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Communications Internship at Sophia Institute

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 28 September 2018 | 4:37 pm — 

The Sophia Institute recently posted an internship on Handshake for Fall 2018.

Interested students can learn more & apply for the position by logging into the College of Charleston Career Center’s Employment Opportunities site, Handshake, at

Job Title: Communications/Operations Intern

Location: 341 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)

Hours: Part-time position 10-15 hours a week, some weekend hours

Supervisor: Carolyn Rivers

Description: The Sophia Institute is a non-profit focusing on educating a national and global audience of men and women on the importance of developing wisdom, mindfulness and creating a more just, sustainable, and flourishing world.

As an Intern at The Sophia Institute you will assist in many aspects of the business. You will interact with program participants and donors, assist with marketing and event planning, help manage our website, and provide administrative support. This internship is unpaid.


  • Assist staff with administrative tasks
  • Assist staff with social media platforms and marketing plan
  • Support staff in event planning and management
  • Participate in brainstorming meetings
  • Aide with membership management
  • Assist with special projects


  • Prefer GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Pursuing BS or BA degree
  • An interest in non-profits and/or small businesses
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Basic knowledge of website management
  • Familiarity with Social Media Platforms
  • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • Prefer some training in marketing and business processes
  • Alignment with our vision mission

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the inner workings of a non-profit
  • Learn how to facilitate events
  • Learn how to operate social media for a non-profit
  • Learn general office tasks such as answering phones and emails
  • Learn to work with and build relationships with event participants and donors

How to Apply:

Email The Sophia Institute, your cover letter (preferred) and resume to, please include “Internship” in your subject line.

Applications close on Nov. 30th at 2pm.

More about the company
The Sophia Institute
Based in Charleston, SC
1-10 employees
The Sophia Institute is a center for learning convening innovative programs focused on personal and societal transformation, led by nationally renowned thought leaders. We have three main focus areas: our core work which focuses on fostering the rise of the feminine and cultivating wisdom, our social justice racial equity collaborative, and our environmental initiative.

Virtual Career Fair for NPR & PBS

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 28 September 2018 | 4:26 pm — 

Public media has a unique mission: to broadcast fair and truthful journalism, to facilitate conversations aimed at bridging political and cultural divides and to engage communities in solving local problems. Public media also provides universal access to all Americans to unique cultural content: noncommercial children’s programming, performances and documentaries about the arts, science, and history; and classical, jazz and folk music on the radio.

Public media is a national treasure, but it needs new blood, greater diversity and fresh ideas.

NPR and PBS stations are hiring! Right now, stations around the country are looking for reporters and editors, social media and digital experts, fundraisers and underwriting sales people; music hosts, videographers, engagement coordinators and event planners. Many of these stations post jobs on, the #1 portal for careers in public media. Many of these stations are participating in Current’s October 17 Virtual Career Fair, a recruiting event that’s free and accessible to CofC students and alumni.

The Oct. 17th Virtual Career Fair is an excellent, easy way for your students and alums to job shop, make connections, learn about public media, secure follow-up interviews and get on the radar with recruiters for future openings. Register to participate in the Virtual Career Fair here. Visit for more information.

Paid Summer Internship with Vizient

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 28 September 2018 | 4:00 pm — 

Vizient recently posted a paid internship on Handshake for summer 2019.

Interested students can learn more & apply for the position by logging into the College of Charleston Career Center’s Employment Opportunities site, Handshake, at

Summer Intern – Apexus – Content Writer


The successful Apexus intern candidate will be responsible for completing assignments that are directly correlated with marketing efforts as planned for 2019. The intern will work closely with members of the marketing team and subject matter experts within the business to develop content for our stakeholders.

Responsibilities include from initial phases of identifying a subject or topic as relevant, to conducting the work necessary to fully understand the subject, dialogue with subject matter experts, potentially conduct minimal interviews, and ultimately Content might include pages for our web sites, blog articles, social media content, advertising content or ghost writing articles.

What we will do:

We will give you the tools and training necessary for you to succeed in our internship program while teaching you valuable skills that will transfer to your life outside of Vizient. Some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Meet with subject matter experts to identify content for marketing collateral.
  • Write, shape, and develop content for publishing across various marketing channels, including web sites, emails, blogs, social media content and long form articles.
  • Re-purpose content for use in integrated campaigns, catering to the writing style specific to each deliverable.
  • Integrate with the marketing team on various projects as assigned.

What you will do:

  • Utilization of Microsoft products (Excel, PowerPoint) to create project documents and deliverables.
  • Communication with internal stakeholders to develop additional ideas and content platforms.
  • Research and analyze content performance metrics and provide recommendations for enhancing the marketing distribution strategies.

What you will need:

  • By program start, applicants must have completed their junior year as an undergraduate, or the summer before graduation for graduate level.
  • Proficient in Power Point, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting across the team and with members.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with proven ability to keep projects on track.
  • Flexible, action oriented, self-starter, team player.

