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Online Outreach Internship

Organization Background:

Greenspace NCR, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the region's green economy, catalyzing green policies, and stewarding green communities. Leveraging an exceptional network of regional public, private and non-profit partnerships, Greenspace builds the skills, knowledge and capacity of professionals, policymakers and the public to create ground breaking green communities. Greenspace is evolving from GreenHOME, whose mission was to make affordable housing and its neighborhoods green.

GreenHOME was a leader in creating and passing the groundbreaking DC Green Building Act, and came to understand that new policies alone were not enough to accomplish the scale of the impact we were seeking. GreenHOME worked with affordable housing professionals to achieve successful implementation of those green development policies. GreenSPACE has grown beyond the scope of GreenHOME to leverage collaborations with an exceptional network of some of the region's key public, private and non-profit partners producing programs and policies to develop industry-wide capacity among development professionals. This ultimately results in fulfilling our goals of developing the skills and competence required to improve the performance of buildings, landscapes, business practices and policies, ultimately resulting in green communities.

Over the next year, Greenspace will construct the DC region's first green learning and resource center. This new 13,000 square foot space in Washington, D.C.--designed to meet LEED platinum standards-- will be a place to showcase ideas, approaches and resources, as well as build the skills and relationships necessary, to create our green communities. Greenspace will house innovative programming, trainings and demonstrations that articulate pathways for green businesses and job creation, enhance the performance of existing buildings and landscapes, engage the community in creating and supporting green policies that are affordable and sustainable, and cultivate a robust network of cross-sector learning and action.

**Position Description: **

As GreenHOME transitions to Greenspace, NCR, our website must reflect our growth through altered content, updated site design and the integration of both digital and social media. As Greenspace designs its new green learning and resource center the process needs to be documented and shared with the community. The Online Outreach Intern will be responsible for Greenspace's web presence and will work with staff to ensure the site is up-to-date and accurate.

The intern will consult with staff to create a website development plan and take steps to implement the plan. He/she will also be responsible for maintaining already-existing features of the site and for developing new web content. Intern will have the opportunity to have a lasting impact on the organization by establishing the new website and planning for ongoing site maintenance.

Responsibilities:

* Work with staff to understand the organization's web needs and create a website development plan to implement new website construction.
* Produce social media content and distribute.
* Document events and activities, including Greenspace design process, through video, photography, articles and blog updates on the website.
* Work with Greenspace staff to develop content for use online.

Qualifications:

Past experience with web design, social media and photo/video management is required. Intern must have strong writing skills. Applicants with interest in sustainability, preferred.

Benefits:

Internships with Greenspace, NCR are unpaid. Because we are a small organization, intern will have the opportunity to work closely with staff and will be exposed to multiple projects. By the end of the internship, intern will have produced materials that can be used in a portfolio or design project.

Time Commitment:

Hours are flexible. Greenspace will work with the intern to orchestrate a schedule that fits both Greenspace's needs and the intern's availability.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and writing sample to oshannon@greenspacencr.org. Examples of past web or media work are also highly recommended.