District Of Columbia Housing Finance Agency
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Seasonal

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM SUMMARY:

The DC Housing Finance Agency's Internship Program is designed to attract undergraduate and graduate level students who are interested in the Agency's mission and a career in affordable housing.  Interns will perform a variety of assignments designed to enhance their professional and technical development.  They will gain valuable on the job training and exposure to a small fast-paced work environment. 

All internships are paid.  Undergraduate Interns are paid $15.00/hour and Graduates are paid $17.00/hour.

 

Interns enrolled during the fall and spring semesters typically work an average of 20 hours per week, but may work additional hours up to 32 hours during the semester. Internships may be consecutive, continuing from semester to semester.

 

The summer internship program is a comprehensive 10-12 week program running from May to August. Interns typically work 20 - 40 hours per week.   

PUBLIC RELATIONS/ SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP:

The Public Relations intern will play an active role in communication with the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency's customers, constituents, partners, stakeholders and online communities. The intern will assist in maintaining the Agency's organizational presence on various social media platforms and help create and publish content that is relevant to the Agency's audience. This internship will benefit someone who is interested in marketing, media relations, public relations, and community relations. Housing experience and/or is a plus.

ESSENTIAL DUITES & RESPONSIBILITES:

 

  • Assist with relevant projects undertaken by the Director of Public Relations to include but are not limited to seminars, groundbreakings, receptions, presentations and speech writing
  • Assist in managing the Agency's social media platforms including the Agency website, Facebook and Twitter
  • Promote events and programs through digital promotion and gain experience in social media platforms and the too
  • Engage and bring value to user's interactions with the Agency by responding to posts and comments
  • Post updates, news and announcements on social media accounts in a manner that invites conversation and interaction
  • Create content and update social media accounts with current and relevant photos and videos from Agency events
  • Perform research to find articles, stories, videos, resources, or other content that is relevant to the Agency's mission
  • Take pictures and videos at Agency events to be utilized for the Agency's website, and other social media platforms
  • Propose innovative ways to initiate and grow the Agency's audience on social media
  • Manage, organize, and archive the Agency's digital media content
  • Monitor the online activity of partner organization, stakeholders, and other influencers
  • Research and report on social media best practices
  • Utilize Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Hootsuite and Twitter analytics to assess trends and activity and provide recommendation
  • Review the Agency's social media platform and adjust plans or strategy to optimize the Agency's reach

KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited college or university seeking a undergraduate and/or graduate degree
  • Preferred majors include: Communications,  Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Relations, Public Relations, Strategic Communications or Community Relations
  • Have at least a 2.75 grade point average
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with basic photo- editing software
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Experience with Adobe Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator) a plus
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Hootsuite
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