Internships may be paid or for course credit and can be for both - a student SHOULD NOT undertake and internship for neither.
Check out these websites:
SHC Career Services Job Board: http://kudzu.shc.edu/jobboard/
http://awsmonline.org/intern-scholarship/ (female students only)
Resource for graphic design students: Innovative Design Interns website: http://www.idinterns.com/
AAF Stickell Internship program: http://www.aaf.org/default.asp?id=150
SHC student Alyse Granier ‘10 was named to this program as one of the Top 15 advertising students in the U.S. in 2009. She received a stipend from AAF, a summer internship placement at Saatchi & Saatchi on Madison Ave. in NY and was paid by the agency.
AIDS Alabama Development Intern
Unpaid. DUTIES: Researching and assistance with writing grant proposals; Prospect Research; Researching donor databases; Cleaning up and entering information in the current donor database; Creating corporate information packets; Managing direct mailings; Assist with special events; Design of collateral materials and event promotion; Helping revamp the agency’s volunteer program; Reviewing and editing copy for print and website; Marketing material creation and editing; Press releases; Assisting with marketing events; Social Media; Advertising research. REQUIREMENTS: course credit; confidentiality agreement; Strong commitment to details and integrity; Strong research, analytical, written and communication skills; Strong organizational skills; Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office and Adobe programs; Professional demeanor; Eagerness to be creative and take initiative on new ideas and projects CONTACT: Adam Beathard 251-471-5294 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Dec. 2012)
PAID INTERNSHIP (+ course credit). Sales and Marketing Support Intern - RESPONSIBILITIES: Providing support to local sales staff, marketing manager and office manager, Working on weekly sales and marketing reports, Working on proposals for client meetings, Preparing various sales and marketing reports, Editing and tracking al.com print advertising, Coordinating event logistics, Maintaining records of press clippings and media coverage. REQUIREMENTS: Currently pursuing/recently completed degree in Marketing, Advertising or Related field, Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Ability to manage multiple projects, Familiarity with the Internet, Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Working Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop a plus; Part Time/Full Time (20 - 40 hours per week req.) non-benefit position. Submit resume to Krysten West email@example.com or Elise Schwarz firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ala-Com Printing and Graphics
A local offset, wide format and vehicle graphics printshop that has been in business for 30 years is offering a PAID internship (+ course credit). SEEKING: an upper-level graphic design student to commit to working a few hours a day 2 or 3 days a week to help with production work. Flexible schedule. May be opportunities for design work and permanent employment. DUTIES: entail cutting, lamination, mounting and packaging of graphics for delivery (sign, banner, vehicle wrapping, advertising, design). Training provided. Expect familiarity with Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop but, most importantly excellent craftsmanship. Visit www.ala-com.com for work examples for info on the full scope of ala-com. CONTACT: Jenny Pelham, Graphic Designer @ 251-476-1058 or http://exchange.shc.edu/exchange/sbroussard/Inbox/Ala-Com%20Printing%20-%20Graphic%20Design_xF8FF_Production%20Internship.EML/?cmd=editrecipient&Index=-1 (11/2/2011)
Alabama State Port Authority
seeks a communications intern to assist with their magazine, events and other public relations activities. CONTACT: Sheri Reid, Public Affairs ManagerAlabama State Port Authority SReid@asdd.com or 251-441-7001 | http://www.asdd.com/ (4/12/2010)
Altapointe Health Systems Office of Public Relations.
The intern will manage AltaPointe’s community relations calendar and will research, coordinate and participate in community events on behalf of the company. This person also will track collateral- and specialty-item materials inventory and maintain event results and inventory databases. In addition, the intern will support other public relations functions, including writing articles and taking photographs for AltaPointe’s website and company newsletter. The intern must be proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel and should have some experience using desktop publishing software (e.g., InDesign). AltaPointe oversees a community-based, regional system of mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disability services in Mobile and Washington counties. It is Alabama’s largest regional community behavioral health provider with more than 700 clinical and non-clinical staff members who serve more than 15,000 children, adolescents and adults annually. CONTACT: Carol Mann, APR, director of public relations, at (251) 662-7317 or email@example.com. (8/2010)
American Cancer Society Mid-South Division-Special Events Intern
Assist with ACS’s Making Strides Against Cancer walk and other events. Responsibilities include database work, researching potential sponsors, planning/implentation of events, working with volunteers, etc. 10 to 15 hours/week for academic credit only. Preferences: Junior or Senior with at least a 3.0 GPA. CONTACT: Heather Tomberlin, 414-1309, Heather.Tomberlin@cancer.org. (3/24/11)
Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities
Internship in Catholic Publishing & AACU Communication Intern, both beginning in 2013. Most internships will be paid and college credit is also available. Deadline for applications is Nov. 1 for the next summer. For more information on either internship, please visit http://www.accunet.org/ACPinternship. CONTACT: Paula Moore firstname.lastname@example.org (Sept. 2012)
Bay Area Food Bank, Marketing/Communciations Intern [Theodore, Ala.]
