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PR/Marketing Internship w/The Becket Agency

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 18 August 2017 | 3:53 pm — 
  • Are you bursting with creativity, and looking for an outlet to express yourself?
  • Do you want to work with a close-knit team to turn those ideas into reality?
  • Are you a resourceful, self motivated, take charge kind of person?
  • Do you anticipate the needs of others?
  • Do you like food?

If you answered yes to all five of these, and are a creative leader, then we would like to talk to you. Our team at The Becket Agency is looking to bring on one  intern to learn first hand about local marketing / PR for hospitality and restaurant clients such as: Bay St. Biergarten, The Alley, Glazed Donuts, Burwell’s and more…

Internship Overview:

  • At the start of each day in the office our account coordinator will teach you a different aspect of PR/Marketing.  This is usually 30 minutes to one hour instruction.
  • Then you will be assigned real world cases from previous projects we have worked on so you will have time to do hands on work.
  • At the end of the day you will meet back up with the account coordinator and go over what issues you had, where you can improve, and what worked and why…don’t worry we are a strong believer that failure is a great thing as long as you learn from it, so don’t be scared to take risks.
  • Daily learning topics will start off easy and increase to more in depth parts of marketing. Topics include:
    • social media writing
    • business review site responses (yelp, trip advisor, Facebook)
    • press release writing
    • media pitching
    • marketing plans and budgets
    • creative meeting participation
    • event creation / client pitching / execution
    • attending and participating at client meetings
    • how to use PR platforms such as (Facebook business manager, Facebook ad manager, Basecamp, Slack, and Cision media database)
    • and finally sitting in and participating in hiring the next interns (we believe it is equally beneficially to participate on the employer side of the interview which will help you as an interviewee)

Expectations:

  • 15 hours a week + some nights and weekends for events, and possible.
  • Meet deadlines(you will be an important member on our team. We need to rely on you for all situations as a self motivated problem solver)
  • Have your own computer(Macs preferable, but we can still be friends if you have a PC)
  • Excellent writing skills(This is a must. We do a lot of creative and content writing for clients)
  • Highly organized(Again your team and clients depend on this. Organization is key to success)
  • Self Motivated(We love type A’s. Don’t rely on others to tell you what to work on)
  • Eager to learn new things(Do not be afraid of webinars or books)
  • Creative(We love book nerds, and people who think about the world differently. No idea is too weird)
  • Love Red Bull(not required, but it’s an awesome brand and the drink is great too)

If you think have what it takes to get an interview, then send us your awesome resume and also include something that showcases your creativity (we get a lot of resumes, so this is your time to shine and stand out from the crowd). We look forward to hearing from, and possibly working WITH you.

To apply, email interns@thebecketagency.com.

Digital Marketing and PR Intern: Tech savvy and awesomely creative

  • Wired Island is a funny sounding, specialized PR and digital marketing agency focused on B2B clients in the technology space. With roots in Silicon Valley, we’ve operated for 20+ years (long before there was a Facebook or an iPhone), supporting companies from around the world. Our clients offer innovative products and technologies in the semiconductor, manufacturing, automotive, communications and consumer electronics markets. They don’t do apps, games or virtual anything – they do products that make an impact and make money.

We make them great – and more visible – with PR & media relations programs, content development services across multiple channels, and digital marketing strategies like web design & management, social media, SEO/SEM, PPC and closed-loop demand creation tactics. Clients range from early stage start-ups, to established global leaders, to government entities and trade organizations. That includes everything from two guys in a garage to the government of France.

We need an energetic, creative and quick-learning intern to assist with all facets of our business, included the marketing of the agency itself. You will work with the agency’s big dogs (and our little dog, Chico the chihuahua, company mascot) to help refine our own strategy and communications tactics, and also work directly with clients as we support their marketing needs. This is a hands-on role in a small firm and requires independent thinking and a self-starter mentality. It touches a range of communications disciplines and offers a chance to make tangible contributions to real world clients. In short, you’ll have good stuff to put on your resume.

The position would be based in Charleston but involve working with clients from around the country and world. Flexible work hours are possible and working from home is an option.

