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Available Internships

March of Dimes

March of Dimes 
240 Stoneridge Drive Suite 206
Columbia, SC 29210

Name: Jacki Apel
Title: Director of Communicatiions 

Type of Organization:
 Agency  Media Organization  Governmental Agency  Educational  Not-For-Profit  Manufacturer, Retailer or Service  Other

Major Recommended for Position : 
 Advertising  Public Relations  Visual Communications  Broadcast Journalism  Print Journalism  Mass Communications Concentration


Fall Spring Summer

Duties of Intern:
COMMUNICATIONS INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION Reports to: Director of Communications Location: March of Dimes, South Carolina Chapter, Columbia Hours: 8-12 hours per week (flexible) Responsibilities: • Assist with communications planning for fundraising and public affairs events and mission/program activities • Writing/editing/proofreading for newsletters, news releases, annual report and promotional materials • Assist with layout of newsletters, flyers, print PSAs, etc. • Distribute News Releases to media contacts and make follow up calls • Assist with development of media “pitches” and media kits • Update and maintain media contacts • Assist with tracking of media coverage utilizing on-line monitoring program (VOCUS) • Assist with development of media sponsorship proposals and track benefits to create • end-of-campaign presentation • Assist in distribution of Public Service Announcements to TV, radio and print outlets • Help develop and distribute March of Dimes messages for corporate newsletters and web sites • Assist with scripting, staging and media activities at events • Assist with planning and implementation of activities for Prematurity Awareness Month (November) • Coordinate mailings • Assist with recruitment of volunteers for communications-related projects

Skills Required for Internship:
Qualifications: • Current college student studying one or more communications professions such as public relations, advertising, marketing-communications, visual communications • Strong writing skills • Creativity • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Outlook • Experience with Adobe Professional plus • Working knowledge of Internet navigation • Ability to work well with March of Dimes staff and volunteers • Strong verbal communication skills • Ability to organize and prioritize on-going tasks and multiple priorities Contact: Jacki Apel Director of Communications March of Dimes 240 Stoneridge Drive Suite 206 Columbia SC 29210