If you are seeking a Winter 2015 internship, you may apply to the following organizations:
The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100 Southfield, MI 48033, seeks talented special event interns who crave learning new skills and aren't afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with a variety of our staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow. Our ideal candidate is someone who is organized, dependable, driven, independent, and has an interest in fundraising and event management. We value our interns and want to ensure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. You will become knowledgeable in fundraising and event management with overarching outreach goals in a professional setting. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network with department leaders and other professionals in the nonprofit and fundraising fields. What We Require: College student pursuing a degree in marketing, communication, non-profit management or other related discipline; Strong communication skills; Proficient in Microsoft Office; Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments; Creative and flexible; and Interest in nonprofit management and fundraising. The internship begins January 19 and ends April 24. You are expected to work 15-20 hours a week and this position can be for credit. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Kelly Bailiff at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 2, 2015.
The Bottomless Toy Chest is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization devoted to delivering toys, crafts and hands-on activities to pediatric cancer patients in Michigan hospitals. We are seeking interns for various positions including public relations, social media, website management, event planning, grant research and corporate partnership outreach. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Mickey Guisewite, Founder/Executive Director, at email@example.com.
) university outreach program – Outside
the Book seeks a paid PR account team intern in Royal Oak, MI. The
intern will support client activities through writing, research, media
monitoring, event assistance, vendor coordination, account
administration, and office assistance. Responsibilities include: writing
releases, media advisories, memos, newsletters, and blog posts. Interns
will also track client media coverage, update media lists, and use
media database. Interns will assist at press events, facilitate
openings, receptions, meetings, and conferences. We treat our interns
like account coordinators, and we expect them to actively engage in our
daily activities. Our interns are proactive, creative and reliable, and
usually come with an impressive resume. Interns are compensated for
their work, so a basic understanding of public relations is a must. You
don’t have to know everything, that’s why it’s an internship, but it’s
best to have previous experience before applying here. Candidates should
be familiar with AP style and current events and absolutely must be
motivated to learn everything they can while working here. An internship
opens doors to developing and expanding your portfolio. You bring the
positive attitude and willingness to get your hands dirty, and we’ll
provide the challenges and team atmosphere. Interested candidates should
e-mail a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Tricia Marion,
Assistant Account Executive, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stratacomm (http://stratacomm.net/), a full-service strategic communications firm is searching for strong candidates for a full-time, paid internship ($10 an hour) this winter/spring at its office in the Detroit metro area. This opportunity is for a passionate PR/communications student looking to broaden their traditional and digital expertise while contributing to a dynamic team. Candidates should be studying public relations, journalism or a communications-related field. Candidates should also have solid writing skills with a running knowledge of AP Style. Additionally, they should also have extensive research experience, as well as experience using various forms of digital media in order to assist account staff with daily activities. Candidates should be energetic, self-starters and resourceful problem solvers that enjoy fast-paced work and are dedicated to delivering results. Applicants should be undergraduate students with 56 credits or more, graduate students or recent graduates. Job responsibilities may include: Write client materials (e.g. press releases, advisories, articles); Conduct research and prepare daily news summaries; Build media lists and pitch media; Participate in account group brainstorms, strategy and creative sessions, contributing digital / interactive / new media ideas; Execute social media/networking campaigns and blogger outreach; Coordinate event logistics; and Stay abreast of the latest and upcoming trends in digital communications. Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Nicole Burdiss, Senior Account Executive, email@example.com, or Brooke Ziomek, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
The Cumulus Media Detroit Promotions Department in Detroit MI (radio stations- 96.3 WDVD, NASH FM 93.1 and News/Talk 760 WJR), is seeking outgoing, dedicated students who are looking to gain valuable “hands on” experience in the field of public relations, marketing and radio broadcasting. The Promotions Department produces, promotes and executes concerts, live broadcasts, movie screenings and other station-related events as well as client-based promotional appearances. Interns assist at these events and are also assigned day-to-day office duties to learn how a radio station operates “behind the scenes”. This internship is unpaid, and college credit must be earned. Students enrolled in a degree program in communications, marketing/public relations or business related field preferred. Ideally, each intern should be available 15-20 hours per week. There is some flexibility based on the student’s schedule and the number of hours required by the school to receive credit. Please e-mail cover letter and resume in PDF format to Ron Smerigan, Ronald.Smerigan@cumulus.com.
