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Social Media Intern

Title: Social Media Intern 
Reporting to: Chief Communications Officer (CCO)
Location: Remote (must be comfortable and set-up to work in a remote environment)

Family Equality advances legal and lived equality for current and future LGBTQ+ families through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. We envision a future where:
  • All LGBTQ+ families and youth live in communities that recognize, respect, protect, and value them.
  • Everyone has the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family.
  • Systems of service and support are free of discrimination and maximize opportunities for LGBTQ+ families & youth.

As an organization, we have prioritized anti-racism and integrating racial equity into every facet of our work. We acknowledge our history as a predominately white organization and are committed to ending white supremacy. Doing so is essential to our objective of full equality for all LGBTQ+ people.
Family Equality is a distributed organization, with employees throughout the country.

Internship Summary  
The Social Media Intern is an integral part of the Communications Team and plays a hands-on role in the implementation of Family Equality’s social media strategy. This internship involves creating content for all social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok. Success in this position requires excellent organizational skills, the ability to problem solve independently, attention to detail, highly developed communication skills (written and verbal), superior interpersonal skills, and a commitment to social justice.

  • The internship is 10 hours per week starting in the spring 2023 semester (exact date to be determined by CCO and candidate) with an option of continuing beyond May 2023. 
  • Family Equality operates within a standard five-day work week model, typically Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm ET (subject to change). One meeting per week will be scheduled during that time. Other internship work hours are negotiable and projects can be completed outside of those hours as determined by the CCO and candidate. 
  • Pay is $15 per hour with a maximum of 10 hours worked each week. Pay periods are bi-monthly (twice a month). 

Primary Responsibilities  
  • Create content for social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok)
  • Develop creative ways to engage and grow audiences and build relationships on all platforms
  • Create graphics and edit videos for social media platforms
  • Assist with performance reports of social media platforms
  • Maintain an agreed-upon work schedule and regular communication with Family Equality staff

Required Qualifications 
  • Experience with social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok
  • Self-motivation, focus, and the ability to work remotely
  • Flexibility, a positive attitude, and willingness to learn
  • Excellent organization skills coupled with the ability to maintain a vision for larger objectives 
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 
  • The ability to work well both independently and with others, as a team player
  • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to work effectively in high-pressure settings 

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Experience using Buffer (social media publishing tool)
  • Experience working within the LGBTQ+ movement and/or with families
  • Candidates who hold or are working towards a bachelor's degree (or higher) or with experience in the LGBTQ+ advocacy movement and/or social media
  • Candidates majoring (or holding degrees) in communications, marketing, design, or other related fields

To Apply 
Please submit your cover letter and resume via Idealist . If you have questions about this internship opportunity, please contact Tonya Agnew, Chief Communications Officer, DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS VIA EMAIL AS THEY WILL BE DELETED.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Valuing diversity and championing anti-racism are core values at Family Equality. Family Equality is an Equal Opportunity Employer, working towards a culturally diverse and competent workplace. We provide a team-based environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace. Women, people of color, and other underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Family Equality Council does not discriminate based on applicant age, citizenship, physical or mental disability, HIV status, ethnicity, family responsibilities, gender/gender identity and expression, marital status, matriculation, race, physical appearance, religion, political affiliation, sexual orientation, union membership, veteran status or other unlawful factors, with respect to recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, discipline, discharge, compensation, training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. 

Background Checks
Family Equality performs background checks on all volunteers and staff members as a condition of employment. However, Family Equality also supports and encourages people who were formerly convicted to be active in their community. Background checks results that indicate a conviction do not necessarily disqualify you from employment. Family Equality reserves the right to request further information to fully assess an applicant’s candidacy in relation to the job duties associated with the position.

COVID Vaccination Information
Family Equality is a remote organization where our entire staff works from their homes in numerous states across the country. While there is not a physical office space that any one staff member is required to visit at this time, Family Equality does hold events in various locations nationwide that include members of our staff and/or board. Accordingly, all new hires, interns, and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated from the time they start working or volunteering. Vaccination exceptions may be made for medical or religious exemptions.

For more information on Family Equality and our current work, visit