Communication Internship Opportunities

USA partners with local and national organizations to offer communication internships in areas such as broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations, radio, video production, social media, fundraising, web services and athletic events. 

Below is a list of internship opportunities for USA communication students. However, students are not limited to choosing an internship from this list. Many times, students find a communication internship on their own or take advantage of internships promoted by the USA Career Services Office

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Description

Alexander Cooksey, LLC, is a political consulting and fundraising firm based in Mobile, Alabama. Alexander Cooksey serves clients all over the Southeast at every level of government in the areas of general consulting, campaign management, fundraising, communications and grass-roots. Alexander Cooksey, LLC, is seeking college students interested in learning more about political campaigns, communications and public relations. Interns will gain knowledge about the electoral process and earn valuable hands-on work experience this summer working on high-profile U.S. Senate and U.S. House campaigns. Interns will focus on a variety of areas: Voter Contact, Public Relations, Communications, Fundraising, Social Media, Event Planning, Database Entry and Management, Research, Campaign Organization and Campaign Management. 


Responsibilities

  • Interns will be responsible for multiple tasks, short-term projects and daily responsibilities within campaign and headquarters operations.
  • Most intern responsibilities will be fulfilled during the work week, M-F 9am-5pm.
  • However, interns may be asked to assist during some after-hours and weekend events and activities.


Requirements

  • Applicants must be dedicated, hard workers with a positive attitude.
  • Our interns work directly with the campaign manager and consultants, and will interact with the candidate as well. It is for this reason we are looking for students who are extremely reliable and who can maintain professionalism towards team members as well as time and campaign sensitive information.
  • Applicants should have an interest in political campaigns, communications, public relations, fundraising, advertising, media relations or digital media. Applicants are expected to be proficient in all Microsoft Office products.
  • Our internships are for undergraduate students and preference is given to junior and senior applicants with Republican Party leanings.

Description

AltaPointe Health is Alabama’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare and psychiatric hospital system and the second largest in the southeastern US serving Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties in south Alabama and Clay, Coosa, Randolph, and Talladega counties to the north. AltaPointe’s four main divisions of service include inpatient, outpatient, residential and specialized services. Through this continuum of care, children, adolescents and adults receive psychiatric services, behavioral and emotional counseling services, residential services, substance abuse treatment, developmental disability case management and supportive housing and employment services. 

AltaPointe is seeking a motivated, energetic and highly organized individual to act as a part-time public relations intern. Excellent communication skills and a strong interest in public relations, social media and technology are preferred. The public relations team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds spanning marketing, public relations, social media, website development, branding, copywriting and graphic design - you can learn a lot from them!

Responsibilities

  • Building and maintaining media lists
  • Drafting and editing copy for newsletters and media materials
  • Writing media backgrounder documents for clients prior to briefings
  • Tracking all press coverage, clipping press hits and creating monthly press hit reports
  • Drafting and posting social media posts 
  • Writing and editing blog posts and website articles
  • Maintaining events/awards/speaking engagement calendars for clients
  • Researching industry trends and staying up-to-date on current events
  • Drafting web copy, brochures and other marketing materials
  • Attending meetings and taking notes

Requirements

  • Social media savvy
  • Extremely organized
  • Professional demeanor
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Proficient multitasker
  • Resourcefulness
  • Drive to succeed 
  • Attention to detail 

Description

AM/NS Calvert (joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp) is looking for students for a one-semester length internship. The steel processing plant is located in Calvert, Alabama, about 35 miles north of Mobile. Purchased by AM/NS Calvert in 2014, the plant has served the NAFTA market since 2010 with the capacity to produce 5.3 million tons of flat rolled carbon steel products annually. AM/NS Calvert is recognized as one of the most advanced steel finishing facilities in the world, and includes a river terminal, hot strip mill, cold rolling mill, three hot dip galvanizing lines, rail yard and supporting infrastructure. The internship is one-semester length and the application deadline is Monday, April 1st. 


Responsibilities 

  • Assist in creating quality performance-based learning solutions utilizing eDocument creation and design, video production, audio recording and graphic layout and design.


Requirements

  • Must submit a resume and transcript.
  • Rising Senior in good standing enrolled in a Graphic Design, Video/Media Production or eDocument Layout and Design program.

To apply, please send your resume to Tanner Jones at tjones@baldwineda.com, with the subject “Alliance Internship.”

The Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance is a partnership of local public and private professionals, leaders, and officials dedicated to providing opportunities for businesses in Baldwin County, growing and improving the county’s economy, and ensuring exceptional quality of life for Baldwin County’s residents and employees. Our organization focuses on growing a diverse industry base through business development endeavors that will ultimately create jobs, generate capital investment, and increase the quality of life in our area. The Alliance’s strategic efforts include marketing, business recruitment, workforce development, state and local government affairs, data-driven research, existing industry support, and entrepreneurial assistance.

The Alliance is currently seeking an intern to assist the organization in the areas of marketing and communications, project management, and data analytics. As an intern, you will work closely with the organization’s Data & Communications Manager who will provide you with hands-on projects and tasks, allowing you to gain experience and insight into the economic development profession. This internship will provide you with practical experience working with a growing organization in one of the fastest- growing areas and economies in the United States.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

(Job duties will include some or all of the following, based on organization needs and the intern’s interests and skill set.)

  • Education & Professional Development - Introduction to the profession of economic development, workforce development, and community development
    • Networking with local community leaders and stakeholders in Baldwin and Mobile counties
    • Networking with economic development leaders throughout Alabama
  • Marketing and communications
    •  Presentation development and design
    • Website maintenance
    • Social media and digital marketing assistance
  • Data analytics and research - demographics, workforce, lead generation, special research projects
    • Data report content development
    • Data visualization assistance
    • Data collection
    • Real estate database coordination
    • Project Management - economic development project management assistance
    • Proposal development
    • Mapping development
  • Administrative and organizational support
    • Timeframe: Fall of 2022
    • Start date is flexible
    • Potential for continuation of internship into spring semester and beyond
    • Preference given to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students, but all are encouraged to apply
    • Location: Fairhope, Alabama (in-person required with some remote flexibility)
    • Hours per week: 10 to 15 (flexible, based on student’s weekly workload)
    • Compensation: $18.00 per hour
  • Additional Benefits:
    • Opportunity to network with numerous business leaders and elected officials across Mobile and Baldwin counties
    • Small office environment – significant one-on-one time with staff members o Modern office near Downtown Fairhope
    • Some meals provided

To apply, please send your resume to Tanner Jones at tjones@baldwineda.com, with the subject “Alliance Internship.”