Public Relations/Marketing Intern for the Village of Rochester Hills – The Village of Rochester Hills seeks a winter semester intern. The intern will experience hands-on learning in the areas of administration, city involvement, event organizing, marketing and communication, writing/blogging, and research. They are seeking highly motivated, self-starting, eager-to-learn students who have excellent oral and written communication skills. E-mail your resume and cover letter in PDF format immediately to Shelleen McHale, marketing director, at email@example.com with Winter Internship in the subject line.
Beaumont Hospital seeks interns for its Community Affairs and Web Marketing departments in Royal Oak/Troy location. The community affairs intern is involved in planning community events, updating information on the political community, arranging speakers bureau presentations, and more. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Darlene Niksic at firstname.lastname@example.org. The web marketing intern will assist with developing and implementing web marketing plans, including creation of content and design, web applications and programs. Beaumont is seeking interns all semesters. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Joseph Wesolek at email@example.com.
939 The River is seeking interns. This promotions internship is intended for students studying in any of the following fields: broadcasting, public relations, communications, or marketing. The main responsibility of the River Radio intern is to maintain the positive image and reputation of the station in all situations involving listeners, station clients, and the general public. Other responsibilities include: assisting with the setup and breakdown of station equipment, interacting with listeners, passing out station/client related material, and helping run contest and station promotions. This internship will get your foot in the door with the entertainment industry. You will have the opportunity to network, get experience for your resume, and earn college credit. Please send resume and cover letter in PDF format to Amanda Wellinger, Promotions Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
R.J. Carr III & Associates, www.rjcarrwealth.com, seeks a Marketing Intern interested in the Financial Services Industry. Mature, business-minded student needed for part-time position with financial services business in Sterling Heights, MI. This motivated student will spend the majority of their time prospecting for new business in the 401k marketplace. This individual should have a good phone manner and be outgoing. Desired skills include: excellent on the telephone; knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ACT! a plus; knowledge of Constant Contact, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Survey Monkey; and data entry. Intern responsibilities include: prospect for qualified plan consulting business; conduct marketing campaigns; consult on marketing materials and opportunities; provide professional and friendly customer service; various office duties may include copying, faxing, shredding, filing, etc.; and answer incoming calls. Interested students should e-mail cover letter and resume in PDF format to Kevin E. Carr, Operations Manager, email@example.com.
OpTech, in Troy, MI, seeks Marketing Communications Internship. OpTech is an award-winning Professional Services firm providing Information Technology and Engineering services and top talent to Fortune 500 and Government clients coast to coast. For our employees, OpTech offers outstanding career opportunities in today’s hottest technologies and supports the most innovative companies. OpTech seeking a ‘storyteller’! We have an immediate opening for a Marketing Communications intern. The intern will collaborate with the Director of Communications on growing OpTech’s brand and supporting the company’s Sales initiatives. Fun projects include website content, marketing collateral, social media updates, reputation management, client research, e-newsletters, awards applications, events coordination, and database updates. The internship focus will be tied with the student’s academic concentration to ensure the most benefit for the student. Areas can include: Marketing, Communication, and Creative Design. Qualifications: must have own vehicle; a self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision; strong oral and written communication skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; strong computer skills required (Adobe, PowerPoint, and Publisher); graphic design experience a plus; technical writing a plus; previous marketing courses, including research. Work schedule is a minimum 15 hours / week. This is a non-paid internship. Send resume, cover letter and two writing samples in PDF format to Deniella at firstname.lastname@example.org.
89X Radio Internship Program – Interning for Bell Media Radio gives interns a real-life look into how a major market radio station operates. You will have the opportunity to make industry contacts, get experience to help build your resume, and even get college credit for your internship. This internship will take place within the promotions department of Bell Media Radio. The intern will assist the promotions director and assistants on-site at station appearances, broadcasts, and major events. The main focus will be with 89X, however, events may arise where you will be needed at one of the sister stations. This internship is intended for students interested in working in the following fields: broadcasting, public relations, journalism or marketing. As an intern, you will be expected to maintain Bell Media Radio's positive image and reputation when involved in any situation that involves listeners, the general public, and station clients. Responsibilities include assisting with the setup and breakdown of station equipment; interacting with listeners and the general public; loading/unloading vehicles; passing out station/client-related materials; help running contests or station promotions on-site; and miscellaneous tasks (e.g., filing, press releases, calling winners, etc.). Please send your resume and cover letter to Jamie at Jamie@89xradio.com or mail to 30100 Telegraph, Ste. 460, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.
