Reports To: Communications Team
Position Status: Paid — $15 per hour
Position Timeline: January - June 2023 — 20-25 hrs/week
Location: Remote

Description

The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson's community.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is looking for an exceptional undergraduate/graduate student to work directly with the communications team on an array of marketing and public relations projects. The intern will work with passionate professionals, learn first-hand how to apply best practices in communications and enjoy a real opportunity to make an impact on Parkinson’s disease.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and communications audits
  • Assist with drafting press releases and web content
  • Create videos and digital assets
  • Social media management, including listening, reporting and creating content
  • Compile lists and analytics for public relations/marketing activities

Experience/Skills Required

  • Current college student (junior/senior) or graduate student
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is comfortable wearing many hats
  • Solves problems self-sufficiently, but takes direction well
  • Creative instinct for video production and social media content creation
  • Strong writing and online research skills
  • Detail-oriented; can be counted on to produce high-quality work
  • Comfortable working virtually
  • Interest in digital communications and marketing

Learning Outcomes

The communications intern can expect to gain these learning outcomes:

  • Experience in planning and executing public relations and marketing campaigns
  • Experience in creating social media content and providing team with measurable outcomes
  • Experience in pitching ideas for new articles and campaigns to a communications team
  • Experience in participating and contributing to communications department tasks within a non-profit work environment, such as media monitoring and assisting with marketing activities.
  • Experience in applying classroom theory within a real-world non-profit communications team

How to Apply

Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Kindred St.Germain at Internships@Parkinson.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate “Communications Intern” in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our culture and in our work on behalf of people with Parkinson's disease.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, subject to any legally required accommodations.

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