Key 2019 Program Information:

The program requires a full ten week commitment by the intern to participate in all developmental experiences including formal training, mentoring, on-the-job learning, and opportunities to interact with senior leaders. The Intern group also organizes a summer community service project and has teambuilding activities outside of work.

  • Program starts June 3 and ends August 9.
  • 40hrs per week and pay is $24 per hour.


MIL Corporation Seeks Technical Writer

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 28 September 2018 | 3:52 pm — 

New Co-Op opportunity: The MIL Corporation in Charleston is seeking a Technical Writer who majored in English or Communications. Additional information can be found below.

Technical Writer

The MIL Corporation


The MIL Corporation is seeking a Technical Writer to work with a Federal Government Client in Charleston, South Carolina. As a member of the Systems Development and Maintenance team, the successful candidate will assist in documenting technical manuals for use within the team and the organization.


  • Research, write, update, and maintain detailed technical installation and user guides, work instructions, computer-based training lessons (CBTs), and other memoranda in support of the IT staff
  • Assist with other projects on an as-needed basis.
  • Track documentation change requests in a web-based tracking system
  • Manage configurations of documentation in a digital storage system
  • Contribute to overall project documentation in accordance with team and company processes

Required Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university in English, Communication, or a related field. Candidates who possess a degree other than those listed should have a minimum of one year experience developing technical documents
  • Excellent working knowledge of English grammar and the written language
  • Ability to translate technical information into plain language for audiences of all backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing technical guides for an IT audience
  • Knowledge of Federal IT policies, practices, operations, and procedures
  • Experience supporting Software Development Life Cycles
  • Experience with Adobe FrameMaker, Captivate, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Robohelp


BA/BS in English, Communication, or related field


All applicants for this position must be able to obtain a Secret clearance. Please note that the clearance process takes into account both criminal and financial background aspects.

The MIL Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Digital Media Intern Position with Levelwing

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 27 September 2018 | 11:31 am — 

Levelwing, a local social media and marketing shop, is looking for a Digital Media Intern.

TIMING: Fall 2018, up to 20 hours/week

SUMMARY: The Levelwing internship program is ideal for someone who is interested in furthering his or her education and experience in the world of digital marketing. This internship will provide exposure to various aspects of digital media that may include, but are not limited to: media planning, paid media management, search engine marketing, organic search engine optimization and web analytics. Learning objectives are achieved through training, observation, and learning-by-doing under close supervision with constructive feedback. All duties and responsibilities listed below are facilitated under close observation through a mentor-trainee relationship.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with team members to develop and understand digital marketing strategies that will meet client objectives Conduct independent research, including keyword development Utilize media research tools and resources to aid in campaign development Create and implement tracking code designed to measure media executions Analyze and utilize campaign data to improve campaign efficiencies Develop and write marketing content executions to be deployed across partner social media channels


  • Must be extremely detail oriented with strong attention to follow-through
  • Strong writing skills
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Flexible in work functions and duties
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in managing large amounts of data and ability to interpret and extract meaningful insight from data
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • PC proficiency and strong skills in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PPT, Excel) essential
  • Must be able to focus for long periods of time at a computer screen given the nature of the digital business

DISCLAIMER: The above job description is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position and in no way is to be construed as a contract. As with all positions, employment is at will or voluntary on both the part of the organization and the team member. Employment is not for a set period of time and may be discontinued by either party for any reason with or without notice. Levelwing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here to apply.

Department: CofC’s School of Business
Supervisor: Liz Monahan, Director of Marketing and Communications, School of Business
Title: Communications Intern
Position: Paid Internship (10 hours/week)
Salary: $10/hour

Primary Duties: Briefly describe the primary duties/job functions of this position.

  • Assists the director and associate director of marketing and communications with developing and executing all undergraduate and graduate communications strategies for School of Business publications.
    Percent of time: 25%
  • Develops and executes writing, reporting, interviewing and editing assignments for MBA newsletter, SBNews, faculty research highlights, press releases related to School news and announcements, and other printed materials and web content. Responsible for independently making contacts, setting up interviews, developing relevant questions, interviews and thorough research into stories that are of high journalistic quality.
    Percent of time: 40%
  • Helps to coordinate all phases of the creative process for content development, including story conception, writing, design, editing, and photography. Monitors campus and alumni community to stay abreast of news, events and trends for story ideas. Works closely with School of Business director of marketing and communications.
    Percent of time: 25%
  • Assists with administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.
    Percent of time: 10%

Describe the level of discretion and decision-making required of this position, please include examples.