The Arthritis Foundation (Great Lakes Region, MI) seeks an intern interested in event planning and public relations. This is an unpaid Internship. The Arthritis Foundation's Michigan office in Troy is looking for an intern interested in learning the logistics and research involved in organizing fundraisers using written and verbal communication skills. Also, he or she will gain experience in researching, pursuing and receiving sponsorships. This nonprofit organization is currently planning the Spring 2015 Walk To Cure Arthritis season. Interested students should e-mail their cover letter and resume to Laurie Rupp, Community Development Manager, at email@example.com.
The American Lung Association (ALA) is seeking interns in the metro-Detroit (Madison Heights) area. The ALA is looking for energetic interns who can work a flexible schedule (approximately 6-15 hours a week), and who enjoy making a difference. The ALA is willing to work with any level college student. Majors which would best fit the internship include: Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or Non-Profit Management, but we are open to others who may be interested in non-profit or service industries. The internship is not paid, however, there are many opportunities to receive excellent practical experience, portfolio samples, and letters of recommendation. America’s oldest voluntary health charity, the ALA was founded in 1904 to combat tuberculosis, the most dreaded disease of the time. By 1954, tuberculosis was largely controlled in the U.S. Over the years since then we have expanded our fight targeting other threats to lung health. The ALA was among the first to tackle smoking as the nation’s greatest preventable health risk and to make the connection between air pollution and lung disease. Our landmark victories include The Clean Air Act, banning smoking on airplanes and many state- wide smoke free laws. Junior or senior status with a minimum GPA of 2.5 required. Please submit your resume and cover letter as PDF documents via e-mail to the attention of Christina Klekner, Development Coordinator, at Christina.Klekner@lung.org.
The Suburban Collection Showplace is seeking a winter 2015 intern for its Public Relations and Marketing department. The intern will support the Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, and will assist with implementing public relations, social media and marketing efforts. This internship will give students professional hands-on experience in the field of public relations and marketing, and will provide a unique insight into the daily operations of a thriving Exposition, Convention and Conference Center. The Suburban Collection Showplace is a state-of-the-art Exposition, Convention and Conference Center located in Novi, Michigan, and has been host to a variety of events such as public expositions, trade shows, association and corporate conferences and prestigious social events. For more information, visit www.suburbancollectionshowplace.com. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and writing samples (press releases or pieces related to PR or Marketing projects) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, Michigan 48374, Attn: Public Relations and Marketing Department. The Suburban Collection Showplace is a state-of-the-art exposition, convention and conference center located in Novi, MI., and hosts a variety of events such as public expositions, trade shows, association and corporate conferences and prestigious social events. To be considered, please apply no later than October 31, 2014.
Detroit Zoological Society seeks PR interns for Winter 2015. The DZS is seeking college student interns for the summer who are in their junior or senior year and studying Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related fields. Interns will be responsible for researching and drafting press releases, talking points, newsletter profiles, web content, Facebook status updates and other PR-related copy; proofing and editing copy; scheduling and coordinating media interviews; escorting media through the Zoo during video/photo shoots; assisting with commercial and motion picture film shoots and special events; updating website and mobile app content; and performing other PR-related assignments. Interns will work closely with the Communications Director and other interns while learning valuable skills needed in the Public Relations workforce. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are a plus. This is a non-paid internship, and it is mandatory that students receive course credit. The Detroit Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workforce. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse screening. The deadline for resumes is November 15, 2014. Please apply here: https://detroitzoo.iapplicants.com/application.php and send resume and cover letter to: Patricia Janeway, Communications Director at email@example.com with a cc. to PR1@dzs.org. Please put “Winter PR Internship” in the subject line.
Green Light Go Music Publicity seeks two Music Publicity interns. Located in Ferndale, the Green Light Go (http://glgpub.com) publicity staff is more than just passionate about music; they're obsessed! Sound like fun? It is! Green Light Go likes to think outside the box, so while they are constantly thinking of new ideas to promote their artists, they invite interns to do the same. You'll learn how to effectively run a music publicity campaign through specific goals and tailored strategies all the while being creative in the process. Green Light Go is a business, but they think of their staff and clients as family; a family who will "adopt" the right intern into their exciting, yet organized world of marketing music. What you'll do: research media opportunities at blogs, radio and print media; brainstorm and write blog posts; write press releases; update artist media pages; update media contacts; utilize social networks to promote the artists; and create weekly newsletters. To apply, send resume, writing samples, and five bands you're currently listening to Janelle Rogers at Janelle@glgpub.com by October 31, 2014.