Within your email, please include the following:

  • Anticipated graduation date
  • Anticipated availability/schedule during the fall semester

The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency is seeking applicants for a Fall 2019 Public Relations Internship. Candidates must be pursuing, or a recent graduate of, a university public relations, communications, journalism or other related program. Current students should have at least a sophomore standing. The individual must exhibit strong time management skills, excellent writings skills and basic knowledge of public relations. 

Job responsibilities for this paid internship include: 

  • Assist with implementation of the agency’s public relations plans to include researching, composing and distributing press releases, preparedness information, and educational information related to emergency management. 
  • Assist with hosting tours and conducting outreach activities such as health fairs, community activities, and educational presentations. 
  • Assist with the ongoing development and maintenance of written communications and placement of those communications in targeted outlets. 
  • Assist with coordination for radio, TV broadcast, and public relation inquiries and interviews. 
  • Assist with social media campaigns to promote preparedness activities and increase awareness. 
  • Track any print, internet and broadcast clippings and update corresponding reports related to the Baldwin County Commission, Baldwin County Emergency Management, local disaster impacts, related mitigation and preparedness initiatives. 

The internship will coincide with the academic calendar of the candidate’s university and may have occasional evening and weekend duties. The selected candidate will work 15 hours each week for a total of 240 hours per semester. The position is designated as an unpaid internship at this time. The Baldwin County Commission – Emergency Management Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

The Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency serves in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation measures related to disasters and hazards that may impact our county. The agency is a coordination agency interfacing with partners and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal level. Working cooperatively and collaboratively with numerous and diverse organizations is critical to the successful operations of the agency. The agency representatives engage often with the public as well as elected and appointed officials. Professionalism is essential and expected. 

Description

The Baldwin County Public School System’s Communications Department is responsible for telling the Baldwin County Public Schools’ story and ensuring that its online and traditional presence reflects the high quality and academic achievement of all schools individually and the school system as a whole.

The internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to gain a well-rounded understanding of all aspects relating to communications planning and implementation set forth by the Baldwin County Board of Education. This is accomplished by both familiarizing students with the day to day operations of the

Communications Department and immersing interns in a number of different projects and issues.

Responsibilities

  • Auditing the current school websites using Communications Department defined standards.
  • Suggest ways that each web site can be more convenient and informative for its audiences, which is primarily but not limited to parents.
  • Interns selected for this project will have a work station in the BCBE Communications Department and/or the ability to work remotely with the option of reporting at least once per week in person or as needed by the Intern Coordinator or Director of Communication.

Requirements

  • Holds junior or senior status.
  • Is extremely reliable and can maintain professionalism towards staff members and acknowledge and understand the criticality of sensitive information. 
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of the Baldwin County Board of Education, including but not limited to the requirement for proper background checks.
  • Applicants should have an interest in public relations, advertising, media relations or digital media 
  • Applicants should be familiar and knowledgeable in the areas of digital media, email marketing and other forms of social media as well as a basic understanding of websites.

Majors: Communications/English/Journalism

Juniors and Seniors 

Bham Now is Birmingham's modern, mobile media and we’re on a mission to create a smarter, happier, healthier, inspired, involved and prosperous Birmingham.

We're busy cooking up something new, and we're looking for dynamic, eager, digital content interns who can help us make it happen. 

Are you the kind of person who loves learning about all that's happening, whether it's the latest restaurant opening, the coolest place to go next weekend, or what new businesses are coming to town? If so, here's what we'll need you to have to be the right fit for us: 

  • Mad writing skills - you can turn even the most drab thing into engaging copy, exclamation points not allowed.
  • You are resourceful - you know how to research on Google and dig for data and pertinent sources. You ask for what you need.
  • You’re professional in your communication and demeanor – you communicate with confidence, you do what you say you’ll do, you follow-up and respect the time of others.
  • You're organized, efficient + a go-getter - yep, you know how to manage your time to get. things. done. on. time.
  • You + your camera are BFFs - even if it's just on your phone, you've spent some time practicing how to frame that perfect shot, you enjoy playing with light settings + your eyes are open for things to snap.
  • Social media is your friend - you know your way around Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn + Twitter.
  • Team player is your middle name - you know in your bones that we're better together.
  • You're proactive + love learning new things - otherwise, why would you want to work at a place like Bham Now?

Hours: 10-15 per week, nights and weekends might be required. Must be a U.S. Citizen.  Must have your own transportation and cell phone. Remote work approved as appropriate. Must have your own equipment.

Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama is the largest one-to-one mentoring organization in south Alabama. Their mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.  They enlist volunteer Bigs to help children, Littles, realize their potential and build their futures. They nurture children and strengthen communities through two programs, Community and School-based.  Through these two programs, they typically enroll children ages 6-12 and continue supporting the match through age 18.

Responsibilities

  • Agency fund development including special events and grant writing
  • Supporting staff, CEO, and board in fundraising and marketing
  • Public Relations in the community and on social media
  • Creation of publications and graphics (Ex. Web pages, printed and web based promotional pieces, registration, etc.) to support fundraising activities and program needs
  • Effectively communicating the mission, vision, and values of BBBS to the public
  • Managing social media, event fundraising pages and website for agency
  • Assisting the agency in maintaining connections with donors and fundraising participants
  • Exploring and promoting new fundraising ideas/events. Following-up with event sponsors and community partners
  • Updating and maintaining our current database of donors and volunteers

Requirements

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Graphic design and visual creativity
  • Excellent customer service
  • Expertise on social media including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • A desire to change the local community for the better

Mobile, AL – Distinguished Young Women National Headquarters has internship openings for Fall 2022 semester. Opportunities are available in several different areas of study and internships can be completed for college credit.

Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attention to detail. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media.

Public Relations Internship

Public Relations Interns assist the Marketing & Communications Director by:

  • Compiling media lists
  • Monitoring and collecting media coverage
  • Writing and distributing press releases
  • Organizing, setting up, and attending events
  • Assisting with our annual fall fundraiser, One Night in Havana, monitoring the event page and assisting with marketing strategy for the event.
  • Creating marketing materials such as signs and banners, brochures, etc.
  • Updating the Distinguished Young Women website
  • Answering phones and greeting guests as needed
  • Extensive work with Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office

Also, Social Media Operations, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, etc., Interns are responsible for monitoring each social media outlet on a daily basis, creating new ways to utilize social media for the good of the organization, and researching additional social media outlets or practices that Distinguished Young Women should use.

