Communications Intern with American Red Cross!!!

Communications Intern Description  

 About the Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission

 COMMUNICATIONS INTERN, AMERICAN RED CROSS, NORTHWEST REGION

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Regional Communications Department of the Red Cross, the public affairs intern will support the goals of the regional chapter office by creating and administering projects and programs to expand the reach of the Communications department and the visibility of the Red Cross within the region.

Internship Concentrations

Interns will focus on various aspects of public affairs and communications efforts in the following Red Cross lines of service:

  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Preparedness, Health and Safety Services
  • Disaster services and response
  • Biomedical Services

MAJOR DUTIES AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

A Red Cross communications intern may:

  • Assist with coordination, outreach and event planning and special projects
  • Provide communications support on national Red Cross initiatives, such as Home Fire Campaign, Giving Day, Heroes recognition events, etc.
  • Provide communications support on product launches, such as new mobile apps
  • Assist in the development of a social media strategy tailored to the local community
  • Generates written and visual content for press releases, blogs, websites, social media, marketing plans and more
  • Assists Public Affairs volunteers and other staff at events and meetings (occasionally held at the Seattle chapter)
  • Provides communications-related information for monthly board updates, which includes compiling press clips, measuring media relations results and tracking social media account activity
  • Compiles and updates media lists
  • Coordinates photo shoots/events
  • Works to recruit Public Affairs volunteers and future interns
  • Works on special projects and events to further develop communications assets to be used by the chapter and the organization more broadly.
  • Dresses appropriately to professionally represent the Red Cross – generally business casual
  • Attends meetings and training as requested or required
  • Maintains all equipment in a clean, approved condition and returns unused materials and supplies to their appropriate places in a timely manner – generally within 1 business day
  • Transports equipment, materials, and supplies to and from work site

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

The American Red Cross public affairs internship program is designed for Washington State college students to gain experience in a broad array of communications business segments including publishing, content development, Internet, social media engagement, events, project management, broadcast, and research.

Candidates should be entering their junior or senior year at a 4-year Washington State accredited college or university or be in an advanced degree program. Some exceptions to academic level may be made. Students should receive school credit for their internship at the Red Cross.

Candidates should also demonstrate exceptional writing skills and proficient use of AP Style. Portfolio or writing examples are required in the application.

Interns should have some experience in one of more of the following disciplines: social media, writing, photography, videography, editing, and project management.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work both independently and with the public affairs team
  • Familiarity with Windows Operating system and software
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Word Press and other social media platforms
  • Ability to type 45 wpm
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • A positive and professional attitude and demeanor
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Ability to operate video equipment a plus
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts
  • Ability and enthusiasm to market American Red Cross products and services.

Other:

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Has own vehicle to transport equipment and materials

The Application Packet Should Include the Following:

Resume. Please be sure that this resume accurately reflects your work experience (paid and unpaid) and any school or community activities that you would like us to know about. Include the name of all organizations, the title of your position and the dates of participation.
Personal Statement/Cover Letter. The letter should indicate why you want to be an American Red Cross intern, how your classes and experiences have prepared you for the internship program, and what you hope to contribute to your assigned position.
Writing/Photo/Video Sample. An example of the applicant’s writing ability or design work if applicable. Samples should be submitted as a PDF, Word Document or Web Link.
Materials listed above should be addressed to:

Betsy Robertson, Regional Communications Manager

Betsy.Robertson@RedCross.org

206-799-3194
 

POLICIES AND EXPECTATIONS

The internship experience is an extension of the classroom and should help students build skills that will help them towards their professional goals. Some work will be administrative.

The Red Cross will introduce you to important contacts within our organization and familiarize you with company rules, policies, expectations and resources early on. Learning objectives, responsibilities and expectations for students will be discussed on the first day of the internship. These include the nature of the internship, supervisory arrangements, start and end date, and work schedules.

We include interns in staff meetings and related professional activities when possible. Schedules may include attending required or recommended classes, seminars, and/or meetings.

The intern will be assigned a mentor/supervisor who will be responsible for monitoring the progress of the intern, sharing feedback about work performance, provide training or be available to answer questions and is willing to complete an evaluation at the end of the internship.

We encourage interns to ask questions to clarify job responsibilities. The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interns must comply with applicable federal, state and local laws relating to workplace safety. The Red Cross prohibits discrimination in the workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, marital status, religion, age, disability, and veteran status. This commitment includes equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the workplace.

ORIENTATION PROCESS

Intern orientation will cover:

  • Volunteer Connection
  • Volunteer Services
  • Red Cross services, outreach, and training
  • Computers and IT
  • Public Affairs Essentials
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Communications Internship

About Women’s Funding Alliance

Women’s Funding Alliance improves the lives of women and girls in Washington State. We have a clear vision – that all women and girls have the opportunity to live, lead and thrive. Our mission is to advance leadership and economic opportunity for women and girls in Washington State. Working together with thousands of committed individuals and hundreds of community organizations, we make the case, drive solutions and mobilize people to make change.

