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Local Nonprofit Seeks Marketing Intern

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 12 October 2018 | 2:12 pm — 

Disability:IN SC Lowcountry, a local nonprofit, recently posted a paid internship on Handshake.

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

Classification Title:  Disability:IN SC Lowcountry Marketing Services Intern

General Statement of Job

Under the supervision of the Disability:IN SC Lowcountry board, the Marketing Services Intern will provide marketing services for a few events, assist in monitoring, updating, and communicating through our social media platforms, promote information about the Disability:IN SC Lowcountry and solicit information to businesses for additional members.  This individual would attend internal board meetings to gather marketing requirements, and assist in: developing a marketing communication plan; designing marketing pieces; preparing press releases; updating web site pages and other social media outlets; and researching and finalizing sponsorship opportunities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Example of Duties:

  • Gather marketing requirements for upcoming programs and events through consistent interaction with the Disability:IN SC Lowcountry board
  • Assist with the development of marketing communication through our social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linked In as well as on our website
  • Identify research and qualify potential sponsors, partners, etc.
  • Utilizing the existing member database reach out to these businesses to promote Disability:IN SC Lowcountry.  At the same time, seek out other businesses to add to our potential member database with a goal of 50 new potential member contacts
  • Seek out grant opportunities that may be appropriate for the promotion of disability inclusion in the workplace
  • Assist with creative designing, development and production of a variety of agency-wide materials, including informational and educational brochures, newsletters, reports, flyers, and other promotional materials to be distributed to the public
  • Participate in the writing and distribution of news releases on all Disability:IN SC Lowcountry programs and special events to media outlets including local and regional print media, television and radio stations
  • Work with the board to develop and maintain information on the agency’s website

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to follow instructions effectively and to work with supervision in a responsible and competent manner
  • Ability to accept directions from those in a supervisory capacity; to be able to accept constructive criticism and to project outstanding, positive public relations
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the Disability:IN SC Lowcountry board
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in oral and written form
  • Ability to generate required work on a timely basis, with a high degree of accuracy, in proper format
  • Knowledge of social media practices
  • Ability to generate and research business membership and sponsorship leads

Minimum Training and Experience

A student with experience in marketing, communication, journalism, English or a related field.

Working Conditions and Physical Abilities

A flexible schedule may be established for this internship, however attendance at our monthly board meetings will be considered mandatory.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be considered as reasonable to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job:

  • Work is of an administrative nature.
  • This position requires a professional demeanor and an orientation towards customer service.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as a personal computer.
  • This position requires good listening and communication skills.

This position pays $10 an hour. To apply, visit

Paid Freelance Writer-The Daniel Island News

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 12 October 2018 | 12:04 pm — 

The Daniel Island News is looking for freelance writers. Specifically, the paper is looking for help in covering local events on Daniel Island (and the greater Cainhoy Peninsula), as well as other stories/topics. There is a freelance pay rate, based on word count. This position would give students great experience in terms of getting some published work out there for his/or/her resume.

To apply, email your resume to Elizabeth (Beth) Bush, editor of The Daniel Island News at

The Brooke Owens Fellowship is recruiting for their Summer 2019 Aerospace Fellowship Program. There are openings in engineering, science, business, policy, journalism, and education and outreach for undergraduate women. The application deadline is Nov. 6, 2018. Students can view and apply for the fellowship by logging into Handshake and clicking here:

Here’s a longer description:

The wait is over, and the application to become a member of our Class of 2019 is now available! We’re gearing up for our best program yet. Catch up on what’s new below, or click the button to jump straight to our applications page. And as always, please forward this to all of the extraordinary undergraduate women in your life–we want to be positively flooded with incredible applications again this year!

From the start, Brooke Owens Fellows have worked at the coolest, most inspiring, and most purpose-led companies and organizations in aerospace. We are so proud to expand the Brookie family to welcome in several more amazing host companies. For our Class of 2019, we’ll match fellows to meaningful, paid summer jobs at Rocket LabSpireKitty Hawk, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center! <microphone drop!>

And we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve yet. <picking microphone back up for subsequent re-dropping!> So, stay tuned, and follow us on social media (TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn) to keep up with new hosts as we announce them.

Aerospace isn’t just for engineers, pilots, and astronauts. Our Fellowship–like our industry as a whole–needs people from those disciplines and many more. That’s why our Fellowship offers paid, purpose-driven jobs in engineering, science, business, policy, journalism, and education. All of our jobs pay a living wage, so that they are truly open to talented individuals from any socioeconomic background.

Our first classes have shown that there is no one path to becoming a Brooke Owens Fellow. Our inspiring alumnae come from a staggeringly broad range of family histories, and nearly as large a range of college majors and concentrations. We believe that talent, creativity, and quality of character are all traits that are blind to any individual’s color, gender, or other demographics. If you have a passion for aviation or space exploration (or both!) combined with a drive to help others, you’ve got the right stuff to apply for our program!

Our Class of 2018 has developed a new program called “Ask a Brookie” designed to help guide and mentor the generation that comes after them, and we couldn’t be prouder! We’ll pass the virtual microphone off the them to explain.

As a growing cohort of accomplished young professionals, it’s our goal to serve and improve our community. If you’re a K-12 or college student with questions about space, aviation, internships, college, or a whole host of related topics, please feel free to reach out to us. Whether you are looking for a one-time answer or a mentor to help you navigate the twists and turns of the aerospace world, chances are we’ve been in your shoes and asked the same questions, too. 

