Direct Communications | Co-Op/Internship

Apr 3, 2018

Communications Co-op/Intern Position

About Direct Communications

Direct Communications, one of Alabama’s most dynamic public relations firms and located in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a communications Co-op/Intern student.  We will provide you with challenging, hands-on experiences in a practical, learning environment. With client sectors ranging from healthcare, energy, environment, conservation, general business and governmental entities, your broad-range of experiences obtained while with Direct Communications, will serve as a springboard to a wide-range of career options upon graduation.

Co-op/Intern Description

Our ideal candidates are students who are juniors or seniors majoring in Communications, Public Relations, Political Science or Journalism.  Students should be ambitious, self-starters with excellent writing, communication, computer/technology/digital skills, as well as possessing excellent professional and organizational skills.

Qualifications

  • Entering junior or senior year, in-process of bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or related field of study
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and outstanding proofing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and work as part of a team
  • Desire to learn and grow career-building skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, PDF and Photoshop editing, is a plus

Responsibilities

Co-op/Intern students should be prepared to enter a professional office and be motivated to work hard each day. Duties include, but are not limited to: preparing a wide selection of written and creative materials, monitoring news coverage (traditional and digital) for client issues, facilitating a variety of social media engagement and analysis, maintaining reporter databases, and conducting research into strategic communications best practices, website development and graphic design support.

Details

  • Full Time (40 hours a week)
  • One semester duration:
    • Spring, Summer, Fall semesters
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • Compensation: $1,600 per month. We will also assist in providing college credit, if needed.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Charlotte Smith at info@dcwins.com to be considered and to schedule an interview.