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Communications Internship: Communications & Marketing Department

1212 E. California Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

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Purpose:
To assist the Communications & Marketing Department of the American Red Cross Blood Services Indiana-Ohio Region with various communications, public relations, and writing needs. 
 
Key Responsibilities:
·         Assist department in various writing capacities including news releases and sponsor messaging
·         Contribute to planning and marketing of large-scale, media-drive blood drives
·         Assist in planning and execution of community outreach and/or recognition events
·         Interview blood donors and recipients and craft feature stories about them
 
Time Commitment:
Summer
This unpaid internship will require 20 to 40 hours per week during the summer months (generally, mid-May through mid-August). Shift hours are mutually agreed upon, usually between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
Fall or Spring Semester
This unpaid internship will require 10 to 20 hours per week (depending on work load and availability) for a college semester. Shift hours are mutually agreed upon, usually between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
 
Relationships:
·         Reports to communications specialist or manager for on-the-job training and supervision.
·         Close interaction with other staff. Support could be provided to a variety of departments.
 
Qualifications:
·         Dependable and responsible
·         Minimum of four college semesters completed in pursuit of communications, public relations, journalism, English major or equivalent
·         Excellent writing skills
·         Ability to work independently
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office; Adobe Creative Suite a plus
 
Required Training:
Orientation provided by the Education Department and specific task training by communications specialist or manager.
 
Benefits:
·         Hone communications/PR experience and enhance portfolio
·         Network with other professionals in the Red Cross and the community
·         Develop a work history and references
·         Documented service hours
·         Opportunity to be part of an organization that helps saves lives
 

How to Apply:
If you are interested in this internship position please fill out the registration form below.  You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter, plus fill out an application before being considered for this internship.
 
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