Digital Marketing Internship

Back On My Feet Chicago, IL, USA

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The Organization

Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources. Operating in 17 major cities coast-to-coast, Back on My Feet recruits members (those experiencing homelessness) at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a commitment to run two-three days a week in the early morning. The second phase of the program, Next Steps, provides educational support, job training programs, employment partnership referrals and housing resources. Please click here to see our program in action:

Since 2007, Back on My Feet has served more than 9,000 individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness and engaged more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters. Our members have run a collective 700,000 miles and obtained more than 6,000 jobs and homes. Within six months of becoming a Back on My Feet Alumnus, 90% of members maintain their employment, 60% receive a wage increase and 20% achieve a promotion. Every $1 invested in Back on My Feet returns nearly $2.50 to the local community through increased economic output from employment and reduction in costs for shelter, medical services, incarceration and drug and alcohol treatment.

Through our innovative program, Back on My Feet proves that there is hope, that individuals can achieve things they never thought possible and that there are people who will support them along the way. For additional information, please visit

Our Core Values

Be Accountable: Goals: Own them, crush them, seek more. Others can rely on you to deliver. Maximize the impact of our donors’ investments. Own mistakes, learn from them, do better.

Be Bold: Innovate: Think BIG, embracing the unconventional and the uncomfortable – pushing yourself and your team.

Be adventurous, creative, and open-minded. Identify challenges, solve problems, create solutions.

Be Respectful: See the value of colleagues’ expertise and have the humility to leverage it. Recognize differences in opinion as opportunities to learn – and know when to move on. Acknowledge other’s contributions and applaud excellence. Be honest. Be transparent.

Be Passionate: Challenge societal perceptions of people’s capacity for growth. Be dedicated to helping others reach their potential. Strive to perfect your craft every day.

‘Run’ Fast: Be decisive: measure and act on what matters most. Get things done – focus and operate with urgency but simplify. Be nimble and ready for change. Move with speed and purpose – but take care of YOU.

Win Together: Accelerate each other in pursuit of our mission. Relays are faster than individual events – embrace team efficiencies and when needed pass the baton. Never stop short of the finish line.

The Position

Based remotely on the East Coast, the Digital Marketing Intern role is an unpaid internship for the Fall 2022 term. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, organization, and basic technical skills.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

Supporting the Digital Marketing team with various tasks including:

  • 5-10 hours per week
  • Organization of Back on My Feet digital platforms such as Pardot, SharePoint, and OneCause
  • Solicitation of and securing in-kind donations, including follow up, and acknowledgements
  • Event Management support, including stewardship and communication management for the BoMF Fitness Festival
  • Assist in engagement with FundRacers through social media, email, phone calls, etc.
  • Collaborates with Social Media team to generate content for newsletters, social posts, and digital ads
  • Assist with creation of teams for events through discount codes, team page, logo insertion, etc.
  • Other administrative support as needed

Qualifications & Experience

  • Upper-level (Junior or Senior) college students or Master-level students with Bachelor’s degree in related field (communications, writing/English, non-profit management)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Some experience with digital marketing/advertising or events management preferred but not required
  • Some experience with email marketing management/CRM platforms preferred but not required

Personal Characteristics

· High energy, results oriented individual

· Passion for the organization, mission and the members we serve

· A proactive, assertive and hands-on individual who is self-motivated and requires limited direction

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to adapt quickly to a fast paced, changing environment.

· Team-oriented and willing to contribute to overarching team/market goals

· Unquestionable integrity and highest ethical standards

· Personal experience with running or other related fitness activity preferred but not required


For qualified candidates, please submit a resume and a brief note expressing why you are interested in this position to

For more information on the organization, please visit:

Posted date: 17 days ago

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