Qualifications include:

  • Strong understanding and comfort with social media and related products – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, SnapChat
  • Basic understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) and Google technology
  • Excellent writing skills to assist with content development across all channels and media.
  • Understanding of basic web site design and management skills. WordPress knowledge a plus.
  • A modicum of design skills and comfort with basic image editing (e.g Adobe), especially for social media)
  • Solid grasp of the media relations/PR process: identify and pitching key influencers, tracking editorial opportunities and monitoring client coverage
  • Ability to grasp complex technologies and products
  • Fluency or conversational French language skills a plus

For more information drop me a line at mike@wiredislandpr.com and we’ll see if it’s a fit for you.

PAID Marketing/Development Internship for Fall 2017 with the U.S.S. Yorktown Foundation

Working with the Executive Director of the U.S.S. Yorktown Foundation, which fundraises to support the Patriot’s Point Naval and Maritime Museum and its programs, particularly related to education, the marketing/development intern would be directly involved in the creation of a new Foundation website, marketing materials and strategy and implementation of a new name, brand and campaign.

Hours anticipated at 5-10 a week, or more as time permits. Will work with the right applicant on a flexible schedule if needed. Will work remotely/from campus often, and meet with the Executive Director and/or Board members as needed.

To apply, email Executive Director Marsha Ray at mray@patrioitspoint.org with a resume and short email about why you are interested and qualified.

MUSC Public Affairs & Media Relations is looking for talented writers–

Think you’ve got the skills to write a good news story, feature or research piece? Do you know how to take strong photos with a camera, interact with people to conduct a good interview or use social media effectively to drive people’s responses in communications?
The Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations Internship Program is actively recruiting talented writers and communicators to join our team for fall and spring semesters and the summer months. Interns work directly with a news editor and team to prepare professional quality stories for print and digital publishing. Participants can build a portfolio of published work, make great contacts and also receive academic credit.

Contact: 843-792-4107

email: Cindy Abole, catalyst@musc.edu

Radio & Social Media Intern for Ohm Radio 96.3

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 15 August 2017 | 10:34 am — 
Radio News and Social Media Intern
Ohm Radio 96.3 is seeking a communication major to work in the radio station for the fall semester.

Ohm Radio 96.3 and Media Reform SC’s Mission:
Media Reform SC is a nonprofit dedicated to opening media to everyone in the community and to promoting non consolidation of media. The nonprofit applied to the FCC for a low power FM broadcast license and has been broadcasting since 2015. We broadcast more than 20 local music and public affairs shows.

General Statement of the Position:
Under direct supervision of the Station Manager, the intern will learn how to produce and host an half hour news show entitled, “Only on Ohm”, will post social media on all platforms, will assist during pledge weeks and fundraising events. There would also be opportunity to learn how to program the station and to work the board during live shows.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Research topics and do interviews for radio show
  • Record interview
  • Use Garage Band or other editing software to edit the show
  • Meet show deadlines
  • Create a Mixcloud site for the show
  • Post social media every week on Hootsuite
  • Assist during pledge week
  • Assist at any fundraising event
  • Opportunity to learn live studio production

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge of social media
  • Audio production skills a plus
  • Journalism writing skills
  • Must have own laptop and transportation
  • Dependability
  • Good communication skills via email
  • Assertiveness and perseverance

Potential Learning Outcomes

Through this internship the intern will learn how to research news topics, do audio interviews, write broadcast copy, voice and edit a 30 minute public affairs show which airs every week. The intern will learn how to post social media for a radio station and get an overview of fundraising activities.

This is a non paid position. Intern completes 10-15 hours a week.

To apply, send your resume to ohmradio963@gmail.com.

Service Learning Internships through MUSC

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 15 August 2017 | 10:25 am — 

Two open internships at MUSC National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center:

  • Outpatient Clinic

NCVC is an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults who experienced a traumatic event such as sexual assault, domestic violence, or physical assault. Interns will assist with a service oriented project working with victims of crime. Responsibilities will include contacting victims of crime via phone who are scheduled for mental health counseling to help with coordination of follow-up care, assisting with transporting families to victim-related appointments, child care in out patient clinic waiting room, and possibility to become involved in other research projects. Data entry in SPSS. Opportunities to observe support groups for family members of homicide victims and local child abuse community staffings. This program is located at the National Crime Victims Center at MUSC. 10-15 hours per week for a complete semester and 20-40 hours per week for summer position. 3.0 GPA is required. Potential for independent study credit. Please contact Meg Wallace at 843-792-8209 or wallam@musc.edu for further details.

