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Body Love 4 all Social Media and Communications Internship

​Address
6835 Brace Street, Houston, TX 77601

About the Organization
Body Love 4 All’s mission is to empower everyBODY to discover and celebrate themselves, develop confidence, and create positive and supportive communities. Focusing on the key concentrations of size, gender, race, and ability, Body Love 4 All examines the intersection of body shame and wellness. So often, unhealthy relationships with our bodies manifest themselves in low self-esteem, poor decision making, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, deliberate self-harm, school drop outs, etc. These can exacerbate mental illness and lead to further destructive behaviors. Our programs work to combat early onset of body issues in children which often lead to damaging and unhealthy behaviors towards themselves and others. In addition to our work with children, BL4A helps adults connect with themselves and transform their lingering self-love issues into feelings of confidence and happiness.

Built upon our four core principles of body love, we offer self-discovery and empowerment programming to children and adults. Those principles are:

1. Practice Radical Body Love, by focusing on self-care, self-love, and embracing your own unique beauty.

2. Enjoy Pleasurable Movement, by being present in your body and finding the type of movement that feels right for you.

3. Redefine Health, by reducing anxiety, listening to your body’s signals and creating a stronger relationship with yourself that can lead to better emotional and physical health.

4. Create Supportive Community, by raising awareness, educating your peers and strengthening your personal support networks.

Position
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Social Media and Communications Intern (SMCI) will help brainstorm, implement, monitor, and evaluate the communications strategy for the organization. Working with the ED and Board of Directors, the SMCI will play an important role in shaping the communications and community engagement plans for BL4A. This internship will focus on all aspects of developing communications, including media relations, fund development messaging, social media strategy, and live event planning.

Body Love 4 All is an emerging organization in Houston, and is still developing programs, curriculum, products, and a donor base. Working with the organization is an excellent opportunity for an intern to learn all the various aspects of building and strengthening a nonprofit organization, from the beginning.

Responsibilities

  • Utilizes social media to engage with a community of fans/followers online
  • Contributes to marketing and advertising strategies
  • Coordinates online marketing and advertising campaigns 
  • Collaborates with staff and the Board of Directors on projects and assignments
  • Demonstrates interest in social media and how media and communication strategies can continuously engage the online community
  • Coordinates and hosts social events, utilizing digital media for marketing and promotion
  • Some general office duties as needed

Qualifications
Body Love 4 All is an emerging organization in Houston, and is still developing programs, curriculum, products, and a donor base. Working with the organization is an excellent opportunity for an intern to learn all the various aspects of building and strengthening a nonprofit organization, from the beginning.

  • Passion for the mission, vision, and values of Body Love 4 All   
  • Provide links to 1-3 social networking profiles to demonstrate interest and knowledge
  • Possesses skills in writing, presentation, interpersonal relations, and customer management
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety
  • Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability
  • Prefers challenges, fast pace, new ideas, future focus, and unstructured environment
  • Must be able to be present in the office during the majority of work hours, some work from home is acceptable
  • Is comfortable creating conversations with new people
  • Appreciates the intersection of digital media and real-life engagement

Start Date
Position open until filled, requires 6 month commitment

Hours
A commitment of 10-15 hours a week for a minimum of six months is required.

Compensation
This is an unpaid internship; however BL4A will offer occasional stipends, perks, and benefits. As the organization grows its donor base there is a possibility of intern positions becoming paid staff positions.

To Apply
Please a send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Laura Burns at info@bodylove4all.org

Last updated 11/25/2019 3:11 AM