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San Francisco Chapter Community Engagement Internship

Time commitment: 6 months minimum for 8-15 hours/month.

The Organization

Speculative Futures San Francisco is part of a nonprofit group, the Design Futures Initiative that brings together professionals in the design strategy, speculative design, and foresight spaces to explore the application of futures design thinking through workshops, lectures, and other events.

Summary of Role

The community engagement intern leverages online platforms to promote the organization’s Bay Area events and programs, engage members, and expand its reach. The intern will capture and create multi-media stories that enthrall to tell the story of the chapter and organization and connect with our in-person and online audience and increase awareness to attract new members and attendees, widening our potential community.

This non-paid San Francisco Bay Area intern role requires a 8-15 hours a month time commitment and reports to the San Francisco chapter leads. Applicants will gain experience with and exposure to professionals in the speculative design futures space and should be passionate about exploring the future tense via a speculative or design lens, hungry to learn more, and a current or recent student. Applicants will also have the opportunity to connect with professionals in the field across the Bay Area.


  • Supports chapter leads in maintaining online event platforms and registrations.

  • Pre-event- Advertise events through coordinating and executing social media posts and online event platforms, reach potential attendees, create online multimedia trailers of upcoming events, tie upcoming events to community stories, refine online messaging. Prepare event Hero image. Manage online publication of events.During events – Attend meetup events and capture key points and story elements through notes, tweets, photographs, videos, and interviews; live-tweet events; capture audience experiences; provides on-site logistical support.

  • Post event and beyond- Create multimedia posts from events packaged for an online audience and publish key elements and takeaways in short blogs to tell the story of what the group has done and what came of it and connects events with the online community to drive engagement. Ties chapter events to organization’s larger conferences and programs.

  • Work with meetup organizers on community engagement strategy


  • Familiar with Social Media platforms (Instagram, Medium, Twitter etc.) & how to leverage them

  • Basic design skills

  • Basic Videography skills (preferred)

  • Reliable and excellent time management

  • Interested in thinking strategically and from a future-oriented and design perspective

Applications should email with a link to their LinkedIn profile and a short statement describing their interest and any relevant experience.