Communication Internship & Job Newsletter- Week of December 16, 2016

COMM Internship & Job Newsletter 12/16/16

Intern of the Week: Andrea Aparicio

 

Communication Internship & Job Newsletter

Week of December 16th Internship/Job Postings:

Note: Please make sure to check if these internships/jobs have deadlines or are ongoing by checking the link provided or the contact.

  • Volunteer Fairfax
    • IT (DreamWeaver) and Social Media Intern
    • Intern will, under close supervision, assist with Website updating (Dreamweaver) and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) management. Supervisors will provide content and will review the intern’s progress at uploading content, updates and changes. May instruct staff on technology functions. May assist with the everyday operations of the volunteer center.
    • Unpaid internship, application deadline is ongoing, will work flexible hours (8-16 per week), Organizational Hours are 9-5, located in Fairfax, VA.
    • Duties:
      • Become familiar with mission and procedures of the volunteer center
      • Will upload content to the Volunteer Fairfax website (DreamWeaver CS6) regarding programs and activities of the volunteer center. Content and graphics will be provided
      • Will upload/schedule Social Media posts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Most content is provided.
      • Work closely with regular staff and volunteers
      • Duties as assigned
    • Qualifications:
      • Be proficient in Adobe DreamWeaver CS6 and other Adobe products (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) a plus.
      • Be proficient in Social Media platforms
      • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
      • Must possess superior oral and written communication skills
      • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented
      • Must have excellent time management skills
      • Must have ability to work independently as well as in partnership with team
      • Must be able to work to deadlines
      • Must have reliable transportation
      • Be ready to report to work in the immediate future
    • To Apply:
      • Send resume and cover letter to Angela Starling at asaizastarling@volunteerfairfax.org
      • In subject line of email: Place “DreamWeaver”
      • Please state why you’re interested in the position. At the interview, be prepared to share your experience with DreamWeaver and Social Media.

 

  • AMGA (Advancing High Performance Health)-EXTENDED DEADLINE! (12/22/16)
    • Video Intern
    • At AMGA we’re paving the way for medical groups and integrated systems of care to deliver the next level of high-performance health. We are seeking a talented student with strong knowledge of film/ production to bring sight and sound together in order to tell our story. You’ll serve as a videographer/editor at AMGA as we build out our in-house video capabilities.  You’ll have the opportunity to shoot footage and edit the content to create short (30 second- 1 minute) videos for use on our social media platforms and marketing emails. You’ll work closely with our social media and public relations staff to innovate new video project ideas as well as share your knowledge.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Help to determine what camera and production equipment is the best fit for AMGA
    • Review existing video footage- trim footage segments and put together short clips using Final Cut Pro. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects.
    • Shoot video footage as needed. Work projects through post-production
  • Requirements:
    • Strong knowledge of video equipment and editing software packages (Final Cut Pro)
    • Demonstrable video editing ability
    • Thorough knowledge of timing, motivation and continuity
    • Self-starter with professional demeanor
    • Ability to work in team environment
    • Junior/Senior preferred
  • If interested, please send a letter of interest, resume (if available) and a sample of work to Angela Sidlauskas at asidlauskas@amga.org  by Monday, Dec. 22nd. More information about our organization is available on amga.org.
  • In Good Company Wellness, LLC
    • Digital Media Technician Intern
    • Forward-thinking, innovative health and wellness company is seeking an experienced audio visual technician with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape. Projects include creating podcasts and short, informative videos. Candidates hoping to gain a ton of great practical real world experience to add to their portfolio, and be part of an exciting, dynamic team should apply. The intern for this project will work 10-12 hours each week, and will need strong critical thinking skills. This is a 3-month unpaid intern position, but can possibly to into a part-time, paid position thereafter.
    • Responsibilities:
      • Developing and editing podcasts and short videos
      • Assisting in social media campaigns and strategy
      • Working and communicating effectively with the digital media team
    • Qualifications:
      • Strong experience in digital media
      • Understanding of the digital marketplace
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks
      • Currently enrolled student
    • To apply: Please send resumes to hulin@ingoodcowellness.com
  • American Heart Association
    • Special Events Internship for Spring 2017
    • The Social Events Team at the American Heart Association is seeking a Special Events Intern for the Spring 2017 semester. The Social Events team is responsible for the execution and fundraising associated with the following events:
      • The DC Heart Ball, an elegant black-tie, celebration of the life-saving work of the American Heart Association bringing together more than 500 of the region’s most prominent medical, corporate, and community leaders. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, exceptional live and silent auctions. The event is expected to raise $1,500,000 for the AHA.
      • 33rd Annual Golf Tournament, a captain’s choice scramble that supports the fight against heart disease and stroke. Senior level executive leaders from across the metropolitan DC region compete in the tournament. The event day includes breakfast, silent auction, raffle items, and post-event awards dinner. In 2016, participants raised more than $225,000 for the mission of the AHA.
    • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
      • Assist with day of event execution and attend the Heart Ball on February 25, 2017 and the Golf Tournament on April 24, 2017
      • Research and solicit auction donations from hotels, restaurants, luxury brands, etc.
      • Work with our auction software, Greater Giving, to catalog and organize auction items
      • Manage RSVP process and table seating
      • Update website and Facebook pages with auction previews
      • Assist in the preparation of the Heart Ball and Golf Tournament
      • Other special projects as assigned
    • This is a great opportunity to work with a well-known organization, learn, build your resume and gain invaluable experience. The ideal candidate must:
      • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
      • Have an interest in event planning and/or nonprofits
      • Be able to travel to our Arlington office (3 blocks from the Ballston metro in Virginia)
      • Be comfortable with administrative tasks, such as printing jobs, mailings and office organization
      • Be detail oriented, hardworking, and a self-starter
    • There is a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week and class credit can be arranged.
    • To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to: Alee Petrucelli Special Events Coordinator, Social Events American Heart Association Petrucelli@heart.org
  • Every Child Fed
    • Social Media & Communications Intern
    • Seeking a candidate interested in international development, nonprofit management, social business and issues related to children, malnutrition, public health, and agricultural development in Africa. 
    • We are looking for an intern who can work a minimum of 20 hours a week.  Must have own computer and be able to work from our office in Sterling and from home. This internship is unpaid, but may lead to paid opportunities.
    • Duties & Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to):
      • Produce weekly text and image content for ECF’s social media platforms
      • Track weekly interaction and analytics in regards to social media platforms
      • Draft, proofread, and edit communication material for external audiences such as reports, newsletters, blog
      • Draft and assist in the maintenance of website content
      • Keep up and update social media audiences with current events and news
      • Provide support in event and fundraising planning, and marketing efforts
      • Attend meetings and conferences as appropriate
    • Qualifications:
      • Knowledge and experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.), blogging, and supporting applications (HootSuite, WordPress, etc.)
      • Familiarity with social media analytics
      • Familiarity and/or experience with NGOs and international organizations
      • Graphic design experience and ability to use editing software and apps to produce social media content (Canva, Adobe Photoshop, etc.)
      • Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and meet short deadlines
      • Must be a self-starter, responsible, mature, highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently
      • Dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial work style and ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
      • Must have solid writing, editing and communication skills
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Adobe Acrobat
    • Undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Selected candidates must be legally allowed to work in the US without any need for Visa sponsorship now or in the future.
    • Please send a resume and cover letter to info@everychildfed.org. No calls please.