Internship is for college credit ONLY. Intern will be working in a fast-paced, team environment. Excellent writing and communication skills required. DUTIES: Website maintenance and updates; Filming and photographing events; Assist with creation of videos; Assist with maintaining active voice in social media forums and collecting insights; Assist with coordinating special events, food drives, campaigns and fundraisers; Writing and editing press releases; Assist in editing and creating promotional materials including: invitations, programs, brochures and special event signage; Assist with preparing email marketing campaigns; Assist with thank you letters to donors; Assist with data entry. CONTACT: Mary Candace Vegliacich at email@example.com (12/7/11)
Course credit only | Helpful for the intern to be knowledgeable of the area DUTIES: Assist in marketing and public relations efforts for the Annual BayFest Music Festival (first weekend in October). REQUIREMENTS: Interns will need to have their own laptop computer and car (will be paid for errand mileage). RESPONSIBILITIES: Obtains local/regional trade agreements; Assists with logistics for the BayFest 5k; Assists with the BayFest Music Industry Education Program; Assists in creating materials used to promote the festival; Create, send and follow up on numerous media releases to local and regional sources; Organize and monitor the Poster Crew team (making sure posters are placed in strategic locations); Work with the Mobile Convention &Visitors Bureau and marketing agency in their publicity efforts; Assists in generating story ideas for the media; Assists in website updates and social media; Assists in answering questions via phone and e-mail; Assists in obtaining entertainer promotional materials; Assists in setting up publicity opportunities for bands and sponsors; Takes pictures at publicity events and works with photographer during festival to get necessary promotional photographs; Assists with coordinating the Media Conference; Write band bios and selects photographs for the program; Assists with planning and implementing the BayFest Pub Crawl; Handle media drops to sponsors (tickets and T-shirts); All other duties as assigned. APPLY TO DIRECTOR Shana Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellingrath Gardens - Special Events/PR Intern [Theodore, Ala.]
PAID position. Assists the Development and Marketing/Public Relations departments in planning and coordinating events, public relations and marketing opportunities for Fall and Holiday seasons. DUTIES: Assist Development staff plan Fall and Holiday Special Events, Assist Marketing/PR staff plan Fall and Holiday Promotional campaigns, Assist Development staff to implement Summer Special Events. QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires a student enrolled in college/university level communications or marketing program. Strong writing skills and attention to detail required. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, demonstrate good interpersonal skills and present a professional business office appearance. This six to eight week internship is a paid position beginning in July. For more information or to submit your resume, please contact: Jessica Barrick at email@example.com or Leslie Schraeder at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (6/14/2010)
Bond Public Relations & Brand Strategy [New Orleans].
Class credit only. QUALIFICATIONS: Talented juniors or seniors who share our passion for communications and brand management. DUTIES: A lot of hands-on experience because of agency size; heavy on research (new writers/producers and other media opportunities); support media appearances/interviews; write press releases and other related materials; participate in firm client brainstorms; some administrative tasks like answering phones, scanning news articles, etc. CONTACT: Jennifer Bond at email@example.com; WEBSITE: http://www.bondpublicrelations.com/ (11/9/2011).
Center for Fair Housing Intern
QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent written and verbal skills · Creative and energetic personality DUTIES: Assist outreach coordinator in the development and maintenance of media lists. Write and distribute press releases to targeted media outlets. Proactively pitch targeted media outlets, including broadcast, print and new media. Write and edit media materials such as media alerts, fact sheets, bios, and case studies. Co-coordinate various event planning and media outreach events. Assist in the research, writing and development of new business proposals and presentations. Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients. Manage daily intern responsibilities. Be able to communicate effectively both written and verbally. Misc. research, duties and projects as required. APPLY: send a resume to Jasmine Spratt, Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org (Nov. 14, 2012)
Chronicle of Higher Education editorial internships:
City of Prichard Public Information Department
Responsibilities: Researching, writing and photographing for newspaper/ newsletter articles, Creating fliers/ brochures for special projects, Assist PIO in creating press releases and maintaining city’s website, Newspaper/ newsletter layout and distribution, Planning and promoting special events, General office work and other writing duties as assigned. Qualifications: Student must attend a fully accredited University or College, Completed some coursework in Print Journalism or Public Relations, Candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, people skills, computer skills, creative and enthusiasm, Interest in gaining hands-on work experience at the local government level. Flexible Schedule: Intern must be able to work during business hours M-F (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), a minimum of 15 hours per week, Internship is a non-paid position - student can receive college credit. Only interested Journalism and Public Relations students need apply. CONTACT: Robert Buchanan, Public Information Officer, (251) 452- 6503 or email@example.com (April 2013)
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Clear Channel’s internship program offers opportunities in the areas of Programming, Production, Marketing, Sales, Business, and more for the following local market stations: WKSJ, WNSP, WRKH and WPMI-AM. The internship offers meaningful educational and work experiences designed to meet the academic and career goals of the intern. Our management will teach and encourage, but it’s up to the student to bring an enthusiasm to learn. Because internships at Clear Channel are learning experiences, they are unpaid. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum age: 16; student must be enrolled in an accredited school, college or university; student must provide a letter from the school stating that the student will be granted credit for the internship. CONTACT: Jennifer Holt JenniferHolt@clearchannel.com (April 2013)
College Ticketing LLC.
