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Safari Marketing and Outreach Internship

Safari Marketing and Outreach Internship

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African Community Center
African Community Center

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Internship Application
 
The African Community Center is always on the lookout for new energy and support for our work and community. Interns play a key role in helping us further our mission as an organization: to help refugees rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver through supportive networks of people, services, and community activities. Each intern adds new richness to our community, bringing their past experience, ambition, and passion, while learning new perspectives and skills through their time spent in a diverse community setting. Our goals for interns are: that they grow as individuals, personally and professionally; that they help us achieve more than we otherwise could; we become deeper advocates for the community we are a part of and the individuals we work with; we gain new understandings and experiences; and we build greater connections and exchange between individuals. Interns play a key role in the meaningful work do and we strongly value their investment. It is not without their help, with which we can continue to further our mission in a more impactful way, develop new ideas and approaches, and invest in the lives of our community now and into the future. The African Community Center offers a variety of ways interns can get involved with ACC and the people, families, and communities that are strengthened with the work we do. Internships may be demanding or even uncomfortable at times, yet there is much to gain in these experiences. Internships at ACC will never be the same day to day. You can expect during an internship to come into contact and gain unique perspective from a variety of individuals from varying places, cultures, languages, religions, abilities, ethnicities, generations, sexual orientations, genders, beliefs, traditions, and customs. As an intern, you will gain one of kind insight into the work ACC does within and surrounding our community. At ACC, we value the voices and contributions of each member of the community, meaning we value you and your contributions. As we help our refugee community members rebuild their lives in Denver, we value the fact that we are all learning together and increasing the potential and strength of the individuals throughout the community. If you are ready to make a commitment to our mission, our values, and our vision at ACC, we are ready to warmly welcome you.
 
Internship Description- Safari Thrift Outreach and Marketing Intern
The Safari Thrift Outreach and Marketing Intern assists in all aspects of Safari Thrift program activities- outreach, sustainability, empowerment, and program advocacy. The role specifically entails all communications and marketing efforts with the community through the use of social media, outreach efforts, and devising and implementing advertising plans and opportunities to increase sales and notoriety. The position will require innovative and creative thinking to further develop and challenge outdated methods of communication. As an Outreach and Marketing Intern you will gain, among a variety of things, exposure to basic non-profit operations and environments, a deeper understanding and application of community outreach and engagement strategies, an understanding of social enterprise development, opportunities for non-profit networking and community capacity development, and a deeper understanding of refugee resettlement.
Responsibilities:
 
Advocate for the development and growth of Safari Thrift
 
Document and recap Safari Thrift events
 
Report to ACC Outreach Coordinator regarding features and highlights for ACC community dissemination
 
Promote special Safari Thrift events and sales through creative advertising mechanisms
 
Write copy drafts for campaigns and press releases
 
Maintain MailChimp Communications
 
Assist in website development and support
 
Develop new and creative marketing campaigns by collaborating with marketing and sales liaison and program supervisor
 
Invest and collaborate on projects within the ACC
 
Assist in donation coordination
 
Increase awareness for program funding, needs, and supplies
 
Organize regular impact-meetings with Safari staff and volunteers
 
Special event planning (Community Day, Thanksgiving, large scale monthly sales)
 
Assist in all social media efforts including Facebook, Twitter
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a supervisor, a proven ability to problem solve independently, a willingness to creatively take on projects, a strong interest in the experiences of refugees, and a willingness to work in a multicultural environment. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong background and knowledge in marketing, communications, advertising, or other similar areas.

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