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Marketing & Communication Unpaid Internship

Job Location

Austin, TX

General Summary

The Marketing & Communication Intern is responsible assisting in the marketing and branding efforts of the Alzheimer's Association in a 96-county region. He/She will be responsible for supporting social media, writing, e-mail marketing, media relations, special events as well other duties as they arise. The position goal is to increase concern and awareness throughout the organization's service area. Measurable outcomes of this position are an increase in media impressions, an increase in social media followers, published work in local media and more.

This is an unpaid internship for Summer/Fall 2017, up to 15 hrs/week. Candidate must be able to complete the internship) in exchange for school credit.

Essential Job Functions

  • Attend Chapter General Orientation within 30 days
  • Writing for press releases, pitch letters, e-news, fundraising appeals and social media
  • Follow up with media regarding pitched news items
  • Assist in strategic planning for all marketing efforts including, but not limited to: Walk to End Alzheimer's, numerous client services and educational programs
  • Assist with events as needed
  • Market Research
  • Business & Media Outreach

Minimum Requirements

  • Student must be actively enrolled toward in an accredited college or university in the fields of communication, nonprofit management, business, marketing or related field.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent ability to communicate in person, print, and electronically to variable audiences
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Writing and copy editing experience is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially Word & Excel), Google and Adobe Suite (preferable)
  • Experience with developing messages for social media (Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors to complete work
  • Ability to complete work from the Austin office unless requested to assist off-site.
  • Complete work during traditional work day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) with some flexibility to assist on an occasional evening and weekend
  • Commitment to providing up to 15 hours of assistance

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.