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PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

Regan Communications is looking for students to fill our part or full-time positions.  This internship is an unpaid opportunity, available for undergraduate or graduate course credit. A valid driver’s license is also required.

The intern’s responsibilities may include: providing public relations support, drafting news releases, interacting with local and national media, compiling media lists, running errands, coordinating special events, and general office work such as phoning, faxing, and filing.

Required Skills: Candidates should be self-starters who show initiative and creativity. You must also be a polished professional with excellent oral and written skills.

For more information, visit: http://regancomm.com/contact-us/internships/

To apply for the Charleston office opening, email your resume to Kelly Ryan, Account Executive, at kryan@regancomm.com.

Academic Internship Opportunity – Fall 2018
PLACEMAKING & TACTICAL URBANISM PROGRAM

The Design Division, the City of Charleston’s in-house urban design studio, is seeking a qualified, creative and self-motivated student to join our team at the Charleston Civic Design Center beginning for the Fall 2018 semester.

  • Duration: August-December 2018 (Fall Semester)
  • Schedule: Part-time and flexible (122 hours total)
  • Compensation: Academic Internship Course Credits (3)

The intern will assist the Design Division and its civic partners in understanding and navigating the complex web of government bureaucracy in order to enable the implementation of placemaking programs and tactical urbanism projects in Charleston. Applicants are NOT required to have a design background, be enrolled in a design program, or have graphic production skills.

JOB DUTIES
  • Conduct a policy and process audit to identify opportunities and constraints
  • Develop a database of potential leader/partner organizations in the Charleston area
  • Identify supportive organizations, funding opportunities, and other resources
  • Interview key stakeholders to catalog existing and emerging ideas
  • Research and summarize national best practices; determine appropriate applications for Charleston
  • Develop a “process map” and/or handbook for those interested in conducting sanctioned tactical urbanism projects in Charleston
  • Create materials to demonstrate the purpose of placemaking and tactical urbanism in Charleston
MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS
  • Good digital communications skills, including reasonable response time to e-mails, proper calendar event management, and professionally-composed messages
  • Basic workplace professionalism, including work-appropriate attire, respectful and engaged interpersonal communication, and the ability to take your work seriously
  • Willingness to listen, learn, contribute, collaborate and generate ideas
  • Taking initiative to explore design concepts, research precedents and solve problems
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; willingness to learn Adobe InDesign
HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit a very brief statement of interest in the body of an e-mail with an attached resume to: Allen Davis, Director of Civic Design, at davisal@charleston-sc.gov.

ABOUT THE CHARLESTON CIVIC DESIGN CENTER & DESIGN DIVISION
The Charleston Civic Design Center, located at 85 Calhoun Street, is an urban design studio and public engagement event space operated by the City of Charleston. The center functions as a gallery, event venue, meeting space and information center for the general public about urban design and planning matters. The building is uniquely positioned to serve as a community design idea hub, using its physical shopfront and virtual interfaces to engage stakeholders in the design process.
The Charleston Civic Design Center is home to the Design Division, a part of the City’s Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability. Our current mission is to elevate the dialogue of civic design in the city and facilitate the creation of well-designed places.
The Design Division conducts a variety of urban design, site design, architectural and city planning operations ranging in scope and geographic context. Project deliverables involve internal exploration and analysis drawings for planning and design decision-making, technical writing and graphic design as part of a regulating and/or communication element, presentations to civic groups and City Council, signature Design Division report booklets, and various contributions to small site and master plans. The graphic quality of these deliverables ranges from notational/conceptual to highly-refined plans, sections, diagrams and perspective renderings.
The Design Division works collaboratively in a studio environment that embraces creativity and innovation, while keeping in mind the real and perceived constraints of projects. In addition to regular workshops and other meetings, we employ the National Charrette Institute model to conduct authentic design charrettes.
ABOUT OUR INTERNSHIPS
Our interns are exposed to urban design and planning practices in a municipal urban design studio. Design interns are mentored in our graphic methods and exposed to the political realities and stakeholders of their projects. Tasks may range in complexity from large-scale urban design projects to the day-to-day duties of operating a small design studio. Charleston is a growing and challenging urban environment, so interns will have a rapidly changing urban laboratory as the context of their work.
All interns will be exposed to skills, people and experiences that will contribute highly to their professional development. Those who demonstrate initiative and commitment will be given meaningful projects that will enhance their professional portfolios. Excellent interns will receive a letter of recommendation from the Director of Civic Design.

