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Touchpoint Communications: Seeking PR Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 15 January 2020 | 3:57 pm — 

With Who:  Touchpoint Communications

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  Award-winning communications firm seeks talented, hard-working, insightful intern(s) to help execute a wide range of programs in early 2019. Our interns obtain VERY marketable and relevant skills, and go on to great things after their work here. Preference goes to individuals who have helped execute social media for entities other than themselves, and who have taken course work in public relations, news writing or communications. Position is unpaid, but interns do receive stipends; parking is provided.

Job Type: Part-time

Location: 522 King Street Charleston, SC (Preferred)

Additional Compensation: Bonuses

Hours per week: 10-19

Apply (or request more information):  To apply, email a resumé to Cristy Armstrong at cristy@touchptcom.com

With Who:  Department of Communication (College of Charleston)

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The Department of Communication is looking for a talented Content Writing and Social Media (Communications) intern to help write stories and highlight our department’s people, events, and offerings. This position is 10 hours a week with a flexible schedule.

Samples Tasks:  

  • Writing:
    • Spotlights and features on students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the department’s social media platforms (e.g. blog, website, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn)
    • Devising catchy games and quick content for weekly communication
  • Social Media:
    • On-site event social media – take photos/videos, create short and catchy captions
    • Pre-create scheduled posts, and their schedule
    • Prep work leading up to event to identify potential posts, and be ready for them

Requirements:  

  • Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior
  • Communication major or minor
  • Attendance may be required at departmental events from February – May (schedule available upon request, or interview)
  • Writing experience required; 2-3 samples of work requested with resume submission
  • Courteous, polite, and professional demeanor
  • Willingness to learn quickly

Optional:

  • Use of personal smart phone would be helpful, but not required
  • Use of personal laptop would be helpful, but not required

Apply (or request more information):  Apply by emailing a brief cover letter (1 page max), resume, and 2 to 3 different writing samples (e.g. social media post, creative writing, blog post, class paper, etc.) to Megan Gould (Coordinator for Events, Outreach, and Public Relations). Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!

With Who:  College of Charleston Alumni Affairs

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  Spring semester, start date flexible, schedule flexible, minimum 15 hours per week, but no more than 20 hours per week.

Benefits:  This internship will provide excellent, documentable experience in communications and marketing for a 93,000-member non-profit organization. Learn best practices for digital communications, social media, event marketing, and direct mail projects. Intern will have her/his own desk, computer station, and phone in the Alumni Center at Towell Library, in the heart of campus.

Job tasks may include any and/or all of the following:

  • Develops messaging and selects images for distribution across the Alumni Association’s social media accounts, including: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter;
  • Assists in increasing the number of followers, and increasing engagement for each of the Alumni Association’s social media accounts;
  • Assists with direct email and mail communications to alumni promoting events (Athletics, Cougar Club, Cougar Trail, Fall/Spring Alumni Weekends, etc.);
  • Assists onsite with the CofC Ring Tradition & Ceremony in February 2020;
  • Assists with Spring Alumni Weekend events, including A Charleston Affair in May 2020; and,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications – Qualified candidates must:  

  • Be a current CofC student enrolled for the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate user experience on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Have strong skills with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Be dependable and display a positive, professional demeanor with staff, alumni, students, and others.

Apply (or request more information):  Send cover letter and resume to Darren Callihan at callihandw@cofc.edu No phone calls, please.

About the Alumni Association:  Founded in 1888, the College of Charleston Alumni Association represents over 93,000 former students located around the world. The purpose of the Association is to serve the College of Charleston. The Association is managed by the Office of Alumni Affairs at the College of Charleston, located in Towell Library in the heart of Cistern Yard.

The College Today: Seeking Writing Interns (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 8 January 2020 | 10:12 am — 

With Who:  The College Today (College of Charleston)

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:  The College of Charleston’s official news site, The College Today, is looking for talented writing interns to help tell stories about our university’s incredible people and programs.

