Communications Internship

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Special Olympics North Carolina

Morrisville, NC 27560
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
We offer a variety of internship opportunities for students who are interested in enhancing their academic experience with real-world experience in their field. Our goal is to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship. While the intern provides his or her supervisor with professional and efficient support, the supervisor will educate the intern on the specific components of non-profit management and give him or her hands-on experience. Numerous interns are needed year round for internships throughout the state. We provide internship opportunities in volunteer management, sports, communications and development. Scheduling: The scheduling of internship programs is determined by the supervisor and the intern. The time commitment ranges from 10-40 hours per week. Generally our internships follow the academic calendar. We have a fall, spring and summer internship program. Compensation: Internships are offered on a volunteer basis. Communications Internship Key Accountabilities:
  • Public Relations
  • Publications As a communications intern, you will gain experience in the following:
    • Building relationships with the media
    • Writing, editing, proofing
    • Reporting/interviewing
    • Desktop publishing
    • Analytical thinking
    • Working with various computer software packages (Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access)
    • Operating in a business environment
    • Nonprofit management
    Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Keep current and accurate media database
    • Maintain photo files
    • Maintain statewide news clippings
    • Write press releases as assigned
    • Assemble press kits
    • Attend state-level events and interact with the media as assigned
    • Write articles for monthly and quarterly newsletters as assigned
    • Write athlete and volunteer profiles/ Web spotlights
    • Assist in implementation of national public education campaign as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned by the vice president of communications
    Work Schedule:
    • Flexible hours
    • Weekend hours may be necessary due to certain special events
    Qualifications:
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Good organizational and analytical skills; attention to detail
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Good editing skills and knowledge of language, grammar, punctuation and style
  • Reference: 561333449

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