Job Description

Women’s Funding Alliance is looking for a communications intern to assist with the development and execution of our communications strategies both print and digital. Projects may include:

 Website maintenance and graphics

 Social media content

 Google and social media analytics

 Influencer tracking

 Print collateral

 Promotional event materials

 Blog posts

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about our mission, creative, and able to work under deadlines. This is a fantastic opportunity for a student interested in learning about philanthropy/non-profits while gaining hands-on marketing and communications experience.

Supervisor

Adanna Escobar, Communications Manager

Time Commitment

Minimum 3 month commitment. Available to work 10-15 hours per work week (Office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Monday through Friday with some weekends).

Unpaid. Must earn academic credit. Women’s Funding Alliance will work with student to meet academic credit requirements.

Desired Qualifications

Currently enrolled at a local college, university or technical school

 Demonstrated strong writing skills – candidate to provide samples

Understanding of basic marketing and communications concepts

 Strong grasp of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

 Proactive team player who enjoys working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment

 Ability to work independently and manage deadlines

 Previous communications related internship experience a plus

 Flexibility, sense of humor

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples via email with the subject line “Communications Intern Application” to adanna@wfalliance.org. Applications will be accepted through 5:00 pm on Friday, September 15.

Internship Position for Carlo Scanagatta Designs

Internship Position for Carlo Scanagatta Designs

Carlo Scanagatta is an accomplished Italian artist whose brilliant designs are currently being applied to luxurious silks and cashmere/modal and produced at a top textile firm in Italy.

Nancy, his wife with the entrepreneurial spirit is looking for someone who understands and appreciates Carlo Scanagatta’s art and is motivated to help them grow their business including marketing, event planning and public relations.

Main Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist with time management by forecasting weekly, monthly and yearly goals.

 

Organize and maintain systems to follow existing 1000+ client list; build on existing relationships

  • Plan and coordinate business trips
  • Public relations and media relations
  • Marketing and outreach through social media such as Facebook and instagram
  • Design promotion materials. Knowledge of photoshop, excel word
  • Maintain Financial Software

Qualifications:

  • Passion for Carlo’s designs and researching appropriate sales venues throughout US and Europe.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills highest priority
  • The ability to generate and implement creative ideas and marketing concepts
  • Highly organized and enjoys setting up and maintaining systems
  • Knowledge and experience with Social Media
  • Junior or Senior Level Student

Details:

  • 6-8 hours per week ( can be flexible)
  • Flexible workplace: work at home and at photographer’s Seattle office
  • Internship

Please email and short letter and resume to:   nancy@carloscanagatta.com

 

 

Research Assistants!

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED

We are looking to hire research assistants for a study on nutritional labelling. The purpose of the study is to examine patterns of eating out, food consumption and awareness of nutritional information in restaurants. The study is being led by Dr. David Hammond in the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. The study involves conducting 7-10 minute oral surveys with restaurant patrons in four cities, including Seattle. Surveys will collect information regarding food purchases, nutrition information awareness, as well as demographic information.

Duties:

 Equipment set-up each shift

Recruiting and surveying patrons after they have finished their meals

Qualifications:

 Good organizational skills

 Responsible and reliable

 Strong communication and people skills

 Attentive to detail

 Previous research/survey experience is an asset.

Pay: $17/hour

Work Period:

 The study will run between September 13th and October 4th.

Shifts will occur from 11:00am-3:00pm and 4:00pm-8:30pm (lunch and dinner periods), 7 days a week.

 Minimum commitment of 20 hours per week.

Contact Details:

If you are interested, please forward your resume and unofficial school transcripts to Christine White at c5white@uwaterloo.ca. Please include details about your hours of availability for shifts between September 13th and October 4th.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2017 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe Spring and Summer 2017 Internships

Rick Steves’ Europe, publisher of best-selling guidebooks, is seeking candidates for three-month internships in its book department. Interns at Rick Steves work 10-19 hours per week on everything from data-heavy work (fact-checking, organizing feedback, formatting files) to proofreading text and maps for our guidebooks and websites. Depending on the intern’s expertise, some writing and editing tasks may also be assigned. While these are unpaid internships, they are designed as a learning experience. We require that our interns be enrolled in a college or university and that they earn college credit for their work. (If you have already graduated, you do not qualify for this internship.)

We are seeking communication or English majors who have had at least one writing or editing course. Experience writing and editing in print or for online publications is preferred. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Knowledge of French, German, Italian, or Spanish, while not essential, is a plus. European travel experience is also beneficial. We are seeking one intern for Spring Quarter 2017 (March 27th-June 2nd) and several for Summer Quarter 2017 (June 19th-Aug. 18th).

Rick Steves’ Europe provides a casual, rewarding work environment in scenic Edmonds, Washington, about 20 minutes north of Seattle. We are dedicated to the cause of smart travel. We produce a public television series, weekly radio show and podcasts, write popular travel guidebooks, maintain an extensive travel website, run European tours, teach travel classes, and market an exclusive line of travel gear. To learn more about us, visit http://www.ricksteves.com.

