Communication and Outreach Intern

Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Lanham, MD
Oct 21, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time
Communications and Outreach Internship Overview The Communications & Outreach Intern at our administrative office, will learn from and be supervised by the Community Outreach Team Lead and Marketing & Communications Manager. During the course of the internship, the intern will experience a wide range of functions in areas of communications, marketing strategies, connecting with external and internal stakeholders, creating and executing engagement and event planning. Graphic design, social media strategies, web content management and community relations will be additional learning opportunities. Learning Goals consist of understanding and execution on: Community engagement event coordination Graphic design and social media management for nonprofits Web content creation & management Content writing for web, blog & newsletters Qualifications Ideal interns will demonstrate the following: Experience with, or able to learn, Adobe Suite Detail oriented administrative abilities and accurate data entry experience Ability to develop informational reporting based on raw data requests Proficiency in Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing Discrete, trustworthy with strong business integrity and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality Able to meet time-sensitive timeframes when necessary Ability to lift 50 lbs Must be willing to travel locally for community engagement activities Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities Excellent filing skills are required, and strong organizational skills Professional and customer service-oriented demeanor, comfortable working with all levels of employees Motivated self-starter who can work independently and in team environment Excellent business phone etiquette Excellent editing, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills Eligibility for Internship: Must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college or university. Must be able to commit to a full semester, at least 20 hours per week (Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter) Provide a resume and 300 word cover letter, indicating internship choice and reason to be accepted. Meeting the application submission deadline and including all required information. Must have acceptable Criminal Background check, and Negative Drug Screening Exceptions may be made for internships required for the attainment of a professional certification under the guidance of a recognized professional certification board.

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