 

  • Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT)—Full Time Position
    • Seeks Communication Associate
    • Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT), the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education, seeks a Communications Associate to help raise the organization’s profile locally and nationally. The Communications Associate will be a skilled writer, storyteller and advocate of the organization. Job responsibilities will include imagining and implementing YPT’s external communications, media relations and publishing strategy, and writing, editing and creating a variety of promotional materials, including press releases, sales materials, brochures, performance fliers, blog posts, e-communications, website and social media content, fundraising letters and videos. The Communications Associate will enjoy organizing and prioritizing many projects in a fast-paced work environment, and will thrive in a company culture driven by inspiration, creativity and collaboration.
    • YPT values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This position is full-time. Benefits include vacation, medical and dental insurance, FSA, short- and long-term disability insurance and 403(b) plan. Starting salary range: $40K. Young Playwrights’ Theater values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and strong writing sample to bwinter@yptdc.orgby January 1, 2016. No phone calls, please.
    • Qualifications:
      • Passion for YPT’s mission to inspire students to discover the power of their voices through playwriting
      • Successful track record with strategic communications and public relations/media outreach; experience building and maintaining a press list
      • Love of the written word and keen attention to detail (the kind of person who has strong opinions on the use of the Oxford comma and frequently identifies typos in newspapers and novels)
      • Graphic design skills and experience using Adobe Creative Suite
      • Photography and video editing skills
      • Avid reader and writer; ability to recognize and tell a compelling story
      • Initiative; ability to learn new skills and information quickly, and to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment
      • Innovative thinker and creative problem solver; talent for “thinking outside the box”
      • Calm under pressure; ability to work productively and effectively in a fast-paced environment; maintains stable performance when under heavy pressure or stress
      • Honesty/integrity and work ethic; earns trust and maintains confidences, speaks plainly and truthfully; expects personal and team performance to be nothing short of the best
      • Follow-through on commitments and persistence; lives up to verbal and written agreements; demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done
      • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary
      • Loyalty; committed to YPT’s mission and people, excited to grow with the organization for a number of years
      • Passion for nonprofits; respect and love for the challenges and rewards of working for a small nonprofit organization with limited resources
  • Preferred, But Not Required:
    • Experience working for or with nonprofit organizations
    • Background in journalism
    • Experience with self-publishing and promotion
    • Experience with theatrical performance and/or production
    • Bilingual speaker (English/Spanish)

