relationship with press

  • Organizing and assembling media assets

  • Creating content for social media posts and newsletters

  • Adapting and sharing program information for and with different audiences about the Wayfarer Foundation’s 1:1 Pilot Program and the annual Skid Row Carnival of Love

  • Developing relationships and communicating with other like-minded advocacy and service organizations

  • Outreach: raising awareness of our events and programs to make homelessness a solvable problem by tabling, distributing flyers, and sharing information in the neighborhoods and at the events where we can have the greatest impact

Qualifications include:

  • Strong communications skills and relationship-building ability

  • Fluency with social media and email marketing

  • Excellent research and organizational skills

  • Precise, detail-oriented work ethic

  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and take initiative

  • Graphic Design Skills preferred

  • Experience working with nonprofit/cause-based organizations

Commitment: 12-16 hours/week. A semester-long commitment is required, with the possibility to extend based on performance and desire. The position is unpaid; college credit will be arranged as needed.

Job PostingJustin Baldoni