  • VAWA Program

NCVC is an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults who experienced a traumatic event such as sexual assault, domestic violence, or physical assault. The VAWA Program works directly with Hispanic victims (both men and women) of interpersonal violence, in order to help create a network of supportive services in the Tricounty area. Interns will assist with a service oriented project working with Hispanic victims of interpersonal violence. Responsibilities will include contacting victims of crime via phone who are scheduled for mental health counseling to help with coordination of follow-up care, assisting with transporting families to victim-related appointments, child care in outpatient clinic waiting room, and possibility to become involved in other research projects. Data entry in SPSS. Opportunities to observe treatment groups for interpersonal violence victims and local child abuse community staffings. This program is located at the National Crime Victims Center at MUSC. 10-15 hours per week for a complete semester and 20-40 hours per week for summer position. 3.0 GPA is required. Spanish proficiency is required for this position, as this population primarily speak Spanish as their primary language. Potential for independent study credit. Please contact Meg Wallace at 843-792-8209 or wallam@musc.edu for further details.

Fall 2017 Internships with the Alumni Association

The Office of Alumni Affairs is committed to providing valuable experience for students through our internship programs in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Currently, we are looking for interns interested in accounting, market research, chapter management or events.

Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled

Available internships:

CisternYard News Seeks Sports Writers

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 14 August 2017 | 11:05 am — 

CisternYard News is looking for sports writers! We are the College’s official, student-run media organization. What does this mean? We are not censored by anyone. All of our content is controlled and produced by students, for students. We maintain a website, with new content daily, plus a feature magazine that comes out 4 times per year. We are looking for creative, motivated students for Fall 2017! We are particularly looking for sports writers, but everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this awesome organization, email our Editor in Chief Sig Johannes at johannessb@g.cofc.edu or Sports Editor Nick Rodriguez at rodriguezns@g.cofc.edu.

Water Mission is now accepting applications for several internship openings in its Charleston office —

Fall 2017 Internships

Visit here to apply today.

Questions? Email volunteers@watermission.org.

Staff Writer Opening at Charleston City Paper

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 12:56 pm — 
POSITION AVAILABLE AT CHARLESTON CITY PAPER
TYPE OF POSITION: PERMANENT FULL-TIME
The Charleston City Paper is looking for a Staff News Reporter. The Staff News Reporter will be responsible for quickly reporting, writing, compiling, aggregating, and/or producing stories about breaking, local, and political news related to Charleston and South Carolina.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reviewing police reports for any incidents that may be newsworthy and writing the weekly crime blotter. Covering municipal government, and attending any city council, board, and commission meetings for the city of Charleston and surrounding areas. Providing updates on any new major construction projects or developments being proposed in the Charleston area. Writing daily blog posts on local news and any state or national developments that may relate to Charleston. Tracking state legislation during the annual legislative session. Reporting on local elections (for both city and state representatives and Charleston County School Board), providing campaign coverage, as well as election results. Responding to and reporting on any breaking news in a timely fashion. Writing a weekly in-depth news feature on a wide range of topics. Writing long-form cover features and providing additional writing for any cover features as necessary
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: College degree in journalism or communications. Two-years professional experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: News judgment. Skilled at finding and talking with official sources and community members. Excellent writing skills. Facility with social media. Quick study of digital tools. Ability to write quickly, accurately, and well. Energy, flexibility and online smarts. Able to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment about what to pursue. Able to execute both quickly and well, with creativity. Ability to learn and use content management systems and other web-based applications. Skilled with Google email, calendars, documents, and Microsoft programs. Ability to troubleshoot minor technology issues for self.
To apply, please send resume and three writing samples to Editor Kinsey Gidick at kinsey@charlestoncitypaper.com. ** Kinsey is a CofC communication graduate**
Respond to this posting via email.
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