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Position Opening : COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Position: COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Program Name:Catholic Charities Organizational Advancement
Department:Support Services
Location:Catholic Charities, 911 18th St N, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Job Summary:The Communications/Media Relations Intern will be part of the Organizational Advancement team at Catholic Charities. The Organizational Advancement office oversees the fundraising and communications activities of Catholic Charities. The Communications/Media Relations Intern is responsible for assisting Communications team with conceptualizing, writing, designing, creating and distributing communication, development and special event materials.
 
The Intern will have frequent public contact by telephone, in person and in writing. Some contact is made with donors, volunteers, media representatives, graphic designers, printers, potential referral sources and the public at large. This position will represent Catholic Charities in a wide variety of situations that will require tact and diplomacy.

This position will handle some projects independently and work with intermittent supervision. The job requires the ability to write clearly and creatively. It requires excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong computer skills. The position will work with a variety of people both within and outside the organization. An energetic, self-starter is required.
Activities:
  1. Works with staff to plan, prepare, write and design Catholic Charities publications and newsletters, including biweekly employee newsletters, donor newsletters, Clergy News & Views, press releases, letters, etc.
  2. Works with program staff to develop and implement marketing and publicity materials and campaigns for program services.
  3. Take and organize a central file of photographs.
  4. Assist with media relations and publicity campaigns.
  5. Works with Communications team to plan and execute special events including:
    1. Mardi Gras
    2. Benefit Breakfast
    3. Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride
  6. Each event involves one or more of the following:
    1. Creating an atmosphere appropriate to the event
    2. Communications
    3. Logistical considerations
Responsibilities:The Intern is responsible for assisting the Communications Team with planning, coordinating, designing, preparing and implementing communication and special event materials, development materials and campaigns.
For the most fruitful experience, it is suggested that the intern is available to work through Mardi Gras which is usually between the last week in January or beginning of February.
Hours:Part Time opportunities each semester
Education:Student training toward A.S. or B.A./B.S. Degree in Mass Communications/Graphic Design/Journalism/Marketing or related field.
Experience:Experience in a graphics and advertising environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, and familiarity with In Design software preferred. Web site experience a plus).
Duration:For current or upcoming semester as a part-time intern
Stipended & Reimbursement:None
Position Available:Fall/Spring/Summer
Application Forms and Required Info:
Requires the completion of an Intern Application
(Catholic Charities employees from other Departments must complete a Catholic Charities Internal Application Form)

   
Person to Contact:

Beth Cummings
911 18th St. N., St. Cloud, MN            
320.650.1641 ~  bcummings@ccstcloud.org