Interns Wanted



We are looking for an energetic self-starter to join the Cambridge Local First Team! The Marketing Intern will play a vital role in CLF media outreach and marketing strategy. The Intern will manage social media and web-based marketing for CLF, including the organization’s accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and the monthly newsletter.

To succeed, the applicant must be able to combine creativity with solid marketing and communications skills to manage numerous different projects simultaneously, and grow the organization’s online presence and reach. The ideal candidate will have very strong writing skills that will enable him/her to independently conceptualize all of the organization’s social media.

The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience working with social media, utilizing different platforms, but also experience growing audiences and culling data and information to share with supporters.

In addition to managing social media, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to other marketing and communications projects for the organization, including the 2014 directory launch, CLF Community Card, Shift Your Shopping, Think Local Thank Local, press outreach, email marketing, events, and other projects as needed.

Working closely with Cambridge Local First members and businesses, the person hired for this position will need to be an enthusiastic team player – a self-starter who is thorough and proactive, but can work cross-functionally and become a key member of CLF.

The schedule is flexible, but a commitment of at least 16 hours is required.

The internship is unpaid but college credit can be applied.


Conceptualize and draft copy and content for CLF’s social media platforms that fits within the organization’s overall marketing strategy and mission;

Retain, grow and develop accounts through daily interaction with members and supporters;

Use monitoring tools to measure the impact and reach of social media;

Find and cultivate social media contacts to spread the word about Cambridge Local First;

Stay on the cutting edge of advertising and content opportunities across the web;

Assist in conceptualizing and drafting the CLF monthly newsletter;

Keep the CLF website up-to-date with CLF events and opportunities


Must possess your own laptop

Must be available to work 2 days a week or 16 hours;

Demonstrated proficiency in social media; specifically Facebook, twitter, hootsuite, and other web based social applications;

Demonstrated proficiency in Photoshop or other design programs

Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills and interpersonal skills;

Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously in an organized fashion and as an effective member of a team;

A detail-oriented self-starter and finisher with great time management skills;

Dedication to the mission of Cambridge Local First;

Demonstrated knowledge of WordPress;

Demonstrated knowledge of online newsletter application;

To Apply: Please send Resume and Cover Letter to

No phone calls please

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