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Volunteer with Charleston YOUth Count

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 9 May 2018 | 11:14 am — 

The Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities, a College of Charleston organization, is beginning the process of recruiting volunteers for Summer canvassing.

Volunteers will be working with The Charleston YOUth Count, an effort to count and bring resources to youth experiencing homelessness in our city.

Last year, the Riley Center conducted a study that found that an estimated one third of College of Charleston students struggle with not having enough food to eat or a secure place to sleep at night. The scope of the problem for the rest of Charleston is unclear, but through the YOUth Count we are gathering data to find out rates of food and housing insecurity and work to provide individuals in our community much needed resources and support. We learned a lot during our first data collection period in the Spring and are ready to get back into the field, but we need your help!

As a volunteer, your role would involve surveying participants, disseminating information and bringing resources to young people experiencing homelessness. You will receive free CITI training, gain practical research experience, on-the-ground experience with diverse populations, and you will truly make a difference in your community. Please navigate to our Facebook page to learn more about us Once you’re ready to join our team, use this link to apply:

We strongly encourage adults and community members to apply as we would like to have a diverse group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds – everyone has something to bring to the table.

Housing and food insecurity is a prevalent issue in our own backyard, and with your help, we can take steps to eradicate it and ensure everyone in our community has the services they need!

Questions? Email or call (843) 953-6100.

CHStoday Digital Media Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 4 May 2018 | 1:56 pm — 

CHStoday Digital Media Intern

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid


Digital Media Interns will support the daily operations of CHStoday, a community-focused lifestyle brand and new media product consisting of a daily morning email publication, website with original editorial content, and social media platforms, providing consumers with everything they need to know to start their day and bolster their lifestyle in Charleston, S.C.

Interns will work directly with the Engagement Editor and Multimedia Producers in building CHStoday’s digital presence, engagement and user acquisition across multiple social media platforms and via the daily morning newsletter.

Interns are expected to work 15-20+ hours per week. Days and times of shifts are flexible. This internship is unpaid with the option for college credit. Pending quality of work, the option of post-internship payment as a freelance Contributor may be offered.

CHStoday overview:
CHStoday is a community-focused lifestyle brand and new media product consisting of a daily morning email publication, website with original editorial content, and social media platforms providing consumers with everything they need to know to start their day and bolster their lifestyle in Charleston, S.C. Produced for the community by members of the community, its vision is to create the most engaged, loyal readership and follower base in the Lowcountry, establishing CHStoday as Charleston’s daily, must-read local multimedia content product.

CHStoday is part of an emerging and rapidly growing network of community-centric digital media brands – part of a new era of local media, focused on engagement + innovation in our cities.


• Junior or senior in college (or similar)
• Pursuing a career path in journalism, communications, social media or similar
• Self-starter with leadership skills and a passion for communicating information
• Skilled writer
• Highly engaged in social media
• Involved in the local community
• Works effectively with a team and individually in a fast-paced environment with daily deadlines
• Experience in social media management, WordPress, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, video editing, graphic design a plus


• Support daily operations of newsletter and broader strategic content plans for newsletter, including sourcing content, pitching intro themes, etc.
• Support social media efforts including creating original content, drafting and scheduling posts, sourcing photos, monitoring hashtags and user engagement, tracking analytics and creating reports, market trend research and more
• Support website management including uploading content
• Research engagement opportunities (events, marketing, influencers)
• Research and update best practices for email marketing and social media
• Support Ambassador program
• Guest contribute content to newsletter

How to apply: 
Send a brief cover letter (no need to be formal), resume and work samples to For more information, visit the original job posting here.

Social Media Internship with Made en France

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 4 May 2018 | 1:15 pm — 
Social Media – French Fashion – SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Made en France – Charleston, SC 29401

Temporary, Internship

Made en France is a Charleston-based French-American online company selling high-end fashion exclusively Made in France.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated intern with a strong interest in Fashion and French culture to help us in developing our e-commerce platform and associated magazine through content, social media and marketing.