 

Internships with Charleston Wine + Food

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 21 May 2018 | 4:04 pm — 

Charleston Wine + Food is looking to fill 3 internship openings. Read more and apply for the following positions —

PR + Communications Internship

Needed: 1-2

Dates: August 2018 – April 2019

Position Description:

We’re looking for a team of dynamic, energetic marketing/pr + communications majors to assist and support marketing + communications initiatives to promote the 13th annual Charleston Wine + Food festival, March 6 – 10, 2019.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to work independently while also contributing to team goals
  • Strong writing + editing skills
  • Communication skills a must
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Drive, Dropbox
  • Proficiency across social media platforms a plus
  • Skilled in social media measurement and analytics a plus
  • Ability to research + report
  • Interest in event management a plus
  • Ability to complete projects on time
  • Use of personal computer

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the Charleston Wine + Food marketing objectives and goals
  • Assist with creation + execution of press releases
  • Support media relations efforts, including but not limited to:
    • Create timely and engaging content optimized for platform used and intended audience. Assist with scheduling.
    • Analyze and report social media actions on a monthly basis for successes and new opportunities
    • Coordination of partner/sponsor social media posts per agreements
    • Stay current with social media trends and tools – including attending networking and educational events, reading blogs, and listening to podcasts
  • Assist with internal content creation including but not limited to:
    • Draft blog posts that are on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for search and user experience
    • Draft newsletter content that is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimized for user experience
  • Community outreach
    • Develop and maintain effective communication channels with internal and external customers

Dates of Opportunity:

15-20 hours per week, August 2018 – April 2019*

*Must be available to work festival week, March 6 – 10, 2019

Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship.

Great culture + access to a world-class event + amazing networking and connections.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via email no later than June 1, 2018. Phone and in-person interviews will take place in June 2018.

Contact:

Alyssa Maute Smith

Marketing + Communications Director, Charleston Wine + Food

alyssa@charlestonwineandfood.com

 

Graphic Design Internship

Needed: 1-2

Dates:  August 2018 – April 2019

Position Description:

We’re looking for a team of motivated creatives to assist and support the production of brand collateral and content to promote the 13th annual Charleston Wine + Food festival March 6 – 10, 2019.

Required:

  • Experience and proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign (in this order of importance)
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Must be accurate, organized, punctual and good at prioritizing
  • Proficiency in Google Drive + Dropbox
  • Ability to complete projects on time
  • Use of personal computer with access to Adobe Creative Suite

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the Charleston Wine + Food marketing objectives and goals
  • Assists in the design of outreach and marketing materials (examples: rack card, direct mail, flyers, posters, etc.)
  • Supports creation and production of event signage
  • Assists with website content + updates
  • Research printers and appropriate vendors for a variety of production needs
  • Assists with the creation of email newsletters
  • Assists with the creation of social media graphics including Instagram Stories and Snapchat filters
  • Assist with the management of our photo database

Dates of Opportunity:

15-20 hours per week, August 2018 – April 2019*

*Must be available to work festival week, March 6 – 10, 2019.

Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship.

Great culture + world-class event and amazing networking+ connections.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via email no later than June 1, 2018. Phone and in-person interviews will take place in June 2018.

Contact:

Kristen Vega

Graphic Design + Marketing Coordinator, Charleston Wine + Food

vega@charlestonwineandfood.com

 

Marketing + Social Media Internship

Needed: 1-2

Dates:  August 2018 – April 2019

Position Description:

We’re looking for a team of dynamic, energetic marketing/digital strategy majors to assist and support the production of traditional and digital marketing + communications initiatives to promote the 12th annual Charleston Wine + Food festival, March 6 – 10, 2019.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to work independently while also contributing to team goals
  • Strong writing + editing skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Drive, Dropbox
  • Proficiency across social media platforms a plus
  • Ability to research + report
  • Proficiency in Adobe CS a plus
  • Follows latest trends in social media and digital marketing
  • Ability to complete projects on time
  • Use of personal computer

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the Charleston Wine + Food marketing objectives and goals
  • Create timely and engaging content optimized for platform used and intended audience. Assist with scheduling.
  • Analyze and report social media actions on a monthly basis for successes and new opportunities
  • Stay current with social media trends and tools – including attending networking and educational events, reading blogs, and listening to podcasts
  • Assist with development + execution of media partnerships
  • Support marketing initiatives that drive brand awareness and drive ticket sales

Dates of Opportunity:

15-20 hours per week, August 2018 – April 2019*

*Must be available to work festival week, March 6 – 10, 2019.

Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship.

Great culture + world-class event + amazing networking and connections.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume via email no later than June 1, 2018. Phone and in-person interviews will take place in June 2018.

Contact:

Alyssa Maute Smith

Marketing + Communications Director, Charleston Wine + Food

alyssa@charlestonwineandfood.com

 

CHStoday Digital Media Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 4 May 2018 | 1:56 pm — 

CHStoday Digital Media Intern

Application Deadline: May 18, 2018
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

Description

Digital Media Interns will support the daily operations of CHStoday, a community-focused lifestyle brand and new media product consisting of a daily morning email publication, website with original editorial content, and social media platforms, providing consumers with everything they need to know to start their day and bolster their lifestyle in Charleston, S.C.

Interns will work directly with the Engagement Editor and Multimedia Producers in building CHStoday’s digital presence, engagement and user acquisition across multiple social media platforms and via the daily morning newsletter.

Interns are expected to work 15-20+ hours per week. Days and times of shifts are flexible. This internship is unpaid with the option for college credit. Pending quality of work, the option of post-internship payment as a freelance Contributor may be offered.

CHStoday overview:
CHStoday is a community-focused lifestyle brand and new media product consisting of a daily morning email publication, website with original editorial content, and social media platforms providing consumers with everything they need to know to start their day and bolster their lifestyle in Charleston, S.C. Produced for the community by members of the community, its vision is to create the most engaged, loyal readership and follower base in the Lowcountry, establishing CHStoday as Charleston’s daily, must-read local multimedia content product.

CHStoday is part of an emerging and rapidly growing network of community-centric digital media brands – part of a new era of local media, focused on engagement + innovation in our cities.

Responsibilities

• Junior or senior in college (or similar)
• Pursuing a career path in journalism, communications, social media or similar
• Self-starter with leadership skills and a passion for communicating information
• Skilled writer
• Highly engaged in social media
• Involved in the local community
• Works effectively with a team and individually in a fast-paced environment with daily deadlines
• Experience in social media management, WordPress, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Suite, video editing, graphic design a plus

Requirements

• Support daily operations of newsletter and broader strategic content plans for newsletter, including sourcing content, pitching intro themes, etc.
• Support social media efforts including creating original content, drafting and scheduling posts, sourcing photos, monitoring hashtags and user engagement, tracking analytics and creating reports, market trend research and more
• Support website management including uploading content
• Research engagement opportunities (events, marketing, influencers)
• Research and update best practices for email marketing and social media
• Support Ambassador program
• Guest contribute content to newsletter

How to apply: 
Send a brief cover letter (no need to be formal), resume and work samples to jobs@theCHStoday.com. For more information, visit the original job posting here.

Social Media Internship with Made en France

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 4 May 2018 | 1:15 pm — 
Social Media – French Fashion – SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Made en France – Charleston, SC 29401

Temporary, Internship

Made en France is a Charleston-based French-American online company selling high-end fashion exclusively Made in France.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated intern with a strong interest in Fashion and French culture to help us in developing our e-commerce platform and associated magazine through content, social media and marketing.

If you are a public relations, fashion design or marketing student with a curious and entrepreneurial spirit, this is a perfect fit for you.

Responsibilities

  • Developing social media content and strategies
  • Managing top social media pages (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)
  • Monitoring and interacting with the Fashion community to ensure optimal user engagement
  • Engaging key target audiences to build site traffic
  • Conducting outreach and building relationships with top fashion bloggers, fashion and beauty brands, and influencers

Requirements

  • Autonomous and eagerness to learn
  • Deep knowledge of social networking platforms
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and adapt quickly to new situations
  • Able to work 10-15 hours a week, flexible hours and location (work from home)
  • Undergraduate major in business, marketing and sales, communications

The right candidate will be a social media maven, a creative thinker, and a fashion trend watcher. An interest in French culture is important. Knowledgeable of French language a plus.

