Outreach & Internal Communications Intern


20 hrs/wk
Organization Overview

Since 1906 YWCA Utah has been a voice for women, a force for change, and a place for hope. Our enduring belief is that better lives for women – all women – will lead to stronger families and communities.  YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services. In addition to our work in the area of family violence, the YWCA also reaches out broadly into the community with offerings for every woman, including a nationally accredited child care and early education center, leadership opportunities for women at all life stages, and opportunities to participate more fully in civic life.
Mission: YWCA Utah is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women,
and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
YWCA Utah is an equal employment opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.
Position Summary
As the Outreach & Internal Communications Intern, this position will support the work of the Marketing & Communications Manager in communications, design, program support, and event promotion. As part of the Development team at YWCA Utah, this position will get hands on experience in supporting the communications needs of a large organization focused on assisting the community through domestic violence services, women’s leadership programming, and race equity initiatives, through community outreach and internal support. This position is an academic year internship (August 2021 – April 2022). The ideal candidate should be passionate about the mission of YWCA Utah and eager to learn more about non-profit communications, particularly in the fields of gender equity, race equity, and social justice. In order to considered for this position, a cover letter must be submitted.
Essential Job Functions

  • Social Media: Assists in promotion of events and programming initiatives and content calendars for YWCA Utah brand channels
  • Promotion: Provides support through event & promotional materials for events, programs, and initiatives
  • Communications: Assists/supports communications needs of departments including HR, operations, business administration, and mission impact
  • Design: Creates social media graphics and event materials as assigned to elevate the YWCA brand and promote programming
  • Program Support: Assists YWCA programming through competitor analysis, community engagement, and research
  • Copywriting: Drafts copy for YWCA Utah social channels, print materials, emails, and website
  • This position will work closely with the Marketing & Public Relations Intern in their efforts
  • Other duties as assigned including event support, marketing, and research
Competencies & Essential Skills:
  • Problem Solving/Analytical Thinker: Ability to solve and analyze problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Ability to provide exceptional customer service to supporters, partners, board members and co-workers.  Exceptional communication skills and ability to respond to difficult situations.
  • Time Management: Ability to multitask and work efficiently within close time constraints. Ability to work under pressure and in a stressful environment.
  • Business Knowledge: Ability to master the components of a multi-disciplinary and multi-programmatic organization and partner organizations. Knowledge and understanding of Anti-racism, gender equity and violence against women.
  • Organization: Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Judgement and Decision Making: Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgement and problem solving techniques in the decision-making process.
  • Technology/Tools: Ability to use various computer systems and applications including proficiency in online and electronic communication strategies.
  • Commitment to mission: Demonstrates commitment to YWCA Utah’s mission and philosophy. Actively engages in YWCA Utah’s anti-racism work.
  • Compliance: Adhere to YWCA Utah’s policies and is committed to act legally and ethically within the scope of the work.
Ideal candidates will have the following:
  1. Welcoming & inclusive personality
  2. General knowledge of direct victim services, violence against women and sexual violence issues; gender and race equity, from a feminist perspective.
  3. Understanding of equity, anti-oppression and trauma-informed philosophies.
  4. General understanding of marketing practices, including copywriting, design, and analysis.
  5. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & LinkedIn)
  6. Experience with Canva/graphic design software a plus.
  7. Passion for race equity, gender equity, and social justice work
  • An understanding of, and agreement with, YWCA Utah’s mission, values and philosophy regarding the elimination of racism, empowerment of women and commitment to anti-oppression work and social justice.
  • Understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.
  • Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis, some weekends and evenings required.
  • Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems and technology.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established timeframe.
  • Demonstrated experience functioning within multidisciplinary settings.
  • Skilled in establishing effective working relationships.
  • Ability to collaborate and invite collaboration.
  • Able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • If driving on business, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to an automobile, and valid auto insurance required.
Physical/Sensory Demands
Work is generally performed in a safe and comfortable office environment.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:  sit for long periods of time; use computer to enter data; use telephone to converse with customers and employees; walk and stand for long periods of time; perform repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement.  Travel to attend conferences, training, outreach and other events occurs routinely.
Equal Opportunity Employer
YWCA Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process due to disability, it is available upon request. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Please apply here: https://ywcautah.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=23&source=aWQ9MTk%3D