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Internship & Volunteer Positions

SPLIT THIS ROCK INTERNSHIPS

Split This Rock is currently seeking summer 2019 interns! Below is a list of available internship oppportunities:

  • The Communications & Outreach Intern will work in the areas of public relations, marketing, and social media strategy. The full job description can be downloaded as a Word document by clicking here
  • The Digital Media & Design Intern will work in the areas of graphic design, photo and video documentation and archiving, and video captioning. The full job description can be downloaded as a Word document by clicking here.
  • The Poetry Database Intern will support Split This Rock’s one-of-a-kind online resource, The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database, and assist with internal administrative tasks related to the organization's poetry library and videos. The full job description can be downloaded as a Word document by clicking here.

For best consideration, please send a resume, a thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in Split This Rock and why you would be a good fit for this position, and a portfolio (if applicable) to Emma Bartley at emma@splitthisrock.org by Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10am.

ONGOING VOLUNTEER NEEDS

We are in need of volunteers to work in our office and help with a variety of tasks on an ongoing basis. If you're interested in helping in any of the areas listed below, please send a resume (or an overview of educational background and relevant work/volunteer history), a thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in Split This Rock and why you would be a good fit for this position, and a brief prose writing sample (no more than two pages - no poetry please) to Emma Bartley at emma@splitthisrock.org.

Fundraising/Events: Help plan fundraising events, write appeal letters and grant proposals, and dream up creative fundraising events and projects.
Sponsorships: Solicit donations and sponsorships from businesses (hotels, venues, transportation, restaurants) and organizations (poetry, religious, community, peace and justice).
Event Coordination:  Help plan, set up, implement and clean up for one of our various events.
Publicity & Marketing:  Develop ads, brochures, registration materials, t-shirt designs. Work with web and blog editors. Solicit and maintain support from various media sources.
Outreach: Help us develop and maintain relationships with schools, institutions of higher education, religious organizations, individuals and groups that focus on literary arts, theatre, activism, marginalized groups, youth etc.
National Organizing: Establish, maintain and provide resources for a national network of key contacts in other cities who help to coordinate recruitment, publicity and engagement activities where they are.
Media Relations: Work with Split This Rock’s media team to identify and cultivate free media exposure by writing press releases, making phone calls, sending out emails and staying in touch with the media.
Accessibility Planning: Work with accessibility experts to ensure our website, promotional materials and events are accessible.
Website Management:  Help with keeping our website up-to-date.
Archivist/Documentation: Organize photos, videos, and documents to make them more widely available and to preserve Split This Rock's institutional memory.
Administrative Support:  Help with record-keeping, maintaining databases, sending thank you notes, organizing our poetry library, filing etc.

EVENT SUPPORT: If you are interested in helping out at Split This Rock events or helping us publicize events remotely, please fill out our online form so we can add you to the list of people we can contact when needs arise. If the form is not accessible to you, please contact Administrative & Development Associate Emma Bartley by email at emma@splitthisrock.org or by phone at 202-787-5210.