A college athletic ticket sales company that works with Universities nationwide as an added sales force for ticket sales and booster donations. DUTIES: Aggressively Sell ESPN bowl game/basketball tournament tickets. Make daily calls to local prospects, business and cold calls to generate ticket sales. Meet sales and revenue goals by making designated number of calls daily. Create positive relationships with clients and service all accounts in a positive and courteous manner. Network and build relationships within local and surrounding communities, creating new prospects. Work any sales duties as directed but the Director of Ticket Sales - which may include working nights, weekends and holidays. QUALIFICATIONS: Working towards a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Sports Management, Marketing or related field. Prior experience in sales, marketing or fundraising - in division 1 athletics or professional sports preferred but not essential. Proficient in basic computer skills - TicketMaster and/or Archtics and/or other ticketing software training preferred but not required. Strong communication and customer service skills. Must have a passion to work in sports and the drive to be successful. COMPENSATION: Internship credit + bonus structure. [While working with ESPN, this position is funded and employed by CTIC and is not an ESPN position]. APPLY: email cover letter and resume to: Alyssa.firstname.lastname@example.org (10/2011)
Under the supervision of the assistant manager of this downtown Mobile theater, the intern will promote the Crescent online - website and social media work. CONTACT: Will Fawcett email@example.com (March 2013)
A Mobile-based company that manufactures and imports promotional products. Internship in the Marketing Department where the company creates all of the ads, email blasts, catalogs, flyers, etc., as well as product development. As an intern at Crown, a graphic design student would get the opportunity to help create many ads, email blasts, and since this is our catalog season a very large catalog. The intern will help with photography, cleaning up images, clipping paths, creating some artwork, and maybe even some ads. The intern should have a good set of technical skills, including a decent knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Photography skills are a plus, but not a requirement. Our workplace is casual, jeans and t-shirts are the norm. CONTACT: Megan Cary, Graphic Designer 251.665.3691 or firstname.lastname@example.org | www.crownprod.com (8/16/2009)
Dauphin Island Sea Lab [Summer Community Jobs Program Internships]
PAID: $2,500/eight-week internship program, June-July each summer. Applications due in spring (usually April) - two available: Public Relations Intern and Aquarist Intern. DUTIES for PR Intern: As a summer jobs intern this person will be responsible for writing news stories about each of the undergraduate and high school students attending the Sea Lab for their local home town newspapers. They will also be responsible for pictures, videos and related writing articles on the middle school programs and conduct interviews for publication with the teacher in-service program. This position establishes a strong link to local and statewide media mostly through hometown newspapers but when appropriate radio and television. PR/Ad and Graphic Design SHC students have had this internship – more GD duties for design students. Students must provide proof of enrollment for the following fall semester. APPLY by sending a résumé and cover letter to one of the contacts listed – a PDF of work samples also encouraged. CONTACTS: Dr. John Dindo (email@example.com | 251-861-2141ext 2427) or Mr. Robert Dixon (firstname.lastname@example.org | 251-861-2141 ext 7550). Site: http://press.disl.org/jobs.htm
Discovery Communications (The Discovery Channel)
Distinguished Young Women
A nonprofit corporation located in the historic district of Mobile, Ala. It was founded in 1958 in Mobile and each June, 50 state winners come to Mobile to participate in the national finals. AJM’s mission is to emphasize education by providing scholarship opportunities to outstanding, college-bound high school girls and to encourage personal development in all young people. Description: Distinguished Young Women interns assist the Communications Director by: compiling media lists; monitoring and collecting media coverage; writing and distributing press releases; working to coordinate materials for the National Finals (media kits, media teasers, signs and banners, name tags, car decals, autograph cards, special invitations/tickets, etc); organizing, setting up, and attending events; chaperoning AJM contestants to media appearances; researching information requests and providing assistance to media outlets and other parties; assisting in alumni relations and updating the website. Additionally, as a non-profit organization, DYW uses interns in other areas of service as needed. Learning Objectives: Organize media materials, Distribute national media materials, Manage and update websites, Work with local and national media organizations, Plan and prepare for events. CONTACT: Stephanie Bradford, Communications Director 251.438.3621 or email@example.com| http://www.distinguishedyw.org/ (11/4/11)
Downtown Mobile Alliance
Interns assist the small staff with the all marketing-communication tasks including social media, website and etc. Downtown Mobile Alliance helps promotes and coordinate events and activities in downtown Mobile. Interns also provide general office assistance and database help. DMA interns have been hired or offered positions by the Alliance. CONTACT: Carol Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org (8/2011).
Dumas Wesley Community Center
PAID INTERNSHIP: $200 per term. HOURS: 16-20/week. Dumas Wesley provides a broad range of services for the elderly, unemployed, homeless and youth in the Crichton community. DESCRIPTION: Assist with event planning, website content and social media, maintain volunteer base and monthly newsletters. Undertake special projects as needed. Excellent hands-on experience in a professional environment. QUALIFICATIONS: Must have the ability to multi-task and work independently. Desired candidate should be knowledgeable in emerging web-based technologies/social media, ability to work well with public, strong written and verbal skills. CONTACT: Contact Kate Johnson, 251-479-0649 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (8/2011).
Family Center of Mobile
Interns help with just about anything/everything under the communications banner including events, writing, PR, assistance in developing other communications needs such as brochures, flyers, web content, testimonials, donor database work, researching media, etc. . CONTACT: Lydia Pettijohn, Executive Director 479-5700 or email@example.com WEBSITE: http://www.familycentermobile.org/ (5/2011)
Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center - Marketing and PR intern.
This is an unpaid internship, but a stipend may be offered at the end of the internship. The full job description is posted here - http://bit.ly/377QOU. Interested candidates should review the intern job posting and submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT: Kristen Conley 251.208.6852 (11/2011)
Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, Inc.
has been providing services for people with disabilities and other barriers for more than 50 years in 12 counties along the Gulf Coast. GES offers programs in four service areas: Children and Family Services, Educational Services, Employment Services and Support Services. The Marketing and Community Engagement department at GES is looking for someone to help deliver our message to a wider range of people and of various demographics through social media and website enhancement. This is not a paid internship, but an opportunity to understand how the nonprofit sector plays a vital role in the community and in the lives of those in need of assistance and provide practical application to an organization. If you are interested in honing your creative passion while serving a mission, this is the internship for you. Intern must have proficient knowledge of Dreamweaver and Photoshop. CONTACT: Kristen Dreaper, Community and Marketing Manager, 251.471.1581 or email@example.com | http://exchange.shc.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.goodwill-easterseals.org/ (11/4/2011)
Gulf Coast Cancer Centers [Daphne, Ala.]
I am looking for one, maybe two, strong intern(s). Preferably a Junior or Senior who is seeking college credit and experience. The candidate will assist with the development and implementation of a 2013 Marketing, Public Relations and Sales Program for ROSA Oncology. The candidate will not be filing and doing mundane tasks. This will have to be someone with a solid, strategic mind that has excellent writing skills and attention to detail. The candidate will office out of our Daphne location. CONTACT: Holly Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org , Corporate Director, Physician Relationship Management, ROSA An Ambulatory Services of America Company (9/19/2012)
Hands On South Alabama - PR/Marketing Internship.
