Part-time Marketing Intern (Paid) – Common Impact – Boston, MA

About Common Impact

Common Impact is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. We connect employees from our Fortune 500 corporate partners to nonprofit organizations with proven models to tackle the greatest challenges our communities face. We create meaningful partnerships between companies, social sector organizations and the people that drive them. The common purpose of these connections: to deliver real value to each partner through innovations in community engagement, and ultimately to address deeply rooted and complex social challenges. As Common Impact celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2015, it seeks a Marketing & Event Intern to help steward and support its marketing strategy and cultivate new partners and donors for the next phase of its growth.

Position Summary

Common Impact seeks a Marketing & Events intern who has strong multi-format writing capabilities, visual design and presentation skills, and experience assessing and reporting on marketing metrics. This paid, part-time position offers a unique opportunity to build the presence of an innovative, entrepreneurial nonprofit. The ideal candidate will have background and experience in collateral development, managing social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) and measuring associated analytics, event planning and management, and a solid understanding of the principles of publicity and promotion. While we don’t expect that you’ll have significant experience in all of these areas, we expect that you’ll have strong instincts and a willingness to roll up your sleeves to support Common Impact with a broad range of marketing activities.

Job Description

Common Impact seeks a marketing intern to assist our CEO in implementing Common Impact’s 2015 marketing and event strategy. This will include:

Creating materials that communicate the impact of Common Impact’s consulting programs through social media, blogs, and case study development
Supporting the successful implementation of two donor and client cultivation events
Collecting, assessing and reporting out on key metrics related to Common Impact’s communication channels

Work Location and Hours

We are looking for a candidate to join us for approximately 8-10 hours per week. Internship to start late-April or early-May of 2015, end date flexible. Common Impact offices are located in Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY, but work can be completed virtually. Compensation commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Common Impact is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community. Common Impact strongly encourages people of color and women to apply. To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to, with “Marketing Intern – Last Name, First Name” in the subject line (for example, Marketing Intern – Doe, Jane). See our website for more details:

Your cover letter should address the following questions (this is no time to be modest!):

What excites you most about Common Impact? Why do you want to be our Marketing Intern?
What three things most excite you about this position? What skills do you bring that are relevant to this role?
Please describe an experience you have had managing a marketing or communications-related project. Include detail on what the scope of the project was, your role, and the outcome.
Please write two sample tweets and a sample LinkedIn and sample Facebook post related to Common Impact.
What skills do you hope to develop through this internship?