Dream Corps Communications Volunteer

Dream Corps Communications and Digital Media Volunteer

Reports to: Dream Corps Communications Team

Location: Oakland, CA

Minimum Commitment: 8-10 hours per week


Internship Description

Dream Corps seeks a motivated, tech-savvy, and organized volunteer to support our digital media and communications efforts. Through online advocacy campaigns, web content development, social media management, media relations and event planning, the volunteer will play a supportive role in driving the national conversation for criminal justice reform, environmental justice, and tech diversity + inclusion.

This unpaid internship position offers an excellent opportunity for communications skills development and portfolio-building, along with networking. Interns will be asked to work a minimum of 8-10 hours/week.

The Communications Volunteer will work under the direction of the Communications and Digital Media Associate and coordinate closely with the Dream Corps leadership staff.

The Volunteer should have strong written communication skills, have some media relations experience and be eager to learn new digital skills. A minimum commitment of eight to ten hours per week is requested.

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating web content through our content management system -- NationBuilder

  • Drafting social media content and scheduling through Buffer, Hootsuite, and TweetDeck

  • Tracking press hits and supporting list maintenance

  • Staying abreast of the national conversation relating to initiatives

  • Maintaining a media asset database

  • Researching good models for digital strategy and video storytelling

  • Developing social kits, press kits, and digital advocacy toolkits

  • Basic design and video support as needed

Candidates must be comfortable working with a small, fast-paced team, able to efficiently handle multiple deadlines, and driven by a deep commitment to social justice.

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, enjoy establishing and maintaining systems and relationships, and have an eye for good storytelling.

Candidates should possess:

  • Excellent writing and visual storytelling skills

  • Experience interviewing and reporting

  • Some experience or interest in media relations

  • Deep commitment to economic and racial justice

  • Accuracy and credibility

  • Curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever needed

To express interest in the Communications and Digital Media Volunteer position at Dream Corps, email cover letter and resumé to applications@dreamcorps.us

Agency Overview

Dream Corps supports campaigns and initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in our society. We sit at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, ecology and social uplift.