Internships with Distinguished Young Women are not paid. As a non-profit organization, Distinguished Young Women uses interns in other areas of service as needed. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to the contact person listed for each individual position. All interns are required to provide reliable transportation for travel to and from Distinguished Young Women National Headquarters and for use in running errands or attending events as needed. No calls please.

Internship Dates & Time: Fall 2022 Semester, flexible start and end date based on student’s classes. Hours depend on class requirements.

Department: Editorial

Reports to: Managing Editor

Job Description: This internship includes writing, proofreading and editing articles and news items for websites, newsletters, magazines and social media for Elevator World, Inc., an international publishing company specializing in the elevator industry (www.elevatorworld.com). It also includes some administrative duties, including research, scanning and copying documents, and organizing the company library. The editorial intern may receive assignments from the managing editor or associate editors as part of the editorial team. The job requires the use of multimedia applications in writing, editing and research assignments. 

Qualifications: The applicant must be working on a bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, English or a related field and have strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent spelling and grammar. Excellent organizational and research abilities and the capability of adhering to strict deadlines are necessities. Social media savviness required. 

Essential Duties

  • Write news briefs for posting on websites and in newsletters and magazines. 
  • Edit and proofread editorial content as assigned.
  • Update the online and print events calendar as needed. 
  • Write original editorial content as assigned by managing editor.
  • Conduct research of company archives and other sources as needed.
  • Interview sources as necessary. 
  • Be a backup to associate editors and managing editor, helping with administrative tasks as needed. 
  • Assist with creating and posting social media content, including EW’s blog and podcast.  
  • Assist in organizing the company library.

Description

TFMTalk1065 (WAVH-FM) is a locally owned FM talk radio station in Mobile, Alabama. They produce the most live and local content in the area. Whether you’re interested in news, politics, sports, or lifestyle programs, FMTalk1065 has something for everyone.

They are looking to add someone to our FMTalk1065 team that is interested in a paid internship. You will get a hands-on learning experience in the world of radio. They are a locally owned station and their employees wear many hats. 

Responsibilities

  • Operate the board for live and recorded radio shows
  • Learn about radio and podcast production, marketing, sales and more
  • Screen phone calls
  • Voice commercials and talk on-air.

Requirements

  • Students will work 15-20 hours per week
  • Dependable and creative
  • Interested in working in the world of radio

Overview: The Grounds is a year-round entertainment, community, and commercial venue that hosts several of the Gulf Coast’s largest events. Additionally, The Grounds is the home of the Greater Gulf State Fair.  The Fair is a 10-day event that takes place from October 28 - November 6, 2022 and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually.

Position:   Video Production Intern

Description:  The Greater Gulf State Fair, Inc. (GGSF) seeks a dynamic self-starter to assist with communication, marketing, event planning and execution. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications and special events while working for a well-known community based nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Shooting and editing footage for use at GGSF 2022
  • Reach out to community organizations, general public, and donors about upcoming Grounds and GGSF events.
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications 

Qualifications:

  • Must have a firm grasp of available tools and platforms in video production
  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field          (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations)
  • Camera equipment preferred, but can be provided if needed
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing, communications or events is a plus
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Must be able to operate camera equipment and edit video within software like Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve 
  • Must be an effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Greater Gulf State Fair Inc. and the community we serve
  • Will require some travel within Mobile County

Start Date: May – July 2022

Hours: Flexible depending on intern’s availability, up to 14 hours a week

Compensation: $1500 for the Summer semester

To Apply: Please a send cover letter and resume to jobs@mobilefair.com

The Greater Gulf State Fair Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Groundwork Mobile County (GWMC) wants you! We are looking for an eager and charismatic intern to help our organization build capacity while helping to address the growing needs of our community in the realms of environmental engagement, education, and youth workforce development. 

Groundwork Mobile County is a locally-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to creating sustainable environmental change through community-based partnerships and youth training and development. Groundwork’s mission and operations are based on the understanding that environmental conditions are inextricably linked to the economic and social health of a neighborhood. As a consequence, Groundwork is committed to “changing places and changing lives” through on-the-ground projects and programs that help transform local communities. 

We are looking for the perfect candidate to help us with creating exciting and informative content to engage existing and potential supporters of GWMC and its projects and programs. 

Skills and Job Requirements: 

  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint experience 
  • Experience with design software programs (i.e. Adobe Suite – Photoshop, InDesign, Elements; Canva; etc.) 
  • Experience and use of social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook 
  • Creation of marketing materials/product development (i.e. brochures, newsletters, blogs, etc.) 
  • Assist with community engagement events and fundraising 
  • Detailed-oriented, who can deliver on deadlines 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualities that we are looking for: 

  • A creator of content with a passion for keeping the masses informed 
  • Have a creative disposition with a cool demeanor 
  • Flexible and adaptable 
  • Takes initiative and brings new ideas to the table 
  • A thirst for knowledge and a willingness to grow 
  • An environmentally conscious individual who cares about the world around them

Compensation: College/University Credit Hours 

Description

The Gulf Coast Travel Guide website is a new project by Professor Aucoin. The website will serve as a travel guide and cover experiences on the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to the Florida Panhandle (with priority to south Mobile and Baldwin counties). Travel expenses will be reimbursed. 

Reporter/Editor

Requirements

  • Some reporting and writing experience is desirable
  • Must have interest in travel writing
  • Degree focus in journalism is preferable, but not required
  • Intern must be pleasant to work with, being a person wanting the learn and who can take criticism well

Responsibilities

  • Write 1 to 2 travel blogs with text and photos each week for posting to the website
  • Review posted material on the website at least once to review for typographical errors or outdated information
  • Must have transportation to meet regularly with supervisor and to reach tourist-related events and sites
  • Discuss blog subjects with supervisor before reporting or writing
  • Be in regular phone contact with supervisor is necessary

Advertising Practitioner

Requirements

  • Develop a reasonable plan to attract advertisers to the website
  • Develop a rate card based on level of customer base and competitors advertising pricing
  • Develop sample advertising copy 
  • Develop a plan that identifies advertising space on the webpages
  • Making space for various sizes and types of advertisements from still ads to video ads 
  • Willing to work closely with publisher/editor of the site in south Baldwin County
  • Develop list of potential advertisers with contact information.

