The Wayfarer Foundation

Communications and Outreach Intern

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

The Wayfarer Foundation seeks a Communications and Outreach Intern who will work to populate and update a range of communication channels, develop relations with press and carry out specific tasks related to outreach within the community and other organizations. This opportunity will engage a full range of marketing and communications skills, but the emphasis is on social media, press relations and outreach. A good candidate will be familiar with social impact issues and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, be detail-oriented and self-directed.

Candidates with strong writing, research, organizational and graphic design/visual skills are especially encouraged to apply.

Tasks include:

  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of the Wayfarer Foundation’s relationship with press
  • Organizing and assembling media assets
  • Creating content for social media posts and newsletters
  • Adapting and sharing program information for and with different audiences about the Wayfarer Foundation’s 1:1 Pilot Program and the annual Skid Row Carnival of Love
  • Developing relationships and communicating with other like-minded advocacy and service organizations
  • Outreach: raising awareness of our events and programs to make homelessness a solvable problem by tabling, distributing flyers, and sharing information in the neighborhoods and at the events where we can have the greatest impact

Qualifications include:

  • Strong communications skills and relationship-building ability
  • Fluency with social media and email marketing
  • Excellent research and organizational skills
  • Precise, detail-oriented work ethic
  • Ability to multitask, work independently, and take initiative
  • Graphic Design Skills preferred
  • Experience working with nonprofit/cause-based organizations

Commitment: 12-16 hours/week. A semester-long commitment is required, with the possibility to extend based on performance and desire. The position is unpaid; college credit will be arranged as needed.

About the Wayfarer Foundation
The Wayfarer Foundation makes homelessness a solvable problem through love, service, dignity and friendship. We are a 501(c)3 that supports charitable programs that are inspired by content produced by​ ​Wayfarer Entertainment​.
We create and execute events including the annual Skid Row Carnival of Love, provide programs and opportunities for communities to engage with our causes, and partner with other non-profit organizations.
We celebrate life. We share compassion and love with the intention of creating lasting positive change in the world. We. Are. Wayfarer.

To apply

Contact [email protected] with a cover letter, resume, a portfolio of any relevant materials, and three nonprofit or social impact organizations you are inspired by, and why.

Application deadline is 09/30/2019.