Thursday, October 22, 2009

Communications/Media Relations Intern - Catholic Charities (Unpaid)

Subject: Communications Intern Catholic Charities St Cloud Dioceses

Communications Intern Department: Organizational Advancement

Location: Catholic Charities, 911 18th St N, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Job Summary: The Communications/Media Relations Intern will be part of the Organizational Advancement team at Catholic Charities. The Organizational Advancement office oversees the fundraising and communications activities of Catholic Charities. The Communications/Media Relations Intern is responsible for assisting Constituent Relations Manager and Communications Specialist with conceptualizing, writing, designing, creating and distributing communication, development and special event materials. The Intern will have frequent public contact by telephone, in person and in writing. Some contact is made with donors, volunteers, media representatives, graphic designers, printers, potential referral sources and the publicat large.

This position will represent Catholic Charities in a wide variety of situations that will require tact and diplomacy.

This position will handle some projects independently and work with intermittent supervision. The job requires the ability to write clearly and creatively. It requires excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong computer skills. The position will work with a variety of people both within and outside the organization. An energetic, self-starter is required.

Activities: Works with staff to plan, prepare, write and design Catholic Charities publications and newsletters, including biweekly employee newsletters, donor newsletters, Clergy News & Views, press releases, letters, etc. Works with program staff to develop and implement marketing and publicity materials and campaigns for program services. Coordinate and maintain a central file of photographs. Coordinate and maintain a central file (archive) of Catholic Charities publications and fund raising materials. Assist with media relations and publicity campaigns.

HOURS: Full Time or Part Time opportunities each semester
REQUIREMENTS Education: Student training toward A.S. or B.A./B.S. Degree in Mass Communications/Graphic Design/Journalism/Marketing or related field

Experience: Experience in a graphics and advertising environment(Microsoft Word, Excel, and familiarity with QuarkXpress software preferred. Web site experience a plus).

Other: The position works primarily in an office environment. The ability and means to travel are required for the position. There is weekly travel around the St. Cloud area and occasional travel to sites throughout the Diocese. He/she must have access to reliable transportation.

Duration: For current or upcoming semester as a part-time intern
Position Available: Spring 2010
Closing Date: Position open until filled.
Application Forms and Required Info: Intern Application

Person to Contact:
Michelle Arnold
Staff Recruiting
Catholic Charities
911 18th St NPO Box 2390
St. Cloud, MN 56303-2390
Ph: 320.650.1559
Fx: 320.650.1528

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