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Fall 2018: Amy's Army of Cancer Warriors - Social Media Intern / Marketing, Communications, and PR Intern / Events Planning Intern

Oct 1, 2018

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

Company:  Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors, a 501(c) non-profit.


Supervisor: Amy Williams, president of Amy’s Army (volunteer position) and partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth, 804-467-0691,


Work Arrangements: Interns will work remotely from their own homes, where they will need to have a computer with internet access and a phone to make calls.  Hours are flexible, though the interns will be liaising with people who may be available only during business hours or only after business hours, so flexibility is key.  


Supervision:  Meetings will be held with the supervisor weekly, or more frequently as needed, at a mutually convenient time.  A meeting will be held with the board of Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors at least once during the semester.


How to Apply:  Please send a resume or a letter indicating why you want this internship to


The positions:


  1. Social Media.  The intern will work with Amy to develop a scheduling calendar for social media posts for the duration of the semester.  Then, using Hootsuite, intern will schedule and post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, intern will work Amy to determine what advertisements to place on the social media.  The intern will be expected to report periodically to the Board the results of the social media campaign: what is working and what is not. At the end of the term, the intern will make recommendations to the organization about social media.  Expected commitment: 50 to 100 hours (as mutually agreed up front)
  2. Marketing, Communications and Public Relations.  The intern will work with Amy to develop content for monthly newsletters, communications to sponsors, donors, volunteers, and event participants.  Of particular importance will be a plan for year-end communications to supporters—the intern will work with Amy to develop a creative way in which to cement the relationship that constituents have with the charity.  Graphics knowledge is important, as the intern will be developing eye-catching written materials, flyers and signage. The intern also will work with Amy to develop a public relations strategy to highlight the organization and its two key events, Pedal through Petals and Climb to Conquer Cancer.  The intern will be responsible for determining how to place these events on various publications’ calendars, and to implement the plan if timing allows. The intern will create a handbook so that future interns. Previous experience working for or volunteering for a charity/non-profit a plus. Expected commitment: 100 hours, or 150 hours (to be agreed-upon up front).
  3. Events planning.  This intern will help Amy with all elements of event planning, both for two events (cocktail party type events) that will take place during the semester, as well as early planning for a large fundraiser, Pedal through Petals, that doesn’t take place till May, but has so many moving parts that we need to start early.  This intern will be liaising not only with vendors, but also with potential sponsors who may donate in-kind for these events. Organizational skills and attention to detail are key for this position. Expected Commitment: 50-100 hours (as agreed-upon up front).