Marketing/Internal Communications Intern (unpaid, school credit)


315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

MultiCare believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. Contributions can be within and outside of assigned responsibilities. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.



Marketing/Internal Communications Intern (unpaid, school credit)

DEPARTMENT:  Marketing – Internal Communications

DATE: Winter quarter/Semester (Jan. – March)

Shift/Work schedule: Part time, 15-25 hrs. depending on student’s schedule

REPORTS TO: Rachel Snyder, Senior Internal Communications Specialist

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to


The Marketing/Communications Intern is responsible for supporting the Internal Communications team within the Marketing Department, comprised of Employee Communications, Marketing, Advertising Services and Media Relations. This position will provide an in-depth look in Marketing and its many facets in a busy, challenging environment. Receive hands-on experience with writing internal communication pieces (newsletter articles, intranet content, flyers), and learning and taking lead in implementing communication planning and promotions. Web knowledge is desired as this position will require learning the internal web site programming and production process.

The work environment is very fast paced and requires a quick learner. Work situations and assignments will require organization, prioritization, planning skills, independence and creativity. Students will work 15 to 25 hours a week, with a few possible weekend hours. Schedules are flexible. School credit can be earned for this unpaid position.



Produces a wide range of print and electronic communication to support internal/external communication needs, including newsletter articles, web content or pages, PowerPoint presentations, memos, emails, posters and displays

Support Marketing special events during the summer, which includes event planning, communication promotions and support on the day of the event

Work closely with Marketing Staff to achieve success with internship

Contributes to the success of the organization, keeping current on new developments within the MultiCare system, and by performing other duties as needed or assigned


Pursues Excellence

Focuses on Patients and Customer Service

Ensures Safety

Fosters a healthy workplace



Inspires teamwork and commitment

Facilitates solutions

Maintains organizational perspective

Builds relationships



Knowledge, skills, & abilities

Knowledge of and skill in the use of personal computer and related software to include Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and PageMaker for Windows or Mac

Web savvy, knowledge of current social media tools used for communication

Skill in producing clear written communication

Skill in assessing alternatives

Skill in good interpersonal, oral, and written communication

Skill in good grammar and spelling

Ability to coordinate activities

Ability to work efficiently under pressure

Ability to work independently and take initiative

Ability to willingly accept responsibility

Ability to establish and reset priorities, using good judgment

Ability to meet organization and departmental appearance standards on the job


Studying for a Bachelors in Communication, PR, Marketing, Journalism or related field of study

One previous internship is preferred

College junior or senior students required

Job descriptions represent a general outline of job duties, functions, and qualifications. They are not intended to be comprehensive in nature. In addition jobs evolve over time and therefore their description may not reflect the precise nature of the position at a given point in time.

It is MultiCare’s policy to base hiring decisions solely on the individual’s ability to perform essential job functions. Persons with disabilities are eligible for this position provided they can perform those functions with reasonable accommodation.


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