The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is seeking a creative and motivated individual to intern in its External Relations Department as a Social Media Intern. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience while working at an active, upbeat non-profit. The Social Media Intern will intern directly with the Digital Communications Specialist. This internship will focus on AFC"s presence on social media sites, including Facebook and Instagram. The intern will learn how to curate and create content that inspires our target audience to engage more with AFC. The Social Media Intern will also have the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy, and other issues related to AFC"s mission. This internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills acquired in the educational setting and apply them in a professional setting. The intern will gain a better understanding of the role that social media can play in a non-profit setting, and be better prepared to work in the field of nonprofit communications and marketing. The Social Media Intern will learn to: • Best practices for monitoring and posting on social networks; • Workflow for social media communications; • Effective strategies to increase AFC"s web traffic, brand awareness, and content engagement; • How to write and create targeted content for AFC"s online presence; • Tracking and analysis of social media networks; • Effective communication of analytics. This internship is unpaid (stipend available). Details will be provided during the interview process. AFC can also help interns obtain college credit, if available from your school. Interns will receive necessary training and staff supervision. The Social Media Internship requires at least 10 hours/week for a minimum of three months, though longer internships are preferred. Communications, Marketing, and Journalism majors are encouraged to apply.

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