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Spring 2018: Virginia WIC - Marketing & Communications Intern

Dec 13, 2017

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, 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 & Communications Intern will assist in creating and disseminating a tailored video and marketing materials for a federally funded special grant project.


-- Assist to identify, plan, and implement new communications, marketing, and promotional campaign strategies for WIC related 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


-- Marketing savvy, creativity, and forward thinking

-- Firm grasp of available social media tools and platforms

-- Written and verbal communcation 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

-- Ability to shoot, edit, and create a finalized YouTube video

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

-- January 2018 - May 2018

Compensation: Unpaid

Contact Information: 

Natalie Pennywell, MPH, CHES, Community Outreach Coordinator

Office: 804-864-7879