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Child Advocates

Marketing and Communications Intern

Development – Indianapolis, Indiana
Department Development
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $10

Employer Information

Organization Name: Child Advocates

About Our Organization: Child Advocates is an organization that was created to represent and protect the best interest of children in Marion County who are victims of abuse and/or neglect. Staff members and community volunteers are part of a legal process that ensures these children receive a safe, permanent home.

Job Department: 200
Reports to: Manager of Communications & Development
Job Location: Indianapolis
State: Indiana

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


The Marketing/Communications intern supports the mission of the Child Advocates to protect children who are victims of abuse and neglect and ensure all children thrive. The Marketing & Communications intern will assist the Communications Manager with writing and editing blog posts, interviewing volunteers and supporters, social media posts, capturing video, research, and graphic design in a collaborative, hands-on environment.


· College Junior/Senior Communications

· Marketing or Communications major.

· Preferred Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite

· Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite,

· Preferred Proficient in Google applications

· Knowledge and/or experience or interest in Nonprofit & Child Welfare

  Basic Skills

  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


· Create mission and event postcards/flyers using Adobe Creative Suite.

· Create Superhero Run deliverable's using Adobe Creative Suite.

· Interview and capture volunteer/success case stories for blog and other publications.

· Capture short video testimonials via smartphone.

· List all agency events, training's, info sessions, etc. on community calendars.

· Assist in event planning and communication efforts for special events

· Create graphics for social media and website usage

· Create and deliver social through all social channels

· Interview and capture volunteer and donor success stories for blog and other publications.

· Mandatory Event Participation: June 1 Superhero Run & July 20 Free Kids Fair

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Body Positioning

  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
  • Spend Time Sitting
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls
  • Spend time walking
  • Some lifting, up to 25 pounds


  • Contact With Others
  • Electronic Mail
  • Face-to-Face Discussions
  • Letters and Memos
  • Telephone

 Work Environment

  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled
  • May involve being outdoors at times
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.
  • At least 35%-50% of your time spent in the car

Employee must have a valid driver’s license and be properly insured. This position may require the use of the employee’s personal vehicle to be used in performing some of the aspects of this job.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 may be required to drive, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.


Communicating with Persons outside Organization

  • Communicate visually or verbally
  • Make presentations
  • Write business correspondence

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

  • Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships within community service
  • Maintain relationships with agency personnel or community organizations


  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Computer scanners


 Data base user interface and query software

  • Bloomerang

Desktop publishing software

  • Adobe Systems
  • Microsoft Publisher

Electronic mail software

  • Microsoft Outlook Email software


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