Communications Volunteer

cut50 Communications Volunteer

Reports to: Director of Communications, #cut50
Location: Oakland, CA
Minimum Commitment: 10 hours per week

Internship Description
#cut50 seeks a motivated, tech-saavy, and organized volunteer to support our digital media and communications efforts. Through online advocacy campaigns, web content development, social media management, media relations and event planning, the volunteer will play a supportive role in driving the national conversation for criminal justice reform.

The Communications Volunteer will work under the direction of the Communications Director and coordinate closely with the National Director and #cut50 staff.

The Volunteer should have strong written communication skills, have some media relations experience and be eager to learn new digital skills. A minimum commitment of ten hours per week is requested.

Responsibilities include:

  • Updating web content through a content management system

  • Drafting social media content and scheduling through Buffer and Hootsuite

  • Tracking press hits and supporting list maintenance

  • Staying abreast of the national conversation on criminal justice reform

  • Maintaining a media asset database

  • Researching good models for digital strategy and video storytelling

  • Developing social kits, press kits, and digital advocacy toolkits

  • Basic design and video support as needed

Candidates must be comfortable working with a small, fast-paced team, able to efficiently handle multiple deadlines, and driven by a deep commitment to social justice.

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, enjoy establishing and maintaining systems and relationships, and have an eye for good storytelling.

Candidates should possess:

  • Excellent writing and visual storytelling skills

  • Experience interviewing and reporting

  • Some experience or interest in media relations

  • Deep commitment to economic and racial justice

  • Accuracy and credibility

  • Curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Flexibility and willingness to pitch in wherever needed

To express interest in the Communications Volunteer position at #cut50, email cover letter and resumé to

Agency Overview
Dream Corps supports campaigns and initiatives that empower the most vulnerable in our society. We sit at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, ecology and social uplift.

#cut50 is a national bipartisan effort to safely and smartly reduce our incarcerated population by 50 percent over the next 10 years. Through communications and political advocacy, we are catalyzing new and unlikely partnerships and elevating proven, bipartisan solutions. We amplify the voices of those impacted by the justice system and are crafting a national narrative of justice, redemption, and transformation.

We are witnessing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform our broken criminal justice system – we must seize this moment.

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