Based on their inquiries, any student can be matched with a Fellow in their region, whom they can consult for short- or long-term guidance. Parents, teachers, and professionals are encouraged to direct their grade school and college-age students to the Ask a Brookie website for scholarship, internship, and career support.

We come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are located at schools and companies around the country. When you submit a question or request for mentorship, you’ll be matched with a Fellow who is best equipped to help. We encourage you to dream big and Ask A Brookie!

10/30 Cvent Networking Event, Job Opps

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 5 October 2018 | 1:35 pm — 

From the Cvent recruiter: “I would love to encourage your students to come to our networking reception at The Restoration in the evening on October 30th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. They can register at! I am working with my Marketing Team currently to put together a digital flyer you can distribute. Finally, we would love them to also apply on our Campus Careers site ( ahead of time to our Sales and Client Services roles so that we can get them looped into interviews on October 31st.”

More information on the 10/30 event:

10/30: Cvent & College of Charleston Networking Reception, 5-7pm, The Restoration, 75 Wentworth Street. Come find out why Cvent is voted one of the “Best Places to Work in Washington D.C. area” and network with some of our employees. The event will also feature keynote speaker McNeel Keenan, Senior Director of Product Management. With your school year just starting and a bright future ahead, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are Cvent, the largest event management software provider in the world. We invite you to spend an evening with us to learn about how Cvent is changing the Events industry, and to find out about the career opportunities we have available for you after graduation. We need young professionals with an entrepreneurial edge – a spirit celebrated here. With an award-winning corporate culture, opportunities for international travel, and bona fide leadership potential, Cvent is the perfect place to build a career. Food & Drinks will be served and the attire is business casual. This event is free, but you must register to participate. Register here to attend. Please register by: Oct. 30 at 4:30 PM. Questions? Email Jeremy Clement, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management Internship Coordinator, at

4 Internships with Dow Jones News Fund

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 5 October 2018 | 12:25 pm — 

The Dow Jones News Fund college internship programs help competitive juniors, seniors and graduate students jump-start careers in journalism through hands-on internships with leading news organizations. Interns receive one week of rigorous pre-internship training, a weekly salary during the internship and a $1,000 scholarship for those returning to school.

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

The links for specific opporuntiies with the Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) are below —

To apply to any or all of the DJNF college internship programs, students must complete an online application, attach supporting documentation and take a test proctored at their college or university by Nov. 1.


Students selected for the college internship programs receive immersive, specialized, all-expenses paid training at universities before their internships, weekly salaries of at least $400 for a minimum of 10 weeks, $1,000 scholarships when returning to school full-time and access to the Dow Jones News Fund Alumni Network.


College juniors, seniors and graduate students who are enrolled in school full-time as of the Nov. 1 deadline are eligible to apply for the college internship programs. This includes December graduates. Former professionals (those who have worked full-time on staff as a journalist for a year or more) in the U.S. or abroad are not eligible.


Paid Opportunity with Procter & Gamble

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 5 October 2018 | 12:15 pm — 

Procter & GambleHuman Resources Leadership Summit #1957805

See the full description on Handshake and apply for it here: 

Human Resources Leadership Summit

Are you someone who brings out the best in the people around you? Do you love using data to find and tackle complex problems? If so, we want to bring you in for an amazing experience.

We want top-performing sophomores, with an interest in meaningful work, to join our HR Leadership Summit. The Summit is a 3.5-day, all-expenses paid experience, where we offer a look into one of the world’s leading companies for leadership development.

A career in Human Resources with us is about much more than just pushing paper and enforcing policies. We are partners with senior leadership, guiding the strategy of different organizations, making sure our organization is fully inclusive and supportive of all of our people, and providing personal mentorship to others.

If you like the thought of having a say, of influencing others, making sure we are diverse and inclusive to everyone, ultimately helping our people perform at their peak, you definitely should consider this Leadership Summit.

This what the program looks like:

We would fly to our World Headquarters in downtown Cincinnati for a 3.5 day experience, put you up in a boutique hotel within walking distance of our offices, and treat you to amazing meals at some of the best, new restaurants in Cincinnati.

Over the course of the summit, you will meet with high-level HR leaders who will share their insights into a variety of areas, including:

  • Leadership Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Talent and Capability
  • Organization Design
  • Culture & Change Management
  • Employee Engagement

While you’re here, we’ll show you how Human Resources really works in a large, multinational company. We will ask that you share your ideas through an interactive business case with your summit peers. We’ll give you all the information you need so you can do the research and present your case recommendations. We’re looking for someone to wow us with your unique perspective and ideas.

Finally, we’ll hold a panel interview with you that could potentially lead to an internship offer for the following summer (2020). Our full-time HR management internships are 12-weeks long and pay very well. If would like meaningful work, in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, where you are expected to deliver on key business deliverables, this would be a phenomenal internship for you.


We believe this is ideal for you if:

  • You’re an academically high-achieving sophomore (graduating in 2021) working towards a BA, BS, BBS degree in HR, or related field of study (communication, psychology, etc.)
  • You have leadership experience in your degree program or extra-curricular organizations
  • You thrive in situations where you need little direction to have an impact on decision-making

If you’re a really good fit, you will be:

  • Passionate about improving people and team performance
  • Able to use data analysis to tell stories and drive decisions
  • Able to take complex social problems to help our businesses win in their respective markets

Just so you know:

  • You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor
  • No immigration sponsorship is available for this position
  • Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law
  • Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed

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.

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