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WREN Paid Communication Internship

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 31 October 2017 | 2:25 pm — 



The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls and their families.

The Communications Intern reports directly to the Director of Communications and Learning. This is a paid, part-time, 20-hours per week, temporary position starting January 2018 and ending in May 2018.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist staff in analyzing reports on email, social media, and website analytics to highlight trends and monitor progress.
  • Assist with social media strategy and outreach (via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and additional social networks).
  • Maintain and manage posting schedule for all social media while creating and editing content for all platforms.
  • Maintain a weekly communications report and assist in blog development.
  • Develop images in support of issue education campaigns.
  • Assist in event management and provide general staff support.
  • Assist with media relations.
  • Assist the Community Engagement Coordinator in creating new and exciting online engagement strategies and campaigns.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for the world of social media and online communications. Experience is required with print and online communications, new media, and editing.
  • Previous experience with campaigns, campus organizing preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Canva preferred.
  • Understanding of branding principles, and how to effectively leverage visuals through social media.
  • Experience dealing with public relations or brand development.
  • Efficient in multitasking and delivering consistent work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary.
  • Interest in learning about and sharing in our mission.

Position: Communications Intern

Type: Part-Time

Compensation: Paid Position

Application: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and social media samples to by December 1.

CisternYard news is looking to hire its next Editor in Chief. The job requires anywhere from 20-35 hours per week, and would run from Dec. 2017-May 2019 (3 semesters). A description of responsibilities and qualifications can be found in the CYN OrgSync application, here:

Apply for this position by noon on Nov. 6, 2017. Questions? Email current Editor in Chief Sigrid Johannes at

The College of Charleston’s Residence Life Office is now accepting Applications for Resident Assistant and Desk Assistant student staff positions!

For a full RA job description please click here.

Information about the Application Process is located at:

Questions? Email Joe Vallee at

The College of Charleston’s Cougar Call Center is now hiring. The starting salary is $9 an hour. Perks of the job include working on-campus, connecting with alumni and flexible hours. In this position you’ll help raise money for CofC. If interested in this position, please email

Carolina One Videographers

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 11 October 2017 | 3:38 pm — 

Carolina One real estate services on James Island is seeking students with video-making skills to assist some of their agents who need personal videos made for their business plans. Carolina One employs 70+ agents, so this could be a great opportunity to practice and show off skills.

The videos would range from 1-3 minutes each and would include each agent individually discussing their business plans and different Charleston real estate market statistics.

Any students wishing to get more practice are encouraged to contact Lora Mathieson at




Pattison’s Academy/PACE Charter School is looking for a media and marketing intern. See below for description:

Media and Marketing Intern

Pattison’s Academy/PACE Charter School is a non-profit organization in West Ashley that is dedicated to improving the lives of children with multiple, profound developmental disabilities across Charleston. Our organization is largely dependent on community support, corporate donations and fundraising to develop consistent revenue. We are looking searching for an eager, passionate and compassionate individual to help develop our Print and Digital Media and Marketing resources to improve our reach and promotion to the Charleston area.

This individual will be responsible for:
• Researching/Analyzing the Charleston and digital market to determine best avenues for marketing the organization.
• Develop strategy for promoting the organization
• Creating promotional content to send to potential donors
• Develop update newsletters to thank previous donors
• Grow online channels including social media
• If capable, assist in redesigning website

• Strong design and development skill for print media.
• Strong social media marketing skills
• Strong awareness of the Charleston market
• Desired but not requried: web development/design skills

Please check us out on Facebook ( to see first hand what a wonderful group of children we serve. If interested, please contact Paige Knowlson ( for more information.

Keto Hope Foundation Social Media Internship

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 5:52 pm — 

Internship Description:

The Keto Hope Foundation, a local nonprofit is hiring a social media intern. The Social Media Intern serves a vital role in the non-profit foundation by increasing awareness and visibility of each of the foundation initiatives. Through bringing innovative ideas to the table and collaborating with our team, the intern will contribute to the legacy of the foundation in a unique leadership role. As a new foundation, we have already experienced tremendous support and success reaching families who are involved in the ketogenic diet as a form of medical treatment for epilepsy, and look forward to expanding the reach and impact of the foundation.


  1. Current undergraduate student at College of Charleston, marketing or communications major preferred.
  2.  Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space.
  3. Computer literate with basic working knowledge of Microsoft works
  4. Desire to learn and contribute to a non-profit with an eager attitude
  5. Work well as a team and individually
  6. Detail oriented, flexible, and able to listen openly and engage in constructive conversation regarding work tasks

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop and maintain innovative media content on facebook including planning a monthly content calender, scheduling posts, and performance reporting.
  2. Set up and maintain an Instagram account
  3. Ensure integration of the facebook and Instagram accounts to maximize content distribution.
  4. Virtual campaign and fundraiser planning and execution
  5. Plan and distribute quarterly newsletters through email platform
  6. Increase overall visibility and awareness of Keto Hope Foundation

To apply, please send a resume to Jessica Lee at


The Rival Publication seeks Staff Writers

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 3:59 pm — 

About The Rival

The Rival at the College of Charleston is an entirely new take on campus media. You and your team get complete operational, editorial, and creative control; we provide everything else.

