Place Matters, New Orleans: Student Intern-Social Media

September 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Position Summary:

Place Matters New Orleans (PM-NOLA) is seeking an innovative, politically and social media savvy intern to set-up and manage the PM-NOLA web site, Face Book page, and Twitter Page.  PM-NOLA is a social justice initiative that is aimed at re-shaping policies that impact the health and disparate life-expectancy of New Orleans residents at the neighborhood level. PM-NOLA is focused on youth educational policy change to reduce dropping-out, as high school education completion rates are associated with increased long-term health, increased financial success and lower incarceration rates.  PM-NOLA is interested in a robust community dialogue around these issues and is seeking an ambitious student to manage the social media activities to support this agenda.

Job Location: The intern will be housed at Loyola University.

Supervisor:     Dr. Charles Corprew, Psychological Science, Loyola University

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to PM-NOLA website redesign and content.
  2. Monitor and post on all online platforms (blogs, forums, social networks and website.
  3. Conduct online outreach and promotions.
  4. Facilitate PM-NOLA website and social media optimization.
  5. Conduct and establish key word analysis to enhance user search.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. University student majoring in political science, marketing, English, or communications,
  2. Marketing or business administration with substantial or proven experience on the web and effective use of social media at the organizational level.
  3. Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  4. Genuine sensitivity to the needs of all children and commitment to youth education.
  5. Professional attitude and manner that reflects the high standards of the PM-NOLA initiative.


Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Effective verbal and listening communication skills & ability to communicate effectively.
  2. A solid understanding of policy and education issues affecting youth in New Orleans.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to translate and direct ideas and posts into positive dialogue.
  4. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  5. Strong attention to detail.
  6. Ability to think proactively and function independently
  7. Personal Attributes: honest, trustworthy, and respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, demonstrate sound work ethics.
  8. Should possess basic knowledge of the Place Matters initiative and be able to articulate program goals.

Compensation: Interns will be expected to log 15-20 hours per week during their tenure and compensated at $10 per hour.

Posting Date:  Opens August 26, 2012 and closes September 16, 2013.

Application Instructions: E-Mail questions, cover sheets and resumes to


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