This webpage serves as a resource for C&IS students to search for internships in communication and media. The job postings are intended for all undergraduate majors and are for internships located in the state, region and internationally. No representations are made about the job postings included on this site. Advertisement of these job postings should not be interpreted as an endorsement or otherwise encouragement for students to apply for positions. Students bear the burden of researching all employers, and terms of employment, before responding to the job postings.

Description
An intern for Family Counseling Service is eager to learn about the communications field while using their skill sets to better the nonprofit. The intern will assist the Executive Director and publicity committee of the board of directors in their communications efforts. Tasks might include content creation, social media monitoring, publicity brainstorming, and more. This is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in a nonprofit setting!

Qualifications
● Junior or Senior in Advertising/PR or similar field
● Motivated, organized, and eager to help
● Graphic design skills are an added bonus
● Website management and editing is an added bonus

Schedule and Compensation
● Average 4 hours per week
● Scheduling will be set, once the intern is selected, based on their class schedule and the needs of the organization
● Internships are unpaid

Contact
● Interested students should email their resume to Board President, Ryn Miller, ryndmiller@gmail.com.

Family Counseling Service is a United Way funded agency. In addition to specialized programs that focus on domestic violence, anger management and co-parenting through divorce, FCS offers counseling services to the community of West Alabama for depression, grief, anxiety and more. Our hope is to break the stigma around mental health and for people to see the benefits counseling can bring through a life crisis or day to day life challenges.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNSHIP

Deadline to Apply for the Spring semester is Dec 10

Hours: Part-time/Flexible (average of 10-15 hours/week)

Compensation: Unpaid (course credit may be available)

GirlSpring (www.girlspring.com) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower girls ages 13-18 by giving them access to the resources they need to make better life choices, informed decisions, and ultimately lead better lives and better contributors to society. GirlSpring’s main program platform is it’s online community for girls (website) www.girlspring.com.

The Social Media Intern will be tasked with increased visitation and engagement to www.girlspring.com, via Instagram, coordinating with our teen leadership group president and Pinterest coordinator.

The Social Media Intern will have the opportunity to learn how to create and implement online marketing and engagement campaigns. This will include learning about new strategies, tactics and tools in the process of working with a fast moving team and highly dedicated team of GirlSpring staff. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with expertise in Instagram, and will be expected to develop creative and innovative ways to grow GirlSpring’s social media audience and the audience for www.girlspring.com.

NOTE: Telecommuting is an available option for this internship

 Duties

  • Grow GirlSpring’s presence on online social networking sites by starting conversations online and nurturing online visitors into deeper levels of engagement on www.girlspring.com. An expected outcome will be higher numbers of “likes” or “friends” and ultimately increased traffic on girlspring.com
  • Develop relationships with relevant bloggers, providing them with information about GirlSpring and its offerings for girls.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed

 Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year college
  • Must be experienced with Instagram primarily, but also Pinterest and FB
  • Must have a passion for girls and women’s rights.
  • Must be an outgoing, personable, and articulate networker and self-starter.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment where creativity is encouraged.
  • Must be web savvy and enjoy keeping up with new content-sharing technologies online.
  • Experience on previous online outreach desirable.
  • Experience using graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator desirable.

 

To apply: Send us an essay, 250-500 words,  (jpeg, word, or pdf) explaining why you are interested in this internship and be sure to include some ideas on how to grow the audience for www.girlspring.com. Include name and contact information on the essay. Applications should be sent to Kristen@girlspring.com. Due the volume of applications we receive, we will not respond to every application we receive. If we wish to contact you for an interview you will hear from us by phone or email.

GirlSpring is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission of empowering girls. Our largest platform is our website, www.girlspring.com, which serves a digital platform for girls to express themselves as well as a safe, vetted resource for tough topics. GirlSpring is looking for a hardworking individual who is driven, creative and enthusiastic about empowering girls, and who has excellent writing and editing skills. Enthusiasm for a variety of topics relevant to teenage girls is also key.

 

Part-time, unpaid internship. May be eligible for college credit. GirlSpring is located in Birmingham, but most work can be done remotely and on a very flexible schedule. Some in-person meetings in Birmingham will be required.

