By Emily Neelon |
Calling all students interested in marketing and communication: Here are two spring internships you NEED to apply for. Are you super passionate about service and social justice? Apply for the Marketing and Communications Internship with Catholic Charities Oregon. Maybe you’re more of a hardcore sports fan. The Marketing/PR Internship with Comcast Sports Northwest will be perfect for you. Happy applying!
Company: Catholic Charities Oregon
Catholic Charities Oregon is a non-profit organization based out of Portland that “brings hope, resources, and advocacy to the poor and most vulnerable around us regardless of faith, race, marital status, or condition of life.” With beginnings in 1838, Catholic Charities partners with clients to achieve their economic and educational goals as well as support their physical and emotional wellbeing. To date, the organization has 25 programs, 20 grantee agencies, and four agencies and serves over 100,000 people a year.
Position: Marketing and Communications Intern
-Manage and enhance Catholic Charities’ social media presence on various platforms.
-Write press releases, media advisories, and announcements for Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Portland.
-Assist the Marketing and Communications Manager in research for the development of the Catholic Charities website.
-Update information on www.CatholicCharities.org.
-Find stories about the organization that can be featured and shared with internal and external audiences.
-Minimum eight hours per week beginning in January 2015.
-Preference given to juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing degrees in marketing, business management, management communication, organizational communication, or communication.
-Must have taken marketing/communication classes previously.
-Strong written, verbal, interpersonal communication, and time management skills
-Understanding of various multimedia platforms and their marketing tools.
-Experience preparing written public messages such as press releases, brochures, flyers, or newsletters.
-Familiarity with and support of the mission, teachings, vision, values, and structure of the Catholic Church.
-Ability to speak Spanish preferred, but not required.
Compensation: Unpaid, possible academic credit.
Catholic Charities will be accepting applications through December 5th, 2014. Interested students can submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample relevant to the position to Alice Lundell, Marketing and Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The contact for this application is Charities of Oregon, 2740 SE Powell Blvd. #5 Portland, OR 97202.
Company: Comcast SportsNet Northwest
Based out of Portland, Comcast SportNet Northwest is an American regional sports network owned by NBC Sports Group. The network covers various sports at the professional, collegiate, and high school levels, mainly the Portland Trailblazers and University of Oregon Ducks.
Position: Marketing/PR Intern
-Contribute ideas to optimize brand exposure as well as potential story ideas.
-Observe each live show or show recording and take pictures on set.
-Watch programming and transcribe best-of quotes and timing.
-Record event/promotion details on event recap sheets.
-Provide support at live events/promotions through manning booths, passing out flyers, etc.
-Assisting Marketing Manager with planning and implementing said events and promotions.
-Working on other assigned duties and tasks required of the Marketing/PR department.
-10-15 hours per week with availability during evenings, weekends, and holidays starting in mid-January 2015 and ending in April 2015.
-Minimum 3.0 GPA.
-Must be at least 19 years old and at least sophomore status.
-Enrolled in an accredited institution in pursuit of an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree.
-Authorization to work in the U.S.
-Extensive knowledge and interest in Pacific Northwest sports.
-Good communication skills, positive attitude, and willingness to learn.
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
Comcast SportsNet Northwest will be accepting applications through December 3, 2014. Interested students can send a resume and cover letter to Jaimee Bremner, Marketing/PR, at email@example.com.
Read on for UP student Katie Dunn’s marketing internship experience at Comcast SportsNet Northwest: