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Communications Intern Fort Sumter National Monument

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 31 January 2019 | 10:02 am — 


Fort Sumter National Monument seeks a dynamic intern to assist outreach and communications efforts. This internship is a great opportunity for personal and professional growth while working for the National Park Service, a federal agency that the American public holds in high esteem.


Assist with:

  • Creation of social media posts; analyze and report social media analytics
  • Creation of external stakeholder contact database, which will support Fort Sumter National Monument’s outreach
  • Graphic design, including the creation of posters and flyers for the interpretation division
  • Organization of photos and images we frequently utilize for community outreach, which will result in photo libraries for each site
  • Creation of an e-newsletter, updating park volunteers, partners, stakeholders, and supporters on programs, projects, events, etc
  • Administrative duties as needed


  • Mandatory: Successful candidate must go through a federal background investigation process to gain network/computer access
  • Enrolled in second or third year of an undergraduate degree in Communications or History; available 4-5 hours per week
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented; professional and effective communications, both written and oral
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in social media, Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and with team members
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the National Park Service

To apply, email your resume to Thomas Sobol, Volunteer Program Coordinator,

Charleston Weddings Editorial Assistant

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 31 January 2019 | 9:21 am — 

We at Charleston Weddings are looking for an enthusiastic, inspired, spunky, go-getter of an editorial assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a true passion for journalism and the wedding industry. Applicants should have college degrees in journalism (or in a related field) and a minimum of one year of professional experience doing similar work at a major consumer magazine, website/blog, or newspaper.

The editorial assistant is responsible for assisting in the creation and execution of print and digital content for Charleston Weddings’ magazine and site, and including, but not limited to, its Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest accounts, as well as its daily blog, The Wedding Row. Main responsibilities include tracking couples and submissions, researching and fact-checking material, sourcing content, and handling general administrative work for Charleston Weddings, plus its ancillary outlets, Asheville Wedding GuideHigh Country Wedding Guide, and The Wedding Row blog. Writing and editing opportunities will be added accordingly. The editorial assistant takes part in out-of-office wedding industry events (bolstering the brands’ public relations efforts), and assists the editorial team on photo shoots.

We are on the hunt for someone who has strong organizational skills and is experienced in proofing and copyediting (in adherence to both AP and Chicago styles); is whip-smart solid in feature-writing, grammar, and punctuation; communicates well in and out of an office setting; and can multitask and manage projects (and interns) with aplomb. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, as well as a sense of humor, are preferred. Add a killer eye for great shots, impeccable (or, heck, budding) instinct for great stories, and willingness to check any ego at the door, and it’s a match. Yep, all this is a lot to ask, but Charleston’s got a lot to give!

Please send resume (including social media handles); a cover letter (mention your top five favorite feeds, sites, and newsletters, too); three writing samples; three mock Instagram posts (that could work in our feed) to

Job Type: Part-time


  • supervisory: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Typical start time:

  • 9AM

To view job posting, visit: and

Spring 2019 Social Media Internship

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 30 January 2019 | 12:23 pm — 

The Modern Connection is seeking up to 4 social media interns (Charleston). 

You’re driven. Tech savvy. A social media-competent college student looking for hands-on, real world experience in digital marketing. If you’re the best of the best and can bring fresh ideas to the table, along with creative talent — we want you to join our team for a Spring internship!

Responsibilities Build your work experience and portfolio in the exciting world of social media! We’re looking for very bright, tech savvy interns who will assist our team. We’re seeking interns that can dedicate 15 to 25 hours per week at our downtown office. You’ll shadow our team and assist in all areas of online marketing and social media to include:

  • content creation and implementation
  • social media releases
  • community engagement
  • strategy development
  • video shoots
  • graphic and web design
  • Facebook applications
  • and so much more!

