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Communications Intern

Location:Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range:$8.00-$12.00 per hour depending on experience
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Intern - Part Time
Description:Organization Background
Aeon is an award-winning nonprofit developer, owner and manager of high-quality affordable apartment homes in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Aeon has built or renovated 2,000 apartments and townhomes, which provide stability to more than 3,500 people each year – including individuals and families with low to moderate incomes and formerly homeless individuals. Established in 1986, Aeon has built quality affordable homes, connected residents to stabilizing resources and managed its properties as long-term assets. Aeon's mission is to create and sustain quality affordable homes that strengthen lives and communities. To learn more about Aeon, please visit www.aeonmn.org

Aeon is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Employees and residents are encouraged to apply.


Duties:Position Responsibilities:

We are seeking a part-time Communications Intern to provide assistance in the area of newsletter writing, special events management, website and social media coordination, print collateral development, and more. This position is located in Minneapolis and will report to Aeon’s Communications Manager. Responsibilities include:

• Assist with special events including Annual Celebration Event, grand openings and other events as needed.
• Plan and facilitate Resident Art Show portion of the Annual Celebration Event.
• Assist with writing as needed for organization’s website, social media sites, newsletters, blog, brochures and fundraising collateral as needed.
• Assist with tracking and measurement of website and social media engagement.
• Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:Skills and Qualifications:

Strong writing skills and attention to detail. Basic knowledge of social media outlets, Wordpress, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe CS experience desired. Proven ability to organize and prioritize work projects, as well as remain reliable and flexible. Proven ability to work independently with little supervision. Candidates must also follow and adhere to organizational policies and procedures. A commitment to Aeon’s mission and interest in poverty and housing issues a plus. Writing samples or portfolio of work will be required at interview.

Work Hours:

Part-time, approximately 15 hours per week; 3-4 month commitment (September – December 2013) or 8-9 month commitment (September – May 2014).

Position is open until filled.



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