Intern Needed for an Amazing Summer of Do-Gooding

Intern Needed for an Amazing Summer of Do-Gooding

BC:DC Team

Communications Intern

Deadline for application: Wednesday, April 15

To apply, submit a cover letter & resume to Dawn Crawford at [email protected] with the subject line Communications Intern Application


BC/DC Ideas is seeking a student or recent graduate for a communications internship. The communications intern will be expected to provide 20 hours/week to support our clients and overall work of the agency.

BC/DC Ideas, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, is a creative agency that specializes in strategic communications planning, social media, advertising and marketing, public relations, video production and event management for nonprofits. We offer a wide-variety of creative services that will rock your world! Learn more about us at

Interns will get real world, hands-on experience working on a diverse array of communications projects including copywriting, media relations, social media management, web development and video production. We treat our interns as an important member of the team and expect a high-level of professionalism on every project.

Internship Summary

Remotely and in BC/DC Ideas home office, the communications intern will:

  • Create content for social media engagement, website management and media relations for nonprofit clients
  • Become a hype-machine for BC/DC Ideas on social media and the blog
  • Curate content that supports clients
  • Complete research projects

Required Qualifications

  • Current student or recent graduate of a college or university
  • Ability to work remotely with your own equipment
  • Be available for one in-person meeting per week (preferably Monday mornings) and on-site projects as needed
  • Experience working in nonprofit communications
  • Be a go-getter, a rabble rouser and have the ability to smile easily
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are a must
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, WordPress applications, experience with design software a plus)
  • Familiarity with AP Style, and basic knowledge of marketing and design

Stipend: This internship offers a semester stipend of $500. School credit may be available.

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Kate Runy


A passionate technical wizard, Kate thrives on managing online content, social media for communications, and development projects.  Kate is the workhorse of the team, pulling out amazing feats of content creation and management week in and week out. 

Prior to joining BC/DC Ideas, Kate coordinated website and social media content, communications, and advertising for Go Global NC and Alzheimer’s NC.

Things that make her happy: I love animals about as much as I love working for nonprofits.

Mishel Gomez Cespedes


Mishel brings a passion for video storytelling and quippy social media content to the team.  At BC/DC Ideas, she is most likely editing video or scheduling the next moving social media post for our clients.

Her ear for storytelling is her greatest asset. Mishel has a unique ability to assemble content into a concise story that moves audiences to action.

A graduate of Wake Forest University she spent a semester in Spain and years serving her community through the campus organizations. Now, she is putting her passion for good to work.

Brian Crawford

creative director

Mix equal parts nerd and creativity and that’s Brian. A natural problem-solver, Brian’s ability to cut to the core of any problem helps guide our creative team to the correct solution without wasted time or money. It’s the core, this little nugget of truth, that helps our clients take the next step with their audiences.

Brian gets the greatest joy out of helping our clients realize and connect with their story. He is a true believer that everyone and every organization has a compelling story to tell, you just have to listen with an open heart.

Things that make him happy: Hanging out at the park with family, toddler-speak, hitting the focus pull, and good coffee.

Dawn Crawford


The engine behind BC/DC Ideas, Dawn has dedicated her career to good. Dawn brings her considerable experience and expertise to helping elevate the nonprofit sector. Our team’s lead strategist, Dawn is often seen leading our IdeaStorms, penning communications plans, or checking in with clients.

Before launching BC/DC Ideas in 2010, she earned her chops in 10+ years of communications leadership roles for public health, healthcare and youth-focused nonprofits. Working for nonprofits is Dawn’s dream job, and she loves that her 40+ hours a week make the world a better place.

Things that make her happy: A glass of champagne to celebrate big wins, Basecamp, living in the South, seeing the world, and a well-formatted spreadsheet.