Qualifications: Student must have superb writing and communication skills with impeccable English and grammar. Extreme attention to detail is needed. Must be a self-starter and able to jump into a busy environment quickly. Must own a computer or laptop with Internet capabilities. This position requires a lot of personality — on behalf of The Modern Connection and our clients. You must be a people person with a knack for conversation building. Special consideration given to those with a strong online presence already developed. You must be currently enrolled in a school or university AND be receiving class credit for this internship.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the semester, our interns will walk away with knowledge and experience in:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Web Application Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Modern Public Relations
  • SEO
  • Business Management
  • Client Relations
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • Video production and editing

Compensation: Unpaid, College credit only.

To Apply: Send us your resume, cover letter, and a 300 word (minimum) blog post on a social media-related topic of your choice. Be sure to highlight your current use of social media and WHY you’d be the best fit for our team.

To view internship description, visit

Charleston RiverDogs Internship

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 30 January 2019 | 8:37 am — 

Primary Function:

The Charleston RiverDogs beat writer will be responsible for providing coverage of the Yankees’ Single-A during the season which includes attending games to watch players, interviewing players and coaches, writing weekly features to appear on

In addition, the writer will assist in providing coverage of the 2018 MLB Draft and breaking news

Candidates must be located in or near Charleston, South Carolina.

Job Tasks:

  • The writer should be able to recognize breaking news and trends as related to the beat
  • Report and write with a strong sense of urgency, energy, and tenacity
  • Engage and embrace the community with posts on the website and social media
  • Interview players, manager, coaches and other staff to gain deeper knowledge for features.
  • Write at least 2 featured stories a week on players on the team
  • Recording and editing video for use on the website and social media

What You Will Learn:

  • How to plan and execute projects between multiple departments
  • How to leverage design trends and photography to better promote messaging
  • How to collaborate using tools such as Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Teams and Asana
  • How to conduct interviews with players in-person and over the phone
  • How to write under deadlines
  • How to utilize social media to help identify breaking new


  •  Strong attention to detail required.
  • Must have a professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Strong writing ability and knowledge of the game of baseball
  • Work well individually and able to take direction from staff
  • Ability to attend several home games a week
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines
  • Basic word processing skills necessary, basic web content editing skills a plus (e.g., formatting posts, linking to web pages).
  • Familiarity with AP style preferred but not required.
  • A basic familiarity with and Yankees minor league system is necessary. Top-to-bottom expertise is not necessary, but the more background the applicant possesses already, the better.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.


No experience necessary, you will get to learn from 2 industry professionals who will guide you through the process of covering a professional baseball team.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Supervised by Managing Editor


Internships are available to current undergraduate or graduate students and are for college credit only.

To view internship description, visit:

To apply, email your resume and writing samples to

Volunteers Needed for TEDxCharleston 2019

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 29 January 2019 | 10:30 am — 

TEDxCharleston is seeking volunteers to help with check-in, ushering, food, setup/breakdown, crowd control, and book sales during their event on April 10, 2019 from 7 am – 7 pm. Volunteers must also be available to attend an orientation on Saturday March 30, 2019 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

To learn more about volunteering and to submit an application, visit:


IMPACT Content/Digital/Broadcast Long-Term Intern

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 29 January 2019 | 10:23 am — 

United States Golf Association Internship (Liberty Corner, NJ)

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf? The USGA’s Global Content Media & Distribution (GCMD) business unit is in search of a long-term intern who can support all three GCMD verticals: Content Production and Distribution, Digital Media and Broadcast Operations. The internship offers exposure and hands-on experience working in a dynamic environment and an opportunity to develop strong leadership and communications skills.

The ideal candidate is an energetic, organized and diligent team member who is eager to contribute to a team that interacts directly with audiences of golfers worldwide through web, social and broadcast content.

This position will be part-time (approx. 25 hours/week) from February to April; full-time (40+ hours/week) from May to September; and back to part-time from October to December.