Position allows for a moderate amount of discretion and decision making with regard to content development; however, all items for external distribution must be reviewed and approved by the director and/or associate director of communications prior to scheduling and publishing.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications
  • Must have demonstrated professional expertise in the craft of journalism, including proficiency in AP writing style
  • Able to manage multiple publications tasks, from creative conception through production, within established deadlines
  • Ability to quickly learn processes and develop quality content

Number of Employees Position Supervises: 0

To apply, email Liz Monahan, director of marketing and communications for the School of Business, at

Gulfstream Communications is looking for a communication intern to work specifically with Charleston Magazine, Charleston Wedding Magazine, and The Grand Strand Magazine.

The internship position includes the following:

  • Placing ads, correcting sizes between online and print and communicating with vendors and advertisers across the Lowcountry
  • Prefer you to work 20 hours a week in office, but working remotely is okay if necessary (sick days, etc).

They are located over the bridge in Mt. Pleasant, so transportation would be needed.

The scoop from a current intern:

“It’s honestly an amazing opportunity and I’ve learned so much in the short time that I have been there. If you’re looking into a career in communications, advertising and even marketing, this is the place for you.” The intern also has this to say about office culture: “It’s also super chill and a really fun environment.” 

They’re looking for a replacement soon, as the current intern is heading out and wants to be able to train the replacement before she leaves.

For more information on the position and directions on how to apply for this internship, please contact Cheyenne Abrams at

Preservation Society of Charleston Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 20 September 2018 | 8:53 am — 


The Preservation Society of Charleston is looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our Development, Operations and Fall Tour team to help achieve our organizational goals. This internship program will cover a wide range of assignments, and you will be sure to walk away with a wonderful hands-on working experience in the non-profit sector, while improving your professional and social skills at the same time.


  • Assist with all PSC event logistics, planning and coordination
  • Attend networking and community events for PSC
  • Learn and assist in the day-to-day PSC operations
  • Support the Fall Tours team:
    • Assist Tour Chairs with volunteer assignments and requests
    • Assist in supervising volunteers, working with homeowners and delivering supplies to properties on tour
    • Assist as needed in the fall tours ticket office selling tickets and serving guests
    • Assist in daily administrative duties including answering phones, preparing mailings, making copies and performing other tasks as needed.


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Communications, Business, Administration, Event Management, Historic Preservation/Community Planning, Art History or Non-Profit Fundraising
  • Understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel computer applications
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Work 10-15 hours per week; some weekend work required




147 King Street – Some tasks will require traveling off-site to other locations in the county to perform community outreach, attend events, homeowner deliveries 


Hannah Blatt

Program Manager

SEO/Marketing Internship for Go To Team

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 19 September 2018 | 11:24 am — 

Fall 2018 SEO/Marketing Internship

Want to intern for a couple of awesome TV companies this summer? If you’re cool, come on. Go To Team and Assignment Desk #MakeCoolTV throughout the country and the world. We’re looking for the right person who’s very organized, reliable and motivated to intern under the digital coordinator. Did you watch the Super Bowl? We shoot features for the NFL Network. Do you like HGTV? We shot the pilot and first three seasons of Fixer Upper.

The marketing intern will support the digital coordinator and the rest of the office. We will work together on marketing and social media campaigns.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Be sure to include a sample blog on one of the following topics:

  • Write a response blog post to recent news in the sports industry
  • Write a blog about one of your favorite TV shows
  • Write a blog about marketing strategies and techniques


  • Assist in marketing campaigns for various clients
  • Blog writing
  • SEO optimization
  • Market research for our different locations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Enrolled in college
  • Organized, timely and resourceful
  • Creative, flexible and hard working
  • Strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of SEO and WordPress a plus
  • Must have reliable transportation

Learning Objectives:

  • We provide extensive training, guidance and support, as well as the opportunity to experience the industry from the inside and gain hands-on work experience.
  • Go behind the scenes of the company’s website through blog writing, posting and SEO optimization.
  • Enhance writing and SEO skills by working on SEO optimization campaign for our blog.


  • Located in Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • 10-15 hours per week
  • Unpaid, available for class credit

Leapfrog PR Internship

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 19 September 2018 | 11:15 am — 

Leapfrog PR is a boutique public relations and marketing firm specializing in “lifestyle” related businesses including design, style, food, and beauty. We are looking for a fall/winter intern who is passionate about these industries and pursuing a career in communications.


  • Build and edit media lists
  • Research strategic partnership and event opportunities for clients
  • Conduct competitive analysis for clients
  • Draft press releases and other press materials
  • Brainstorm and develop creative pitches
  • Assist with event planning and coordination
  • Assist with sample shipments and influencer deliveries
  • Assist with administrative duties


  • Must have laptop and car
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well rounded knowledge and interest in print and digital lifestyle publications
  • Understanding of social media platforms and lifestyle influencers
  • Must be available to work 12-15 hours per week. We are flexible on days and start/end time.
  • The internship is unpaid but we do provide a small stipend at the end of the completed internship.

Please send resume to and

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