The Marketing & Communications Department at USA Health is seeking an outgoing, creative intern. Our office is responsible for leading strategic communication efforts for all components of the USA Health, which include: Children’s & Women’s Hospital, the USA College of Medicine, the Mitchell Cancer Institute, University Hospital and the associated academic and community physician practices.

Because of the size of our department and our scope of responsibilities, this intern position provides mentoring and professional growth opportunities through unique hands-on learning opportunities in all aspects of strategic communication. 

In this position, the student will have the opportunity to write for both print and digital marketing publications; participate in planning and executing events; develop marketing strategies; and assist with internal communication; social media and media relations. 

Student must have a strong work ethic and must be able to work independently and complete tasks in timely fashion.  Essential skills that are required include: ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; and the ability to interact with others in a professional manner.  Professionally acceptable attire is expected.

Experience and understanding of marketing and communications, with healthcare emphasis is preferred.  Applicants must be detail-oriented and have excellent writing and organizational skills.  Solid computer proficiency is a must – web programming and design is a plus. Strong communication skills are essential.  Candidate must have at least a junior class standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Description

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 40,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age before the start of the intern program 
  • Be enrolled in a degreed program that supports the company’s business requirements.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (Most recent college transcripts will be required and must be uploaded in the system at the time of application)
  • Attend a college/university (undergraduate or graduate program) in the fall following the internship
  • Successfully complete a criminal background investigation, physical and a hair follicle drug screen

Izenstone is a wedding and event venue on the Eastern Shore specializing in creating an exceptional experience unique to the event. The venue offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, on-trend decor and relationships with the best wedding vendors in the greater Mobile and Eastern Shore areas.

For specific information and requirements: Izenstone Internships (PDF)

Description

JagNationTV is a university-run website for live and edited content covering all sports at South Alabama. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with cameras
  • Create graphics
  • Work audio for live and edited content
  • Edit stories and highlights for the website

Requirements

  • Must be willing to work quickly
  • No experience required

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual interested in a career in

Marketing, Business, Graphic Design and Public Relations. Intern will observe, learn and develop skills necessary to explore career opportunities within the chosen field. Individuals may qualify for college credit if allowed by their college/university. This position is an unpaid internship.

Learning Experience

Business/Admin Interns:

  • Detailed and hands on operations of a Business Office
  • Business, social etiquettes and techniques to develop and enhance business
    communication skills
  • Interact and engage with individuals, sponsors and other business professionals
  • Exposure to the construction, execution and filing of contracts and other business
    documents
  • Acquire effective skills in performing banking transactions
  • Planning, implementation and activation of bowl events
  • Assist in community outreach programs
  • Ability to attend local events
  • Learn and participate in Bowl social media efforts as needed

Public Relations Department Operations:

  • Learn and participate with all areas of public relations and community outreach
  • Exposed to local and national media in promoting Bowl and its events
  • Ability to attend local events
  • Learn and participate in Bowl social media efforts as needed
  • Assist in the production of publications
  • Participation in the coordination of media operations, media press conferences, and media days and media press boxes for all events including game week.
  • Public Relations efforts such as: Media Relations, Writing and Editing of Press Releases, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Promotions, In-Game Entertainment and Event Management
  • Learn to create and plan PR events and community appearances locally.

Marketing Department Operations:

  • Exposure to the development of marketing strategies to increase overall brand
    awareness the bowl and its events
  • Learn coordinating and creation of event scripts
  • Participate with the planning implementation and activation of in-game promotions and entertainment.
  • Acquiring a high-level understanding on how sports organizations develop and
    implement sales, services and ticket operations strategies – encompassing outbound sales campaigns, customer service, database marketing, box office operations and day-of-game responsibilities
  • Inner workings of major non-profit sports and event organization
  • Marketing efforts such as: ad buys, planning, implementation and activation of bowl events throughout the semester, social media marketing, etc.
  • Exposed to logistics associated with the creation and distribution of news releases, content development for programming and events

Prerequisites

  • Currently pursuing a degree or career in Public Relations, Marketing,
    Communications, Business, Business Administration or Sports Management. Student may apply for credit through their university. Recent graduates are also eligible.
  • Training in preferred field a plus
  • Motivated, highly organized, and possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all corporate, personnel and research matters
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Training with writing in AP Style a plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Possess or demonstrate superb attention to detail
  • Note: Preferred commitment of a minimum of 15-20 hours a week consistent with academic demands/schedule. Despite semester end date, must be available through Bowl week

Loper Law LLC is a solo practice law firm that focuses on business, employment, and international law. We are looking for a marketing and communications major with excellent writing and research skills. We are looking for a person who would be interested in developing  and executing a marketing plan: 

  • Market research
  • Website redesign
  • Facebook postings
  • Blog content
  • Instagram memes and content

Coursework or experience of requested intern: No mandatory coursework. Intern is expected to have experience in communicating effectively orally and in writing and familiarity with the Marx Library (from a student perspective). Explanation about the organization: The Marx Library is an academic library supporting the curriculum at the University of South Alabama. This internship would be in support of the Marx Library’s Public Relations Committee, which is responsible for promoting the library’s services, resources, and spaces, planning programming and events for the university community, and managing the Marx Library social media.

Communication duties and responsibilities of the intern:

  1. Complete training on managing social media for libraries. This includes watching webinars and reading materials identified by the chair of the Public Relations Committee.
  2. Research, develop, and implement social media strategy to improve the Marx Library’s strong social media presence.
  3. Create original content for the Marx Library social media accounts, including both suitable graphics and accompanying text. Content should focus on promoting library services, spaces, and resources, but it can also cover relevant current events and other topics addressing information literacy. The intern will be given access to the Marx Library’s Canva subscription, which can be used to create graphics.
  4. Identify content on other USA social media to repost, especially campus events and student resources.
  5. Draft a weekly schedule for posting content to social media.
  6. Submit all content to be reviewed by the chair of the Public Relations Committee.
  7. Analyze social media statistics to improve existing social media marketing strategies.
  8. Attend all Public Relations Committee meetings.
  9. Attend Public Services Department meetings.
  10. Attend other library meetings as deemed necessary.
  11. Work with the Public Relations Committee to design, organize, and implement library programming and events for students.
  12. Use email and chat to communicate frequently with the chair and other members of the Public Relations Committee.
  13. Meet weekly with the chair of the Public Relations Committee to discuss progress.
  14. Maintain a weekly log of hours worked.