What you can expect:

  • Assist the content team with basic website maintenance using the AEM content management system
  • Support the social media team in scheduling and producing Twitter, Facebook and Instagram content
  • Write, edit and publish all manner of web and social content, including articles, photo gallery captions and video display copy
  • Serve as a production assistant during live and taped studio shows and during championships
  • Monitor live USGA championship broadcasts and report on sponsorship and commercial assets
  • Audit digital products and live execution of other major golf and sporting events and prepare analysis for comparative purposes
  • Assist with search engine optimization (SEO) efforts for and
  • Track USGA & U.S. Open social media channels for alignment to strategic plan, sentiment and relevancy
  • Assist analytics team, when necessary, in pulling and reporting on social media data
  • Travel to USGA championships and other events and support the larger team, including:
    • Additional social media duties, including clipping and posting highlights
    • Web posting and creation of content
    • Assist with research and preparation of stories and videos, including live content

What you bring to the USGA:

  • Current junior or senior in college, or Grad student
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to tackle multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Comfort level with social media platforms and familiarity with websites
  • Interest in sports and appreciation for golf
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn all aspects of content, digital media and broadcast operations
  • Familiarity with USGA championships and history preferred

To view internship description and apply, visit:

Communications Internship (Spring 2019)

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 28 January 2019 | 8:42 am — 

Communications Internship with the Huguenot Society of South Carolina (Charleston)

The Huguenot Society of South Carolina was founded in 1885 to preserve the memory of the French Protestants (Huguenots) who fled religious persecution in the 17th and 18th centuries. Rather than forsake their faith, the Huguenots left their homes, families, and the life they knew in search of a place where they could worship and live freely. Their independent spirit and determination in the face of persecution is as inspiring today as it was the day their first ship arrived. We are a genealogical society with membership based on descent from a Huguenot ancestor, and an historical society with a library and archive providing research opportunities to the general public.

Our Society plans to increase our social media presence and enhance and extend our brand. We are offering a paid communications internship to assist with these efforts.

Duties and Tasks: The intern will assist the Executive Director with the following tasks:

  • enhance and maintain our website,
  • plan social media content & increase our social media presence
  • assist with designing marketing material
  • increase use of electronic communications with our members
  • help build relationships with fellow Huguenot societies in the US and abroad
  • assist with the production and editing of our scholarly journal and newsletter

Intern Title: Communications Intern

Duration of Internship: Spring 2019 Semester, 10 hours a week

Compensation: $12-$15 an hour based on qualifications

Supervisor: The intern will be mentored and supervised by the Executive Director

Qualifications: Applicants should ideally be in their junior or senior year of college, pursuing a degree through the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs. (An interest in French and Francophone Studies or International Studies preferred but not required.)

Learning Objectives:

  1. The intern will experience the daily operation of a historical society and research library, with the opportunity to work with professionals within the organization.
  2. The intern will gain hands on experience in developing website & social media content for a small historical society, as well as in the production a scholarly journal.
  3. The intern will develop knowledge of the history of the Huguenot diaspora, a fundamental event in French history.

To view internship description and apply, visit:

Marketing and Communications Internships (Spring 2019)

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 25 January 2019 | 10:12 am — 
Multiple Internship Opportunities with Historic Charleston Foundation
Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is seeking 2-3 spring 2019 marketing and communications interns eager to hone their skills and gain resume-building experience in destination marketing. Interns will also assist with the preparation and execution of the annual spring Festival of Houses and Gardens and Charleston Antiques Show which attract over 15,000 guests and 650 volunteers.
Job Description:
  • Assist in writing and editing for multiple media and audiences, and pitch local and national media.
  • Assist with 6-week Festival of Houses and Gardens with responsibilities ranging from substituting for docents in the houses to poster distribution and calendar postings.
  • Assist with volunteer management including data entry, training, benefits and outreach.
  • Assist with strategic social media planning and posting.
  • Proofreading internal and external communications.
  • Photographing Foundation events as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements:
  • Desire to work hard and to learn.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Word and Excel, as well as web-based research.
  • Flexibility, ability to deal under pressure, quick thinking, and a positive attitude are critical for this function.
  • Other desired skills include: exceptional interpersonal skills, solid organizational and time management skills.
  • Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Communications majors preferred.
  • Student must be enrolled in a class to receive academic credit for the internship at the time of the internship.
Time Requirements: 
  • 10-20 hours/week (flexible)
  • Must be willing to support HCF programs outside of normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm)
Work Environment:
  • Interns will be in the office most days, but must also be willing to visit and travel to other HCF locations, off-site venues and also be comfortable working outdoors.
  • Must be willing to work with both the Marketing and Communications and Philanthropy Departments.
  • May be required to lift boxes and supplies up to 25lbs.
Apply: Submit your resume with cover letter via email to Liz Caldbeck, Manager of Volunteers & Communications,

