Career Platform Intern (Virtual)
Herndon, VA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job/Internship Description

Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning - powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed - however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.

Stride is a community of passionate leaders. Whether teachers, engineers, curriculum writers, or financial managers - whatever your expertise or role, we all work to empower futures through learning. And changing the trajectory of learning itself is one of our greatest missions. Join us in developing more effective ways to learn and helping learners build the skills and confidence they need to make their way forward in life.

An Intern is responsible for assisting with various projects within the department he/she is assigned to at K12. Essential functions may vary from administrative, clerical and support level work to more hands-on tactical work as determined by business needs. The Communications Junior Associate/Intern is responsible for creating and managing content that supports Stride's public relations efforts. We're looking for an ambitious specialist to showcase Stride's mission through social media, earned media, and internal communications support. The Junior Associate/Intern contributes directly to the success of the Corporate Communications department, performing essential duties including social media content development, analysis, and reporting; interviewing, writing, and pitching for earned media placement; media analytics and more.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the business, needs and business goals
  • Creates and prepares various content, presentations and materials as needed
  • Executes tasks by utilizing various technologies and platforms specific to the business
  • Provides additional support to the team as needed
  • Write for Stride's owned channels and earned media placements, covering school and student success stories, corporate events, and more
  • Interview students, families, educators and other school stakeholders, for written pieces and media pitching
  • Assist with management of Stride's social media presence, including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Draft content for use across social media platforms, curating content for varying audiences depending upon channel
  • Plan and schedule social media content using management platforms and tools
  • Analyze social media and earned media metrics and prepare team reports to monitor performance
  • Help to create and executive social media campaigns, developing content and visual assets, while tracking performance
  • Track and monitor platform performance and brand reputation using social media listening tools and analytics
  • Actively pitch media on events and other stories; includes email and phone correspondence with reporters and news desks nationwide
  • Process incoming earned media coverage by posting to a variety of channels and social media platforms
  • Update company intranet site and external websites
  • Assist the team with day-to-day administrative and operational duties, as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.


  • Currently enrollment in an undergraduate degree in Communications, PR, Marketing, English or other relevant field


  • Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Reddit; familiarity with social media measurement tools and management platforms (Hootsuite, Airtable, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with photo editing and graphic design tools, including Adobe Photoshop and/or Canva
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build relationships across the organization
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong creativity and proven track record of showing initiative
  • Results/action-orientation; project management skills
  • Ability to listen effectively, respect others' perspectives and contributions, and offer and accept constructive feedback
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.
  • Ability to clear required background check

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is a home-based position. This position is open to residents of the 50 States and D.C.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
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