DTE Energy seeks a paid internal communication intern to support DTE Energy's largest business unit, Electric Distribution. This intern will lead the creation of a weekly business publication to 2,500 Distribution employees. The publication's audience consists of represented and non-represented employees who are responsible for delivering safe and reliable electric service to millions of customers across DTE's service territory. Desirable candidate attributes include: Exceptionally responsible with an outstanding work ethic; Excellent writing skills, deadline orientation and attention to detail; A self-starter with good news judgment and natural instinct for what needs to be communicated; Easy to work with and approachable; Open to suggestions, feedback and ways to continuously improve the work they do every day; Willing to take ownership of a very important communication vehicle that thousands of people rely on for information; Willing to "dig in" and learn the business so the communication they are charged with creating is relevant and understandable; and Able to establish a steady and reliable work schedule in conjunction with academic schedule. Once the intern has mastered the weekly publication and depending on how many hours the intern is able to work, DTE will work to provide plenty of developmental opportunities to work on other communication projects in DTE's Corporate Communication department. Interested candidates need to send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and two writing samples in PDF format to Gwen Knapp, Corporate Communication Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
a Community Action Agency (www.olhsa.org
) seeks a communication intern in Pontiac, MI. The intern will: develop, implement and/or coordinate aspects of internal and external public relations and marketing activities as assigned; assist in maintaining agency’s social media presence; assist in the planning and implementation of designated and special events; and carry out all other duties as directed by your supervisor. In addition the intern will: design and send out monthly internal newsletter; create Facebook and Twitter posts; prepare event box for staff attending community events; Assist with media relations as needed; and create agency flyers as needed. Qualified applicants must be working toward a B.S. or B.A. in communications, public relations or a related field, have a minimum of 12 credit hours of classroom experience in public relations, journalism and/or
communication, a working knowledge of computer applications especially using Windows environment for word
processing and Adobe Creative Suite. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Ashley Yocum, Public Relations Coordinator, at email@example.com
Please put Internship in the e-mail heading.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates
seeks a public relations intern for the Winter 2015 semester in its Detroit office. This person would help serve many of our local, regional and national accounts. This internship is a full-time, paid position ($9.66 an hour). Requirements include: major in public relations, journalism, communications or related field; at least junior standing; relevant work/educational experience; knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Responsibilities include: media monitoring and analysis; media and marketing material production; plan and execute a variety of events; create press releases, media advisories, etc.; and market research. Interns have an opportunity to work closely with PR staff at all levels (President, Managing Director, Senior Associate, Associate), multitask on different accounts, gain working knowledge of basic public relations functions and tools, and field experience. Please submit resume and cover letters to Rita Kass-Shamoun at firstname.lastname@example.org
and Kim Tassie at email@example.com
by December 15, 2015.
The Charter Township of Shelby Township Supervisor’s Office
seeks a community relations intern (paid, $9.66 an hour) for summer 2015. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, demonstrate an ability adjust to fast-paced changes in schedule and project demands while understanding the importance of customer service and that community relations starts with addressing the needs of individuals within the community. Responsibilities include: Assist with monitoring all forms of local and regional media; Search for press clippings; Assist with writing press releases and other materials; Answer phone calls; Assist with mailings, print production; Create interview preparation materials; Create or update databases; and Greet guests and residents. Requirements are: strong communication and writing skills, an understanding of corporate social media use and strategy, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications. Desired schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, with some flexibility. Applications may be obtained at www.shelbytwp.org
and can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or can be mailed to Shelby Township’s Human Resource Department, 52700 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI 48316, or dropped off in person.
Cornerstone Schools Association,
a nonprofit organization, seeks a marketing and events intern. The marketing and events intern will support the director of marketing, PR and events in the development and execution of various marketing initiatives designed to generate awareness, support and enrollment in the Cornerstone Schools Association and Cornerstone Charter Schools in Detroit. As an intern at the Cornerstone Schools, you will be part of an award-winning team that has received awards and recognition for creative excellence. You will be an integral team member and will work with key stakeholders and creative suppliers on a daily basis. The responsibilities of the intern position include: coordinate development of web pages and revisions with web provider; develop copy for the web, print ads, fliers, e-newsletter and corporate communications; coordinate design and distribution of direct mail and e-marketing campaigns; and assist in the execution of major fundraising events that include the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons. The right candidate for this internship will possess the following qualifications: proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point; strong attention to detail; exceptional organizational and communications skills; strong writing skills; and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Through your efforts as an intern you will help support Cornerstone’s mission of helping to change Detroit one child at a time. Help make a difference in the life of a child in need by joining our team as a marketing and events intern. The intern position is an unpaid position that may be eligible for course credit. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: email@example.com
Marx Layne & Company
, an established and respected Farmington Hills-based public relations, marketing and digital media agency, seeks two enthusiastic and motivated students to participate in the fall internship program. Students must be able to receive school credit and commit to 20-25 hours a week beginning after Labor Day through mid-December. While the program remains an unpaid position, our interns are introduced to a broad client base and get the opportunity to work on a variety of accounts and projects. Designed to provide an educational experience to all participants, our internship program introduces students to the possibility of a rewarding career in public relations. They will be able to build their portfolios with writing projects including press releases, media alerts, and other pitch material, as well as media coverage they’ve secured. Interns also learn how to successfully interact with the media and clients, and work in teams. Interested students should send resumes and cover letters to Natalie Stavale, Account Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please put Fall Internship in the e-mail subject line.