Olmsted Internship Summer 2019

By Nicole Russo
Posted on 25 January 2019 | 9:13 am — 

Summer Internship with the Charleston Parks Conservancy 

Mission of the Charleston Parks Conservancy: The Charleston Parks Conservancy is a charitable organization with a mission to inspire the people of Charleston to connect with their parks and together create stunning public spaces and a strong community.

General Statement of the Position: The Olmsted Intern, so named to honor the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his contribution to creating America’s great parks, will serve an integral part of the Conservancy’s staff in summer 2018. Under direct supervision of the Director of Development and Annual Giving Manager, the intern will assist the Development and Marketing team and participate in special projects related to development, communications and marketing for the Conservancy.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Assists with a summer-long research project as well as day-to-day activities of Annual Giving programs, including Bench Dedication and online giving
  • Assists with research and planning to support donor cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship strategies and special events
  • Perform thorough research of future revenue generating programs
  • Assists with event sponsor relations, including ongoing communications and donor stewardship (thank you notes, special events, phone calls)
  • Researches, and drafts online content (social media, website) pertaining to the Conservancy mission, events, marketing campaigns, and other issues determined by Conservancy staff
  • Assists with event planning and marketing campaigns
  • Visits parks, attends events, participates in Conservancy meetings and programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to learn basic use of database and content management systems
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, great attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Apple products
  • Interest in public parks, urban greenspaces, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit development and marketing, event planning

Potential Learning Outcomes:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Donor Development
  • Event Planning/Logistics
  • Database Management

*There will be some travel required to various parks throughout the City of Charleston. Please have a valid SC driver’s license and general knowledge of the Charleston peninsula, James Island, and West Ashley.

*37.5 to 40 hours/week

*10-12 Weeks, available May to August, start and end dates negotiable *Stipend available, paid hourly

*Available to current undergraduates

To Apply: If you are interested in gaining great nonprofit experience and valuable skills working with the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least two professional references to and include “Olmsted Intern” in the subject line.

PR Intern wanted to assist local high tech agency

Wired Island is a Charleston-based PR and digital marketing agency with an international client base of high technology business-to-business clients. We are seeking a talented and tech savvy intern to assist in an ambitious media relations program for a new client that is revolutionizing how corporate meetings are organized and run. The assignment would be to help build awareness for the client and its products, and specifically increase visibility for a nationwide promotional tour the client is engaged in. Specific duties would be to research local press, media and influencers in key markets of the US, develop compelling pitches to help drive engagement and coverage, and prepare recap reports for each stop on the tour. Additional support with social media campaigns may be required. Some travel may be involved and the program culminates at the famous SXSW event in Austin, Texas. This is an ideal opportunity to gain critical PR & media relations experience and delve into the world of high tech PR and marketing.  Familiarity with basic PC/Mac and web-based tools such as G-drive, a firm grasp of the PR process, excellent writing skills, a self-starter mentality and creative thinking are all a must. Flexible hours and work environment can be arranged. Applicants should have their own PC/laptop. Minimum commitment of 10 hours week needed. This is a paid internship with the opportunity for longer-term employment. Respond with a brief background or resume to:

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