Marist Seeks Spring '13 Communication Intern

Marist College's School of Communication and the Arts has announced that it is seeking applications from qualified candidates for its spring 2013 integrated communication intern position. The candidate selected for this position will earn three academic credits for the semester-long internship. The intern will work from the Lowell Thomas Communication Center on Marist's main campus, providing direct support to the school's dean. Click here to download the position description and application instructions for this communication internship.

Qualifications: Minimum of 2.5 GPA; completion of 60 college credits and prerequisite course in employment practicum. Highly motivated with proficiency in online media and social networks. Excellent writing and communication skills; keen attention to detail; outstanding management and organizational skills. Desire to learn and take initiative while working independently. Must be available to work 10 to 15 hours a week (3 academic credits).

Description: The School of Communication & the Arts houses the largest undergraduate program at Marist College and offers degree programs in art and art history, communication, fashion, media arts and music. The intern will assist with management of public relations, advertising, marketing and other strategic communication functions that help manage relationships among the school its key internal and external audiences. The intern will report directly to a designated member of the staff or faculty for supervision purposes; however, the intern will provide direct support to the school’s dean, various members of the faculty and staff, and contract employees. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•  Design, publish, manage material (text, images, videos, links, etc.) for school’s Web site(s).
•  Assist as necessary with media relations.
•  Write, upload, and update material and membership databases on professional networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc.).
•  Create content, distribute, and monitor social media content (Twitter, blogs, etc.).
•  Act as liaison with student communication groups (PRSSA, Advertising Club, etc.)
•  Conduct research and evaluation as needed.
•  Manage a social media strategy for COA (rules, limits, regulations)
•  Write, edit, and distribute public relations, advertising, and marketing materials (press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, video releases, pitches, etc.) about accomplishments of students and faculty, significant events, and other newsworthy items.

Application: Send electronic cover letter, resume, with list of three references.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ContactLoriBeth Greenan, Visiting Professional Lecturer; 845-575-3000, ext. 2608;
Written by Laura Zurowski

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