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Long-Term Volunteer Programs Communications Intern

at Habitat for Humanity

Posted: 6/28/2019
Job Status: Internship
Job Reference #: 543379

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Long-Term Volunteer Programs Communications Intern

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We are Habitat
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is known for its continuous efforts to pave the way for leading a brighter future for families in need. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 1,000,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than one million people. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. 

HFHI Long-term Volunteer Programs (LVP) exists to equip Habitat locally to engage and empower volunteers in their 
own communities to build capacity & help grow the Habitat organization, impact communities more deeply, and 
create partners for the cause. These teams works to support the Habitat AmeriCorps program, Campus Chapters, 
Habitat Young Professionals and a new youth engagement strategy. 

What will you build?
The goal for the LVP Communications intern is to provide program support in the area of communications through the development of strategies, brand awareness and maintenance of important platforms. 
*This position is 3-4 days/week (15-20 hours), unpaid internship based at either Atlanta, GA or Washington DC.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Help develop and implement a social media engagement strategy and content calendar for the department Twitter and Facebook groups
• Support content and branding updates for program manuals and resources
• Maintain open AmeriCorps postings with Service Year platform
• Carry out resource audits within two internal program platforms
• Create templates for storytelling purposes
• Additional responsibilities as needed and desired
Minimum Qualifications:
• Current undergraduate student
• Excellent communication skills (writing, editing)
• Knowledge of communication strategies 
• Good interpersonal skills
• Able to take on individual projects as well as work within a team
• Great organizational skills and the ability to balance varied tasks and deadlines
• Consistent attention to detail
• Technologically savvy
Preferred Qualifications:
• Nonprofit experience 
• Interest in social justice (affordable housing)


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Position Category
Un-Paid Internship

Position Type
US Internship

Geographic Location
North America

Required Travel

Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. HFHI has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, Georgia, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and the Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and the Caribbean work, and Bratislava, Slovakia, for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

HFHI is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.