OpenGov Hub Call for Applicants:
Programs & Communications PAID Summer Intern
(and Community Builder!)
The OpenGov Hub is a co-working community in Washington, D.C. and network of over 35 organizations (almost all nonprofits) promoting transparency, accountability, and civic engagement around the world. The 20,000 square foot Hub is the physical home of about 200 people promoting these open government ("OpenGov") reforms through technology, research, media, and advocacy.
The OpenGov Hub’s mission is twofold: provide a physical home to opengov organizations (helping them be more efficient and share resources); and be the center for collaboration, learning, and innovation on opengov issues (helping members be more effective and have greater impact together).
The OpenGov Hub seeks a dynamic student or recent graduate to serve as a full-time Programs & Communications paid Intern and Community Builder, from late May/June through late July/August.
The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, outgoing individual who is passionate about people and problem solving, and the Hub’s mission to build community and promote collaboration.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop practical skills while building connections with a wide variety of organizations and individuals working in this innovative and dynamic field.
This is a paid position.
Event/Program Management Support:
Fully support a variety of regular (at least weekly) Hub events through logistics, RSVP management, media and event promotion, day-of support, and more
Brainstorm new event ideas, assist with planning for longer-term programming, and evaluating the impact of programming
Produce weekly blog write ups of myriad events and discussions
Manage daily social media presence across channels and track communications impact
Support and improve content and design for internal and external Hub communications, including website and newsletters
Provide daily general “help desk” support to our member community (ex: basic IT assistance)
Assist with managing the reception, supplies inventory, mail sorting, etc.
Strong people skills
Strong communication skills, especially written (including under fairly short deadlines)
Positive attitude and eagerness to contribute and learn (no matter the task)
Nice but not necessary qualifications:
Office management, administrative, operations, or program management experience
Basic comfort with using technology
Proficiency in InDesign/Photoshop
Passion for open government issues
Familiarity with shared offices or co-working environments
Community building or community organizing experience
To apply, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest, a resume, and a 3-5 page writing sample (succinct article or blog style writing is best, rather than academic work) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 1st.