2019 New Economy Coalition Internship

Position: Communications Intern


Type: Summer Internship for Credit


Start Date: 6/1/2018


The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is offering an internship position working with our Communications Team to support media outreach, digital marketing and communications. We're looking for someone who is passionate about new and solidarity economy work who has experience in database management, research, social media, and strategic communications.


This part-time position starts in early June (or earlier) and ends in September. This is a remote position but we have an employee in Western Massachusetts near Amherst who would love to cowork with the intern one day a week. Applicants are encouraged to be available September 11 - 13 for NEC's annual member meeting. NEC will be responsible for handling intern's travel, food and accommodation in North Carolina (TBD).




The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a coalition of 200+ organizations working to transform our economic system by advancing solutions that are participatory, just, and sustainable. Based in Boston, MA but made up of organizations from across the United States, NEC aims to spread a new story about whom the economy serves, to facilitate the development of economic alternatives, and to engage coalition members in creating the conditions for transformational change. Organizations in NEC include: the Working World, 350.org, Demos, Business Alliance For Local Living Economies (BALLE), US Federation Of Worker Cooperatives, Post Carbon Institute, the Institute for Policy Studies, and many more. For the full list, visit:http://neweconomy.net/members


NEC aspires to be an inclusive and liberatory organization. We value having a diversity of life experiences and perspectives on our team. We strongly encourage applicants who identify as persons of color, women, and/or gender nonconforming to apply. We are an equal-opportunity employer.


Responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Events Support
  • Help with photography, capturing quotes from attendees and other support on the ground during NEC's member meeting

Communications Support
  • Handling and enriching all of NEC’s social platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website
  • Promoting announcements and deadlines related to CommonBound 2018 across NEC’s various digital and social media platforms
  • Participating in regular Communications Team meetings
  • Responding to emails, calls and inquiries from the press
  • Drafting and sending emails to our email list, blog posts, promotional images, press releases
  • Assisting staff-led and participant storytelling efforts the weekend of CommonBound  
  • Helping keep NEC’s Facebook, Twitter and website up to date
  • Research for journalist contacts and influencers in policy, education and media
Administrative Support
  • Any other tasks as reasonably requested by Communications Manager or other staff


Successful applicants must have:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and an ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency using Eventbrite and Google Drive/Docs.
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities, including switching among tasks as needed.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of records and information.


Interns should display several of the following qualities:
  • Talent for using social media as a tool to broadcast ideas and build followings
  • Passion for movement building through storytelling and strategic communications as well as in the 200+ organizations in the NEC membership
  • Background in progressive organizing or politics, and an interest in NEC’s mission
  • Experience creating digital content like memes, GIFs and short videos
  • Attention to detail and a willingness to ask questions


To Apply: Send the following items to bshear@umsas.edu by April 7.

1) A resume or CV

2) A one page letter of interest that includes 3 elements: how your background, experiences, and interests relate to the internship; what you hope to accomplish in relation to the internship; what work would you like your internship to include

3) Your summer availability in June and July, mode of transportation, and preferred work hours (include both daily hours and weekly availability).

4) A short description of your experience with communications, press outreach, digital promotion and social media. Feel free to get creative and include writing samples, the best memes you’ve made, screenshots of successful posts, or even a short video message.