May be paid. DESCRIPTION: assist with event planning, website content and social media, maintain volunteer database, bi-monthly newsletters. Undertake special projects as needed. Excellent hands-on experience in a professional environment; HOURS: 10-19/week. QUALIFICATIONS: Must have the ability to multi-task and work independently. Desired candidate should be knowledgeable in emerging web-based technologies/social media, ability to work well with public, strong written and verbal skills. CONTACT: Brad Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, 251-433-4456 or email@example.com (11/4/11)
Historic Mobile Preservation Society/Oakleigh Historic Complex PAID/stipend. Historic Mobile Preservation Society, founded in 1935, is Alabama’s oldest grass root preservation organization. Our mission is to preserve tangible links to the past for present and future generations. We are a membership based organization that is open to the public. Intern reports to the Executive Director. HOURS: flexible, 15-20 hours/week. RESPONSIBILITIES: For HMPS - assist with all publications including Landmark Letter, the organization’s printed newsletter; ENews, the monthly electronic newsletter; and all social media outlets. Duties will include writing assigned articles, proof reading the publications, assisting with the maintenance of the email database, organizing the mailings and providing support when needed. Assist with the development and organization of our direct mail campaigns, including membership campaigns, capital campaigns, and special events. Work with all HMPS special events and fundraising events providing support to the Marketing/Public Relations Chairs and Committees. This will include attending planning meetings, distributing community posters, proofing the marketing collateral, and helping out as needed. Monitor all social media outlets and websites that promote HMPS and Oakleigh events. Update and maintain the media contact list Attend at least one HMPS Board of Directors meeting. For Oakleigh Historic Complex - Assist with the merchandizing of The Gift Shop at Oakleigh. Help develop and expand the marketing databases that are used for direct mail campaigns. This includes research and input of data. Assist with the preparation of the Elementary School marketing campaign. Assist with the distribution of marketing brochures for the Oakleigh Historic Complex including sending letters to incoming convention contacts offering brochures for their welcome packets. Attend trade shows and tourism events that promote the Oakleigh Historic Complex. Attend Museum House Council Meetings with the Executive Director or Oakleigh Visitor’s Experience Manager. Attend Mobile Bay Visitor’s & Convention Bureau and tourism partners meetings with the Executive Director or Oakleigh Visitor’s Experience Manager. CONTACT: Rhonda Davis, Executive Director @ 251-432-6161 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.historicmobile.org/ (July 2012)
is looking for confident, driven and personable interns. We are a growing medical boutique fashion firm located in Fairhope, AL. We are now interviewing internship candidates that are available to start immediately. The qualified individual will have a passion for learning the business and developing a career in the beauty, fashion, public relation and social media industry. RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintaining database of media contract, stylists, editors, etc., Supporting staff by making research and follow-up inquiries, Monitoring and archiving product placement in publications, Gifting buyers, stylists, and editors, General office duties including - answering phones, shipping packages, ordering office supplies, assisting staff in day to day tasks. QUALIFICATIONS: Proactive go-getter who is willing to be hands-on, Excellent communication skills - verbal and written, Ability to multi-task and work both independently and within a group, Reliable, detail-oriented and extremely motivated, Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Internet research experience, Outgoing and professional with a sense of humor. OTHER: Minimum of 15 hours a week (2-3 days), Knowledge/prior experience in fashion and/or PR a plus - but not required, Internship is unpaid, Must have a commitment of a least 3 months, Position available immediately CONTACT: j.edward, 251-929-7800, email@example.com (July 2012)
Lagniappe, Mobile’s alternative bi-weekly newspaper
Regularly seeks interns from SHC and our interns have had great experiences there, including being hired. CONTACT Rob Holbert, co-publisher 450-4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.lagniappemobile.com/
A full-service agency with offices in Mobile, Birmingham and Nashville seeks public relations, graphic design and other interns. CONTACT: Rhonda Wilkinson @ 251-476-2507 or mailto:email@example.com | http://www.lewiscommunications.com/[alternative contact: Tripp Lewis] (8/26/2010)
A full-service agency in Mobile seeks public relations interns.
Position reports to Mobile City Councilwoman/MDi PR Director Gina Gregory. CONTACT: Gina 438-6999 or firstname.lastname@example.org (4/30/2008)
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
The communications team operates in a fast-paced environment offering exposure to a variety of public relations and marketing activities. Intern responsibilities are geared toward the student’s interest and include assisting with Chamber-produced publications, events, media and materials. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists in production of the Chamber’s monthly business magazine, The Business View, including attending editorial board meetings, writing, editing, layout and photography, Assists with Chamber events (Spring semester includes Annual Meeting, State of the City & County luncheon; Summer semester includes Media Mixer (biennial event) and seminars; Fall Semester includes Media Mixer and Annual Meeting), Assists with writing and distributing news releases, Assists with layout and design (Adobe Page Maker), if desired, Assists/coordinates logistics, speakers, etc. for seminars offered to Chamber members, as needed, Updates local and regional media list, Attends a variety of meetings to learn about the Chamber and meet volunteers and staff with communication-related degrees, Responsible for other duties as requested. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Senior (or Junior with strong recommendation) pursuing a degree in a communication- related field; strong writing skills; basic computer and design skills; basic journalism skills including Associated Press style, proofreading, photography, advertising, writing news releases and interviewing; ability to work with Chamber staff and members; ability to handle diverse duties and meet critical deadlines; ability to work under pressure; a desire to excel. REPORTS TO: Susan Rak Blanchard, Senior Communications Specialist with Marketing and National Public Relations responsibilities and Managing Editor of The Business View. The Business View is a monthly magazine with a circulation of 22,100 and includes all company owners on the Dun & Bradstreet list as well as Chamber member company owners and executives. CONTACT: 431-8641 or email@example.com | http://www.mobilechamber.com/
Mobile Bay Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
The Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau (MBCVB) is responsible for marketing the Mobile area as a vacation and convention destination and generating demand from consumers (families, friends, and couples), conventions and group/bus tours. The MBCVB is a membership-based non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors; it is not a city department or government agency. The MBCVB Marketing & Communications Department is responsible for any brand messaging reaching our core market segments (consumer, business, and convention/group). WEBSITE: www.mobilebay.org. DUTIES: Under the direction of the Vice President of Marketing & Communications and the Director ofMarketing & Communications, the intern assists with key tasks as they relate to the marketing, advertising, public relations and strategic planning initiatives of the MBCVB. Typical duties will include support of ongoing departmental social media, email marketing, collateral development and public relations efforts. REQUIREMENTS: Student must be currently pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, or a closely related field. Strong computer, social media, verbal and written communications skills are necessary for successful completion of duties. Photography and/or graphic design experience or college coursework is a plus. Minimum 20 hours per week. TO APPLY: Please send resume and writing samples to Jennifer Cooley, Director of Marketing & Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org (April 2013).