Internship hours are 10-15 hours per week.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Edit and schedule blog posts from our teen girl contributors on the backend of our WordPress site and optimize SEO. Experience with WordPress is helpful, but not required. WordPress training provided.
  • Assist in upkeep of the GirlSpring website
  • Assist across the entire Editorial function with any necessary tasks.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-driven.
  • Ability to research and collate information quickly and efficiently.
  • Comfortable working both autonomously and collaboratively.

 

Deadline to apply for spring semester is December 10. Email kristen@girlspring.com for more information or to apply. Please attach a writing sample and a letter explaining why you are interested.

Mitchell’s Place, a comprehensive autism treatment center and inclusive accredited preschool in Birmingham, is looking to hire a student to help them create a 15-20 minute video presentation to be used at their yearly fundraising gala, “A Night at the Oscars”. The non-profit is open to working with any student who would like to add to their portfolio and gain some community service hours along the way!
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Lizzy Hubbard at lhubbard@mitchells-place.com.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Builds the community’s understanding of the YMCA’s cause and impact. Develops and implements effective marketing and communication strategies.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Create targeted marketing plans
  2. Analyze existing marketing and target audiences. Establish goals and track results using analytics and other methods.
  3. Develop marketing campaigns and create collateral in areas of interest (graphics, social media, video, etc.)
  4. Maintain calendar of events and marketing timeline.
  5. Assist with coordinating weekly radio spot and related topical marketing.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  1. Work with the Director’s to create and distribute content daily.
  2. Analyze and translate data from web analytics.
  3. Keep up to date on latest social media trends.
  4. Explore other social media outlets to expand the YMCA’s brand and help build a strong online community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Pursuing or received a degree in related field.
  2. Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills required
  3. Strong passion for digital art
  4. Self-motivated and able to take initiative.
  5. Experience with Adobe Creative Suites preferred.

 

COMPENSATION: 

The internship is unpaid, however, you will receive a YMCA membership during your internship. You will also gain great experience working in the non-profit sector with one of the largest non-profit organizations in the nation.

 

If you are interested, please submit your resume to:

Shane Reeves, Membership Director

YMCA of Tuscaloosa

Email: sreeves@ymcatusc.org

Phone: (205) 345-9622

The DCH Foundation is looking for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to serve as an Events/Hospitality intern:

  • Assisting with event planning, design, and production within time limits
  • Working with clients to identify their needs and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Assisting the Special Event Manager with organizing facilities and details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material, etc.
  • Assist with budgeting, research, & proofing for events
  • Processing donation and silent auction items
  • Handling customer service inquiries, problems, and maintenance
  • Assisting the Special Events Manager with vendors to include organization, fielding questions, and vendor coordination
  • Helping to develop the operations timeline
  • Assist the Special Events Manager onsite with preparation and execution
  • Onsite logistics, setup, & tear down
  • Maintaining all silent and live auction inventory

 

Skills Needed:

  • Technical Skills- Word, Excel, etc
  • Good organization skills
  • Commitment to purpose of organization
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependable and punctual team player
  • Ability to work with the public in a professional manner

 

Skills Gained Include:

  • Learning about how a non-profit secures funding
  • Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit as well as the strategic decision making inherent in the responsibilities of a Director of Development
  • Making connections with business leaders in the community
  • Increasing communication skills- written and oral

 

This is an unpaid intern position that will require students to work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply! To apply for this internship, please email your resume to brandtlapish@gmail.com.

The DCH Foundation is looking for a motivated undergraduate or graduate student to serve as a Development/PR/Marketing intern:

  • Working with the Director of Development, assisting with fundraising, analyzing, and strategic plans
  • Assisting with planning and implementation of fundraising events
  • Examples of marketing, fundraising, and event planning duties are researching donor prospects and granting organizations, attending strategic meetings, helping to plan benefits, and distributing marketing materials.
  • Communication tools- emails, newsletters, community presentations
  • Assisting with community outreach, including building relationships with professionals, updating the client information and referral database, and presentations within the community
  • Responsible for monitoring all forms of media, drafting press releases and other materials, assisting in event preparation, help create content for print and digital outlets, and maintaining positive brand awareness
  • Must possess strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media websites
  • Responsible for monitoring and posting on social media networks, online outreach and promotion, and website and social media optimization

