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.


  • Work closely with the Regional Coordinator to find, select and craft stories for posting
  • Write and curate posts for the URI North America Facebook (2x/day), Twitter (1x/day), Instagram (5x/week) and LinkedIn (1x/week) accounts
  • Foster post engagement and respond to comments and questions on posts
  • Create graphics to accompany stories
  • Assess social media analytics to determine the best style of posts, content and times for posting
  • Create social media ads, when needed
  • Work with the Public Relations/Storytelling Intern to seamlessly share content across platforms.
  • Communicate with other interns and staff using Slack
  • Attend twice-monthly intern cohort meetings via Zoom video conference
  • Sign an internship agreement, including a stipulation that two missed assignment deadlines will result in a termination of the internship
  • Work approximately 15-20 hours a month from mid May – late August 2018. (Additional assignments may be given to those interested in working additional hours.) Interns thriving in the position may be invited to stay on for additional semesters


  • Personal commitment to and belief in the vision and values of URI
  • Willingness to be an exemplar of URI’s Preamble, Purpose and Principles
  • Respect for diversity and sensitivity to cultural and religious difference
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent technology and internet skills
  • Experience in a wide range of social media platforms
  • Proficiency with graphic design software (such as Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign) preferred
  • Ability to learn and adapt to emerging platforms
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a team
  • Work effectively within a shared decision-making processes
  • Ability to work creatively and resourcefully
  • Ability to work comfortably at long distance as part of a regional team
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Interest in interfaith/intercultural work preferred
  • Open to applicants of all levels who meet the qualifications. Current students have the possibility of receiving academic credit as allowed by their institutions.


  • Access to a computer and internet connection


  • Telecommute from anywhere in Canada or United States.

About United Religions Initiative

Founded in 2000, the United Religions Initiative is the world’s largest grassroots interfaith peacebuilding network. The purpose of URI is to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, ending religiously motivated violence and creating cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. Through URI’s network of over 900 grassroots interfaith organizations, called Cooperation Circles (CCs), in 104 countries, half a million people of diverse faiths are working together to build bridges of respect and cooperation while improving their communities. Self-organizing and independent, URI CCs work in diverse ways to achieve URI’s purpose by taking on local problems and creating positive futures with grassroots ingenuity. URI cultivates and supports them through eight regional centers around the world and a global support office in San Francisco. URI is governed by a Global Council elected by member CCs. For more information visit www.uri.org.

About URI North America

The URI North America region, which includes Canada and the United States, is one of eight administrative regions of the global organization. The URI North America region is one of these 8 regions and includes Canada and the United States. As of April 2018, the North America region supports 104 Cooperation Circles and Organizational Affiliates. The North America region shares responsibility with URI Global to build and sustain an effective and active network of CCs in North America by providing enhanced connection, communication, visibility, good practice exchange and training. The region organizes face-to- face gatherings, provides a website, blog, social media channels, an e-newsletter, webinars, trainings and various support services for CCs. For more information visit www.urinorthamerica.org.


Send the following to sari@uri.org:

  • Resume (no longer than 1 page)
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in URI and qualifications for the position
  • 3 sample social media posts for our social media channels, at least one should include the hashtag #tangiblehope (You can find our current posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @urinorthamerica and on LinkedIn.)

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Priority Deadline: May 7, 2018