Art Van Furniture
Corporate Campus seeks an intern for the PR/ Communications department. This department covers a wide variety of exciting projects. Events include Grand Opening VIP Parties, Celebrity Appearances, Ladies Nights Out, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Charity Events, Sponsorships, and Holiday Galas. Other activities include event and vendor research, maintaining and growing event inventory, and improving internal communications regarding upcoming projects. Interns must have experience or have taken college courses in the area of communications, public relations, marketing, advertising or events, be able to switch gears on a moment’s notice, handle multiple projects, be willing to assist when needed in other departments at corporate office, and be courteous, respectful and helpful to all members of the team. Internships run for approximately three to five months and are unpaid. If you think you are the candidate to work in a fast-paced, creative environment then send a cover letter and resume to Britney Reinkensmeyer at email@example.com
with ‘INTERNSHIP – PR/EVENTS’ in the subject line.
The Miller Law Firm, P.C. is seeking a creative, energetic Communications Intern to create a marking program for the firm. The Miller Law Firm is a nationally recognized litigation law firm located in Rochester, Michigan representing clients in high-profile cases throughout the country. We are unique among law firms in that we are open and willing to explore nontraditional marketing and design concepts. The intern’s duties will include the creation of a marketing program, policies, and creative marketing concepts and ideas. The intern will work closely with the firm’s attorneys and staff. This is an unpaid but for-credit internship. Please email resumes and cover letters to Amy Long at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orion Neighborhood Television seeks production and on-air talent interns. ONT is the public and government access television station serving the village of Lake Orion and Orion Township. ONTV covers many meetings and events in the Orion area, offers classes to community members, produces programs in studio and full production sports coverage, etc. ONTV is now accepting applications for internships. Opportunities exist in: News Gathering and Editing – On-air Hosting – Multi-Camera Directing – Sports- Production/Announcing -Episodic Program Production – Studio Camera Operation – Script Writing – Voice Over Recording -Graphic Design – Motion Graphics Production – General Office Duties, in addition to establishing specific, personal goals at the beginning of the internship. Experience in studio, video and post production is preferred, as well as the ability to work independently. Serious aspirations to pursue a career in broadcast media and progressing towards a degree in a related field are required. To Apply—fill out an Internship Application on our website at www.orionontv.org under ‘Jobs’ or stop in at 1349 Joslyn Rd. Lake Orion, MI 48360 for an application. For questions or to send completed application and required material in PDF format, please e-mail Joe Johnson, Studio Manager, at email@example.com.
Community Housing Network, The Troy-based nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing affordable housing and housing resources to people in need in Oakland and Macomb counties. It helps the homeless, those transitioning from homelessness and people with disabilities. It shows up on Crain's list of Cool Places to Work. The organization offers a public relations/marketing internship in fall, winter and summer semesters. The intern will support all members of the development team and will gain experience in fundraising, event planning, market research, press relations, marketing and communications. The intern will assist with social media; compose written materials such as press releases and newsletter articles; capture stories and testimonials from CHN program participants and supporters; and assist with other relevant projects. This position is unpaid. Start and end dates are flexible, but a 10-week commitment is preferable. Interns will work 10-15 hours per week. The successful intern will need good written, oral and organizational skills. The position requires a strong interest in nonprofit work and an ability to work independently. To apply, send a cover letter (including dates and hours of availability), resume, an official or unofficial academic transcript, and writing samples (three pages maximum) in PDF format to Jessie Korte at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put Internship in the subject field. Candidates also could fax those materials to (248) 928-0122 or mail them to Jessie Korte at 570 Kirts Blvd, Suite 231, Troy, MI., 48084.
