United Religions Initiative North America Seeks Summer Social Media Intern

We are seeking exceptionally dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill a remote internship position for Summer 2018. The position is hands-on and provides practical work experience. Applicants of any age and academic level are welcome. We will accept applications for these unpaid internships on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of May 10, 2018. The work for these positions is completed entirely online so applicants from across the U.S. and Canada are welcome!

Alanna Witowski, Spring 2018 Social Media Intern says: “I really enjoyed working with social media for such a passionate cause, and being able to be around people that shared that drive. It was inspiring to work with people that had made their passion into their careers.” 

Social Media Intern

Position Description

Under the guidance of the Regional Coordinator, the Social Media Intern will provide crucial support of peacebuilding activities in Canada and the U.S by sharing the stories of URI Cooperation Circles and Affiliates and elevating their voices through our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts. This position will make important contributions to the #TangibleHope, a social media campaign lead by URI North America to spread stories of hope. Internship responsibilities will include the following, as well as other possibilities that may arise.

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[Video] Social Media: A Tool for Movement Building


We just hosted a webinar on the topic of social media as a tool for movement-building and it was a success! Joined by experts in the field, we shared best practices for grassroots peacebuilders to use social media to continue to grow their movement within and beyond their communities.

Check out the archived recording below. Don’t forget to scroll past the video to find a list of important resources on how to build a successful social media strategy that’s tailored to your organizational needs.

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You can view this resource guide directly in Google Docs by clicking here.

Webinar: Social Media for Movement Building

social media for movement building


What’s the deal with social media?

Why is it important for your social justice work?

Tune in for a best practices webinar hosted by URI North America on how to use social media as a tool for building and sustaining social movements.

Over the course of 1 hour, we will hear from communications professionals with extensive experience in using digital tools to amplify the stories and work of interfaith grassroots peacebuilders involved in values-based social change work! You’ll walk away with the practical skills — and a toolkit for further learning — to implement what you’ve learned into your local work.

WHEN: November 1, 2016 at 10 am (PDT) (find your time zone here)
HOW: CLICK HERE to register.

If you are interested in attending but unable to do so because of a time conflict, please sign up and we will send you the recording, notes and resources after the call is over. To see what time the webinar will occur in your time zone, click here.


Our Speakers:


studio-session-402Michelle Reyf, Director of Groundswell

Michelle Reyf is a faith-centered online organizer, campaign coach, and trainer at Auburn Seminary. She is the Director of Groundswell, whose mission is to equip multifaith movements for justice with skills in digital storytelling and strategy. Michelle came to Auburn from the New Media team at J Street. She is an alum of Dartmouth College and the New Organizing Institute and is currently training to become a certified life and leadership coach at the Academy for Coaching Excellence. Michelle lives in Brooklyn, where she rides her bike, cooks kitchari, and practices in the Plum Village tradition.

Tim Brauhn Project Communications Officer, Shoulder to Shoulder CampaignTim Brauhn, Project Communications Officer, Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign

Tim Brauhn is a Project Communications Officer at Shoulder to Shoulder, a national campaign of over thirty religious denominations and interfaith organizations, where he leads a special project to equip faith communities to push back against anti-Syrian/anti-refugee rhetoric. He was previously the Communications Manager at Islamic Networks Group. Tim received his MA in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver with a concentration in Religion and Politics in the Middle East and Central Asia. In addition to participating in other Interfaith Youth Core programs since 2005, Tim was an inaugural member of the Faiths Act Fellowship, an elite international program for interfaith leaders run by the Interfaith Youth Core and Tony Blair Faith Foundation. As part of a United States Department of State grant, he has presented a series of lectures in Italy focused on youth activism, social media, and social change.

_dsc8945final5x7Reed Price is a cause-focused communications consultant who works with clients to effectively tell their story using text, video, traditional and social media. He’s worked with the Charter for Compassion International (a Cooperation Circle of the United Religions Initiative), Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Project, Bainbridge Island Volunteer Caregivers, and the Bainbridge Island Inclusion Squad, among others. Previously, he was a journalist and publisher with MSN.com, MSNBC.com, and the Associated Press.