Learning Objectives:

During this internship, the Marx Library will strive to:

  1. Assist the student's development of employer-valued skills such as teamwork, communication, and attention to detail.
  2. Familiarize the student to the academic library environment and its expectations of professionalism.
  3. Enhance and/or expand the student's understanding of social media marketing strategies, especially as they relate to promoting library services and fostering student engagement.
  4. Provide the student with professional role models/mentors who will provide the student with support and provide an example of the behaviors expected in an academic workplace.

Editorial Internships

In the fall, spring and summer, Mobile Bay Magazine selects several college students and recent graduates for our internship program. Interns work directly with the editorial staff in nearly every step of the publishing process. Responsibilities include fact checking, editing, light copywriting, production assistance and light photo styling. The ideal candidate is a hardworking go-getter with an eye for detail, a passion for storytelling and close ties to the Mobile Bay area. A major in journalism, communication, English or a related field is preferred.

In general, applicants must be in their junior year or later. Dates and times are flexible, though interns must work at least 20 hours per week. Most colleges and universities accept this internship program as course credit. While applicants are exposed to aspects of graphic design and advertising, we do not offer internships specifically in these fields. The position is unpaid.

Description

Peritus Birmingham-based communications firm partnering with brands, businesses and issues looking to make a difference. As a woman-owned business, top PR firm in the state and champion for local communities, we provide layered communications solutions at the intersection of brands and issues. Each person on our team brings a unique perspective – including interns – to create a comprehensive, full-service dynamic for our clients. Our specialized firm focuses on offering an integrative approach to help navigate challenges, drive results and create impact. We not only provide our team with a collaborative work environment, but an opportunity to foster personal and professional growth along the way. A public relations intern will assist the entire PERITUS team with deploying public relations solutions, including media relations, digital support, advocacy outreach and messaging to support each client and help achieve their unique communications goals.

Responsibilities

  • Supports day-to-day client activities, including research, planning, implementation and evaluation of public relations and digital services with careful attention to resources, expectations and deadlines. 
  • Writes effectively for media outreach support, marketing materials and other digital/printed methods of communication. 
  • Helps prepare effective, comprehensive public relations strategies that are well-organized and well-written. 
  • Has a passion for scanning relevant news, trends and current events for clients’ industries. 
  • Demonstrates effective knowledge of media and community leadership, particularly those that impact client activities. 
  • Maintains close and frequent contact with internal team and strengthens rapport between the company and the client. 
  • Assists with firm culture-building initiatives, including social media, professional development or student mentorship opportunities. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by directors, supervisors and peers as appropriate.

Requirements

  • Working towards (or recently earned) a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations and/or marketing. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong grammatical skills and AP Style knowledge. 
  • Relevant campaign/intern experience with public relations and/or communications roles. 
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong research and organizational skills. 
  • Self-starter, effective time-management skills and ability to multi-task. 
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. 

Princess Creative Productions LLC in Mobile, A;a. is looking for the next top intern. Our intern(s) will get hands on experience with video production, photography, graphic design, marketing, audio production, and/or social media management. We work with people in multiple industries so no 2 days are the same! Our interns are expected to work up to 15 hours per week.

Although this is a free internship, the experience you will gain is worth more than gold! Plus, for the exceptional intern we will write a letter of recommendation and be a reference for your next job. We are the home were Creatives thrive!

For specific information and requirements: Princess Creative Productions

Rich’s Car Wash
Marketing Internship Program
Internship Duration: 3 months
Expected Hours: Part-time, TBD with student
Payment: $10 per hour

Primary Manager: Sarah Bumgarner, Marketing Director

Secondary Manager: Lauren Gaudet, Marketing Manager

Location: Rich’s Car Wash HQ, 442 Azalea Rd., Mobile, AL 36609, as well as some off-site
Rich’s Car Wash locations as needed in the Mobile area.

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited school, Junior or Senior Level Communications Major
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Use of Office, PC, and Google Apps
  • Ability to complete tasks on time
  • Business casual attire

Tasks:

  • Research of market demographics
  • Writing press releases
  • Assist with website maintenance and development
  • Development and Implementation of social media content
  • Assist with marketing campaign development & promotions
  • Attend marketing committee meetings
  • Assist with graphic development in advertising and media
  • Assisting with various existing marketing tasks
  • Through this internship you will learn the following:
  • Furthering your education in marketing, sales, and advertising
  • Making professional connections
  • Experiencing a positive work environment
  • Develop real-world experience in the field of communications

Check-In Points:

  • Mid-Internship progress meeting: TBD
  • End-Internship meeting: TBD

Position: Marketing Intern for Shoe Station, Inc.

Overview:

Shoe Station, Inc., is looking for a marketing intern to work out of the corporate office in Mobile, AL, anywhere from 7 to 15 hours per week. The marketing intern would work directly with the Marketing Manager and assist on administrative duties such as scheduling email blasts in Salesforce Marketing Cloud, review monthly social media content calendars, monitor store hours on Google, Yelp and ShoeStation.com, and manage store signage and other collateral needs. This is a paid internship position with the ability to work remote when needed. 

Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment or recent graduate of an undergrad course for marketing, communications, business or similar field
  • Familiarity with social media (Facebook and Instagram), Canva and Microsoft Excel. Knowledge in other platform such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, etc. is a plus
  • General understanding of retail and marketing environment, trends and techniques
  • Ability to multitask and possess strong communication skills
  • Willingness to work and be available 20-30 hours per week

Description

The Office of Special Events plans and coordinates over 100 events each year including: exhibition openings, press conferences, donation ceremonies, staff receptions, donor cultivation events, and corporate dinners and receptions. The office is characterized by a busy but proactive environment that strives to forward the goals of the Smithsonian Institution by connecting with the community and public at large. We offer an unparalleled opportunity for students/individuals interested in event planning and coordinating to delve into the museum environment and gain hands-on skills from a highly esteemed workplace. Our interns are given a great deal of responsibility and permitted the chance to develop their writing skills, interact with museum officials, work with caterers and vendors, and staff numerous special events. As an intern, you will be exposed to the nuances of protocol and frequently accompany staff members for on-site visits with potential donors and walk-throughs with clients and vendors.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of receptions, dinners, conferences, donation ceremonies, and other special events at the Museum.
  • Manage the museum-wide special events and conference room calendar.
  • Interact and communicate with museum staff, vendors, event attendees, and members of the public.

