Social Media Intern

The Priority Center is seeking a dedicated Development Intern/Core Volunteer, specializing in Social Media, to gain meaningful experience in the nonprofit sector. We are an Orange County nonprofit organization, located in Santa Ana, CA, working to end the generational cycle of trauma. Our mission is to deliver life-changing programs to assist people in crisis by giving them the tools and support necessary to end the generational cycle of trauma- including prevention of child abuse and neglect, through early intervention and mental health services and advocacy.

The Development Intern/Core Volunteer (Social Media) will work with the Director of Special Events and Development Relations Associate to focus on identifying new content for social media and websites. The intern/core volunteer will be responsible for the preparation of our publications through mediums including websites and other forms of social media. Other obligations may include marketing and event coordination for The Priority Center.

Type: Unpaid Intern / Core Volunteer (College credit for interns, resume enhancement for core volunteers)

Commitment: Minimum of 3-5 months, 5-20 hours per week of service

** While these time frames work best for most students, all scheduling, including start/end dates and hours per week, is flexible and negotiated during the interview stage of the selection process. Hours are generally based on a student’s availability and school schedule.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create content and graphics for social media postings, communication campaigns, writings and event/programmatic marketing materials
  • Assist in planning and maintaining a strategic Communication Calendar
  • Research new ideas for blog posts, articles, and other content
  • Engage with interns and staff during meetings to share communication and marketing ideas and updates
  • Strategically communicate with audience, donors, and the community to uphold and reaffirm The Priority Center’s mission and vision


  • Previous education (core volunteer) or current enrollment (intern) in:
    • Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations
    • Graphic Design or Fine Arts
    • Other similar field
  • Experience in writing and editing various communication materials (i.e. articles, blog posts, campaigns)
  • Experience with graphic/infographic creation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Previous internship experience plus, but not required
  • Strong interest in non-profit sector


  • Gain hands-on experience working with a local Orange County nonprofit organization
  • Learn valuable skillsets in the areas of fundraising and social media.
  • Help improve the lives of thousands of at-risk children and families in Orange County, CA
  • Gain credit for your college course/degree as an intern or experience on your resume as a core volunteer

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to uphold The Priority Center’s mission and vision
  • Ability to effectively communicate and maintain a professional tone in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to follow communication guidelines such as: calling out, requesting time off, and office procedures
  • Ability to manage priorities and tasks including effective time management
  • Ability to perform responsibilities in a timely manner

To Apply:

Interested applicants please submit completed Internship & Core Volunteer Application and current resume to [email protected].

Applicants who are chosen to will need to clear a live scan, TB test, provide an official 3-year DMV driving record, provide 3 professional references, and attend an orientation session prior to beginning of their internship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other protected group, in accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal or State laws.