Communications Intern

Colorado Charter School Institute - Denver, CO 80202
Colorado Charter School Institute - Denver, CO 80202
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Colorado Charter School Institute - Denver, CO 80202
Job Description
ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public-school choices offered through charter schools, particularly schools that are focused on closing the achievement gap for at-risk students. Governed by a board of nine members appointed by the Governor and Commissioner of Education, CSI currently serves a diverse portfolio of 42 schools across the state of Colorado serving over 20,000 students. CSI is uniquely positioned to serve and promote charter school innovation in communities throughout Colorado and to be a leader in improvements in authorizer practices. CSI aspires to continue growing the quality and quantity of its portfolio of schools in Colorado in response to the need for high quality, innovative charter school options. Our organization is at an extraordinary point of opportunity and is poised to make additional systemic changes that will yield improvements within the portfolio's overall student achievement.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ROLE-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties of this position include the following. Interns in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

Print Materials
- Assist with creation and selection of photography for print and electronic communications.
- Support the development and execution of identity and collateral materials for major organizational initiatives.
- Proofread, copyedit, and rebrand (if necessary) existing stakeholder materials.

Electronic/News Media
- Assist with keeping website content up to date.
- Work with staff to ensure ongoing improvement of website, including phased updates and redesigns.
- Assist with keeping contact database updated.
- Draft social media posts and monitor CSI and CSI schools' online presence.

Media Relations
- Maintain media archives.
- Develop a media contact database.
- Assist in the creation and distribution of press releases.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once

EXPERIENCE
- 1 - 2 years of marketing, communications, media or public relations coursework preferred
- Familiarity with Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, and desktop publishing software. Experience with Wordpress a plus

EDUCATION
- High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
- Working toward an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree, preferably in marketing, English/journalism, or a related communications field

INTERNSHIP TERMS
The hourly pay for this internship is $15/hour. CSI would like for the intern to come to the office in Downtown Denver a couple of times for training purposes, and the rest of the work can be completed remotely. CSI will provide reimbursements for mileage/parking for necessary visits to the CSI office.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to talk or hear. The intern is frequently required to stand, walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The intern is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

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