This internship will provide students interested in both writing and communications careers with access to and mentorship from award-winning writers and editors in the College’s Division of Marketing and Communications. The internship will emphasize news and feature reporting and writing, editing, content marketing and digital content management.

Qualifications:  Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills. All applicants must submit 2 to 3 writing samples demonstrating a range of writing abilities. Published writing samples are preferred, but writing assignments completed for coursework will be accepted.

All majors are welcome to apply for non-credit internships with flexible hours. Students interested in for-credit internships must demonstrate that the internship relates to their major and must have approval from the internship coordinator in their respective academic department.

Learning Objectives:  Successful interns will come away from this opportunity with a digital portfolio of published, bylined articles as well as stronger writing skills and greater confidence in their ability to write clearly and accurately under deadline. This internship will also expose students to the inner-workings of a full-scale marketing and communications operation.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 10th, 2020 at 12:00 am.

Apply (or request more information):  Apply by sending a cover letter, resume and 2 to 3 writing samples to Ron Menchaca, executive director of communications, at menchacar@cofc.edu.

With Who:  Big Brothers Big Sisters Lowcountry

Location:  North Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Overview:  Internship, up to 20 hours/week; open until filled. One semester, two semester, or year-long internships available depending on candidate. Longer internship agreements may result in a negotiable end-of-service stipend
arrangement.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry (BBBSL) is our region’s premier, evidence-based youth mentoring organization. Working with parents, guardians and volunteers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry works to defend the unlimited potential of children facing adversity through professionally supported, strong, enduring one-one-mentoring relationships.

Responsibilities:  The Digital Media Intern will join a progressive organization that defends the potential of our region’s most vulnerable children. Through digital and social media, as well as supportive efforts of our various outreach events, he/she will help engage and inspire the public and our existing networks about BBBSL activities.

The Digital Media Intern is expected to post content to bbbslowcountry.org, maintain social media channels (particularly Facebook and Instagram), contribute to video production and assist with BBBSL events in the community.

He/she will report to the BBBSL office in North Charleston on a schedule to be coordinated with the President & CEO.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Strategize, develop and execute social media initiatives through traditional and creative tactics. Increase engagement and followers of BBBSL Facebook and Instagram platforms.
  • Assist in the creation of content for BBBSL website and social media channels (writing, graphic design and video). Such work includes diversifying content, ensuring that all platforms are updated frequently, and auditing existing content to ensure relevancy and accuracy.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of specific communications and marketing plans to help achieve the organization’s fundraising, match development/support and other goals.
  • Contribute to the execution of pre-event, on-site and post-event communications plans.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to develop and refine resources to support fundraising and membership efforts.
  • Operations, project and event-based support on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications:  This position requires an individual who is proactive, motivated and organized, of high integrity, and able to work cooperatively in a team environment, while representing BBBSL in a professional manner. Specifically, the Digital Media Intern exemplifies BBBSL’s core values of: 1) transparency and accountability, 2) intellectual curiosity and continuous improvement, 3) customer centricity and 4) inclusivity and cultural competency. Additional qualifications are as follows:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in English, Communication, Marketing or a relevant field.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Refined abilities in time management, prioritization and administration.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently, and produce high-quality output within specific time constraints.
  • Proficiency with social media channels.
  • Preference given to those with strong video and graphic design experience/skills.
  • Preference given to those with lived experience.

Apply (or request more information):  To be considered for the Digital Media Internship, please send a cover letter, resume and any supporting materials to hr@bbbslowcountry.org. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled.