On top of this unparalleled agency, The Rival connects you with hundreds of talented staff writers, editors, strategists, and directors nationwide. It allows you and your team to reach thousands at your school and hundreds of thousands nationwide. It’s a chance to build something that makes your friends and peers think critically, laugh, act, and believe once again that student media is truly for – and by – the students.

To Apply

The Rival is looking for staff writers to contribute articles at the College of Charleston.
Make sure you have a publishable article and three sample headlines ready when applying.
Click here to learn more or apply online.

Capitol Hill Internship Program

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 5 October 2017 | 1:51 pm — 

Intern In Congress

Interning on Capitol Hill is often the first career move for a young person wanting to make a difference through public service. It’s also one of the most exclusive internship positions to obtain and just so happens to be in one of the most expensive cities in the U.S.

Congressional interns develop their leadership skills, obtain policy knowledge, and get to work on America’s toughest challenges. Most college students receiving financial aid can’t afford to take a summer off paid work to intern in Congress for free. And few have the political connections to secure themselves a spot even if they decide to take the opportunity.

That’s where College to Congress comes in. C2C wants to help you land your dream internship in Congress and give you the means to make it happen. There’s just a few things to cover before you apply.

How Does the C2C Program Work?

The internship program is nine weeks long and takes place during the busy summer months before Congress heads into recess. If you are selected to join the program, we will work with you to secure an internship in either the House of Representatives or the Senate using our network of participating Hill offices. Your job as an intern can range from attending hearings on behalf of congressional staff, orchestrating exclusive tours of the Capitol, fielding constituent calls about current policy, or track and even writing floor speeches.

If you land a coveted spot in our Class of 2018 intern program, pack your bags because they’ve got you covered. C2C will cover the entire cost of your flight to and from DC as well as a professional clothing allowance to best prepare you for your congressional experience. During your internship paid housing will be provided on the Hill, a food stipend, and a DC metro stipend.

They also provide leadership training to help you navigate the ins and outs of Washington, D.C. Their goal is to gain a deeper understanding of your interests and to facilitate a smooth transition from college to congress. Training is focused on professional etiquette, financial literacy, advocacy, policy-making, and public speaking. The tailored programming involves local partners in the private and public sector from academics to nonprofits.

C2C also recognizes the power that emanates from mentorships and the benefits that accrue from diverse perspectives. As a result, they’ve implemented a bipartisan mentorship program. Interns are paired with a mentor from the opposite party to guide them through their internship (I.E. a democratic intern is mentored by a republican Chief of Staff). These relationships serve as the building blocks of true friendships to cut through partisan gridlock.

Students are required to attend all workshops and mentor meetings.

Who Qualifies to Apply?

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 20 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet the following criteria:

  • You must qualify for FAFSA Federal Pell Grant. A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be required as proof of your FAFSA Pell Grant eligibility.
  • This scholarship is reserved for upperclassmen (Juniors and Seniors). You must have completed your sophomore year of college by May 2018 and be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution).
  • You must be available to live in Washington, D.C. June 2-August 4, 2018. Final dates to be determined by January 2018.

Needed Application Materials

A completed application includes:

  • Current Resume (should not exceed one page)
  • An essay responding to this prompt: Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a policy topic, an ethical dilemma — anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale.
  • Two Reference Letters
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Unofficial college transcript

For more information and to apply, visit C2C’s Website. 


American Society of Magazine Editors Summer 2018 Internships

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 3 October 2017 | 2:22 pm — 

For over 50 years, the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has sponsored the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington. Since the program was founded in 1967, 2,000 college students have worked as ASME interns. Nearly 500 have gone on to successful careers in print and electronic journalism.

ASME interns have distinguished academic records and usually have extensive experience working on city and regional magazines or websites as well as on college newspapers and magazines.

ASME interns participate in a three-day orientation program and learn the fundamentals of reporting, fact checking and copy editing. Over the course of the summer, ASME interns attend special events in New York and Washington and meet regularly with top editors.

ASME interns report, edit, fact-check and copy-edit for print and online publications. They may sometimes interview celebrities, attend press conferences and work the red carpet—but most of the summer they do the un-glam, but essential work of magazine journalism.

Besides overall academic performance, criteria used to select ASME interns include:

  • Academic training in journalism (but students shouldn’t be afraid to apply for an ASME internship if their school doesn’t offer journalism courses or if they’re not majoring in journalism)
  • Experience in campus journalism, preferably as a reporter or editor on a newspaper, magazine or website
  • Previous internships or employment at city, regional or national newspapers, magazines or websites

For additional information, please visit the ASME Internship website.

ASME is accepting applications for students who will be rising college seniors in Summer 2018.  The deadline to apply is Friday, December 1, 2017. To apply, click here.

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