 

  • Folger Shakespeare Library Education Department
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library’s Education Department is in need of 2 interns to assist them during the creation of our digital Field Guides for teachers that will be published through Amazon. The Field Guides will be used to help classroom teachers with developing lessons plans based on Shakespeare’s work. There are two portions to this project- video research and collections based research.
  • (Please note: A thorough background check will be required of selected interns)
  • Video Research Intern
  • The video research intern will work closely with our education team and other stakeholders to:
  • Locate videos stored on various platforms and sites;
  • identify existing videos of our education team in action and learn what makes a video suitable for teaching at various age groups;
  • Identify clips that would be useful in the series;
  • organize, document, and store video clips for easy access and research by content creators for use and for archival purposes;
  • work with content creators to find and access needed video for content creation;
  • assist in organizing and compiling content from the creators and routing it to editors
  • Skills required:
    • Ideally the intern will have knowledge of and an interest in video editing programs and be comfortable using various forms of technology. They should be interested in education. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work well in a team environment is needed. Knowledge of and interest in Shakespeare is a plus but not required.
  • Learning objectives:
    • The intern will receive mentorship in arts education from the Education team and learn how curriculum development works in a non-traditional education setting.
    • The intern will receive practical experience in making connections between source materials and resources in a way that works for audiences at all levels.
    • The intern will develop valuable administrative and organizational skills by creating archival records for each video they review.
  • Collections Research Intern:
    • The Collections Research Intern will work closely with our Education Team and other stakeholders to:
    • understand and search for sources for lesson plans;
    • perform research in the larger Folger collection, identifying and storing existing images from original sources (manuscripts, playbills, photos, etc.) to be included in guides as part of content;
    • review existing education materials for content creators;
    • assist content creators with additional research requests;
    • assist in organizing and compiling content from the creators and routing it to editors
    • Skills required:
      • The intern should knowledge of and an interest in rare materials research and be comfortable using various electronic databases. They should also be interested in education. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work well in a team environment is needed. Prior experience with rare materials is a plus but is not required. Knowledge of and interest in Shakespeare is a plus but not required.
    • Learning objectives:
      • The intern will receive mentorship in arts education from the Education team and learn how curriculum development works in a non-traditional education setting.
      • The intern will receive practical training in handling and research of rare materials, as well as experience using image search techniques.
      • The intern will develop valuable administrative and organizational skills by creating archival records.
  • Doctors To You
  • Assist in writing press releases 
    • Promote and spread awareness of DTY’s Goodwill through the community- our mission, our charity and our team 
  • Maintain communications with past, present and future patients and the Doctors To You physicians 
  • Manage CRM     
    • Research and implement new software to track our progress 
    • Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media 
    • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorship and advertising on an on-going basis 
    • Deal with inquiries from the public, the press, and related organizations (i.e. responding to our online reviews) 
    • Organizing promotional events such as conferences, tours and visits 
    • Undertaking relevant market research 
    • Designing, writing and/or producing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, reports, publicity brochures, information for web sites and promotional videos. 
    • Assist with finding and organizing special events 
    • Reports to Team Manager    
    • Qualified candidates will be/have: 
      • 3.5 GPA or higher
      •  A commitment to the mission of Doctors To You 
      • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills 
      • Self-motivated, detail-oriented with strong written, verbal & organizational skills 
      • The ability to work independently and with others 
      • Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality 
      • Openness to learning and growing within the internship experience 
  • Tim Hugo Group: Free File Alliance and CERCA
    • Communications Intern for Spring 2017
    • The Free File Alliance is seeking a self-starting communications major/digital native to intern this coming Spring Semester 2017 to help the organization in its media efforts.
    • Assignments would include monitoring print media for FFA articles, help to develop an online footprint, administrate organizational social media strategy, and help users who could benefit from their services connect with the organizations via popular media. This internship will focus on traditional basics of digital communication, advertising, and social media outreach and development.
    • Responsibilities include but are not limited to: engaging key social media users, identifying and developing relationships with key users, graphic and video content production for promotion on the organization’s social media platforms.
    • Skills necessary include: deep working knowledge of popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, commitment to organizational social media strategy. Professional writing and peer-to-peer digital communication skills.
    • Preferred competencies include: web design, graphic design, video and visual content editing.

Future Opportunities to Look Out for…

  • The White House Internship Program
    • The application period is now closed. Please check this link in the future to see when there will be openings as well as follow the program on Twitter to get updates! This is a great opportunity for Mason students because we are so close to DC! There are currently Mason students interning there now!
    • White House Internships are available within 16 different Presidential Departments. Learn more about internships within each department.