Trio Solutions: Seeking Marketing Intern (Summer 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 7 January 2020 | 11:00 am — 

With Who:  Trio Solutions

Location:  Mount Pleasant, SC

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship.) TRIO is a marketing-communications firm in Mount Pleasant, SC looking for a passionate and motivated student for our marketing internship. This internship is designed to provide an immersive educational experience through active training and participation. This role will support staff within all company service areas for TRIO and its clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Note: These examples are intended as illustrations of the type of work for this job.
  • Assist and collaborate with team members on preparing materials for client and agency projects
  • Conduct research for team members as needed
  • Assist agency leadership with day-to-day operations of the company
  • Greet office guests and be the first impression of TRIO
  • Answer phones, respond to inquiries and route requests to the appropriate staff person
  • Assist leadership with agency project management system
  • Manage universal office space calendar to ensure the office is prepared for meetings
  • Organize files and maintain office records
  • Order office supplies
  • Assist with employee birthdays and TRIOversaries
  • Coordinate and schedule mailings and shipping of all materials
  • Support with event planning services
  • Assist with media databases for press release distributions
  • Get quotes for projects from vendors

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Passion for marketing
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of GSuite and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work as an individual and a team member
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Resourceful self-starter who takes initiative in projects and goes the extra mile
  • Dedicated to excellent customer service
  • *Experience filming or editing video is a plus

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate junior or senior majoring in related field
  • Interns must be able to commit to a schedule of 10-20 hours/week

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • $10 / hour
  • All major holidays are observed
  • Access to American Marketing Association events

Application Deadline:  Applications close on March 31st, 2020 at 11:55 pm

Apply (or see more information):  Submit resumecover letter and work samples in PDF-form to Molly Leff at molly@trio-solutions.com.

Trio Solutions: Seeking Social Media Intern (Summer 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 7 January 2020 | 10:59 am — 

With Who:  Trio Solutions

Location:  Mount Pleasant, SC

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship.) TRIO is a marketing-communications firm in Mount Pleasant, SC looking for a passionate and motivated student for our social media internship. This internship is designed to provide an immersive educational experience through active training and participation. This role is responsible for assisting the social media department in work for TRIO and its clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Note: These examples are intended as illustrations of the type of work for this job. The omission of a specific statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is related or a logical assignment.
  • Schedule posts for clients on all social media platforms
  • Research and reciprocate client-specific business and industry trends
  • Set up and monitor Google Alerts for all relevant accounts
  • Collaborate with team members on relevant projects and tasks
  • Moderate and engage with key audiences on the client’s behalf to promote growth
  • Create visual content libraries (i.e. images, animated gifs, etc.) that support the brand
  • Utilize platform tools to monitor and analyze social media activity
  • Brainstorm ideas for client social media content and an enhanced presence

 

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Experience with and passion for social media
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with leading social media channels (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)
  • Knowledge of social media advertising and platform analytics tools
  • Proficient in Business Manager, Hootsuite, Canva and platform-specific available tools
  • Understanding of GSuite and Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to work as an individual and a team member
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Resourceful self-starter who takes initiative in projects and goes the extra mile!
  • *Experience filming or editing video is a plus

Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate junior or senior majoring in related field
  • Interns must be able to commit to a schedule of 10-20 hours/week

Compensation and Benefits: 

  • $10 / hour
  • All major holidays are observed
  • Access to American Marketing Association events

Application Deadline:  Applications close on March 31st, 2020 at 11:55 pm.

Apply (or see more information):  Submit resumecover letter and work samples in PDF-form to Molly Leff at molly@trio-solutions.com.

LendingTree: Seeking Product Marketing Intern (Summer 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 7 January 2020 | 10:54 am — 

With Who:  LendingTree

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Summer 2020

Position Summary:  (This is a paid internship.) Our former Summer Interns will tell you, LendingTree’s Internship Program is selective, challenging and structured to push the limits of what they thought they could do – and they wouldn’t want it any other way. Are there easier ways to spend the summer? Of course. But a LendingTree Internship will help you land a great job once you graduate – maybe even with LendingTree. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Real work. The only person you’ll be getting coffee for at LendingTree is yourself. You’ll be doing professional level work that will have a real impact on the business.
  • Training. Sure you’ll learn a ton as you contribute to your team but you’ll also go through specific training on: creating a great resume and LinkedIn profile, getting interviews and nailing them, how to give a great presentation and more.
  • You’re not alone. You’ll be assigned a Mentor outside of your department who will guide you and mentor you throughout the summer.
  • End of summer presentation. At the end of the summer every Intern will make a PPT presentation to Executives that will include a summary of what you accomplished, what you learned and 2 things that will either make the company money or save the company money.