 

Skills Needed:

  • Technical Skills- Word, Excel, etc
  • Good organization skills
  • Commitment to purpose of organization
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependable and punctual team player
  • Ability to work with the public in a professional manner

 

Skills Gained Include:

  • Learning about how a non-profit secures funding
  • Provide an inside look at the day to day operations of a non-profit as well as the
    strategic decision making inherent in the responsibilities of a Director of Development
  • Making connections with business leaders in the community
  • Increasing communication skills- written and oral

 

This is an unpaid intern position that will require students to work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply! To apply for this internship, please email your resume to: brandtlapish@gmail.com.

The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society is looking for an enthusiastic social media intern to join our team and provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals. You will have administrative duties in developing and implementing social media strategies. As a social media intern, you will collaborate with our Executive Director and Event Manger in all stages of marketing campaigns. Your insightful contribution will help develop, expand and maintain our social media channels. This internship will help you acquire real world skills and provide you with knowledge of various outreach strategies, along with gaining experience working in a team environment. The internship will begin in September and will last for the entirety of the fall semester of 2019 and will be eligible to continue into the next semester if they so wish.

Internship Information:
Location of Internship – Jemison Mansion
Internship Start Date – Sept. 16
Internship End Date – Dec. 6

What specific skills are required for this position?
Social Media and web page development. An outgoing personality, self motivated, and works well within a team.

This is an unpaid internship. To apply, please email your resume to: will@historictuscaloosa.org.

GirlSpring Journalist/Interviewer Internship

Spring Application Deadline December 15th

GirlSpring, a 501©(3) non-profit with a mission of empowering girls, is looking for interns to interview/write/film for our website, www.girlspring.com, an online community for girls ages 13-18. This is an unpaid internship, 10-15 hours/week, and is a great opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing website for girls. Girlspring.com offers a safe environment for girls to address pretty much any topic that a girl might encounter during the teen years!

Interns will play an integral role in the web team and in the strategic development of www.girlspring.com. This is a flexible position, and most work can be done remotely.

Interested applicants should email Kristen@girlspring.com with a short letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this internship. Please include sample work of interviews or photojournalism you have created as well as a resume.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct interviews in various settings
  • Be comfortable with camera
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Step-up with your own creative ideas and suggestions
  • Work closely with bloggers and creative team to brainstorm and generate new content
  • Provide material to be shared on the website and social media platforms to engage and inspire girls in the community
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in College or University program
  • 1+ years of journalism/interview/photo & video experience
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Reliable and professional
  • Own a computer
  • Filming and editing capabilities
  • Photography skills are a plus
  • Ability to work with Photoshop, Canva, InDesign, and Google Docs is a plus.
  • Social media savvy

GirlSpring Bloggers Internship

Spring Application Deadline December 15

GirlSpring, a 501©(3) non-profit with a mission of empowering girls, is looking for interns to write/blog/vlog for our website, www.girlspring.com, an online community for girls ages 13-18. This is an unpaid internship, 15 hours/week, and is a great opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing website for girls. Girlspring.com offers a safe environment for girls to address pretty much any topic that a girl might encounter during the teen years!

Interns will play an integral role in the web team, and in the strategic development of www.girlspring.com. This is a flexible position, and most work can be done remotely.

Interested applicants should email Kristen@girlspring.com with a short essay, 250 words or less explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this internship. Please include a link or references to blogs/articles you have written.

 Topics to be Addressed
DIY, fitness, food, lifestyle (health tips, meditation, etc.),fashion

**Keep in mind that while we want to address all of these topics, we ARE a girl empowerment website, and we embrace thinking outside the box!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute 2-3 blog posts per week
  • Able to bring new, engaging, and exciting content
  • Help spread blog posts on all social media platforms, in conjunction with our social media strategist.
  • Submit blogging ideas based on current trends

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently enrolled in college or university program
  • 1+ years of blogging experience, or excellent writing skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Own a computer (writing will be done from home)
  • Photography skills a plus
  • A plus if you know how to use Photoshop, WordPress, Google Docs

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If you are seeking course credit for your internships, please contact the Internship Coordinator for your major to make these arrangements prior to the term in which your internship will begin: