Communications and Marketing Intern
About the CaDC
Climate change, population growth, aging infrastructure, emerging water contaminants, and more all threaten the availability and affordability of a clean, reliable water supply in California. The water managers tasked with battling these challenges often face incomplete and unreliable information, outdated IT systems, and institutional fragmentation that hinder their efforts to plan and react to these uncertain and changing conditions.
The California Data Collaborative serves as a neutral space for the water industry to collaborate on the creation of open-source software, data, standards, and research that support the informed planning and analysis needed to ensure a reliable and sustainable water supply in California into an uncertain future.
We envision a water industry inspired and empowered to make informed data-driven decisions responsive to tomorrow’s water needs. We will be successful when each water manager in California can easily access the information they need to deliver high-quality, affordable water to every resident of our state and respond to changing circumstances without being hindered by unnecessary institutional and technical barriers to the flow of data.
We are looking for late-stage undergraduates, master students, recent college or boot camp graduates, or even dedicated and self-taught individuals who are looking to work on an important problem impacting service delivery in the public sector. This will be a great opportunity to make connections with staff at water agencies in California.
This is a paid position and requires you to work at least 10 hours per week.
We are a remote-friendly workplace, and we expect a high-quality of communication regarding work status and any roadblocks you may encounter. We also have an office located at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, just a few blocks from Union Station in downtown LA—although for the foreseeable future, we are operating fully remote.
Your role will be to help improve the public presence of the CaDC in a variety of ways. As the first person dedicated to communications on our team, your work will have a huge role in shaping our vision and communications strategy into the future!
Possible tasks include:
- Writing copy for an in-progress update to the CaDC website
- Working with agency partners to craft marketing case studies and blog posts
- Create email newsletters for
- Monthly product release emails
- Periodic updates about events and new content
- Managing social media channels including scheduling content on Twitter and LinkedIn
- Researching and developing a vision for future marketing opportunities
- Water news portals
- Radio Interviews
- Creating customer journeys on Mailchimp so that each member of the CaDC community receives content and education tailored to their level of awareness and engagement.
Desired skills: Clear and creative writing skills; experience with communication and marketing tools such as Squarespace, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, etc.; friendly and collaborative, and willing to work with water agency staff.
As a small startup nonprofit, we are also looking for a willingness to contribute to tasks outside your immediate job description where they help further the goals of the organization. We definitely won’t ask you to get us coffee, but there are a lot of different tasks that need to be done to keep an organization running and we appreciate those who are willing to lend a hand.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CaDC Communications Internship” and a link to your LinkedIn or attach a resume / CV. In the body of the email, please briefly describe:
- Your interest in the future of California's water supply or in public service more broadly
- Your how you think your skills can help the CaDC to grow our impact
- Any other details you would like to highlight about yourself and your experience
Equal Employment Opportunity
The California Data Collaborative values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.