Marketing and Public Relations Intern - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Marketing and PR Intern

Marketing

Minneapolis, MN

Project Goal:

The National Multiple Sclerosis is the oldest and largest nonprofit MS organization in the U.S. With offices and staff in all 50 states, the Society supports more MS research than any other organization in the world. The Society offers you the chance to achieve your professional goals at the same time you are making a major difference in the lives of people with MS.

Using society-wide resources and templates, the Marketing and PR Intern will assist with the creation and execution of an MS Awareness Week campaign; assembly and distribution of Walk MS ambassador kits; and with the creation of marketing pieces and corresponding web and social media work. Ideal for building marketing and communication skills.

Project Results:

  • Increased awareness of MS and the National MS Society’s work, including programs and services offered and fundraising events.
  • The Society is recognized as an organization that connects with people affected by MS to move their lives forward and as a driving force to end MS.
  • Compelling stories are identified connecting more people to our mission and thus increasing event attendance and fundraising.

Learning Objectives

  • Write, distribute and follow up on press releases
  • Pull media lists
  • Conduct interviews and compose stories for chapter newsletters
  • Assist with the creation of key marketing materials

Required Skills

  • Interest in learning more about a marketing and comm.  career in nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good ability to research online
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience with Associated Press style and basic knowledge of Adobe Suite is preferred

Educational Value

Marketing and PR interns leave with a comprehensive, professional portfolio and campaign planning experience.

Training and Support

  • MS Society overview and office tour
  • Society wide resources and templates
  • Technology training
  • Access to staff, computer, phone, technology equipment
  • The intern reports to the Direct of Marketing and PR and will provide scheduled updates of progress.

Time Commitment

  • Three-month unpaid internship (May 2015 – August 2015)
  • Requires roughly 16 hours/week of work that can be completed on your schedule
  • If your school has a credit program or offers work-study funds for internships, the Society would be happy to work with you and your school to meet qualifying site requirements for those programs whenever possible.

To Apply

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to Anna Kucera, 612-335-7918 or anna.kucera@nmss.org.
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