Social Media 2019 Spring Internship
Create a Social Media platform and help develop an app at EChO Foundation
Are you interested in Food and Public Health?
Required experience with social media
Join EChO – Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Cambridge, MA that is launching the first mobile app using augmented reality (AR) for better food labeling to help save 14 million children from obesity and its health consequences.
EChO Foundation works on novel public health initiatives, currently deploying an innovative "Food Opera" launched in partnership with Eureka Ensemble (42 young musicians from the New England Conservatory of Music). Together we created a musical performance titled "A Sweet Fairy Tale” to educate the public on the dangers of added sugar and promote good nutrition through a fun and engaging composition and narrative, with music adapted from Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf."
We are seeking several graduate or undergraduate interns to assist our foundation (created by a Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative fellow) to:
Create and execute a social media campaign
Monitor Google Ads and social media progress
Write blogs on food and nutrition
Help write grants to fund our projects
Help develop a new AR app for food labels that will tell consumers in real time how much added sugar is in foods and beverages
Compensation Details: This is an unpaid/volunteer position. Hours are flexible and can be full-time or part-time, adapting to the candidate’s availability and class schedule, with a minimum of 12 hours per week for 12 weeks. It cannot be done remotely. Please indicate potential hours/days available when applying. Priority is given to full time interns.
We advise applicants to seek a grant or stipend directly from their schools or institutions that their school would suggest in order to get compensated for this internship, whenever possible.
Location: This position requires being physically located in the Boston/Cambridge area to attend EChO Team meetings at least once a week in Cambridge, Harvard square area – this internship cannot be done remotely.
EChO – Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, Inc. ("EChO Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit startup located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. EChO Foundation has a mission to eradicate childhood obesity throughout the United States and build healthier lives using evidence-based research to drive awareness and nutrition education. This TED Talk, Secondary Sugar Kills, explains why EChO Foundation was created (http://bit.ly/1mdQbNY).
Interest in public health, food, and nutrition
Knowledge of LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter interactions
Excellent writing and editing skills
Experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google Ads
Coding/editing websites highly desirable, but not mandatory
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Social work experience, grant writing or research preferred
Proficient Internet research skills required
Experience with video, filming and editing desirable
Job Categories: Social media, Public Health, Writing
Contact Laurent Adamowicz, EChO Foundation with CV/resume, dates/hours availability, and letter of interest - with your name on each of the files.