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Available Internships



Columbia, SC 29201

Name: Megan Plott
Title: Director of Communications 
Phone: 803.799.7159 ext. 26

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

Duties of Intern:
Communications Intern – YMCA of Columbia Responsibilities include writing, editing and pitching press releases, copy writing and editing, updating media contact lists, website review and updates, coordinating social media and other tasks as assigned. About the YMCA of Columbia: Over the past century and a half, the Columbia of YMCA has been a community-transforming institution. The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y’s five core values are Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith help them fulfill their mission: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Please visit for more information.

Skills Required for Internship:
Strong writing and organizational skills needed and must be able to work independently. Must be a current public relations student in good standing or a recent graduate. Located in downtown Columbia, near USC Campus. How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Megan Plott at