HEY, YOU—HELP ME MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
Hi, there! I'm Kristi Porter, and I started Signify to help small nonprofits and for-profits with a social mission get noticed and grow through effective marketing and communications. I also teach solopreneurs and small business owners how to incorporate easy philanthropy and giving strategies. I believe that cause-focused organizations are the future of business. They're proof that companies can both make money and do good. And I'm here to make sure they focus and shine. Because when they succeed, we all win.
And, right now, I could use an extra set of hands . . .
You can read more about Signify's humble origins right here, but the gist is that I utilize copywriting and consulting services to make cause-focused organizations look and sound more professional so they can build a larger audience, increase sales or donations, and do more good. Super cool, right?
And even as a hard-workin' solopreneur, I've discovered that I can't do it alone.
So, I'm looking for a smart, diligent, and fun intern who wants to help me support other mission-centered businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain real-world experience in unique environment while working on projects that you can feel good about (if I do say so myself).
Has your fancy has been tickled? Then keep reading!
Here are the two things I’m focused on at the moment:
Pinterest for Business: You can read more here about why this is a good marketing strategy, but I’m still getting this project off the ground. Myself and other interns have done some of the groundwork, but we need to ramp it up and automate it for success. Previous work or familiarity with Pinterest for Business is ideal, but I have courses and instructions to teach you as well. You need to have an interest in Pinterest as a business tool, and a desire to learn and improve the strategy.
SEO/Content Marketing: I have a blog with over 100 posts, but additional work can be done to improve them for longevity and searchability. (ex: adding images, improving SEO, infographics more subheads, etc.) Additionally, you will load and layout new blog content. This project will require you to use Squarespace, Canva, Smarterqueue, research, and other skills. The software can be taught, but strong SEO knowledge is required for this position, as you’ll also be sharpening my skills here as well.
Note: Unless you have more than five hours to give each week, you will likely only work on one of the two projects due to the time commitment. So, you do not need to have interest and/or experience in both.
More than likely, there are other odds and ends that probably haven't dawned on me yet, but this gives you examples of the types of things that will pop up. Solopreneurs juggle a lot of tasks and projects, and just like I fill in the gaps for clients, you'd fill in the gaps for me.
WHAT I CAN OFFER:
Intro to peers in the social impact community that can help advance your education and/or career
The ability to work from home
Possibly sit in on client meetings to hear real problems and solutions (in-person or virtually)
Possibly going to events with me
Fulfillment of volunteer or internship hours with your school
I have almost always worked in small businesses, on both the for-profit and nonprofit side. And the benefit of working in at these kinds of organizations is that you can often learn so much more in a hands-on way than at large corporations. This is a chance to flex a lot of different muscles, figure out what you do and don't like, work on a variety of projects, and see your skills have a direct impact. You will build your resume and portfolio with me.
Since I work from home, this is a remote position. If you live in the Atlanta area, we can meet from time-to-time at local coffee shops or you can accompany me to meetings when appropriate and available. We will also have weekly staff meetings via Zoom to check in, ask and answer questions, and generally connect. I also occasionally arrange for guest speakers during staff meetings to help you learn more about topics of interest.
For these reasons, being able to work independently and being a self-starter are important qualities.
Minimum of five hours per week
Strong writing skills—this is a MUST
Strong eye for design and layout
Love for cause-focused organizations (bonus points for previous experience!)
Desire to use your skills for improving the world
Follow-through and dedication
Background of some sort in marketing, public relations, and/or business communications
Ability to ask questions when you don’t know the answers, but be self-motivated when you do
Living in the Atlanta area isn't necessary, but it would be great!
You need to be okay working with faith-based ministries.
I'm looking for someone who is willing to jump in and do the work, and who has a heart for the types of clients I work with. You need to be a fellow creative, problem-solver who isn't just looking for someone to give you all the answers and hold your hand through the process. I'm here to be a mentor, not a parent.
And if you'd use the words clever, snarky, or sarcastic to describe yourself, we shall be best friends forever.
Unfortunately, I can't pay at this time. (sad face emoji) But hopefully the experience I can provide will be worth a fortune. And if you do make a fortune one day, please be kind and remember those who supported you. ;)
My previous interns have had great experiences with me, and I still keep in touch with many of them.
Read through the rest of my site to make sure we'd vibe and you have a good understanding of my business.
Send a cover letter, resume, portfolio/writing samples, and projected availability to email@example.com. Please send all of these things at once for consideration.
Let's get this ball rolling!