Mobile Bay Magazine
Interns fully articipate in the editorial process for Mobile Bay Magazine, its online version and Mobile Bay Bride. CONTACT Mallory Boykin - email@example.com (April 2013)
Mobile Botanical Gardens
The mission of Mobile Botanical Gardens is to preserve the natural aspects of our environment, and at the same time to provide scientific, educational, and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors. Mobile Botanical Gardens is a 40-year-old non-profit organization supported through a combination of grants, performance contracts, and revenue from classes and events. The intern will experience the day-to-day functions of a non-profit, as well as a chance to observe and participate in major event planning and preparation. DUTIES: Greet visitors and members, assist them with any information needed; Collect and record admission fees, membership applications and class registrations; Ensure events are posted on all community web calendars in a timely manner; Assist Marketing Coordinator with generation of web and social media content; Assist Education Director with preparation for classes; Help prepare training materials; Assist in membership mailouts; Enter information into the ACT database as needed; Coordinate set-up for classes; Maintain visitor information literature REQUIREMENTS: independent; organized, accurate, multi-tasking ability, MS Office and database programs. WEBSITE: www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org CONTACT: Dee Cariglino firstname.lastname@example.org 251-354-0555 ext. 3 (April 2013)
Mobile Gas Community Relations/Public Relations Intern
This is an unpaid corporate communication internship - Mobile Gas is part of Sempra, a Fortune 500 company. The intern will gain experience under the direction of the Director of Community Relations in the areas of community relations, social media, charitable contributions and event and project coordination. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in the development and coordination of Community Relations programs. Draft basic public relations materials including PR plans, tasks lists, fact sheets and other materials as directed. Attend and participate in meetings, presentations, brainstorming sessions and company-related events. Assist with committee assignments and community volunteer assignments. Assist with administrative duties including creating media kits, gift bags, keeping inventory and restocking department promotional items, faxing, mailings and other administrative functions as assigned. Assist with the management of media related articles as pertaining to Mobile Gas for easy access. Assist company and/or staff with other client, business development and projects as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Strategic thinker and avid reader. Must be proficient with computer skills. Proven skills of social media marketing. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. The intern must follow all company-wide rules. The Community Relations department is business casual but during in-office and off-site meetings, business attire is required. Intern will be notified of dress code for events taking place outside of the office. Intern is required to provide own transportation to and from work as well to off-site meetings and events. Intern will be responsible for own parking expenses. FOR CONSIDERATION submit two letters of recommendation and a one-page essay about what the student hopes to gain from the internship and any area of specialty he/she would like to focus. CONTACT: Kesshia Davis, Director of Community Relations, O: 251-450-4703, email@example.com
Marketing/Communications/PR Intern will assist marketing department with centennial activities, events and promotions during 2010. QUALIFICATIONS: junior/senior student enrolled for credit, strong writing skills and attention to detail, proficient with MS Office products and social media sites, good interpersonal skills and professional business office appearance. APPLY: Send resume to Lauren Giddens firstname.lastname@example.org (2/18/2010)
Mobile Technical Institute
has an exciting internship opportunity for an upper division student interested in gaining practical experience in Public Relations, Marketing, and Corporate Communication (consumer-oriented and business-to-business). Internships with MTI will include practical experience in areas such as: Business Development, Marketing Research, Proposal Coordination, Event Planning, Public Relations, Advertising/Direct Mail, Newsletter Writing/Design, Development of Printed Materials and Much more! CONTACT: SHC alumna Mary White @ 251-478-6848 or email@example.com (12/17/2006)
Located in west Mobile, Mudbrick Media has a two-story, 5,000+ square-foot soundstage with an 16′ tall by 88′ wide green screen. The company specializes in science videos and music videos. It is currently working on its second feature-length movie. Students interested in interning with Mudbrick Media, should CONTACT Frank Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-776-6570 (office).Visit the company’s websites http://www.mudbrickmedia.com/ and http://www.cassiopeiaproject.com/ for more information about the cool things they’re doing at Mudbrick ( 10/4/2012)
Mobile’s daily newspaper sometimes takes interns. Send resume, clips and a well-written cover letter stating why you’d like to intern at the paper to Dewey English, Managing Editor |Press-Register | P.O. Box 2488 | Mobile, AL 36652. Apply EARLY!! Example: Applications for SUMMER are usually due around September or October. For more info, check their website: http://http/www.press-register.com/hr.html
Red Square Agency
The agency accepts just a couple of interns per semester and these positions are PAID. Summer is most competitive. There are two types of available internships: Creative (graphic design, production, etc.) and Account Services (PR, account executives, traffic, etc.) CONTACT: Elena Freed, COO @ 251-476-1283 or email@example.com
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
As advocates for the news media, our not-for-profit organization has been involved in every major U.S. Supreme Court case involving press freedom since our founding in 1970. We rely on student journalist interns to write about those and related issues for our magazine, The News Media and the Law, our Web site, www.rcfp.org <http://www.rcfp.org/> and our guidebooks that assist working journalists to navigate the law in their reporting. Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis (9/22/2008)
Salvation Army – Coastal Area Command
Fall 2013 is crucial as the PR director will be on maternity leave and needs an intern to write front-page features, including supplying high-quality photography, for the Neediest Families campaign in partnership with the Press-Register/al.com – these fundraising features run weekly from Thanksgiving to Christmas. WEBSITE: www.salvationarmymobile.org REQUIREMENTS: strong writer, good organizational skills. CONTACT: Katie Emer, PR Director/Volunteer Coordinator at Katie_Emer@uss.salvationarmy.org or 251-438-1625 ext. 139 (April 2013).
Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Commission
The communications intern is responsible for, among other things, promoting SAWDC’s efforts to numerous media outlets. The Communications intern at SAWDC will assist the Manager of Administration with the facilitation and administration of the communication plan. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should have a strong interest in Communications, as well as a desire to meet/exceed expectations. Applicants should have reliable transportation and preferably a lap top, but a desktop is acceptable. Applicants should have a GPA of a 3.0 or better. CONTACT: Melissa Creighton, 251-445-2090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will present, at the time of interview, two sealed letters of recommendation with the seal of the letter bearing the signature of the person writing the letter of recommendation. (9/17/2008)
SHC Office of Admissions Social Media Intern
The Social Media Intern in the Admissions Office has the unique opportunity in aiding the Admissions team in the recruitment of prospective students. The Social Media Intern will both develop content and help create and execute the Office of Admissions social media strategy across various social media platforms. Moreover, the Social Media Intern will have an understanding of social media technologies, exceptional writing abilities, and promote engagement within the Office of Admissions social media communities. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Updating and assisting with the monitoring of the Office of Admissions social media platform; Covering Office of Admissions events to incorporate into the social media platform; Assisting with responding to communication generated from the Office of Admissions social media platform; Checking the Spring Hill College web site and other media sources to incorporate into the social media platform; Assisting the Office of Admissions Social Media Team with additional social media tasks as needed. REQUIREMENTS: Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using other combinations of skills and abilities. Excellent oral and written communication skills required; Ability to work independently and meet deadlines; Detail oriented work ethic; Candidate should be team oriented and prepared to work in a professional environment; Knowledgeable of social media tools and how to operate them; Minimum GPA of 2.75; Willingness to work nights and weekends as required. CONTACT: This internship is offered all semesters (year round). This is an unpaid internship with flexible working hours. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Kendrick Dunklin, E-mail (use Word or pdf format for any attachments): mailto:email@example.com.(8/31/2012.(8/31/2012)
Spring Hill College Marketing & Communication Office
DUTIES: Graphic design work or PR/news service work. Write copy/stories for various Spring Hill College marketing materials, Draft news releases and announcements, Make updates and write homepage profiles for Spring Hill College Web site, Complete layouts and designs for miscellaneous projects, Assist with research for various marketing projects, Photograph campus activities, such as student events or construction progress, Track and organize newspaper articles and advertisements, Other projects as assigned. Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communications skills, Excellent writing skills; ability to follow and apply AP Style, Strong organizational and creative skills, Ability to work well within a team environment or independently, Experience with Microsoft Office and on Macintosh computer platform, Working knowledge of desktop publishing and design software a plus, including: Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Photography experience and skills, At least some coursework in journalism, marketing and/or communications or related area, Responsibility to complete projects in a timely manner and ability to multi-task CONTACT: Sharla Brink, Graphic Designer firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsay Hughes, Assistant Director of Communications/Editor, Spring Hill College Magazine (251) 380-2289 or email@example.com | WEBSITE: http://www.shc.edu/
Spring Hill College Sports Information
See description for MarCom Office above + Intern should have knowledge of sports and a strong interest in sports information/sports promotion. Intern reports to Jim Stennett, Sports Information Director. APPLY: Send résumé, cover letter and writing samples to Jim Stennett, Director of Institutional Marketing & Communication at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 414-3023)
Spring Hill College Office of Alumni and Parent Programs
RESPONSIBLITIES/DUTIES: Serving as a liaison between vendors and clients, Assisting with event logistics such as constructing timelines, contacting vendors, planning menus for groups, Conducting vendor research, Assisting with managing event databases and tracking event registration, Contacting venues, Logging inventory of event and alumni materials, Assist with compiling and writing articles for the alumni e-newsletter, parents newsletters and magazine, Contacting and working with alumni chapter leadership, Running office errands for dropping off/picking up event materials, Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Flexibility to work weekends or evening events as needed, Excellent computer skills including high proficiency with basic applications such as Word and Excel, Must possess leadership skills, Assertion when on the phone with vendors or clients, Great attitude and ability to work alone or in a group setting, Excellent communication and writing skills, Familiar and comfortable navigating social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. CONTACT: Monde Donaldson email@example.com (3/15/2010)
Spring Hill College Webmaster’s Intern
Student intern assists the webmaster and content manager with the College’s websites. CONTACT: Chris Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org (2012)
Springhill Medical Center
Seeks interns interested/skilled in graphic design or public relations. Unpaid. Intern will gain all facets of Healthcare Marketing/Public Relations, including: General publicity assignments, including writing and sending out news releases & writing for the Web, Scheduling & coordinating media interviews & generating television news stories, Managing & creating mail lists, Assisting with special events, Social media experience is a definite plus, Some graphics work for simple flyers/brochures, Photography, Assisting with the development of a monthly electronic newsletter CONTACT: Marian Faulk Springhill Medical Center Marketing Director 251/461-4230 or email@example.com
Standard Furniture Manufacturing Marketing Department Intern [Bay Minette, Ala.]
