Development and Communications Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon
position summary:

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Oregon grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

The Development & Communications Department at the downtown Portland office is searching for an intern for Fall 2010. This unpaid internship opportunity will enhance the student’s communications, marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills, which can be utilized in future for-profit or non-profit work experiences. This internship may count for college credit as the university or college allows.

Responsibilities: Assist the Development & Communications department with: Media events and promotions, including Miles For Smiles telethon Food, Wine & Wishes gala in Portland Season of Wishes holiday campaign Donor recognition Communications efforts such as press releases, media tracking, website copy, etc.

Availability: 15 – 20 hours per week for 12 weeks (Requirement: minimum 200 hours) Internship available for Fall, depending on student’s academic schedule. Other opportunities available in winter, spring, summer. Three to five days per week, depending on schedule and school requirements.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
Apply by:September 14, 2010
Qualifications:Desired Qualifications and Skills: Junior or Senior undergraduate student, or recently graduated, with a degree in communications, marketing, business, English, or related field. Excellent communication and organizational skills; proven writing experience a plus. Ability to work within deadlines and in a professional manner. Experience with the Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel required. Skills with Power Point, InDesign, Photoshop, or other design/layout programs a plus. Must have personal transportation to and from the downtown Portland office; parking/public transportation reimbursement of $75 maximum per month. Willing to receive background check and sign confidentiality agreement. To Apply: Email these items to Kelly O’Malley-McKee ([email protected]) by Sept. 15: Cover letter (include your preferred start/completion dates based on school schedule) Current resume (including relevant classes/projects) Two writing samples (and two design samples in PDF if you have layout experience) Three references (contact info and relationship to applicant)