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Summer 2017: Virginia Department of Health - WIC Marketing & Communications Intern

Apr 26, 2017

Posted in: Advertising internships, Internships & scholarships, 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  15 – 40 hours/week  Summer (May 2017 – August 2017) possible extension to fall if work needs present

Compensation  Unpaid

Contact Information  Natalie Pennywell, MPH, CHES, Community Outreach Coordinator Office: 804.864.7879 Email: