Search Engine Optimization Intern at Autism Speaks

The SEO Internship at Autism Speaks provides a hands-on opportunity to a student who is interested in exploring a career in Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing and/or Digital Marketing for nonprofits. This is a remote position where the student will work closely with the Digital Strategy and Communications Teams. The student will work on increasing the online visibility for Autism Speaks by optimizing website copy, tags and descriptions for YouTube videos, copy for paid ads/search terms, and developing/translating content on the Spanish section

This is a 10-12 week program and students must be eligible for academic credit.


The intern will receive comprehensive training in all areas and responsibilities will include:

  • Operating Conductor Searchlight, our SEO platform

  • Research content and SEO best practices to provide recommendations for improving our online presence

  • Identify and optimize top performing content

  • Suggest and draft new content ideas based on top search terms and phrases

  • Optimize copy for webpages, donation pages, and YouTube descriptions

  • Track organic growth for optimized pages and suggest pivots based on the performance data

  • Conduct weekly keyword research

  • Assist in making edits to the Autism Speaks website

  • Use Google Analytics to track content growth


    Student interns must receive academic credit (i.e. graduate or under-graduate) sponsored by an accredited institution or require experience for a certification for a college degree.

    Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of technical and content SEO

  • Knowledge of Search Engine Marketing

  • Knowledge of Google Analytics

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Proficient in MS office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written

  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) a plus


    • Building Collaborative Relationships
    • Professional Behavior
    • Results-Driven
    • Customer Orientation
    • Flexibility

    You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all Autism Speaks data and information to which you have access.

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