Candidates must possess a strong working knowledge of popular social media sites and a command for online community building and management practices. Potential team members must possess a “can-do,” winning attitude, exemplary writing and editing skills and the confidence to excel in a fast-paced environment.

Although this position is unpaid, you will gain valuable business experience with a dynamic international company.

Apply online by submitting a resume and cover letter.

 

 

 

Marketing Communication Internship with Ingevity

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 2 May 2018 | 11:33 am — 

Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston

Job ID 2018-1875

# of Openings: 1

Category Communications/Marketing

Overview

Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.

How you will impact Ingevity

As a Marketing Communications Intern during the Summer of 2018, your special projects and responsibilities could include but are not limited to:

  • Leverage social media to engage with a community of followers  through planning and executing social media marketing communications campaigns and strategies
  • Brainstorm creative solutions aimed at engaging new followers
  • Collaborate with internal departments on projects and assignments aimed at increasing organizational results
  • Analyze marketing analytics and create reports
  • Help to develop marketing communications and recruiting materials and communications aimed at enhancing and promoting Ingevity’s  brand
  • Become an active member of the Marketing Communications team by working collaboratively together to foster creativity, generate new ideas and develop innovative approaches to actively engage our organization.

What you need to succeed

  • Actively pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field with a GPA of 2.8+ required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented nature with the ability to manage multiple projects independently under deadlines
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of social media marketing practices and strategies
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Availability to work 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday during normal business hours

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.

With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Apply for this job online

 

Children’s Museum Marketing Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 27 April 2018 | 1:16 pm — 

POSITION: Marketing Intern; Part-Time
REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing

Description:

Love what you do! Join the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry team. Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, the Children’s Museum of Lowcountry is a non-profit children’s museum dedicated to engaging young children’s potential through experiences that spark imaginations and stimulate curiosity using the power of PLAY. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) seeks a talented, creative and organized individual to assist the Director of Marketing for an undergraduate internship. This unpaid internship is for students who wish to gain valuable experience and possible summer course credit from May – August. Schedules will be determined after selection. The Marketing Intern will support and implement marketing programs and promotional activities for the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry to build CML’s audience base and increase museum membership and attendance.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing materials and marketing plans for a variety of areas, including museum membership, special events and social media.
• Assisting with project management of promotional materials and social media.
• Assisting with creating and gathering marketing materials for events and working events with the marketing team.
• Assembling and editing copy for e-newsletters, mailed newsletters and other materials.
• Assisting with photography at CML and using editing software to enhance and distribute summer camp photos to families.
• Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Strong knowledge of graphic design elements and programs—using Adobe Creative Cloud products.
• Possess outstanding written and verbal skills.
• Possess strong organizational skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Able to represent CML in a professional manner.
• Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.

TO APPLY:

Email resume & cover letter by April 30, 2018 to McCown Griffin, Director of Marketing, at mccown@exploreCML.org. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry would like to thank all applicants, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing Internship with North & Warren

By Cassandra P. Foster
Posted on 27 April 2018 | 8:00 am — 

Summer/Fall Internship Opportunity

North & Warren, the exclusive digital advertising sales rep for American Express is seeking a dynamic, articulate sales/media planner to join our savvy team of media veterans. The primary function of this internship is to develop client-facing proposals, reporting and research in order to support North & Warren’s rapidly expanding business. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of the media landscape (digital or social expertise preferred) and have a passion for building something from the ground up. The role will work collaboratively with 3 – 4 sales people, editors and account managers. The company is rooted in NYC, but the planning intern will report directly to the Managing Director, based in Charleston (and a CofC alum).

QUALIFICATIONS:

– Relevant experience or course work in communications, digital media, advertising, marketing, english/journalism or business development

– Must have #hustle. If you are self-motivated and thrive in a fast-paced work environment, this is the job for you!

