Kiawah Island Community Association: Seeks Communications Intern

With Who:  Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA)

Dates:  Full semester, Fall 2019 (10-16 hours per week)

Position Description:  (This is a paid internship.) The intern will assist with gathering, refining, creating and planning content to be used for communications to Kiawah Island community members. Primary communication tools include a website, emails, social media and a print newsletter. The intern will assist as needed with production planning, editing and copywriting. Two projects the intern will execute are prepping and refining content for a new website to launch December 2019 and planning and creating content for Facebook.

Supervisor:  The intern will be mentored and supervised by the Communications Specialist. The intern will begin with an orientation and explanation of tasks, have weekly meetings with his/her supervisor and end the semester with an evaluation and survey.

Qualifications:  A qualified candidate will have experience in journalism, communications or marketing, with strong writing and organizational or planning skills. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Constant Contact, WordPress and/or Facebook is helpful but not required.

Learning Objectives:  The intern will gain exposure to diverse communication platforms and initiatives, learn tactics for communicating different types of messages and gain an understanding of how to create thoughtful and effective content, customized for various channels. The intern will gain experience cultivating community through the creation of Facebook events, posts and ads. The intern will gain insight into the website redesign process and engage in content review, planning, editing and creation. The intern will learn about large-scale community operations and working at a non-profit lead by a board of directors.

Compensation:  $1,000 stipend for the semester.

Application Deadline:  The application portal closes at 11:00 AM on August 23, 2019

Apply:  Submit your application via Handshake today! (If you don’t have a Handshake account, select to create an account on the internship preview webpage. Questions? Contact us at  

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Megan Gould

Ms. Gould is the Coordinator for Events, Outreach, and Public Relations for the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston.

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