Requirements

  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
  • Communication skills, both oral and written
  • Availability to work events including nights and some weekends

Intern will report directly to the Director of Marketing. Intern will assist with advancing SOHO Event Rentals marketing efforts to include: social media, website and graphic design. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with social media
  • Assist with developing content for website blogs -Assist with creating graphics
  • Assist with creating email blasts
  • Assist with photography
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills

  • Ideal candidate has reached their Junior year in course credits 
  • Experience in the Adobe suite preferred but not required -Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Experience using social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram + YouTube

The SOHO Story:

SOHO Event Rentals was born out of a passion for delivering SOuthern HOspitality. Over the last seven years, SOHO has grown from 50 chairs in a garage to an extensive rental inventory in over 35,000 square feet of warehouse space. As the Gulf Coast’s leading tent provider, SOHO frequently travels to New Orleans, Louisiana and 30A in Florida. 

SOHO started a new company in 2020 -- Decal Doodle, the print company. After the pandemic shut down the event industry, our team pivoted our focus from event rentals to keeping our team employed. With the mindset of turning lemons into lemonade, Decal Doodle was born in March 2020.

Southern View Media is a digital marketing agency that was created to help local businesses understand the complex digital world and make educated decisions regarding their marketing. We are a balance of talent, intuition, business sense, media solutions and metrics to be a creative problem-solving machine that is fueled by client need and driven by results, and we are ready to provide businesses with marketing and advertising services at any level.

Southern View Media works with businesses to put their message in front of the right people at the right time. Every business is unique, so every strategy is custom-fit to that business’ needs and goals. We increase sales. We raise brand awareness. We develop relationships between businesses and their clients and customers.

Interns at Southern View Media can expect to learn a wide variety of skills including: 

  • Creating content for social media platforms
  • Composing email campaigns for clients
  • Writing and assisting with storyboards for video
  • Writing blogs and website content
  • Learning the correct way to photograph businesses
  • Creating and/or designing collateral for clients
  • Proofing 
  • Preparing presentations
  • Planning and hosting marketing events
  • Networking

Requirements

  • A passion for helping people
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate course for Marketing or Communications
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and software
  • Good understanding of marketing trends and techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Junior Social Media Manager Intern

As the SquareUp Media Management team continues to grow, we are taking steps to grow our team as well. Social media management isn’t just about posting content to a business’s social media channels. Social media management in itself has become a complex, multi-faceted role that operates to help a business achieve its highest-level goals. It is a key way to communicate the vision of a company to their dream audience in a way that makes them want to partner with that business. It isn't simply the doorway into your business; it's the welcome mat.

For specific information and requirements: SquareUp Media Internships

Description

SSAB has an opening for a summer intern to work 15-20 hours per week. The opportunity provides hands-on experience to fit your career objectives, complement your academic work and enhance your learning. The ideal candidate is a motivated, creative and an outgoing self-starter who can work independently. The Corporate Communications Intern would support communications for the North American division of SSAB, including both internal employee communications and external communications. The position will be based at SSAB Americas’ head office in Mobile, Alabama, and reports directly to SSAB Americas’ Director of Communications and Community Relations.  

Responsibilities

  • Draft and post high-quality articles and other content to intranet and other communication channels
  • Create content for digital signage boards
  • Draft press releases 
  • Update media lists 
  • Take photos and produce internal videos 
  • Update media toolkit materials such as the company fact sheet and communication policies
  • Create posters or other visual materials
  • Coordinate distribution of internal communications
  • Develop social media posts, posting photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Develop and maintain communication calendar
  • Help plan and manage meetings and events

Requirements/Experience

  • Junior or Senior year of college
  • Working toward degree in one of the following area(s): Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or related degree
  • Superior writing skills, including strong editing skills and knowledge of AP style
  • Adaptability and ability to learn quickly
  • Interest in manufacturing industry
  • Strong oral communication skills, as well as willingness and ability to give presentations to colleagues, managers and directors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media
  • Desired: proficiency in Photoshop, video production software, digital signage software and/or other editing suite

Description

Starnes Publishing is seeking editorial, photography, digital and design interns to join them for a semester at Starnes Publishing. Interning with Starnes Publishing is a great chance for students to build up a full portfolio and be part of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into making a newspaper. We're very flexible in working with students' schedules to get their credit hours, and highly talented students are considered for paid internships.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the editorial staff to craft news and feature stories for all coverage areas for both print and online.
  • Cover community events and pitch story ideas. 
  • Assist the digital editor with social media posting, website management and posting content to the website using our content management system.
  • Work with advertising to produce photos for ad clients and special sections. 
  • Assist with pagination throughout the production cycle.

Requirements

  • A resume and cover letter.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Three writing or design samples.

Description

The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi is looking for a dynamic college student or recent graduate who is passionate about journalism – and is a foodie at heart – to join our team as a paid intern reporter covering food, fun and local culture.

The Mississippi Coast has a thriving food scene that is much more than seafood, including family-owned Vietnamese restaurants, food trucks, hidden gems and soul food.

The ideal candidate loves trying new cuisine, writing lists, polling residents to find their favorite places to eat and using Instagram and TikTok to engage audiences who are passionate about food and fun.

No two days will look the same: the reporter could spend one day trying foods and rides at the summer fair and the next talking with the chef at a fine dining restaurant experimenting with a new cocktail menu.

This reporter will also be responsible for creating food brackets, where restaurants go head-to-head to be crowned Sun Herald’s top business for a specific cuisine.

Food reporting is one part of this job. The other is living like a tourist to inform readers, both locally and across the U.S., how to live their best lives on the Coast. From staycations to resorts to casino buffets, you’ll try it all and give your perspective to our audiences.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is one of the most diverse and fastest growing areas in the state, and Biloxi is known for its casinos, beaches, tourism and restaurants. The Coast is a quick drive to New Orleans or Mobile, Alabama.

This 10-week internship is a full-time position and can begin.