Rescue International and Missions.Me seek an intern with potential employment opportunity for a GRAPHIC DESIGNER. Rescue International and Missions.Me is a non-profit organization that builds orphanages and fresh water wells around the world. See www.missions.me and www.angelhouse.me. Under the supervision of the Creative Director, the Graphic Design position is responsible for the design and production of various print marketing collaterals including: catalogs, brochures, flyers, signage, logos, presentations, print advertising, and photo manipulation and other design and production initiatives that support marketing efforts, as well as, online materials including videos, web banner ads, web pages, micro sites, web content updates, email blasts and other design and production initiatives that support marketing efforts. Please email a cover letter and resume to Jonathan Coussens, Communication Director, email@example.com.
Communities In Schools of Metropolitan Detroit, a local nonprofit and affiliate of the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization in Detroit MI, is seeking a dynamic and talented individual to fill an exciting paid ($20.00 per hour) Journalism and Communication Internship beginning on May 1, 2014 through August 29, 2014. The successful candidate will have: excellent writing skills with the ability to persuade; excellent verbal communication skills; excellent editing skills; excellent interviewing skills (adults and children); an interest in public education; an ability to work with diverse populations; an ability to work independently and within a group; reliable transportation (travel to schools in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Ecorse, MI); and familiarity with taking photos and editing photos. Suitable candidates must: pass a background check and drug screen; be able to work 16-20 hours per week; maintain confidentiality standards as outlined by CIS and partner schools; be comfortable working in schools with K-12 students (mostly interviews); attend weekly team meetings on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.; attend community meetings (some evenings); have proof of auto insurance; and be available on some Saturdays including June 1, 2014 for our Walk for Achievement event at the Detroit Zoo. Intern will work with CIS staff to complete the following projects: the CIS of Metropolitan Detroit e-newsletter; monthly updates of website content; writing CIS of Metropolitan Detroit stories that are compelling; update social media content several times a week; write and pitch press releases; and write brief weekly updates (constant contact distribution). Email a resume, cover letter, up to two published writing samples if available, along with your response to the essay request to Tiffany Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org. The essay request: prepare a compelling article (500-1000 words max) for students who are considering dropping out of high school. Please site all supporting resources. The deadline to submit all materials for this internship is Friday, April 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Please include Journalism and Communication Internship in the subject line.
Rescue International and Missions.Me
seek an intern with potential employment opportunity for a Motion Graphics Designer/Video Editor. Rescue International and Missions.Me is a non-profit organization that builds orphanages and fresh water wells around the world. See www.missions.me
. The Motion Graphics Designer/Video Editor will be a key member of our creative team and will work directly to establish and maintain the brand and quality control in all content produced. Versatile technical skills, a refined design sensibility and style, and demonstrable experience developing and producing visual stories are a must to be considered for this role. We’re looking for candidates who have an independent, creative streak and a whatever-it-takes attitude. It’s a great opportunity to collaborate on all aspects of the creative processes and learn and grow with a motivated, talented team of designers, illustrators and storytellers. Please email a cover letter and resume to Jonathan Coussens, Communication Director, email@example.com
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B
, a Southfield non-profit that serves seniors and adults with disabilities, seeks a communication and marketing intern. Interns will gain experience in media relations, social media, digital marketing, search engine optimization and event management, while making a difference working with this 501(c)3 organization. Intern would be working on two key projects: 1) the promotion of a new rating and review website designed to help people find quality home care, and 2) the planning and execution of one of the premier events for seniors and caregivers, the annual Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo, which attracts about 1,200 visitors. Internship will last 3-6 months and will require about 10-15 hours per week. Hours are flexible and will accommodate the student’s schedule.
