Kinston Teens
A voice for our city's future.
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Internships

Gain professional experience while changing our community.

Since Summer 2016, Kinston Teens has provided life-changing summer internships for high school and college students to gain professional experience working for a nonprofit organization while making a difference in our local community. This summer, we are hiring three interns to support the programming of our organization from July 9 through August 20, 2018.

Payment & Benefits

  • Interns will receive a $750 stipend for their six-week service.
  • Interns will receive professional development trainings to ensure that this is only the beginning of an impactful career!
  • If not already a member, interns will have the opportunity to become a member of Kinston Teens to receive preference on future opportunities with our organization.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 22 years old.
  • Applicants must complete the application in full and answer every question honestly and thoroughly.
  • Applicants must be available for an in-person interview during the first week in July.
  • Applicants must have reliable transportation to & from work.
  • Interns will work, on average, 15 hours per week during the six-week internship.

Digital Community Organizing Internship

Kinston Teens is a nonprofit youth-led organization focused on empowering young people in Kinston and Lenoir County through service, leadership, and civic engagement opportunities. We operate at the intersections of youth empowerment and community development, and we pride ourselves in our ability to bring people (especially young people) together.

We are seeking to hire an intern to support our community organizing efforts online—as a Digital Community Organizer. During the course of their internship, the Digital Community Organizer will implement community engagement strategies online that increase our organization’s audience and digital footprint, grow our online community, and ensure that our programs and events are broadcasted across all of our social media platforms.

Job Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Kinston Teens Executive Director, the purpose of this position is to develop and implement online communications strategy for the Kinston Teens organizations. Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop an understanding of Kinston Teens, our mission and programs.

  • Become familiar with local youth services, programs and organizations.

  • Creating and posting content regarding Kinston Teens and the Kinston community on our social media pages.

  • Coordinating a social media campaign across our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts focused on civic engagement and preparing for the November 2018 election.

  • Responding to comments and messages on our social media pages to build our online community.

  • Use engaging strategies to call people to action around important programs, issues, and events our organization cares about.

  • Producing a weekly Facebook Live show focused on major happenings in our organization and the Kinston community.

  • Taking photos, videos, and Instagram Story content at Kinston Teens events to be shared on our social media pages.

  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

As an intern, you will learn valuable knowledge on how young people can be catalysts for community change. You will receive experience in digital communications, marketing, local civic processes, community development and day-to-day nonprofit operations.


Community Organizing Internship

There is a midterm election this November, and we want to make sure that our community is ready! We want to be able to promote voter education and civic participation so that two of our community’s most vulnerable populations, our youth and our elderly, are both aware of the election and understand how to vote. We are hoping that by implementing personable, engaging and community-oriented strategies, we will increase the political efficacy of these two groups as well as increase voter turnout and build a culture of civic participation among these two groups.

We are hiring two Community Organizing interns to assist us in promoting civic engagement among youth and elderly this summer.

Job Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Kinston Teens Executive Director, the purpose of this position is to develop and implement civic engagement and voter education strategies throughout summer 2018. Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop an understanding of Kinston Teens, our mission and programs and develop ways to implement additional voter education efforts into our existing programs.

  • Coordinating door-to-door canvassing efforts in our community to: register voters, distribute “how to vote” guides, and speak with citizens regarding local civic issues and processes.

  • Host a Voter Education Training to train community members on election basics, how to register voters, and distribute voter education materials so that they are able to educate and register other members of our community.

  • Man tables/booths/tents at community events to share information about Kinston Teens programs, voter education materials, and register (or update the registration of) members of our community.

  • Write one blog post per week for the Kinston Teens website focusing on a positive story in our community or an issue affecting young people in our community.

  • Attend Kinston City Council, Lenoir County Board of Commissioners, Lenoir County Board of Education, and Lenoir County Board of Elections meetings in July and August.

  • Other administrative tasks as assigned.

As an intern, you will learn valuable knowledge on how young people can be catalysts for community change. You will receive experience in community organizing, fundraising, civic engagement, community development and day-to-day nonprofit operations.

 

How to Apply:

Apply by emailing a resumé and cover letter for the internship to info@kinstonteens.org. In your resumé, please include any and all involvement in school, church, and/or community organizations. In your cover letter, please describe your passions, skills, and how you will feel qualified to serve in the internship that you are applying for.