Description

On an unassuming stretch of land suited for soybean farming located next to a couple of abandoned airport runways, crews constructed the biggest, fastest and most competitive super-speedway in the world- Talladega Super-speedway. Since Alabama International Motor Speedway (as it was called until 1989) opened its gates in September of 1969, the track has surpassed every initial expectation in terms of sheer size, speed and competition. The Public Relations Intern will learn the intricacies of Talladega Superspeedway’s Public Relations Department, while strengthening their own professional attributes.

Consumer Marketing Intern

Responsibilities

  • Write and edit official track press releases/announcements
  • Learn the intricacies of Talladega Superspeedway Consumer Marketing while strengthening his or her own professional attributes
  • Research and develop new marketing ideas to expand current brand initiatives, including brainstorming for campaigns, direct e-mail content and more
  • Play key role in planning and execution of fan event programming during race weekend
  • Cultivate ideas to improve the fan experience using digital and social media (Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc...)
  • Strategize with CM team on ways to better engage with the millennial audience
  • Engage with fans and oversee data collection at off-site promotional events
  • Provide content for social media during promotional events and race weekend
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by CM & Ticketing leadership team

Requirements

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Motivated and committed
  • Personable and articulate
  • Available to work evenings and weekend events when necessary
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Public Relations Intern

Responsibilities

  • Write and edit official track press releases/announcements
  • Research and develop story ideas for releases, souvenir event program
  • Assist in maintaining strong ties to track community through charitable donations and events
  • Analyze race statistics and track records for implementation into the Talladega
    Superspeedway media guide
  • Strategize with PR team on ways to better engage with local and national media
  • Plan and execute driver/personality appearances with PR/CM team in local markets
  • File and build credential requests from media outlets, team PR representatives and track guests
  • Prepare and maintain media center, credential office and press box for event weekend
  • Other tasks as assigned by Public Relations leadership team

Requirements

  • Create a mock AP style press release writing sample (writing assignment will be provided)
  • Must be able to receive academic credit and provide paperwork (unless recently graduated)
  • Self-motivated and committed
  • Personable and articulate
  • Available to work evenings and weekend events when necessary
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

About TriNova:

TriNova, Inc. has been helping customers with measurement and process challenges as well as providing client solutions and services for over 50 years. TriNova was founded by Frank A. Thomas in 1954. For the last twenty years TriNova, Inc. has been led by CEO and majority stockholder Robbie Watson.

Our goal is to continue to assure our customer’s requests are handled in a professional & timely manner with trained professional personnel.

Compensation: $16.00 an hour 

Marketing Intern Job Description:

We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated marketing intern to join our growing marketing department. If you’re an ambitious individual who wants to build a career in social media and content marketing, then we want to work with you. Your work will include content creation, monitoring social platforms, website design and development, and conducting market analysis.

In addition to being an excellent communicator, you should have excellent multitasking and organizational abilities. The successful candidate will also have in-depth knowledge of marketing techniques and social media platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform market analysis and research on the latest trends.
  • Assist with designing and developing website pages.
  • Assist with marketing printer. 
  • Design and present new social media campaign ideas.
  • Monitor all social media platforms for trending news, ideas, and feedback.
  • Help with the planning and hosting of marketing events.
  • Research and evaluate competitor marketing and digital content.
  • Contribute to the creation of newsletters, email campaigns, and social media content.

Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate course for marketing, communications, or similar field.
  • Preferred junior or senior. 
  • Familiarity with marketing computer software and social media platforms.
  • Good understanding of the latest marketing trends and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a passion for marketing.
  • Outstanding multitasking abilities.
  • Bonus – Basic understanding of adobe creative suite and Canva

Description

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) hosts Washington, DC – based Academic Internship Programs for undergraduate students each summer, fall and spring. TFAS programs include academic credit from George Mason University, an internship placement and furnished housing in the heart of Washington, D.C. Students participate in a variety of exclusive guest lectures, site briefings as well as professional development and networking events. TFAS students leave Washington with 300+ hours of professional experience, an expanded network of contacts, and a greater understanding of the variety of career opportunities. This TFAS program track is ideal for students who are passionate about getting the story straight while, learning the ins and outs of the news or communications business. You will gain the professional experience needed to break into these competitive fields.

This program offers:

  • Roommate matching with other program students based upon compatibility criteria.
  • Easy access to the safe and affordable Metro train and bus system.
  • Full access to campus resources, including libraries, computer labs and much more.
  • Comprehensive orientation to the program, campus and the city upon your arrival.
  • Dedicated program staff members who are available to communicate with you about your internship placement, financial aid and general questions in the months leading up to the program.
  • Continued staff support while you are in Washington to ensure that you have an amazing experience. In addition to the full time, year-round program staff
  • who will get to know you and help you throughout the summer, there will be alumni living in housing and serving as Program Advisors.
  • Site briefings at institutions such as the Department of State, Capitol Hill, National Press Club and the White House.
  • Professional development seminars on topics including job searching, public speaking and networking.
  • A mentor program where you are matched with a DC professional working as a reporter, editor, or in communications/public relations.
  • Planned social events where you can connect with almost 350 other student leaders participating in TFAS programs. These events may include: a trip to a Nationals baseball game, a student BBQ, volunteer projects, canoeing on the Potomac and a trip to Mt. Vernon.
  • An active network of nearly 18,000 alumni worldwide to join upon the completion of the program.

Description

Unique Destinations, LLC is an independently owned and operated travel agency located in Mobile, Alabama. Their goal is to assist individuals, couples, families, and groups in their desires to travel and explore the world. They specialize in ocean and river cruises, honeymoons and destination weddings, family vacations, customized travel itineraries, fundraising for non-profit organizations, and group travel

Responsibilities

  • Social Media Calendar and Implementation 
  • Writing copy and Editing of Travel Blog and Website Content
  • Newsletters (Monthly & Quarterly)
  • Setting up groups in MailChimp and Implementing a drip campaign with leads and previously booked clients
  • Maintaining ROI report for all marketing efforts
  • Possibly writing copy for email scripts for booked clients

Requirements/Experience

  • Microsoft Excel
  • MailChimp (Email Campaign Creation)
  • Social Media Platforms (FB, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Canva (Ad and Post image creation)
  • Marketing (Brand recognition)

Summary

The intern will be a valuable contributor to the communications and outreach initiatives for Career Services. The intern will create digital content in support of Career Services projects and programs, which include career development appointments, events and career fairs, and other outreach opportunities. Additionally, the intern will assist in promoting employer partner information and career/industry trends. Seeking undergraduate students majoring in communication, marketing, visual arts, or another related field. The intern will create impactful content (articles, blog posts, social media, and print media) for Career Services. The content will vary and will be dependent in part on the intern’s interests and skill-sets. In addition to gaining storytelling and communication skills, the intern will have opportunities to network with Career Services staff, students, and employer partners. 