Interns provide general support to the communications department and assist in the promotion and execution of two key Agency initiatives: 1) the MichiganHomeCareGuide.com website, and 2) the Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo, www.MichiganCaregiverExpo.com . Activities may include: Media Relations:
Maintain and update media contact list and write press releases; Social Media:
Monitor and post appropriately on two Facebook pages (Area Agency on Aging 1-B and MichiganHomeCareGuide.) Monitor and post appropriately on Area Agency on Aging 1-B LinkedIn page; Digital Advertising:
Assist with the development of Facebook advertising campaigns to promote Area Agency on Aging 1-B and the MichiganHomeCareGuide.com website; Community Events:
May be called upon to represent the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at various senior fairs and community events; Website Promotion:
Assist with SEO and approaching community partners and organizations about including links to the site on their websites, blogs, e-newsletters or social media pages. Inform community partners and organizations about the site and encourage them to spread the word through traditional marketing methods (newsletters, mailings, etc.); Event Management:
Assist with the promotion and execution of the “Solutions for Family Caregivers Expo.” This may include helping to secure sponsorships, helping to develop promotional materials, helping to secure media placement, or working with exhibitors or the event venue. To apply
, please send a resume and cover letter to Kathleen Yanik at firstname.lastname@example.org
, seeks a paid
public relations and communication intern in Redford, MI. Position includes such responsibilities as: internal and external communications; goal-oriented timelines relative to assigned projects; participate and lead employee events; write and produce internal and external newsletters; weekly announcements of weekend events in Detroit; collate and present data from statistics; responsible for art program; report on industry trends and changes via weekly reports; design and produce announcements related to all tasks responsible for; and offer support for the operations team. The intern will work approximately 32 to 40 hours per week and should have experience with Microsoft Office and other publishing software. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and writing sample or anything you may have previously published to Janet Snyder at email@example.com
by April 4, 2014
(located in Southfield) seeks writer/editorial assistant. This financial media company seeks a driven and talented individual to join their team and earn college credit. Daily tasks will focus on article brainstorming, article creation, title formatting, and assisting the editorial team. An understanding of online content, particularly news, entertainment, and company related blogs. Experience with Wordpress CMS is highly recommended. Social media and content marketing skills are a major plus. Send your resume and cover letter to Sher Grech at Sher@Benzinga.com
), in Macomb MI, is seeking qualified college students interested in joining our marketing department. The marketing department oversees diverse aspects of public relations and marketing for clients and partners throughout the world. Our internship program will provide students with a broad experience in marketing and public relations. This is an UNPAID INTERNSHIP. Responsibilities include: Assist with execution of trade shows and marketing meetings; Assist in the organization of material inventory; Assist in the mailroom packaging and shipments of materials; Data entry – Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word; Create support documents including charts, graphs and spreadsheets; Assist in social media efforts and promotions; Prepare agendas and mail campaigns; Assist in organization of corporate calendars; Assist in creating Corporate Coordinator transition; Seek unique promotional efforts for corporate outreach; Review industry media for beneficial information relevant to shows, important dates, mentions; Create daily “review reports” featuring a summary of industry information; Develop weekly reports of marketing team’s tasks and progress. Applicants should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with extensive knowledge of Web and social media platforms. PowerPoint, Word, and Excel experience are essential. Candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Event coordination experience is preferred however not required. Please send a cover letter and resume to Amera Fattah, Corporate Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Choice Schools Associates
, is looking hire a paid Marketing & Communications intern in Southfield, MI to work with the marketing team in recruitment and retention efforts throughout the spring and summer. Duties include, but are not limited to: Organize grassroots events and coordinate with school leaders; Assist in planning and hosting recruitment events at schools; Make updates to websites and social media sites; Write or assist with monthly/weekly newsletter – print and/or electronic; Monitor Facebook posts, comments, messages, campaigns; Keep track of marketing materials, and order more when needed; Write press releases and letters to families; Meet with marketing committee in schools where this is in place; Ensure building sign messaging is updated regularly (where applicable); and Partner with area businesses and organizations; Update school blog weekly where applicable. Requirements: Senior standing; Able to prioritize and handle several projects at once; Outstanding interpersonal skills; Detail and deadline oriented; Superior organizational and communication skills; and Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook). E-mail cover letter and resume to Maria Valladares, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at email@example.com
Jay Towers in the Morning
), part of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, is looking for student interns interested in a future career in radio. Intern(s) will gain insight and knowledge on how a morning show works. Students must get college credit for the internship and be available for flexible work hours. Send your cover letter and resume to Chelsea Kivell at ChelseaKivell@clearchannel.com
Mo Marketing + PR