– Powerpoint, Excel and Word skills a must

– Photoshop & InDesign skills a definite plus

– Must be a “digital native”, with a running knowledge of social media and website strategy

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

– Digital media crash-course

– Streamlined marketing collateral

– Strategy and workflow

– Growth and maintenance of brand social media accounts & blog upkeep

– Pipeline and revenue management

Job Type: Internship

Job Location:

  • Charleston, SC 29407

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Advertising: 1 year

To apply, please send your resume/cover letter to randy@northandwarren.com.

Press Internship in Washington D.C.

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 26 April 2018 | 2:53 pm — 

The American Action Forum is seeking press interns for Summer 2018.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in campaigns and political communication.

Press Internship – Summer 2018

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Press/Communications

Type: Internship

Minimum Experience: Student (College)

As an intern on the communications team, you will be assigned and report to a specific member of the press shop at the American Action Forum.  The press team manages the communications presence for the Forum with the goal of engaging the general public, legislative decision makers, and industry leaders in informed policy discussions. Among the team’s primary goals is to ensure the Forum’s work is promoted in an effective and timely manner.

Typical duties include:

  • Run a war-room style clipping operation tracking daily relevant press coverage of our groups
  • Draft press releases, blog posts, media advisories and more
  • Create media monitoring reports of key initiatives

Responsibilities

As part of the internship, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research assistance: Interns will provide research assistance and data collection for their issue area director
  • Event attendance: Interns will attend Capitol Hill hearings, private speaker events, and events held by other DC think tanks to analyze and report on the information presented
  • Forum event support: Interns will help promote, run, and evaluate all Forum events
  • Semester project: Interns will write a paper on a topic of their choice to be completed by the end of the semester. Issue area directors will assist the interns with their research and writing

Hours and Compensation

  • Interns must be available for 20 to 29 hours per week
  • Interns will be provided an hourly wage to cover transportation and living expenses
  • Interns will be responsible for bringing their own computer/equipment
  • This is a part-time, paid internship

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • An interest in the politics and policies of center-right conservatives
  • Self-starting attitude

How to Apply

Visit the website here and submit required materials. Also send resumes directly to Courtney Alexander (calexander@theclf.org) in addition to the online form.

*Please include in your application a preferred start date, resume, cover letter, and writing sample of less than 1,000 words.

 

 

Events Assistant & Coordinator Internship with The Alley

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 24 April 2018 | 3:48 pm — 

Posting Type: Intern
Position Title: Events Assistant & Coordinator
Property/Company Name: The Alley, LLC
Industry Affiliation: Event Management, Catering, Event Planning, Communication,

Position Description: Events at The Alley are truly one-of-a-kind! We host events from 20-300 people on a weekly basis and provide catering, set up, break down, 8 lanes of bowling and exceptional service. Looking for an eager and energetic intern to coordinate events and work side by side with the Event Director. You’ll learn everything from catering, set up, break down, ordering through vendors, food display & safety, decor and coordinating an entire event from start to finish! It’s a fun, empowering and enlightening opportunity for someone wanting to go into events, event planning and/or catering management

Department(s) the students will be expected to work in/with
  • Events
  • Kitchen
  • Bowling Desk
  • Restaurant
  • Management & Ownership Teams
Specific skills the students will gain from the experience
  • Set Up and Break Down
  • Catering
  • Collaborating directly with restaurant, kitchen and bowling staff
  • Working side-by-side with Event Director (daily leads, organizing events, staffing, admin, etc.)
  • Working with Owner and management team to understand operational procedures of bowling desk, restaurant, events & marketing
Expected hours of work
  • 6-7 hours/shift
  • 2-3 Days a week
Skills Required:
  • Experience in food and beverage and/or events
  • Minimum (1) professional and (1) academic reference
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Excel and Word proficient
  • Organized and On-Time
  • Able to lift 50lbs or more
  • Walk up to 2 miles/day, climb stairs and be active while on the job
Dates of Opportunity:
  • Part-time
  • Days & Nights, Some Weekend Evenings
  • Start Date: May 1st, 2018
Compensation:
  • Academic Credit
  • Shift meal covered, flexible hours, energetic staff & fun environment
  • Special access to Alley Events

Please submit cover letter(s) and resume(s) to: lucym@bowlthealley.com or
131 Columbus Street Charleston, SC 29403 ATTN: Lucy McNerney

Contact Person: Lucy McNerney, Event Director, 843-818-4080 ext. 12, lucym@bowlthealley.com

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