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Fall 2016: VCU Global Education Office - Communications Intern

Aug 26, 2016

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, Journalism internships, Public Relations internships

VCU Global Education Office - Communications Internship
The VCU Global Education Office is dedicated to supporting the University in increasing the global impact of its research, teaching, and service and in expanding its role on the world stage. GEO manages five university-wide programs which include Education Abroad, English Language Program, Global Outreach, International Student and Scholar Programs and VCU Globe. GEO’s communications office supports these units through the development of marketing and communication plans, event management, social media planning and implementation, media relations, graphic design and website maintenance.

Position: GEO Communications Intern
Compensation: Credit hours, as determined by intern’s school or department; upon successful completion of the internship, student will receive a $500 or $1,000 credit toward study abroad, depending on the duration of the internship
Hours: 10-15 hours per week; will vary as needed to cover events to include occasional evenings and weekends
Duration: one semester or full academic year

General job duties of Communications Intern

Assist in creating press releases; developing publications; planning, promotion and execution of GEO-sponsored events; promoting and growing GEO’s social media presence; preparation of marketing and promotional materials; developing and editing Website content.

 

Qualifications

  • Sophomore or junior status preferred; others will be considered
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading ability
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Energetic, positive, “can-do” attitude
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple projects

 

Relevant fields:
Mass communication, intercultural communication, global communication, marketing, public relations, graphic design, social media

 

Contact:
Please email cover letter, resume and recent writing sample to (500 word maximum) to Renee Russell, GEO Communications and Marketing Manager:  vrrussell@vcu.edu