If interested, send a cover letter, résumé, and writing samples (published samples preferred, but not required) to Katie Gustafson, Guidebook Editor, Rick Steves’ Europe, katieg@ricksteves.com.

 

 

Seeking part-time writer, content creator, digital marketer intern (Music Industry

Seeking part-time writer, content creator, digital marketer intern (Music Industry)

We are seeking an energetic intern who absolutely loves music and the digital arts. We need help with writing, research, content creation and outreach. The ideal candidate will have lots of knowledge of media creation such as filmmaking and video production.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience with:

  • Writing or blogging in the music, entertainment arts or content creation
  • Handy with photoshop or GIMP and comfortable making marketing creatives
  • Experience or comfortable making cold calls or on-line outreach
  • Comfortable working in a high-tech environment
  • Experience or desire to learn about personal interviewing.

University or School experience is acceptable, but you must have examples of your work to show. Must be a motivated, self-started that can work remotely with little supervision.

This is a great opportunity for anybody pursuing a carrier in the music business, media creation or production, digital arts or digital marketing. We are a small Seattle startup on the path to sustained growth. Come help us grow while gaining great experience.

 

I can be reached at this email address(ryan@trad-ventures.com ) or on my cell:  206-310-0569

Social Media and Adolescent Health Intern

Title: Social Media and Adolescent Health Intern                 Contact Name: Esther Lam, BS, Research Assistant                 Contact Email: esther.lam@seattlechildrens.org                 Department: Pediatrics, Center for Child Health Behavior & Development

The Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) has communications internship openings which will provide immersive experiences for undergraduate students. SMAHRT’s mission is to advance our understanding of the relationships between media and adolescent health towards educating teens, providing better care, and developing innovations in adolescent health. SMAHRT is led by Dr. Megan Moreno, an adolescent medicine physician and researcher. Our multidisciplinary team includes undergraduate students, medical trainees, and SMAHRT staff from various backgrounds of study including public health, forensic science, education, and biology.

The Project: The communications intern will join our team to work on promoting and maintaining our website, curating our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), and publicizing our Summer Scholars program. In each of these areas, the communications intern will seek to promote out team and its research, especially as it relates to developing new connections with other researchers, funding sources, and community members. The communications intern will also have the opportunity to develop and execute an individual project that promotes the team through the intern’s preferred medium (written content, podcasts, video production, web development, design and other mediums will be considered). Read more about our research at our website here: www.smahrtresearch.com

The Position: We are looking to work with an undergraduate who is interested in a communications internships on a volunteer or for-credit basis for the duration of spring quarter 2017 (March-June, 2017) with a possible extension through summer 2017. The position will have four main critical components. 1) Produce written content to promote SMAHRT work: We recently recreated a SMAHRT features page where written works such as “Scholar of the Month, Study of the Month, etc” are posted to increase engagement between the work that we do and the community. The intern will help with researching, interviewing, and producing content for these features. Internship involvement in this aspect can be tailored to the intern’s skill set, whether that is writing, multimedia work or even web design and development. 2) Curate Social Media Accounts : We use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and it is important for the intern to plan and execute appealing material to appeal to a variety of different audiences on a regular basis. 3) Publicize our programs and events: This summer, the SMAHRT will host a one week long Summer Scholars program for high school students interested in gaining experience in social media research. The role of the communications/promotions intern will be to effectively promote this program in order to advance awareness and engagement with our program. 4) Maintain and promote our website: The intern will help with maintaining the website with up to date and relevant material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Execute an individual project: We hope for each intern to complete on individual project that allows them to complete one individual project that allows them to showcase their best work in the medium of their choice.

Responsibilities include: 1. Generating new ideas for effective promotion strategies (ex. Building, maintaining, and executing a promotions calendar) 2. Updating and maintaining the team’s website 3. Reaching out to local organizations to discuss funding opportunities 4. Generating content for social platforms on a regular basis 5. Publicizing our events online, in the press, and among Seattle Children’s staff 6. Assisting with writing and editing of materials 7. Attending and contributing to team meetings

Required Qualifications: Previous communications experience and/or background in journalism, communications or public relations, specifically as it relates to scientific enterprise are helpful, but are not required. The following skills and abilities are required: Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Able to communicate openly and honestly
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interest in advancing a health-related mission
  • Ability to think creatively and follow instructions
  • Ability to establish and commit to a schedule of at least nine consistent weekly hours
  • Professionalism and exceptional dedication to team projects and goals
  • Currently a second or third year of undergraduate career
  • 9 hours per week in office commitment is required Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2017. The Facility: Our office is open 8am to 6pm, Monday through Fridays; we do our best to be flexible and work with your class schedule. We are not open on the weekend. Our office is located at Seattle Children’s Research Institute in downtown Seattle – 2001 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101If you are interested, please contact Esther Lam at esther.lam@seattlchildrens.org and include the following information:
  1. Your resume or CV (with contact information)
  2. A brief statement that describes your interest in this position and the work described, previous communications experience, qualifications, and/or current outreach work
  3. The number of hours/week are you are able to work