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Brand Communications Internship Opportunity

Position Title: Brand Communications Intern
Supervisor:  Director of Communications
Commitment: October – February (five months, start date negotiable)
Hours:   8-10 hours per week; flexible schedule
Salary: Volunteer, no salary, but lots of gratitude and dynamic experience potential
Benefits: Gain hands-on professional and nonprofit insight related to impactful storytelling, earned local and national PR, targeted digital marketing efforts,
the creation of a new website, and full-cycle participation in CCA’s largest community fundraiser culminating in February. Work in a positive, high-performing work environment while supporting a mission to deliver Joy-based programming to hospitalized kids and teens here in Portland and across the nation. Receive references and recommendations.


Position Summary

Basic Function: Support the Brand Communications team, including, but not limited to writing and copyediting/proofing; research, preparation, analytics gathering for media and digital campaign performance; and varied event-related and administrative activities.

Essential Function: Provide administrative, project, marketing, public relations, and event support as needed. Duties may include research, analytics, writing, copyediting/proofreading, special projects, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Communications.

Qualifications: College-level studies in marketing, communications, writing, and/or relevant experience. Priority to graduates or degree-seeking students. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Meltwater PR software is bonus.

Must be creative, and have strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills. Must be able to operate semi-independently and carry out a variety of organizational tasks with limited supervision. Must be organized, efficient, and work well with a variety of staff, volunteers, and clients in a casual yet professional work environment. Must be comfortable in an environment supporting seriously ill children and maintaining confidentiality at all times.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, an intern is required to stand, walk, sit, and lift. Occasionally, the intern is required to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. The noise level in the work place is moderate.

General Information: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position.

If you are interested, please fax, email, or send a cover letter and resume to:

Children’s Cancer Association, Holly Petersen, Community Outreach & Volunteer Specialist
1200 NW Naito Parkway Suite 140, Portland, OR 97209, HPetersen@joyrx.org, Fax: 503-892-1922

For questions or more information about Children’s Cancer Association, please visit www.Joyrx.org or call 503-244-3141.

Children’s Cancer Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.