Jo Levin, Communication Studies
Internship: Digital Communications, Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc.
“I enjoy empowering small non-profits with tight budgets to prioritize their digital voice and appearance in an effort to achieve their mission."
Interning with Drink Local. Drink Tap. Inc. — an international non-profit dedicated to solving water equality and quality issues — has solidified Jo Levin’s interest in working in digital communications and social media strategy for a non-profit after she graduates.
Jo has been involved with Drink Local. Drink Tap. since 2019, and during summer 2021, she focused on spreading the word about the organization’s fundraiser, 4 Miles 4 Water, through digital communications. She says: “Communities and families in Uganda need to walk an average of four miles round trip each day to collect often-unclean water for their daily use. 4 Miles 4 Water is one of the many ways Drink Local. Drink Tap. links Cleveland, Ohio, located at the front door of Lake Erie, to the communities bordering Lake Victoria in the other Great Lakes region of the world.”
For her internship, Jo managed several social media accounts and navigated paid and unpaid media opportunities in the Cleveland market.
“I enjoy empowering small non-profits with tight budgets to prioritize their digital voice and appearance in an effort to achieve their mission,” she says. “Activism and Social Justice are deeply rooted in my personal life and I plan to continue to work for organizations that leave our world better than they found it.”
Jo says her Communication Studies education prepared her for this opportunity because of the way it blends lessons in communication theory with exposure to tools used every day in the professional industry.
Jo's Internship Work
"I am managing DLDT's social media platforms on one Instagram Account, two Facebook Pages, one Twitter Page, and occasionally LinkedIn. Overhauling the visual storytelling on their Instagram page has been a personal victory for me. I've been able to create Virtual Reality 3D Instagram filters, post IG TV's and grow their brand through Story Highlights and more! I'm also shooting and producing photo and video content now and hope to bring a refined look to their digital communication in other areas."
Visit these links to see more of Jo's work:
- Web: drinklocaldrinktap.org
- Instagram: @drinklocaldrinktap
- Facebook: Drink Local Drink Tap
- Twitter: @DrinkLocalTap