Communications & Social Media Intern

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 year ago(12/22/2022 9:20 AM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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The Public Finance Initiative


The Public Finance Initiative (PFI) (, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE, works with communities and their stakeholders to develop research, education, and technical assistance programs that center the values of equity, sustainability, and inclusive growth in the domain of public finance.


TSNE (formerly Third Sector New England) ( is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mission is to provide information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of TSNE’s work is to create a more just and democratic society. PFI is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE.


The Communications & Social Media Intern will be responsible for posting news and media items for the Public Finance      Initiative on our social media platforms, including: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram, about PFI and our partners. 


Essential Functions

  • Monitoring social media platforms for news about PFI, our partners, and the industry
  • Posting daily on social media platforms about PFI, our partners, and our work in order to grow our followers and engage key audiences
  • Supporting PFI’s larger communications activities, including attending team events/partner events where possible, in order to “live tweet” and ensure we have an online presence
  • Developing creative ideas to help grow PFI’s online digital footprint and market our programs and activities as we begin to grow our online presence.
  • Complete other tasks and projects related to the job, as needed.


  • Agile project management – The ability to provide deliverables and engage in thorough and detail-oriented research and tracking of data throughout the life of the project.
  • Communication - The ability to effectively exchange ideas, concepts, facts, and data with diverse audiences.
  • High standard of integrity, ethics, and professionalism - The highest standards of integrity, ethical practices and professionalism are demonstrated in all aspects of work, including interactions with others, decision-making, and the development and delivery of work product. The ability to integrate core values, equity, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational practices.
  • Collaboration - The ability to collaborate vertically and horizontally throughout the organization and with others.
  • Technologically and organizationally functional - Computer skills and demonstrates willingness to learn additional, specific platforms. Also understands and follows the policies and procedures applicable to all staff.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Pursuing an undergraduate or advanced graduate degree in communications or experience working in communications roles
  • Strong attention to detail and strong analysis skills;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while working remotely and independently;
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, team player, and professional demeanor with strong communication skills and a positive attitude;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed Boston, MA. Work is eligible for 100% remote work; the employee may work in any location.

Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $20.00/hr.

Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.


TSNE/PFI strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/PFI prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/PFI celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/PFI's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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