The internship will require a 10-20 hours per week commitment, with possibility of an asynchronous work schedule. 

Essential Functions

  1. Cross-functionally assist Career Services team to create engaging and dynamic content about office-related information (services, events, etc.), our employer partners, and career development topics relevant to college-aged students; will include: social media contests, posts, stories, and live videos
  2. Research our core audience and identify/create a growth strategy for our social media accounts, including: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube (especially)
  3. Refine and expand on our strategy for sustained engagement and increase utilization of digital resources offered by Career Services
  4. Analyze social media metrics and data and leverage the information to strategize future digital communications (print/electronic media)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Completing coursework and/or a bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, visual arts, or another related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interview, research, and write compelling stories.
  • Experience managing Facebook and Instagram personally and/or on behalf of
    organizations.
  • An interest in career development outreach and awareness.
  • A self-starter, one who is motivated and able to work on multiple projects at once.
  • Website and/or YouTube development experience preferred, but not required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

A Marketing/Communications Intern will assist with all nonprofit business needs related to marketing and public relations support, including but not limited to the following: 

  • Write for publication – newsletters, news releases, etc. 
  • Create marketing copy and graphics for all of the platforms and track results. 
  • Assist in preparation for meetings and presentations – creation/design, status reports, campaign grids, organizing documents, taking meeting notes. 
  • Network and talk to the different departments to better understand nonprofit operations. 
  • Monitor and report online donation portals. 
  • Lead and motivate volunteers. 
  • Maintain current and accurate statistics from all networks and platforms. 
  • Actively engage in business networking opportunities. 
  • Promote established organizational values among internal and external UW constituents. 
  • Provide excellent customer service. 
  • Work directly with selected individuals participating in the Loaned Executive
  • Program as needed. 
  • Promote a cooperative spirit among co-workers and other partners. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Goals and Objectives – Daily 

  • Advocate for the advancement of UWSWA in our community. 
  • Participate in meetings, as directed. 
  • Maintain loyalty to UWSWA organizational policies and procedures. 
  • Maintain professional and organizational standards while representing UWSWA within external community. 
  • Display a business professional appearance. 
  • Display passion for UWSWA’s mission. 
  • Present an enthusiastic and pleasant demeanor to internal/external customers. 
  • Maintain a self-oriented work ethic. 
  • Demonstrate respect and appreciation for diversity.

Professional Competencies 

  • Mission Focused 
  • Collaborator 
  • Brand Steward 
  • Relationship Oriented 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Results-Driven 
  • Demonstrates Social Responsibility and Stewardship

Additional Competencies 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively as a team member. 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels internally/externally by phone, email, or video conferencing. 
  • Reflect a positive attitude with good organizational skills. 
  • Effectively convey UWSWA value proposition, mission and priorities to the general public and community leaders. 
  • Ability to utilize and acquire knowledge.

Technical Knowledge

  • Proficiency in Adobe Design Suite (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and Canva. 
  • Proficiency with a Windows operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, the Internet, and Google operating systems. 
  • Ability to organize a variety of tasks, meet deadlines and pay attention to detail. 
  • Reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

About UWSWA 

The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. Created in 1926 as a Community Chest, UWSWA’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the community. The vision of UWSWA is to strengthen communities by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks for a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Essentials. UWSWA has raised and invested more than $240 million into our community to help strengthen the capacity of positive community progress. Many of these issues that affect our community are addressed by the funded programs and initiatives that help more than 200,000 local people each year. 

The Clarke County Outreach Center in Grove Hill was made possible through an Alabama Power Foundation Elevate Grant. The center is a central hub for UWSWA partner agencies serving Clarke County and surrounding counties to meet and provide their full spectrum of services to residents of the county, and is not limited to programs funded by UWSWA. Having a physical presence in Clarke County helps mitigate transportation challenges as well as increase awareness of the programs and services available to residents. For more information, visit United Way of Southwest Alabama.

UWSWA DEI Statement 

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) recognizes and appreciates the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together and by centering the needs of community members, we can collectively and more effectively support opportunities for a better life for all. 

The United Way of Southwest Alabama recognizes and acknowledges the centrality of racism, enslavement, and exploitation to our regional history. We fully acknowledge the detrimental effects of all types of discrimination including that related to race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual. We publicly and wholeheartedly denounce all notions of supremacy and will constantly seek unity in every area of the organization. 

UWSWA takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences, to affirm the spirit of all individuals, including the realities, background, experiences, skills, and perspectives that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions necessary to address complex issues. We understand that these practices will not happen organically, so we will make every effort to be intentional, relentless, and steadfast in assuring that we are equitable and inclusive in our staff, board and community decision- making. 

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of what it means to LIVE UNITED.

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer nearly 3,000 positions with 50+ federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students. Real experience is waiting for students at NASA, the Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service, and others.

There are opportunities for all majors. There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, foreign language expertise, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!  Students can apply to their top three projects from the list.

VSFS is a nine-month internship program. Selected eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and may receive academic credit based on the decision of the university.

Register for the virtual student info sessions: Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Internship Virtual Info Session 

Description

The White House Internship Program is a public service leadership program that provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Conducting research
  • Managing incoming inquiries 
  • Attending Meetings
  • Writing Memos
  • Staffing Events

Requirements

  • All applicants must 18 years of age by the program start date
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Currently enrolled or graduated from college

WKRG-TV News 5 tells local Mobile news and weather stories to make Mobile, Pensacola, Baldwin County and the rest of The Gulf Coast a better place to live.

The program allows you to learn by observing AND DOING. You work with knowledgeable, friendly, generous teammates. This is an opportunity to participate with a diverse cohort of students from universities across the USA and you will have fun on the job.

For specific information and requirements: Nextstar Careers///WKRG Internships

 

Questions? Contact USA Communication Internship Coordinator Megan Sparks at msparks@southalabama.edu.