Assists marketing director with: public relations, coordinating small marketing projects, minimal graphic design, coordinating internal communications, updating intranet, email marketing, social network marketing, competitive analysis and product comparison. Info about Standard Furniture: Standard Furniture was established in 1946. Today, Standard Furniture designs, manufactures and delivers bedrooms, dining rooms and occasional tables. Operates two plants in domestically and manufactures component and finished good products in Asia. Standard’s import division compliments its domestic furniture production and provides a variety price points. Standard offers extensive U.S. warehousing and direct container shipment to retail customers. Standard Furniture is the 24th largest furniture manufacturer in the U.S. with annual revenue of $150 million. CONTACT: Sean Ros (SHC ‘91), 251-937-6741 ext. 8674 or firstname.lastname@example.org (7/21/2010)
A full service political consulting and public relations firm located in downtown Mobile that works with several political candidate and issue campaigns, primarily on the local and state-wide levels. The internship is designed to give students the opportunity to gain a well-rounded understanding of our state and local political climate from the consulting industry’s unique perspective. This is accomplished by both familiarizing students with the day to day operations of political campaigns and immersing interns in a number of different campaign projects and issues. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be dedicated, hard workers with a positive attitude, Interns work directly with consultants and campaign team members - for this reason (among others) students must be extremely reliable and maintain professionalism. Applicants should have an interest in politics, law or political communications as a profession. A general understanding of state and local politics is preferred. Undergraduate students / preference to junior and senior applicants. RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy works with several candidates in a variety of facets. Interns will be responsible for multiple tasks, short-term projects and daily responsibilities within campaign operations for several different clients and campaigns and will have a work station in our office. Interns will also assist in events and client appearances, as needed. Most intern responsibilities will be fulfilled during the work week. However, interns may be asked to assist during some weekend campaign activities. Internship is for course credit and may entail some pay, depending on availability and time committed. CONTACT: Interested candidates should email Candace@strategy-pr.com with a resume, week day and weekend availability, university, classification, major, minor (if applicable) and all contact information. 432-9200 (1/21/2010)
The American Red Cross Alabama Gulf Coast Chapter
Two internship opportunities for class credit only in the Office of Public Support, which includes Financial Development and Public Relations. REQUIREMENTS: Undergraduate Student - Junior/Senior (must have completed upper level PR classes), Major in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or related area, Interview with chapter Public Relations Coordinator, Hours and schedule to be agreed upon between intern and the PR Coordinator. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with writing press releases, media advisories, website updates, creating promotional materials, etc., Assist with major fundraising campaigns and special events, Assist with crisis communications during disasters, Other PR related duties as assigned by the Public Relations Coordinator and/or the Public Support Director. CONTACT: Elizabeth M. Saunders, PR Coordinator (251) 436-7909 or email@example.com | http://www.redcrossalcoast.org/ (9/24/2009)
The Association for Women in Sports Media
ANNUALLY ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS IN OCTOBER FOR THE FOLLOWING SUMMER’S INTERNSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS: http://awsmonline.org/intern-scholarship/ Internships are offered in writing (magazines, newspapers and online), broadcast, editing and media relations. Full-time female students currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply for the internships. Applicants do not need to be members of AWSM to apply. In 2010, AWSM will be expanding its program to offer scholarships to more than a dozen deserving students. The top applicant in public relations, broadcast, writing and copy editing will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship in addition to a paid trip to the AWSM Convention, which includes hotel stay, $300 reimbursement for travel and free convention registration. All other students chosen for an AWSM internship will receive a $500 scholarship. Since 1990, AWSM has placed more than 100 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid internships with employers such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Track & Field, MLB.com and some of the country’s most respected daily newspapers. Applications can only be submitted via AWSM’s online application system. Questions? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (9/10/2010)
The Learning Tree, Inc. (Lott Road Campus) Intern, Resource Development Department?
DESCRIPTION: This Marketing Intern position entails working directly with the Director of Resource Development on a variety of projects, including, but not limited to the following: Brand Development and Management, Marketing Campaign Strategy & Development, Event Planning and Implementation, Press Material Design, Advertisement Layout and Content Design, Database Design for Grant Searches, Note: There is room for some customization to Intern’s specific interests. QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent Written and Communication Skills, Sharp Attention to Detail, Ability to Meet Deadlines, Proficient in MS Office. Desired Major: Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, Business Administration. Desired Class Level: Junior or Senior (or mature/responsible sophomore). Salary Level: unpaid. CONTACT: Shana Baughman, Director of Resource Development 251.331.2633 or email@example.com (6/6/2009)
The Little Tree Preschool
An inclusive program for children with autism,currently serving 36 children. April is Autism Awareness Month and the organization plans many events during the month to promote the school and awareness of autism as well as raise funds for the organization. Interns work on multiple events and other activities such as assisting with the quarterly newsletter, develop brochures, assist with creation of website and etc. CONTACT: Dana Handmacher, Resource and Development Coordinator, 251-654-2143 or firstname.lastname@example.org (11/17/2008)
Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford Website Internship
Intern to assist in the writing, formatting, researching, and posting of online content for the website of the nationally syndicated television show, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford, headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. Skills learned: Researching and writing optimized, descriptive copy for articles and videos, Formatting and posting articles and videos using HTML and WordPress, Capturing and formatting images using Photoshop, Researching and applying search engine optimization techniques, Working with spreadsheets. DUTIES: Write descriptions, titles, and compile metadata for video clips, Post video clips and articles on website, Embed videos on website employing HTML formatting, Capture still images from video and format for web, Research and take digital photographs for website articles, Evaluate website traffic using Google Analytics, Research and apply search optimization techniques, Assist with formatting newsletters and e-mail blasts, Upload and manage advertisings on the website. DETAILS: Position open to communication majors or those in related fields, Basic knowledge of computer applications and writing skills required, Familiarity with HTML, Photoshop, PHP, MySQL, and WordPress useful but not essential, Compensation is not available, Working hours are flexible. APPLY: Send resume with contact information to Ben Erickson email@example.com | http://www.dannylipford.com/ (8/19/2009)
Toomey’s Mardi Gras
is looking for students that can assist with the following: Blog and PR releases, Website updates and support, Website optimization, Photography of product, Processing of internet orders. Students would gain invaluable knowledge in a fast-paced environment. CONTACT: Stephen V. Toomey 251-450-5012 or firstname.lastname@example.org (9/30/2008)
United Way of Southwest Alabama - Marketing and Communications Intern.
