Games for Change is looking for social media, communications, festival, and operations interns!

We’re looking for interns who are interested in getting involved with games for social impact.

By working with us, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the video games industry (especially games for change!) and get a behind-the-scenes look of a nonprofit. Our interns are active participants in team meetings and work closely with our staff.

Interns will support the following programs:

  • Games for Change Festival: Our annual 800-attendee event in New York City that celebrates the positive impact of games.
  • G4C Student Challenge: We’ve launched our second Games for Change Student Challenge, a new game design program for middle and high school students, in New York City, Dallas, and Pittsburgh.
  • G4C Industry Circle: Our program that acknowledges the achievements and opportunities in the games for change sector by highlighting leading studios that have made a significant contribution to our community.

Internships are for school credit only, and applicants must be attending school or recently graduated. See below for more details on each internship and how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

 


SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING INTERN

The Social Media Marketing Intern will support Games for Change’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to promote the work of G4C and its community far and wide! This is a collaborative role that involves working closely with the G4C team.

Start date: January 16
Location: New York City or remote
Duration: Minimum 12 weeks, 20-24 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Draft social media content for Games for Change’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Help manage our social media and communications calendar for multiple G4C programs including the annual G4C Festival and National Student Challenge
  • Schedule approved posts via Tweetdeck, social media scheduling tools
  • Research leaders and influencers in key areas for G4C programs
  • Provide monthly reports from Google Analytics and social media tools
  • Research industry news and updates from game developers
  • Add posts to the Games for Change blog

Key Qualifications:

  • You have excellent grammar, writing, and research skills
  • Ideally, you have experience running or creating content for social media accounts for an organization, company, blog/media or brand.
  • You have active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and are familiar with scheduling tools such as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite.
  • Know how to collect and report social media metrics
  • Basic photo-editing skills for editing photos and screenshots
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Google Docs
  • Comfortable with WordPress and HTML
  • Driven to complete tasks on time and able to switch gears quickly
  • Ideally knowledge of and/or interest in video games

Requirements:

  • Weekly commitment of minimum 20 hours/week; minimum of 12 weeks.
  • Internship is for school credit only. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university level program and eligible to receive school credit

How to apply:
To apply, please send an email with the subject line “G4C Social Media Intern” to Meghan Ventura at meghan (at) gamesforchange.org. Please send your resume as an attachment and include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Availability (hours per week) and location
  • School, program and expected graduation year
  • 3 sample tweets about the G4C Festival written as if from the @G4C Twitter account.
  • Your favorite game and an overview of your interest in and experience with games (design, play, etc.)
  • Details on any prior related internship experience

 


FESTIVAL PRODUCTION INTERN

Games for Change is seeking a Festival Production Intern to support our  NYC team on a range of production needs for the 2017 Games for Change Festival.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and driven production assistant, with experience in event planning and production. This is a collaborative role that involves working closely with the G4C team.

Start date: January 16
Location: New York City
Duration: Minimum 12 weeks, 16-24 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Support G4C Festival production team (Executive Producer and Producer) in daily activities across a range of festival development and production projects
  • Conduct research on partnerships, sponsorships, venues, vendors, and technology
  • Communicate and manage outreach to partners, speakers, and sponsors
  • Coordinate travel plans, volunteer outreach, and website content

 Qualifications:

  • Experience in event, festival or media production
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Very reliable, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with remote teams
  • Experience working with interactive media a plus
  • Must be able to work at G4C office in NYC
  • Currently or were recently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student

How to apply:
Please send an email with subject line “Festival Production Intern” to Meghan Ventura at meghan@gamesforchange.org that includes your resume as an attachment. Include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Availability (hours per week) and location
  • School, program and expected graduation year
  • Details on any prior related internship experience

 


COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Games for Change is seeking a Communications Intern to support the NYC team on a range of communication needs including writing, blogging, social media, and research, helping promote the work of G4C’s community! This is a collaborative role that involves working closely with the G4C team.

Start date: January 16
Location: New York City or remote
Duration: Minimum 12 weeks, 20-24 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, write and post content to the G4C website (e.g., blogs, interviews, video and media)
  • Research and manage databases of games, organizations, programs, and developers
  • Help develop G4C social media strategy; draft content for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Review and report on games for G4C Arcades
  • Help manage inquiries for G4C programs and consulting services
  • Compose overview documents and concept decks
  • Support G4C team across range of projects and community events, including Challenges, Festival, and Arcades

Qualifications:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experienced in writing/blogging and social media
  • Able to prioritize and execute without sacrificing quality
  • Comfortable with WordPress, HTML, Microsoft Office, Google Docs
  • Demonstrate exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, graphic design and/or photo editing software (preferred)
  • Passion for games for social change and interactive storytelling
  • Internship is for school credit only. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university level program and be eligible to receive school credit

How to apply:

Please send an email with the subject line “Communication Intern” to Meghan at meghan@gamesforchange.org. Please include your resume, any writing samples, and a brief cover letter that explains:

  • Your relevant experience
  • An overview of your interest in and experience with games (design, play, etc.), and your favorite game
  • Your availability starting in January 2017 (hours per week)
  • School, program and expected graduation year

 


ADMINISTRATIVE / OPERATIONS INTERN

Games for Change seeks an administrative intern to support our NYC office.

 Start date: January 16
Location: New York City
Duration: Minimum 12 weeks, 20-24 hours per week

 Responsibilities:

  • Support G4C staff in daily activities and collaborate on special projects, as assigned
  • Help us keep our office organized, and file and scan documents
  • Assist with billing and bookkeeping
  • Conduct research on games, game-related programs, tech opportunities and interventions, and game developers

Key Qualifications:

  • Very reliable, self-motivated, and proactive
  • Passion for and interest in social impact games and video game development
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with remote teams
  • Internship is for school credit only. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university level program and be eligible to receive school credit

Applying:

To apply, please send an email with the subject line “Operations Intern” to Meghan Ventura at Meghan@gamesforchange.org. Please send your resume as an attachment and include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Availability (hours per week) and location
  • School, program and expected graduation year
  • Overview of interest and experience with social impact games (design, play, etc.)
  • Details on any prior related internship experience

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