Intern, Marketing and Communications

The Marketing and Communications Intern works directly with all levels of Marketing staff to assist with public relations and communications projects as part of the organization’s key marketing initiatives. The internship is available year-round and open until filled for the term (summer, fall, and winter). The intern is required to work a minimum of 10-15 hours/week on-site at the headquarters office in Bloomington, MN and will receive up to a $1,500 stipend at the end of the term, as well as fulfill academic credit requirements, if applicable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Help plan and implement online communications initiatives and visibility, including sponsorships, online content and social media initiatives.
  • Contribute to US News & World Report Blog, The Scholarship Coach.
  • Facilitate interviews of donors, volunteers and scholarship recipients, and write articles for newsletter, annual report or website.
  • Work closely with the Marketing staff on various projects.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Enrolled in, or recently finished, a degree program in marketing/communications, public relations, nonprofit administration or liberal arts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suites design programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with promotional writing for a variety of media preferred.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of social media tools is a plus.


  • Gain experience monitoring and communicating using organizational social media.
  • Opportunity to be published as a contributing writer to US News & World Report blog.
  • Strengthen communication, marketing and public relations skills.
  • Gain work experience and credit for projects completed independently that contribute to measurable organizational outcomes.
  • Network with communications, marketing and PR professionals, and nonprofit leaders locally and nationally.
  • Broaden knowledge in the area of Education, nonprofit organizations and working in national markets.
  • Have an impact on the worthy mission of providing college scholarships to deserving students and develop an opinion regarding the importance of college access, degree completion and ensuring manageable debt for graduates.

Application Deadline
January 31, 2015

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to:
Michelle Showalter, Manager, Communications


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