If you are a public relations, fashion design or marketing student with a curious and entrepreneurial spirit, this is a perfect fit for you.


  • Developing social media content and strategies
  • Managing top social media pages (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)
  • Monitoring and interacting with the Fashion community to ensure optimal user engagement
  • Engaging key target audiences to build site traffic
  • Conducting outreach and building relationships with top fashion bloggers, fashion and beauty brands, and influencers


  • Autonomous and eagerness to learn
  • Deep knowledge of social networking platforms
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and adapt quickly to new situations
  • Able to work 10-15 hours a week, flexible hours and location (work from home)
  • Undergraduate major in business, marketing and sales, communications

The right candidate will be a social media maven, a creative thinker, and a fashion trend watcher. An interest in French culture is important. Knowledgeable of French language a plus.

Candidates must possess a strong working knowledge of popular social media sites and a command for online community building and management practices. Potential team members must possess a “can-do,” winning attitude, exemplary writing and editing skills and the confidence to excel in a fast-paced environment.

Although this position is unpaid, you will gain valuable business experience with a dynamic international company.

Apply online by submitting a resume and cover letter.




Science Communication Specialist

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 2 May 2018 | 11:37 am — 

Science Communication Specialist

May 2018

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is looking for an early-career science communicator to join its outreach team. This position will work closely with the Marine Resources Division’s media and communication coordinator to share the division’s research, education, and fisheries management stories with nontechnical audiences.

About SCDNR’s Marine Resources Division: The SCDNR Marine Resources Division’s mission is to serve as the advocate for and steward of the state’s marine resources. Studying everything from algae to tiger sharks, our staff of biologists, fisheries managers, and educators work to protect and conserve South Carolina’s coastal waters and wildlife for future generations. Learn more at DNR.SC.GOV.

Location: This position is based at the SCDNR Marine Resources Center in Charleston, SC.



  • Work closely with media coordinator and research staff to produce print, video, audio, and web products for research projects and outreach campaigns as needed
  • Assist with long-term and weekly development of social media strategy and content
  • Analyze social media metrics and identify opportunities to better engage with audience
  • Report, write, and edit regular stories for S.C. Coastal Resources blog
  • Maintain photo/video library and join research staff in the field to update collections as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree (or coursework leading to degree) in communication and/or science field(s)
  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills, with experience writing about scientific topics for a general audience
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about marine biology and natural resource science
  • Proficiency in writing for social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Ability to work collaboratively to achieve shared goals and outcomes
    Photography, videography, and/or graphic design experience a plus

Hours/Pay: Hours worked will not exceed 40/week. Pay is $10/hr.

Contact: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three samples of writing and/or visual work (published preferred), and three professional references to Erin Weeks at with “Science Communication Specialist” in the subject line. Application deadline is May 25, 2018.

Marketing Communication Internship with Ingevity

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 2 May 2018 | 11:33 am — 

Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston

Job ID 2018-1875

# of Openings: 1

Category Communications/Marketing


Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.

How you will impact Ingevity

As a Marketing Communications Intern during the Summer of 2018, your special projects and responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Leverage social media to engage with a community of followers  through planning and executing social media marketing communications campaigns and strategies
  • Brainstorm creative solutions aimed at engaging new followers
  • Collaborate with internal departments on projects and assignments aimed at increasing organizational results
  • Analyze marketing analytics and create reports
  • Help to develop marketing communications and recruiting materials and communications aimed at enhancing and promoting Ingevity’s  brand
  • Become an active member of the Marketing Communications team by working collaboratively together to foster creativity, generate new ideas and develop innovative approaches to actively engage our organization.

What you need to succeed

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field with a GPA of 2.8+ required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented nature with the ability to manage multiple projects independently under deadlines
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of social media marketing practices and strategies
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Availability to work 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday during normal business hours

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.

With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Apply for this job online


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