Fall 2012 Internships Open NOW!

INTERNSHIPS OPEN NOW!

CommonAction Consulting is the premiere human engagement firm in North America. Interning at CommonAction is a great way to get introduced to a variety of sectors that serve people, including nonprofits, education, and government.

Our interns are college students who are self-starters and independent, working under the supervision of internationally-recognized, award-winning human engagement expert Adam Fletcher. CommonAction gives our interns tons of responsibility and opportunities. Stationed on their own computers and phones, our interns work from home. 
We have three positions available, and information follows.

General Requirements

  • Able to travel to Olympia for a one-day (7 hour) orientation. 
  • Committed to 12-15 hours of online work per week 
  • Self starter – ability to work well alone and with others 
  • Passionate about engaging people to change the world, committed to social change, and believer in the public good 
  • Love the CommonAction mission and can work with a quirky, loose-knit team 

Compensation

  • This is an unpaid internship. Those who successfully complete an internship can earn school credit. They’ll also have tons of fun, get a great reference letter, and work with a leading national organization promoting powerful, world-changing work.

Dates

  • October 1—December 17, 2012 

Details

  • If all of this fits you or someone you know, please apply by September 21. 
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and first come, first served! 
  • No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. 
  • Be creative (we like videos and baked-goods, as well as proper spelling and grammar)! 
  • If we are interested, we will contact you for an interview. 
  • CommonAction Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
  • No phone calls, please! 

POSITION: Marketing Intern

Marketing at CommonAction Consulting is all about creating buzz to support our professional services and products, including The Freechild Project and SoundOut. We work hard to form powerful partnerships to support young people and get them involved with us to take action. We work with our partners to secure contracts by building innovative, creative, and strategic marketing plans to create hype around our programs and encourage young people to take action in social change, students to get involved in school improvement, and more, all in the name of engaging people to change the world!

Strategy

  • Assist with the creation and execution of marketing strategies for CommonAction and our programs. 
  • Brainstorm how we integrate unique marketing tactics for ongoing campaigns. 
  • Document any relevant press articles, research, citations, etc. that feature CommonAction and our programs. 
  • Use of data to guide strategic marketing campaigns and next steps. 

Partnerships

  • Ongoing partnerships: what outlets (traditional and online) should we be working on an ongoing basis to distribute content throughout the year? 
  • Campaign online partnerships: what online outlets should we target for campaigns? Identify and sustain relationships with online partners. 
  • Outreach: reach out to different online sites, associations, organizations, etc. on behalf of CommonAction for campaign promotion 
  • On-the-ground/grassroots marketing. Identify grassroots marketing strategies to implement and incorporate into program marketing. Expand college marketing tactics. 

Research

  • What media outlets should we reach out to for partnerships and why? 
  • Look at successful marketing campaigns and research what made the marketing partnership successful, and how CommonAction can replicate those best practices 

Qualifications

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality 
  • Comfort with pop culture and trends of the moment 
  • Excellent communication skills: Solid grammar, ability to convey message clearly, good telephone manner 
  • Self-starter, ability to work well alone or with others 
  • Creative, can think outside of the box 

How to Apply

  • E-mail cover letter, one page resume and names and telephone numbers of two references to Adam Fletcher at adam@commonaction.org with the subject line MARKETING INTERN. 

Also, send separate page with answers to the following questions:

  • What does engagement mean to you? 
  • What’s your favorite book? 
  • What was your favorite marketing campaign from the past year and why? 
  • What do you think is the best way to reach the “adult ally” demographic and why? (think of teachers, youth workers, parents, etc.) 
  • Name two business sectors CommonAction should work with and why. 
  • Name two improvements you would make to commonaction.org, freechild.org, or soundout.org and why. 

POSITION: Business Development Intern

The business development intern promotes CommonAction and our partners to awesome organizations to develop our meaningful, social and unique national programs. The business development intern is responsible for creating, pitching, and brokering relationships with K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations, community-based organizations, government agencies, and other potential clients to promote our services and products nationally and internationally that engage people to change the world!
Responsibilities

  • Research and development for CommonAction and its core products and services, focused on youth engagement, community engagement, student engagement, and personal engagement. 
  • Researching companies and brands that are relevant to our audience. 
  • Brainstorming new marketing and outreach ideas. 
  • Assisting in the management of our current client/partner relations. 
  • Working on national The Freechild Project and SoundOut programs 
  • Some administrative work as necessary. 



Requirements

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality. 
  • Knowledge of pop culture and the trends of the moment. 
  • Excellent communication skills: solid grammar, ability to convey message clearly, good telephone manner. 

How to Apply

  • E-mail cover letter, one page resume and names and telephone numbers of two references to Adam Fletcher at adam@commonaction.org with the subject line BIZ DEV INTERN. 
  • Also tell us the top three organizations that CommonAction should target for business and why. 

POSITION: Publishing Intern

The publishing internship at CommonAction Consulting will be responsible for a variety of activities related to book publishing. Working with four current manuscripts, this intern will identify the best publishing tracks for each potential publication, including independent publishing and sales, sales through an online seller, and through traditional publishing routes. Activities will include research, outreach, and some editing. Each of the manuscripts is related to our mission of engaging people to change the world!

Strategy

  • Research publishing options for four current manuscripts. 
  • Complete editing process where necessary. 
  • Assist with the creation and execution of publishing strategies for each publication. 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills: Solid grammar, ability to convey message clearly, good telephone manner 
  • Self-starter, ability to work well alone or with others 
  • Creative, can think outside of the box 

How to Apply

  • E-mail cover letter, one page resume and names and telephone numbers of two references to Adam Fletcher at adam@commonaction.org with the subject line PUBLISHING INTERN. 

Also, send separate page with answers to the following questions:

  • What’s your favorite book, and why? 
  • What do you think is the best way to reach the “adult ally” demographic with publications and why? (think of teachers, youth workers, parents, etc.) 
  • Familiarize yourself with our current publications (http://tinyurl.com/CACbooks) and suggest two ways to promote them more effectively. 

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