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Monday, June 25, 2012

Northwestern Health Sciences University - PR/Communications Intern


Northwestern Health Sciences University has an opening for a PR/communications intern. Must be an excellent writer, and have previous internship or work experience in a public relations, social media and/or media relations role. The ideal candidate will be a college junior/senior or recent college graduate with outstanding skills who is self-motivated and enthusiastic. This is a paid internship position, 30-40 hours per week, for 8-12 weeks, starting as soon as possible. 

Join the community of caring at Northwestern. Here you’ll find outstanding faculty, dedicated staff and exceptional students, all committed to excellence in natural health care. 

Primary responsibilities:
  • Contribute to social media planning, strategy and execution, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube;
  • Write press releases; assist in PR and media relations efforts;
  • Write articles and features for website, publications and marketing collateral;
  • Assist with marketing campaigns as needed; and
  • Cover campus events, taking photos and video as appropriate. Must be available for occasional evening and weekend hours.
Desired qualifications:
  • Current junior or senior studying communications, journalism, marketing or related field OR recent college graduate, with degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or related program.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Familiarity with communications and journalistic standards, practices, and ethics.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and media relations software (Cision, Vocus, etc.) desired.
  • Previous experience and/or internship in communications field desired.
 Salary: $10 per hour

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Kate Martin,