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Communications Internship

Supervisor: Dates: Duration: Compensation: To Apply: Elyse Rowe, Director of Communications Spring and Summer Quarters 2013 (with potential extension) Up to 4 quarters, up to 15 hours per week $2,500 to $3,500 per quarter, depending on qualifications Provide resume and cover letter (addressed to Hayli Walker, Executive Assistant) describing personal goals and interest in this position with resume to Julia Smith ( by March 22, 2013.


To provide support to The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. This position will assist the Director of Communications in implementing the activities that accomplish the Community Foundations marketing and communication goals. This part-time position of approximately 15 hours per week will work on projects related to editing, writing, social media, and visual storytelling in order to help the Community Foundation in telling its story to key audiences in Pierce County.

Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Washington Tacoma, preferably working towards a degree in communications, marketing, business, digital arts and experimental media or nonprofit studies. Other qualifications include: Excellent writing skills Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Social media and website/blogging/e-newsletter experience preferred. Experience in digital storytelling (photography, video, graphic design) preferred. Self-starter with willingness to learn new skills. Ability to respect others and be a team player. Strong customer service skills. Ability to work independently and perform Internet research. Experience working with a diverse group of people. Knowledge of AP style. Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)
Educational Benefits

As a valuable member of the Community Foundation team, educational benefits resulting from this position include: The opportunity to write and edit a variety of communication articles and posts. Experience and insight into setting and implementing cause-related communication programs. Extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector, philanthropy and grantmaking. Opportunities to interact with nonprofit grantees, donors, staff and members of the Community Foundations Youth Philanthropy Board. The opportunity to work for and contribute to an organization committed to improving the Pierce County community.
Essential Duties

General tasks for this internship includes: Participating in the implementation of communications/marketing activities including social media, blogging, printed publications, website, online marketing, and public relations. Draft or edit a variety of communication pieces for social media, website, blog & e-newsletters. Assist with maintaining the Foundations website and social media channels. Help build, publish and distribute an e-newsletter (6x p/year). Interview, research and help draft stories to meet communication needs. Use Community Foundation photos or video to help tell the story of its impact. Assist with reviewing and standardizing communication materials. Work with Director to manage communications calendar; schedule, coordinate and prepare upcoming communications. Perform other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

This position is located in an office setting in downtown Tacoma (950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1100, Tacoma, WA). This position requires periods of sitting, standing and phone and computer work.