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Thursday, March 07, 2013

United Way - Marketing and Event Planning Internship

This position works directly with the marketing team to implement marketing strategies, promote and create awareness for United Way through general audience and donor projects/events and assist with marketing research and planning. This position may also aid with the implementation of publicity and online communications as a complement to assigned projects.

This internship is located in downtown Minneapolis at Greater Twin Cities United Way. The internship will include a stipend of $500 for the semester, $250 to be paid after the first eight weeks and a second payment of $250 to be paid at the conclusion of the internship. United Way also reimburses parking expenses, up to a fixed weekly amount.

Department: Marketing    
Reports to: Integrated Marketing Project Manager
Time Commitment: 15-20 hours weekly, June through August 2013. Hours and work dates are flexible (within an 8 a.m.-5 p.m. workday) and may be set according to an intern’s class/work schedule. Hours may include some night and weekend events.
Deadline: Applications accepted March 6-27, 2013.


  • Assist with execution of plans for United Way events.
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment/management, event day      logistics, post-event communication/ evaluation, compiling materials and      other event-related activities.
  • Help develop and solicit in-kind donations. May include      cold-calling, lead follow-up, tracking, contract management, recognition      at and attendance at sponsored events.
  • Participate in site visits to determine      volunteer/d├ęcor/event needs.
  • Conduct research and development of future projects and      events.
  • Assist in writing communication pieces including      letters, newsletters, web content, invitations, data tracking and reports.
  • Assist on other marketing projects as assigned.


  • Student currently enrolled in a degree program in      marketing, communications, public relations or liberal arts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are      required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office      applications.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work      on multiple projects.
  • Event planning and management experience preferred.


  • Gain valuable experience in nonprofit administration,      event coordination and donor relations.
  • Strengthen communication, coordination, fundraising and      customer service skills.
  • Gain knowledge of and experience with customer      relationship software (CRM and Andar).
  • Broaden knowledge of United Way, health and human      service organizations, and the nonprofit community.
  • Network with corporate communicators, marketing staff,      and United Way donors.
  • $500 stipend and parking reimbursement, up to a fixed      weekly amount.


Please apply online, must include one document that has cover letter, resume and two (2) writing samples** to:

**Resumes without writing samples will not be considered for this position. Samples could include: social media, blogging, website articles/postings, PR samples, etc.