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Digital Communications Intern

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute

Marketing & Communications
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

To achieve our mission of a more free, just, and equitable society, we commit to working proactively to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our myriad endeavors such as the recruitment, compensation, training, and advancement of staff. The best people-serving institutions make this commitment, and we seek to be a leader in the ways that we do so and learn from others. Visit our website to learn more about our commitment and recent actions taken toward building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment.

Program Description:

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program (EEP) explores significant challenges with diverse thinkers and doers to make a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable society for all. We address critical energy, environmental, and climate change issues through non-partisan, non-ideological convening, with the specific intent of bringing together diverse stakeholders to improve the process and progress of policy-level dialogue. This enables EEP to sit at a critical intersection in the conversation and bring together diverse groups of expert stakeholders. In addition to energy and environmental policy, which the program has been addressing for several decades, EEP is now actively and purposefully engaging in climate change policy – mitigating the effects of climate change, adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change, and the international cooperation needed to achieve these goals.

Basic Function:

The Digital Communications Intern will work directly with EEP Senior Communications Manager as well as other program staff to support the program’s various projects and events by creating and managing EEP’s social media platforms, managing website properties, and maintaining email communications with internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Day-to-day work involves a variety of tasks from social media management to editing or developing content alongside colleagues working on a variety of climate initiatives. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Social Media Management (45%) – Draft and schedule social media content, including graphics and short videos, based on EEP’s content calendar.

    • To help grow EEP’s reach, this role will also include community management on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

  • Newsletters (35%) – Compile and draft monthly and quarterly newsletters to various internal and external EEP audiences to increase readership of content and attendance at public events.

  • Website Management (20%) – Update EEP web properties as new blogs, press releases, and reports are prepared to share externally.

This position is for 20 hours a week.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.