Communications Intern

Our Vision

Jolt harnesses the power of Latino culture to empower young Latinos and transform Texas.

Our Mission

We believe young Latinos will transform Texas through the power of their vote. We are harnessing the brilliance of our community and culture to build a generation of leaders that matches the urgency of our time.

What We Strive For

Jolt gives Latinos the power to make change, so we can have a say in how Texas is run. There are almost 11 million Latinos in Texas. Together, we have the power to transform our state. 

Jolt brings together Latinos from across Texas to win on the issues that matter. Jolt doesn’t stand for any one party or politician — it stands for the Latino community, families, and parents who worked hard to give their children everything they didn’t have. 

Here’s how we do it.

Jolt organizes our community to determine what happens on school boards, in the state legislature, at the Governor’s mansion and all the way to Congress and White House to make sure our government works best for ordinary people. We accomplish this through:

TELLING OUR STORIES

Jolt brings artists and musicians together to lift up issues and voices in the Latino community, and share stories of how everyday people in the community are coming together to build a stronger democracy.

VOTER ENGAGEMENT

Jolt members endorse candidates up and down the ballot to determine who gets elected, and conduct year-round issue advocacy to engage voters on the issues that matter most to them.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Jolt’s Levantate Leadership Institute provides training to Latino youth on public speaking, advocacy, digital organizing and mobilization so that they can be effective leaders for their community.

COMMUNITY AND STUDENT ORGANIZING

Jolt helps young people form student chapters at high schools and college campuses to organize around the issues that matter to them and to register their peers to vote.

 

About the Opportunity

Jolt seeks a Communications Intern to monitor the news, legislation, and updates from the Texas Legislative session, and assist in developing and executing media strategies, creating content, and drafting communications materials.

Key Priorities & Responsibilities
  • Monitor breaking news and press coverage related to Jolt’s focus policy issues.
  • Develop and main press lists.
  • Draft op-eds, press releases, press advisories and other external communications materials.
  • Monitor and support social media engagement.
  • Assist with special projects and communications research.
  • Design and edit graphics, photos and videos
Skills & Abilities

The Communications Intern must demonstrate competence in the following:

  • Experience in communications, media relations and social media, including proven writing and editing skills 
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented; 
  • Proven capacity to multitask in a fast-paced work environment
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicate Effectively: Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Think Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization, and work independently to solve problems

Qualifications

  • Candidates should hold current undergraduate status as a sophomore or greater or graduate level student status. Alternately, recent graduates within six months of completing their undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible to apply.
  • Ability to work irregular hours and travel (many times in the evenings and weekends)
  • Experience or interest in working with underrepresented and/or diverse communities

Compensation

$15 per hour

Location

This position is remote, but applicants must be based out of Texas. 

Job Type 

This is a temporary, 8-hour per week position that runs from February 15, 2021 through August 6, 2021 (26 weeks). 

Equal Employment Statement

Jolt Initiative 501(c)3 and Jolt Action 501(c)4 are equal opportunity employers. It is Jolt’s policy to comply with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations relating to employees or applicants relating to advertising, recruitment, employment, compensation, promotion, transfer, termination of employment, training and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, sexual orientation/expression/identity, genetic information or disability. It is Jolt’s policy to also comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and a relevant writing sample to jobs@jolttx.org. In the subject line, please include “Communications Intern.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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