Responsibilities: 

  • Marketing Analytics & Reporting (Excel-based reporting, pivot tables and VLookups)
  • Conduct competitive analysis, keyword research, run tests, and more
  • Assist in affiliate management (sales, contract management, creative approvals and campaign setup) in performance marketing
  • Setup and monitor tracking of digital campaigns
  • Learning fundamental best practices for digital marketing (display, email, search and social)
  • Monitor compliance and fraud on marketing materials in market
  • Conduct keyword discovery and competitive research
  • Conduct multivariate campaign testing and optimization
  • Meeting with different teams within the Company to learn how we’re all integrated and how we can better serve each other and collaborate

What You Can Learn: 

  • Campaign Optimization, Digital Marketing, Analytics, Conversion Optimization, key business levers and strategy and more.
  • Interact with some of the best online marketing professionals around, and learn the job functions and backgrounds of various colleagues and job roles
  • How all of the levers within the Company work together towards the greater goal
  • Learn what they don’t normally teach you in school. Find out about the field of digital marketing and get a better understanding of how the internet works.

Qualifications: 

  • Very bright (3.5+ GPA required) undergrad or grad student who will be graduating in Dec. 2020 or May 2021 (GPA must be listed on your resume to be considered.)
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong knowledge of Excel (You should know what vlookups and pivot tables are, even if you haven’t used them very often.)
  • The desire to work in a fast paced environment while being detail focused.
  • Ability to grasp the tech backend setup and levers a plus. (What an API call is, what a pixel is and how it works).
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and GET STUFF DONE.

Application Deadline:  Applications close on January 15th, 2020 at 11:55 pm

 

Apply (or see more information):  Submit your resume today via CofC Handshake!

Lou Hammond Group: Seeking Communications Intern (Spring 2020)

By Megan Gould
Posted on 7 January 2020 | 10:26 am — 

With Who:  Lou Hammond Group Charleston office

Location:  Charleston, SC (King Street)

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary: 

  • Enthusiastic go-getter who is interested in pursuing a career in travel & hospitality public relations
  • Builds media lists on Cision (LHG team can train)
  • Assists with agendas and reports
  • Proactively suggests pitch ideas, identifies media and social media influencer opportunities
  • Monitors newspapers, magazines, online outlets that are critical to clients; proactively scouting editorial opportunities, sharing relevant articles with team and suggesting editors to pitch
  • Collates media coverage

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your resume today! Email Gina Stouffer (President) directly, ginas@louhammond.com.

With Who:  Charleston County DAODAS

Location:  Charleston, SC

Dates:  Spring 2020

Position Summary:   (This is a paid internship.) Charleston County DAODAS (Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services) received the ECHO SOR grant to work to combat the opioid epidemic on a local level.  Under this grant, our strategies include providing education to the public about the dangers of opioid misuse, as well as the importance of safe disposal and safe storage of prescription medications.  We provide these services free of charge.

We are seeking a marketing and communications intern for Spring 2020.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Increase community awareness using social media, press releases, newsletters, and short videos.
  • Create social media posts to be used on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Develop a communications plan that will create sustainability.

Qualifications:  

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Canva and/or other programs to develop posts, and social media platforms to include Facebook and Twitter.

Compensation and Benefits:  

  • $10/hour (10-15 hours per week)
  • Flexible hours
  • All major holidays observed

Apply (or request more information):  Submit your application today! Email Donna White at dmwhite@charlestoncounty.org

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