Intern - Community Preservation Coalition

Posted Date: January 3, 2017
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
The Community Preservation Coalition (CPC) is a non-profit alliance of open space, affordable housing, and historic preservation organizations that works with municipalities to help them understand, adopt, and implement the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA).  Members of the Coalition include: Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association; the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance; Mass Audubon; The National Trust for Historic Preservation; Preservation Massachusetts; The Trust for Public Land, The Trustees of Reservations, and communities across Massachusetts.
 
The Coalition offers an opportunity to build your skills in:
  • Communications and social media outreach
  • Nonprofit media development
  • Community engagement
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Event planning
 
…and your knowledge of:
  • Smart growth
  • Affordable Housing
  • Easements and open space preservation
  • Historic Preservation
  • Municipal law
  • Massachusetts state and local politics
 
Specifically, we seek an intern to assist with:
 
CPA Communications and Social Media Outreach
As the Community Preservation Act continues to gain traction and interest across the state of Massachusetts, the Coalition is seeking a personable, proactive, and tech-savvy candidate to help us promote the ongoing success that CPA has demonstrated since its inception in 2001. The chosen candidate will work closely with the Communications Director to launch a social media presence and develop community outreach campaigns focused on advocating the positive impact that CPA has had in the 160+ cities and towns that have adopted the program.
 
Coalition General Assistance
Assistance with conference and event planning, website updates, and other miscellaneous tasks.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate coursework preferred.Interest in public administration, social media and website design, content creation, community engagement, open space preservation, affordable housing, historic preservation, and outdoor recreation.  
  • Superior written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong website, social media, and online competency.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Time Commitment:  ~16 hours per week from January 2017 – December 2017.  Start and end dates are flexible. Pay : $15/hr