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19 Oct

Communication Assistant

Background:
The West Virginia Grantmakers is the statewide network of private, family, corporate, and community foundations and other grantmaking institutions in West Virginia. We are committed to our mission of Strengthening Philanthropy in the Mountain State.

Position Overview:
This intern will be involved with coordinating the marketing and communication efforts of the organization, media and marketing writing, social media, and website development. The intern will report to the president and have an interest in the WV Grantmakers’ mission. The opportunity is a full-time or part-time position (2 to 3 days a week) and must be a minimum period of one semester or 4 months. Please note this is an unpaid position.

Internship Responsibilities include:
– Monitor all forms of media and screen phone calls
– Write press releases, marketing materials, and other items
– Assist with mailings and print production
– Coordinate design, layout, and facilitate distribution or printing of hard copy publications, online newsletter and web communication
– Maintain and update website, social media platforms, and contacts lists (list serves and Constant Contact)
– Assist with communication and marketing strategy including coordinating internal/external communications
– Schedule and prepare presentations and speaking engagements
– Assist the president in drafting articles, special Op-Eds, and white papers
– Assist with event planning
– Undertake special projects and assignments as needed

Requirements:
Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should have experience in or be majoring in Public Administration, Public Relations, Communication, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, solid understanding of social media, and knowledge/quick willingness to learn website content management system. Only interns proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply.

Majors (Undergrad or Grad):
Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Communication, Journalism, and other related fields

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and a brief writing sample (3-5 pages
maximum) on a related topic. Please include the name of the internship in the subject of the email and in the
cover letter and send it to president@wvgrantmakers.org



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