) in Ferndale, MI seeks Public Relations + Social Media Intern. Mo Marketing + PR specializes in PR, social media, interactive and traditional advertising, direct marketing, multimedia, and digital/graphic design in whatever combination it takes to put our client’s message where it needs to be. We create innovative and imaginative campaigns that move, motivate, and mobilize customers and develop highly individualized brand experiences supported on every level of communication. Position Summary ~ Support our public relations team assisting in (but not limited to) the following: Creating content for multiple social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogs); Monitoring social media accounts and providing feedback for optimal engagement; Copy writing and editing (blogs, advertorial, editorial, creative copy…etc.); Writing + revising media pitches and press releases; Creating media contact lists + researching media outlets; Competitive analysis and market research; Assisting in special projects as they arise (marketing plans, editorial calendars, social media campaigns, press kits…etc.); and Conceptualizing new ideas for both creative + editorial. Qualifications: Priority given to degree-seeking students with Junior or Senior standing; Must be studying (or knowledgeable) in marketing, communications, writing or related studies in college—or have relevant experience; Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and/or Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop a plus (but not at all required); and Most important of all—be intelligent, thoughtful, personable, independent, and work efficiently in a casual work environment. How to Apply: If interested in this internship, please email your resume and (brief) cover letter explaining why you’re a great fit for the position to Dora at firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Ford Health System
) is seeking a Special Events Intern beginning in May 2015, for a paid internship in the Detroit metro area. The Special Events team is dedicated to maximizing the efficiency and success of all special events, while involving and engaging our volunteers, prospects and donors. This internship will give the students an opportunity to gain experience in a corporate organization specializing in health care. Students will receive hands-on training coordinating marketing and fundraising events. Local candidates preferred, hours will be determined based on student’s school schedule (minimum 24 hours, maximum of 40 hours per week). Overtime available based on calendar of events. Interns must be available for night and weekend events and have reliable transportation. Intern Responsibilities include: Assist event leads with logistics, set-up, registration and raffle at events; Edit and approve invitations, program books, signage and other event-related copy; Manage and update event registrations, guest lists and event records; Assist with volunteer recruitment and coordinate volunteers at events; Participate in team meetings and brainstorming sessions; Draft and print mailings; and Solicit raffle items. Candidate Requirements include: Junior- or senior-level college student; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Strong communication and interpersonal skills; and Ability to prioritize and manage time and deadlines efficiently. Send resume to: Ashley Abaloz at email@example.com
the publisher of Hour Detroit, DBusiness, Detroit Home, Metro Detroit Bride magazines and more, is proud to offer advertising internships during all semesters. Ideal candidates will work a minimum of 20 hours per week during fall, winter, spring or summer term. Schedules are negotiable, but a minimum three-month commitment is required. Interns will assist the advertising director and publishing and sales coordinator in day-to-day departmental functions, including prospecting potential clients, updating and managing Hour Media sales database, tracking sales and survey results, creating and maintaining event guest lists, sending event invitations, drafting contracts and more. Requirements: qualified students need a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Hour Media offers its interns substantial projects and significant opportunity for skill-development. We are looking for hard-working individuals who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are willing to take on new tasks. Professionalism and responsibility are a must. This is an unpaid internship. Send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to Mary Sutton at MSutton@hour-media.com
. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber
seeks a Communication Intern. The BBC is a member-driven organization that builds relationships with local government, education and community entities to create a prosperous business climate for the six communities it serves - Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Franklin. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with the following communication functions: media relations (draft news releases, public service announcements and other media materials as well as monitor news coverage and prepare press clippings), publications/electronic information (assist with preparation of electronic newsletter and event update and prepare and print materials such as fliers and mailings), develop and manage chamber social media accounts and web profiles (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) and assist with website changes, research (conduct research as needed to identify public relations opportunities or prepare competitive analysis), events and programs (complete tasks as assigned to help prepare for events and program, including promotion and publicity - i.e. posting online calendar listings, etc.). They are seeking interns who have completed college coursework in journalism, communications or similar subject matter. Interns will have journalism or writing experience and be familiar with the development of social networking site profiles and other mass-publishing interactive web applications. Media relations experience desired but not necessary. Internship hours are flexible and a stipend will be paid for work completed. College credit also is available. Communications interns report directly to the president. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Joe Bauman via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. No calls please.
International Velodrome at Bloomer Park
), in Rochester Hills, MI, seeks a communication intern. IVBP is an outdoor sports facility for racing fixed-gear bicycles, and is the only bicycle racing track of its kind in North America. The 200 meter oval has daily riding sessions and popular races on Friday evenings throughout the summer. The IVBP is a 501c(3) non-profit organization with all monies administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester. The IVBP is operated daily throughout the summer by a small crew of volunteers. IVBP operational costs are covered by private tax-deductible donations, track & bike use fees, tickets sales to races, and sales of IVBP logo items. Intern will be responsible for working with volunteer Marketing Manager and IVBP Director to develop and execute a complete marketing and promotion plan for the 2014 summer race series. This will include printed materials design, writing press releases, developing signage, purchasing various advertising, and social media interaction. Possibility also exists to create a corporate sponsorship program at the facility. An interest in sports and enthusiasm for racing are encouraged to make this opportunity mutually beneficial. Availability for Friday night race series May 30 – September 5, 2014 (summer) is a must.
Candidates should be: creative; have excellent written and verbal skills; able to handle input and work independently; willing to represent a unique sports facility. Please send resume with cover letter to Carolyn Wells, Marketing Manager, at carolynAwells@aol.com
. For more information contact, Carolyn Wells at 248-651-4478.