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Website Content Engineer Intern

Website Content Engineer Intern

locationAlexandria, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
Marketing / Communications / PR
$12 - $15 per hour


Paid Internship [mid-July through end of November: 20 – 30 hours per week]

POSITION SUMMARY: (Hybrid, 3 days in office - Alexandria, VA)

United Way Worldwide is seeking an individual who is passionate about creating strong digital experiences for our Marketing Communications program. The Website Content Engineer Intern will serve as a technical and operational specialist of content migration efforts, providing critical support to the relaunch of our flagship website, UnitedWay.org. This individual will work with various content developers and editors within United Way and communicate with external partners. The Website Content Engineer Intern is responsible for supporting all content migration workflows, tracking, and migrating various content types to the site – effectively and efficiently – in a newly created Drupal environment. The content engineer will also ensure the quality, accuracy, and performance of the migrated content. The ideal candidate has strong technical, analytical, and programming skills, as well as a familiarity with various content formats, structures, and metadata. This position reports to our Website Manager, and is based out of our headquarters in Alexandria, VA. 


  • Entering junior or senior year of college.
  • Majoring in Digital Marketing, Communications or Information Technology [IT].
  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS): Proficiency in working with popular CMS platforms such as Drupal, WordPress or Expression Engine.
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS: Ability to understand and edit HTML and CSS code for handling content formatting and styling during migration.
  • Basic understanding of Search Engine Optimization [SEO] and creating meta content for web page descriptions and page titles.
  • Attention to Detail: A meticulous eye for detail is crucial to ensure accurate content migration, including text, images, links, and metadata.
  • Strong Organizational Skills: Ability to organize and categorize content effectively, maintaining consistency and logical structure throughout the migration process.
  • Excellent Communication Skills: Clear communication with team members and content stakeholders to understand requirements, address concerns, and provide updates on migration progress.
  • Ability to Work Independently and in a Team: Work independently when needed, while also collaborating effectively with other team members to ensure seamless content migration.
  • Time Management Skills: Efficiently manage time and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines and milestones without compromising quality.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Aptitude to troubleshoot and resolve issues that may arise during the content migration process, such as broken links or formatting errors.
  • Adaptability to Different Platforms: Willingness to learn and adapt to different CMS platforms and migration tools as required by the project.
  • Commitment to Quality Assurance: Dedication to conducting thorough QA checks post-migration to identify and rectify errors or inconsistencies, ensuring a flawless end result.


The budgeted lifespan salary range for this position is currently $15 per hour. 


An individual must be able to demonstrate the following competencies at a satisfactory level and be able to work onsite in Alexandria, VA:

Accountability/Results Orientation - Is accountable for the work results and performance to budget of an assigned department, as well as the effective and efficient utilization of UWW resources (human, financial, and capital.)   Articulates and communicates work goals and objectives, as well as expected work results. Establishes work quality standards for assigned teams in order to help ensure the attainment of departmental goals and objectives. Accepts responsibility for the outcomes achieved. Protects the United Way brand, promoting its relevance and statue to the extent possible. Behaves ethically and honestly in all activities done on behalf of UWW and the movement. Demonstrates a commitment to UWW’s values, including diversity and inclusiveness.

Decision-Making/Risk-Taking - Weighs the pros and cons of available options and makes departmental decisions. Seeks input from team leaders on the potential impact of decisions on their ability to effectively achieve desired outcomes/results. Identifies and communicates departmental/organizational tactics, challenges and opportunities. Encourages risk-taking.

Teamwork Collaboration - Builds a cohesive and diverse department. Supports and motivates others to contribute to the department. Determines the composition of teams required to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. Provides direction and clarity around goal priorities to empower work departments to be effective in collaborating to meet established departmental goals and objectives. Initiates and directs group change initiatives and serves as a change agent.

Relationship Management - Embodies and promotes UWW's values and guiding principles. Promotes a "win-win" philosophy in dealing with others. Serves as a role model in dealing with others to accomplish organization goals and objectives. Works effectively with United Way staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to achieve strategic direction. Able to manage and sustain key relationships to benefit the United Way movement and/or UWW. Formulates and communicates in an ethical and politically sensitive manner.

Communications - Expresses ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner. Is persuasive and influences others. Actively listens to others to understand their perspectives. Seeks input and feedback on individual, team and departmental performance and environment. Supports openness.

This role requires a blend of technical expertise, analytical prowess, and effective communication skills to derive actionable insights from complex datasets. The successful candidate will contribute significantly to strategic decision-making processes by harnessing the power of data lake technologies and predictive analytics tools. 

If you are passionate about turning data into actionable insights and contributing to organizational success, we encourage you to apply.


United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call (703) 836-7100 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.


Salary range

  • $12 - $15 per hour