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- Digital Engagement Intern, USA

Digital Engagement Intern



New American Leaders (NAL) is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in public office. We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone is included, and everyone participates.


Headquartered in New York, NAL is a national, nonprofit organization with programs across the country. We have a strong track record of recruiting and training immigrants of diverse race/ethnic backgrounds to run for public office. We also work with New American elected officials across the country who are at the frontlines of creating transformative policy environments for educational, economic and political equity.




Follow news stories on immigration policy and immigrant candidates for office

Engage NALP alumni via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Monitor performance indicators such as impressions, clicks

Brainstorm and create social media campaigns

Attend events with NALP staff

Provide ongoing support to the program team

>Curate content for social media channels

Help with social media pre-strategy research

Research new trends in the social world and bring fresh ideas to the team

Monitor current social campaigns and suggest revisions when necessary


Position Description


NAL is seeking a Digital Engagement Intern to join our communications team as we expand our digital footprint and change the national narrative about immigrants and democracy. The Digital Engagement Intern will be responsible for following related news stories and crafting engaging and timely content for NAL’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts. The Digital Engagement Intern will also work closely with the Director of Digital Initiatives on campaigns and analyzing outcomes.


The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States. Interns will also have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NAL’s work that align with his or her interests.




Follow news stories on immigration policy and immigrant candidates for office

Curate content for Facebook and Twitter with an eye toward both education and engagement

Author blog posts on assigned topics and assist with content calendar

Assist with the maintenance of the NAL database and help craft e-mails that inspire recipients to take action

Assist with building and maintaining a robust story bank

Monitor performance indicators such as impressions and clicks

Assisted with the creation of digital engagement campaigns

Assist with live-Tweeting, photos, and other social media promotion at NALP events

Creatively promote NALP’s candidate trainings on Facebook and Twitter

Research new trends in the social world and bring fresh ideas to the team

Monitor current social campaigns and suggest revisions when necessary


Qualifications and Skills


Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights and immigration policy

Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership

Excellent writing skills and an ability to multi-task

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Familiarity with Twitter, Hootsuite/Tweetdeck, Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, Dropbox and Flickr

Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings

Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time




While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the non-profit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. If the intern is not receiving financial support from other sources, a small stipend per semester or summer can be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs (to be disbursed at the end of the internship).


Time Commitment


A minimum of 15 hours per week is required. Students who can commit to two semesters are strongly preferred. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required during an event. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The majority of internship activities will take place at our office in New York City during office hours (9:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday).


To Apply:


Please email a cover letter and a résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Digital Engagement Intern” in the subject line.


Job posted on 12th April 2018

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