Archives For November 2014
About With Purpose: Every year, more children in the United States are lost to cancer than any other disease. Yet less than 4% of the federal funding for cancer goes toward childhood cancer research. With Purpose is a non-profit organization dedicated to filling this funding gap in a totally unique way.
Michael Lee and Erin Benson created With Purpose after their two-year-old son Sam was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2013. With Purpose’s mission is to end childhood cancer by integrating charitable choices into your everyday purchases. Take a class at a gym. Enjoy a glass of beer. Buy a bouquet of flowers. Do the things you’re already doing, but when you do them With Purpose, a portion of the proceeds goes to childhood cancer research. With your help, everyday purchases can serve a bigger purpose than we’ve ever imagined. You don’t need a lot of money. You don’t need a lot of time. It’s about giving people little ways to make a big difference in the fight against childhood cancer. And hopefully, we’re giving families like ours more options—and one day, a cure.
Position Description: Our business model is a win-win for With Purpose and local businesses. When a business agrees to a) donate to our organization b) host a one-time promotional event c) partner with us more permanently, we, in turn, promote their business to drive in new traffic. Moreover, as a 501c3, any donation to With Purpose is tax deductible.
This event planner position calls for a gregarious, self-starting, and creative student to introduce With Purpose in your community. You will be asked to create, design, market, and manage With Purpose events and/or partnerships with local businesses.
Interested students should contact Mike Lee at LeeM@cofc.edu.
The College of Charleston Outdoors Club is need of a Social Media/Public Relations intern. The student internship consists of updating our Facebook page’s photos, club website, and specific community outreach tasks. If a student is interested in learning more about this position and wants to become a member of the Outdoors Club for the Spring semester, please contact Benjamin Thompson (President/Founder; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Chief Marketing Officer, Angela McPike, for Tenet Health is coming to campus on Thursday, November 13 to interview students interested in the attached internship positions. The PR I position (PR Intern 1) is unpaid and the PR II (PR Intern 2) position is paid. The PR II position is for graduate students and recent graduates, and comes with the opportunity for full-time employment post internship.
Interested applicants should email Amanda Ruth-McSwain to be added to the interview schedule.
Set on 2,500 acres of natural bays, bluffs, and beaches on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts, Christophe Harbour is a dynamic resort community with elegant residences, resort hotels, and exceptional amenities, including a superyacht marina and village, Tom Fazio golf, and a beachside pavilion. Corporate headquarters for Christophe Harbour are located here in Charleston.
The marketing department at Christophe Harbour serves a number of internal clients from real estate to marina, food & beverage to club operations and performs an array of marketing and communications activities, from public relations to branding, communications to event planning, and beyond. We are looking for a communications intern to help us plan, research, write, and edit meaningful communications for a global audience of high net worth clients, guests, and business partners.
We’re a small, family-owned company who work hard but have a lot of fun along the way. Ours is a fast-paced working environment where no day is the same and even the best-laid plans get upended. Most of our work is done remotely over phone, web and email, and we liaise closely with on-island colleagues and a number of outside vendors.
Day-to-day work will include researching and writing of ongoing communications, planning editorial calendars, and assisting with digital, social media, advertising, and public relations efforts.
We’re looking for a dedicated, bright student with a solid work ethic who will bring new energy to our team and become part of our “family.” This internship is unpaid, but you’ll gain lots of invaluable experience. Hours are flexible to meet the needs of the student, but a minimum of 5 hours per week is desired. Academic credit may be available, if desired.
In turn, we promise you hands-on experience in resort and marina marketing and public relations, networking and professional training, and the opportunity to develop a solid portfolio of work.
Our office is located in downtown Charleston, and office hours would be required. Parking may be available, if necessary, but not guaranteed.
List of responsibilities:
Creating editorial calendars for all communication mediums.
Writing articles for monthly and quarterly newsletters and social media outlets.
Writing blog content about current real estate listings and promoting real estate listings through social media and other sources
Assisting, as necessary, with digital and online marketing needs
Assisting with posting listing pictures to online sites
Assisting PR team with writing of news releases.
Supporting brand development.
Interacting with other agencies and companies, as needed.
Performing general administrative duties, as needed, including:
• Organization and management of digital assets
• Responding to image requests from business partners, media, etc.
• Shipping, inventory, and reporting
Who we’re looking for:
A solid writer with passion for writing
Demonstrated understanding of the mechanics of grammar and editing.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with minimal supervision
A self-starter who works well with others and can prioritize time and tasks
Some working knowledge of real estate and / or marinas would be a plus
Writing samples should be submitted with resume.