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Communication Internship Opportuntiy

Posted by haley.hughes | April 10, 2021

The Metropolitan Center for Applied Research & Extension (Center) is seeking a Communication Intern with a focus on marketing, graphic design and digital media. Though not required, the ideal candidate will have experience with or interest in Adobe Creative Suite, Trello, BaseCamp, WordPress as well as familiarity with other graphic design, photo editing and social media platforms. Ideal candidates are individuals interested in careers in government and/or communication.

Tasks

  • Design and production of marketing materials (including but not limited to flyers, posters, postcards, social media posts, infographics, web advertisements)
  • Contribute to social media efforts, including campaign strategy, content development, and developing outreach materials
  • Development of document templates in Word (e.g. digital letterhead) as well as uniform design elements (font, color palette, headings, etc.) associated with Microsoft Themes

Supervision

  • Interns will work closely with the Center’s Communication Coordinator with supervision provided by the Assistant Director.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Strong written communication skills with experience writing content.
  •  Work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion.
  • Organized and able to manage multiple projects and timelines with
    limited supervisory guidance
  • Creative, flexible, and willing to think outside the box
  • Comfortable working in cloud-based file server environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop work-related experience, including communication and organizational skills and abilities to work in a business environment, specifically a public-sector organization.
  • Enhance abilities to multi-task and juggle priorities while delivering at a tactical level but with an understanding of a strategic perspective.
  • Gain knowledge of an organization and its approach as a community centered utility and an emphasis on race and service equity.

Details

  • Interns can anticipate working 10-18 hours per week.
  • Schedules are flexible with a student’s course-load commitment.
  • Pay rate is per hour (TBD) and work-study students are encouraged to apply.

Location

Generally, work can be performed remotely but requires the expectation of communication via conference calls and use of online project management tracking. Interns must be present for face-to-face meetings as scheduled (TBD).

To Apply

To apply, submit the following materials with the subject line “Communication Internship Application” to metro.center@wsu.edu.

  • Cover Letter that describes your interest in working for the Center, and previous experience
  • Resume/CV with three (3) professional references and contact information
  • Statement of Intent/Goals; this serves a dual role as a writing sample with a maximum of five (5) pages. (i.e. what do you want out of this internship, and how will this experience advance your career goals?)

 

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