Thursday, November 10, 2011

Internship Opportunity!

Attention PRSSA members: Marist College's School of Communication and the Arts is looking for a Spring 2012 intern.

Check out all the information about this wonderful opportunity:

Marist College School of Communication and the Arts

Integrated Communication Intern

Position Description

Description:  The School of Communication and the Arts is seeking an integrated communication intern on the main campus in Poughkeepsie for the spring 2012 semester. The school houses the largest undergraduate program at Marist College, offering degree programs in art and art history, fashion, communication, media arts and music.

The integrated communication intern will assist with the management of public relations, advertising, marketing and other related strategic communication functions that help manage relationships with key internal and external audiences. The intern will report directly to a designated member of the faculty or staff for supervision purposes; however, he/she will provide direct support to the school’s dean along with various faculty, staff and contract employees. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o    Design, write/edit and upload material (e.g., text, images, videos, links) to the school’s website

o    Design, write/edit and disseminate traditional, online and social media content as well as related marketing materials (e.g., news releases, web content, Facebook posts, tweets, LinkedIn updates, flyers)    

o    Monitor communication and maintain databases related to school’s online and social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)

o    Shoot photos, videos and create audio-video content  

o    Maintain internal media list and assist with media relations efforts as needed   

o    Conduct research, analysis and evaluation of communication activities  

o    Attend meetings and develop reports as requested

o    Serve as liaison with student communication groups (e.g., PRSSA, Communication Arts Society, Advertising Club)


o    Minimum of 2.5 GPA and completion of 60 college credits as well as prerequisite course in employment practicum

o    Excellent writing and communication skills

o    Proficiency in online and social media networks

o    Keen attention to detail

o    Outstanding management and organizational skills

o    Must be highly motivated with strong desire to learn and take initiative

o    Ability to work independently

o    Available to work a minimum of nine hours a week (3 academic credits)

To Apply:  Submit cover letter, resume and list of three references to Jennie Donohue, professional lecturer of public relations, School of Communication and the Arts, via email at Put “COMMARTS Intern Application” in subject of email.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2011. 

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