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Spring 2017: Virginia WIC - Marketing & Communications Intern

Feb 1, 2017

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

Location  Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Virginia Department of Health, Division of Community Nutrition (Richmond, VA)

Position Description: The WIC Marketing and Communications Intern will assist in creating and disseminating tailored food guides for two special projects.

Accountabilities  Assist to identify, plan, and implement new communications, marketing, and promotional campaign strategies for WIC related special project food lists/guides  Attend WIC team and other meetings as needed  Answer marketing related questions as requested  Attend trainings in order to gain a better understanding of WIC and strategic partners Learning Components  Customer Service skills  Data collection and analysis skills  State government engagement skills  Project management skills

Qualifications  Marketing savvy, creativity and forward thinking  Firm grasp of available social media tools and platforms  Written and verbal communication skills  Proficiency with Microsoft Office  Excellent customer service skills  Ability to work well independently, and within a team  Dependability and flexibility  Ability to handle confidential information with discretion  Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff and participant population  Organization and attention to detail  Graphic design and basic HTML knowledge is helpful but not required  Fluency in Spanish a plus but not required

Other Skills Necessary  Ability to stay focused and meet deadlines

Supervision  Reports to Division of Community Nutrition’s Community Outreach Coordinator

Time Commitment  10-20 hours/week  Spring Semester (January 2017 – April 2017) possible extension to summer if work needs present.

Compensation  Unpaid

Contact Information  Natalie Pennywell, MPH, CHES, Community Outreach Coordinator Office: 804.864.7879 Email: Natalie.Pennywell@vdh.virginia.gov