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NewsLab Internship

Job description

Job description

OVIS NewsLab internships bridge engaged community members with OVIS. Longer than other internships but for fewer hours each week, interns act on behalf of donors by choosing the news, engaging with articles, and keeping donors informed. Journalism students participate (remotely) for 5 to 10 hours per week for 3 to 6 months. Applicants are required to be pursuing an undergraduate or masters in journalism or a related discipline and be available to commence the internship within 3 months from hire.

Position Description:

Are you an aspiring journalist who wants to build a better tomorrow? Reporting to the Chief Growth Officer, NewsLab interns expand OVIS’s positive impact on our community. This internship will grow your network while providing valuable hands-on experience in blogging, podcasting, publishing, search engine optimization, and understanding the impact of journalism on the community a publication serves.


1. Social Media Management:

  • Assist in creating and curating engaging content for our social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) to promote our organization's initiatives, events, and campaigns.

  • Monitor social media channels, respond to comments and inquiries, and engage with our online community in a timely and professional manner.

  • Conduct research on social media trends, strategies, and best practices to optimize our online presence and increase reach and engagement.

2. Content Creation:

  • Collaborate with the communications team to develop compelling and visually appealing content for various digital platforms, including social media posts, blog articles, newsletters, and promotional materials.

  • Create and edit multimedia content such as graphics, videos, and infographics to enhance our storytelling and effectively convey our messages.

3. Community Organizing:

  • Assist in planning and executing community events, workshops, and outreach programs to foster connections, raise awareness, and build relationships with our target audience.

  • Identify and engage with key community stakeholders, organizations, and influencers to collaborate on joint initiatives and maximize community impact.

  • Support the development and distribution of community-oriented resources, such as informational guides, toolkits, and surveys, to gather insights and facilitate participation.

  1. 4. Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Track and analyze social media metrics, campaign performance, and audience engagement to provide regular reports and recommendations for improvement.

  • Monitor relevant conversations, trends, and news within our industry and local community, sharing insights with the team to inform content and strategy.


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field. Relevant coursework or experience in social media management, community engagement, or digital marketing is highly desirable.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to adapt content to different audiences and platforms.

  • Familiarity with social media platforms, including their features, algorithms, and best practices for engagement and growth.

  • Proficiency in graphic design tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Canva) and video editing software is a plus.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with an ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

  • A creative thinker with a keen eye for detail and aesthetics, capable of producing visually appealing and impactful content.

  • A passion for community building, social justice, and making a positive difference in society.

  • Collaborative mindset, able to work effectively in a team environment and contribute innovative ideas.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing priorities and evolving organizational needs.

  • Knowledge of local community resources, networks, and social issues is advantageous.

Note: This is a PAID internship position. We are committed to providing a supportive learning environment and opportunities for professional growth and networking. Interns will receive mentorship and guidance from our communications team throughout the internship period.

If you are enthusiastic about communications, social media, and community engagement, and you want to make a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant portfolio or work samples demonstrating your communication and social media skills.

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