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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Merrick, Inc. - Marketing & Communications Intern

Merrick, Inc., a nonprofit based in Vadnais Heights, achieves its mission by empowering adults with disabilities through vocational and social opportunities and guiding them towards realizing their goals and dreams.  To learn more about Merrick, Inc., please go to

Primary Duties:
This paid internship will work 10 to 15 hours per week and last approximately 13 weeks. The Marketing/Communications Intern will be responsible for completing the following duties and projects:
  • ØSocial media coordination and analytics;
  • ØWebsite content updates;
  • ØEvent communications coordination;
  • ØWriting and content creation for internal/external audiences through multiple channels; and
  • ØPhotography.
Current student or recent graduate in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications, or related discipline with some communication/marketing experience desired and personal/professional experience interacting with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred;
Excellent grasp of the English language and grammar with documentation of excellent writing and copywriting editing skills required;
Proficient in MS Office, some experience with content management software (CMS) such as Joomla (strongly preferred), Drupal, or Wordpress or a similar tool, and prefer experience with email marketing such as Constant Contact or a similar tool;
Experience with social media for organizations and nonprofits preferred with knowledge of video production and photography for use in a multi-media environment (personal social media experience is acceptable if no professional experience is available); and
Must pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

Additional Information:
This is a part-time, temporary position (mid-June to mid-September) working 10 to 15 hours per week.  The Intern will receive $10.00 per hour and is not eligible for benefits.
Merrick, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest and a resume by 3/15/13 to:
Jane Peltier, Human Resources Director
Merrick, Inc.
3210 Labore Road
Vadnais Heights, MN  55110