The Marketing intern will assist in all aspects of marketing / public relations, publication development, communications and special events. CONTACT: Meredith Schafer, Communication specialist | email@example.com | 251-431-0113 | http://www.uwswa.org/ (9/2011)
The U.S. Animal Law Center
This organization promotes animal protection through legislative accountability and legislative change. It’s working a bill through the Alabama state Senate SB393, HB27 and are working on two more bills for the next legislative session. The U.S. Animal Law Center is looking for a communication intern to be an integral part of our small team. DUTIES: develop marketing and fundraising strategies, branding and visual identity, brochures and print publications, as well as social media and online strategies. This position is perfect for an energetic self-starter that wants to be part of a dynamic firm that is making a difference in animal law. The perfect associate will bring social media skills, marketing skills, writing skills, fundraising skills, as well as innovative ideas to move our firm forward. CONTACT: Linda Dooley at 251-545-3066 | WEBSITE: theusanimallawcenter.com (April 2013) Referred by Paige Malone of WALA.
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital Volunteer Services
Customer Service Internship: Patient Satisfaction Survey: survey tool design, collecting patient data; Special Events Planning: employee recognition events, healthcare observances programs; Employee Incentive Program; Public Relations: video-photography, newsletter and patient handbook publication, flyers, etc. Volunteer Services Internship: Public Relations: developing education and recruitment material (brochures, website updates, news releases, speeches, etc). CONTACT: Belinda Baggett firstname.lastname@example.org (7/24/2008)
Via Health Fitness and Enrichment Center
is a facility dedicated to providing services to active older adults. Our mission is to promote a healthy, active and independent lifestyle among adults. Via is a non-profit organization constantly seeking interns and volunteers to enrich the facility. The staff at Via can accommodate interns from many fields of study. We hope that you will encourage your students to pursue their internship at Via Health Fitness and Enrichment Center. We know their experience at Via will be an educational and rewarding experience that will benefit their career. Marketing internship available. Via has previously partnered with Graphic Design classes and would like to build on this relationship with SHC. CONTACT: Christina Bailey 251-470-5222 or email@example.com (July 2012)
WALA Fox 10 News - supervisor Linda Jones
WPMI, Local 15 News - promotions: CONTACT: Michelle Ritter
WZEW/WNSP radio in Mobile
Seeks promotions interns. DUTIES: Assisting in the following areas: Broadcasting, News, On air Information, Sponsorship and Promotions, Remote Broadcasting, Streaming. To apply: Call Mr. Tony Plosczynski, Promotions Director at 251-379-5917 to schedule an appointment and discuss the internship. (6/15/2010)
Zebra Marketing (Graphic Design intern)
DESCRIPTION: Zebra Marketing seeks a talented graphic design intern to join its dynamic and growing team. The ideal applicant will have a strong knowledge about design elements, such as color and composition, and have great problem solving abilities. You will be highly organized with excellent attention to detail, proactive, positive and team orientated with an enthusiastic day-to-day approach able to sustain productive working relationships with a full spectrum of colleagues. The output of work is broad so you will need to be comfortable working across diverse areas from the layout and initial design stage (working against clear brand guidelines under the guidance of the lead designer) through to the production and delivery of marketing collateral including banner ads, email templates,landing pages, logos, product decks, and web images for our various clients. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work closely with the Marketing team in order to fully understand the project requirements. • Assist & support the lead designer in generating the designs to the required standard. • Use these designs and templates to produce the required marketing collateral to a high production standard (banners, emails, logos, web images, marketing materials…) • Prepares weekly reports and gives the latest status of the work to Supervisor. • Helps with public relations, copywriting, client follow-up, and other events that may become a priority. • Work well in a studio-like environment, cross-collaborating with each department. SKILLS: • Strong skills in typography, graphic design, grid systems and layout. • Proficiency with industry-standard software such as PhotoShop and the Adobe suite. • Ability to understand brand consistency, strictly follow brand guidelines and should have an excellent eye for detail. • Capable of producing high quality work to tight deadlines and be able to manage several tasks simultaneously. • Be highly organized and capable of pro-actively handling projects given the correct guidance and working closely with key members of the team. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org (Aug. 2012)
22squared- a full service advertising agency with offices in Atlanta & Tampa
Seeks interns for all functions within the agency (media, creative, account services, etc.). Prospective interns should meet with their intern coordinator and collect appropriate information regarding guidelines: Academic requirements (weekly journal, final paper, etc.), Hours required for credit, Start date available and end date, Hours available per week during this time. APPLY: Email Resume/Cover Letter to HR@22squared.com In subject, please include INTERNSHIP/ATL for Atlanta and INTERNSHIP/TPA for Tampa. In Context of email, please include all information above regarding requirements and list your area of interest from within the agency. More info: http://http/blog.22squared.com/?q=node/203 CONTACT: Brandi Williams Whitaker | Account Supervisor 22squared 404.347.8920 or Brandi.Williams@22squared.com (3/20/2009)