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Position Title: Marketing & Communications Internship

Hours Per Week: 20–25

Compensation: $500 Stipend (Paid upon completion of internship)

Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager

Job Description: The Marketing & Communications Intern will engage in a number of projects over the course of 12-16 weeks that will introduce them to the daily nature of nonprofit organizations and will support the Development staff with projects and tasks as they develop.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop a broad understanding and appreciation of the nonprofit sector and the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit professionals.
  • To build experience in a professional work environment while gaining experience working independently and in teams.
  • To strengthen or build skill sets by utilizing them in a variety of working conditions such as public speaking, managing projects and deadlines, time management and attention to detail.
  • If student is seeking this internship for academic credit, additional learning outcomes and requirements will be discussed with student to meet the needs of the course.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with design and production of event materials (i.e. registration sheets, signage, slide shows, etc.) as directed, and general oversight of existing event materials.
  • Assist with event logistics including set-up, fulfilling duties as assigned at events, and post-event clean-up.
  • Assist with fundraising mailings associated with Cornerstone Society, sponsorship solicitation, etc.
  • Update and maintain website content as directed by Marketing & Communications Manager.
  • Assist with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under the direction of the Marketing & Communications Manager.
  • Maintain inventory of promotional materials, including brochures, donor stewardship materials, t-shirts, and promotional items, for organization and the three Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Assist Marketing & Communications Manager with coordination of photo shoots, and video editing.
  • Assist Marketing & Communications Manager with production of email marketing, including creation and distribution of emails using Blackbaud’s Luminate program.
  • Assist Marketing & Communications Manager with public relations duties, including writing press releases, managing media list, and coordinating news and media appearances.

Job Qualifications:

  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Self-starter, energetic, assertive
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks effectively.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Able to successfully work in a collaborative, team-oriented organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and social media a plus.
  • Photography/Videography experience preferred.
  • Be able to accept constructive feedback in a professional matter throughout internship.

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in an institution of higher education in a degree seeking program.
  • Must be available to work within the required time period during the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, including some night and weekends and must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. and sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Dress Code:

  • Business casual attire with an RMH nametag/lanyard

Benefits:

  • Professional work environment.
  • Opportunity to serve the community.
  • Hands-on opportunity to learn the inner workings of a dynamic and large operations program.
  • Affiliation with a respected and global nonprofit agency.

Time Commitment:

  • Flexible during weekday and weekends; based on student’s schedule

Completion of Program:

  • Intern will complete paperwork throughout internship including:
        • Project Checklist
        • Bi-weekly Reflection/ one-on-one
        • Mid-Program Evaluation
      • Exit Survey and Exit Interview
      • Discuss overall experience of the program
      • Discuss future involvement with the charity
      • Volunteer Opportunities for future Events
        • Special Events
      • Job opportunities (if available)
      • A reference and/or verification letter will be provided for the intern
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    RMHCCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at RMHCCF are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job, with or without reasonable accommodation. The organization will provide reasonable accommodations as necessary and where required by law so long as the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the business. RMHCCF prohibits harassment and discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, including sexual orientation or gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, military or veteran status, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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    If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a cover letter and your resume to marketing@rmhccf.org. Please no phone calls.