Time Commitment: Varies (2-3 days per week 16-20 hours per week)
Ideal Majors: English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Events Management
Supervisor: Community Relations Manager, Peoria
Description: A Community Relations intern works with the Community Relations Managers to help coordinate activities to ensure and enhance service and presence within the community. This position supports the Community Relations Managers in both Peoria and Springfield offices.
Requirements: The ideal intern should be an energetic individual with good communication skills and strong attention to detail. This is a fast-paced environment where the ability to multi-task is essential. Public speaking skills and knowledge of Word, Excel, Access and internet is helpful.
Expected Assignments: Daily tasks would include research, writing, preparing and submitting press releases and other media communications; organizing events and RSVP tracking, coordinating mailings, data entry, organization of off-site outreach activities to help support community awareness; speaking to assigned parent groups or referring organizations and individuals, and any additional outreach projects as assigned.
The position is based in the Peoria office.
Internships are available during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The internship is unpaid. Interns are asked to make at least a 3 month commitment for 16-20 hours a week, start times may be flexible.