Spark360 Communications Internship

Spark360 Communications Internship


Spark360 is looking for a Communications Intern to join our team to support SparkAmerica, our social impact campaign. We currently work with WTAE/ABC Pittsburgh as our media partner and host our flagship event at City Hall with the Mayor. The ideal applicant will possess a strong knowledge of the media and communications landscape, including hands-on experience with various social media sites. We are growing exponentially and need someone to be monitoring and posting on our social networks, assisting with community outreach and promotion, contributing to our marketing presence by promoting and driving participation in live and online events. Those looking to gain valuable overall media and communications experience with a leader in population health management are encouraged to apply.


● Work with the sales and marketing team to optimize social media pages within each platform to increase the visibility of our SparkAmerica community fitness & health campaign. Our current city footprint includes: SparkPittsburgh and SparkCleveland.

● Contribute to SparkAmerica’s editorial calendar with social media postings on a weekly and monthly basis

● Generate, edit, publish, and share content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages engagement from our online community

● Use basic graphic design skills—including illustration, photo-editing, and layout—to create social media assets

● Assist in the general creation of media contact lists and distribution of press releases and media alerts

● Provide support to our marketing team at live and online events

● Research and assist in an organizational social media content strategy, including discover, planning, and testing phases

● Determine new content opportunities and ways to repurpose existing campaign content

● Be a guardian and a champion of the SparkCity/SparkAmerica brand, ensuring consistency across every channel

Requirements and Desired Qualifications:

This intern program is open to students working toward a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications. This will be a non-paid internship, requiring 15 – 20 hours with on-site and remote work environment, per week through the Spring Semester or Summer. The basis for internship course credit qualifications as stated by your College/University Department and advisory committee applies.

Strong candidates will likely have many of the following attributes, and will learn the remainder during their internship experience:

Qualifications & Skills

● Awareness of managing the social media profiles of a business or other entity

● A highly organized mindset

● A firm understanding of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google YouTube, and other social media platforms, including their paid advertising features, analytics, and more

● Exemplary written communication skills

● A unique awareness of the role that social media plays both on its own and as part of a larger digital marketing strategy

● A basic eye for design and the ability to work with simple graphic design tools

● Experience building and maintaining professional relationships both within an office and by remote locations,

● A basic understanding of how to use promoted postings to target specific demographics

● The ability to confidently and comfortably troubleshoot problems that technology-challenged clients may encounter while using social media

● Precise time- and priority-management skills

● Goal oriented, self-motivated, and self-directed

● Exhibiting a positive attitude and sense of humor

● The ability to think critically about problems and contribute to ongoing dialogues about marketing strategy, workflows, ethics, and other issues relevant to our organization’s operations and mission

How to Apply:

If you are interested in a position as our Communications Intern,

1. Align with your Departmental requirements and internal application process.

2. Following acceptance and approvals from your advisory professors, please prepare the following materials:

a. Your most current resume

b. A cover letter for your application

Please send these materials and attachments via email to with the subject line “Communications Internship with Spark360.” Thank you for your interest in partnership with us.

About Spark360:

Who we are: Our core belief is that the viability and vitality of business are directly related to the vitality and vibrancy of employees. Our defining difference comes from our local, in-person coach/navigators, whose face-to-face relationships with employees, HR, and management teams offer unparalleled insights into our partner organizations and their people

The SparkAmerica Social Impact Campaign is led by Spark360, our 50+ million annual visitors, and leading partners across America. Partners include hundreds of companies, major media outlets, household-name nonprofits such as the American Heart Association, large brands, experts and influencers, and many other leaders. There will be an annual calendar of events with different themes and partner integrations to provide a year-long experience. The campaign ecosystem partners are forming relationships that lead to mutually beneficial business and organizational relationships; while also working together towards major social impact on some of the most pressing issues our country faces including obesity, diabetes, stress, financial issues, leadership development and more. We will be

working with our network of partnerships to promote engagement, pre, during, and post programs along with hosting an awards recognition event in each participating market.

SparkCity events:

These are social impact campaigns that are building the most accessible health and fitness, leadership development, and community support destination in the region. There are two initial online events planned:

● Healthiest Employers® Recognition Program and Company Steps Challenge. This plan is building towards an annual calendar of events so that there is always something happening on these destination sites.

● City Fitness Challenge SparkPittsburgh and SparkCleveland create the opportunity to compete in a city-to-city competition. The challenge will rank companies (in 3 different size categories) based on fitness minutes logged by all employees. This is designed to be a simple and fun challenge; and participants can easily sync their fitness devices such as Fitbit, Apple Watch, and more.

● More information please see: and and our social pages on Facebook

Pittsburgh Foundation Communication and Marketing Internship — Paid!

The Pittsburgh Foundation

Job Description

Position Title: Communications and Marketing Intern

Reports to: Director of Communications

Start date/End Date: January/February 2020 – Winter and/or Spring, Summer semesters

Position Status: Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Exempt

About The Pittsburgh Foundation

Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has approximately 2,300 individual charitable funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.2 billion. Grantmaking from the funds benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region. Approximately 85% of all grant-making dollars stay within the Pittsburgh region.

Position Summary

The Communications & Marketing Intern will provide administrative and project support services to the Communications team. The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate student majoring in journalism, creative nonfiction or other writing field with ties to Pittsburgh and an interest in the nonprofit sector. S/he will recognize how a good story has the potential to motivate people and communities to action.

The intern must work 12-15 hours per week within our 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday schedule.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Research and write stories for flagship publications including our website, newsletters and report to the community.

· Assist in writing press releases and developing/updating targeted media contact lists.

· Write and schedule social media posts that promote original content of the Foundation, the good work of our grantees and donors, and support our mission of fostering philanthropy.

· Take an active role in tagging images in our digital photo archives.

· Edit documents for compliance with The Associated Press Style Book.

· Add to publication mailing lists to expand awareness of Foundation programs in our region.

· Assist in updating website content. Tasks include, but are not limited to, writing and editing web text and adding SEO metatag language to increase search function on our site, adding image tags to photography on the site.

· Assist as needed in the planning and managing special events in collaboration with the Development department.

· Coordinate with outside vendors, including designers, printers and mailing houses.

· Work independently and within a team on special, nonrecurring and ongoing projects.

· Possess a healthy sense of humor, appreciation for ambiguity and love of group process.

· Handle confidential information with sensitivity.

· Prepare meeting materials and reports.

· Other duties as assigned.

Key Skills and Experience

· Nonprofit experience preferred, preferably in a fast-paced organization.

· Demonstrated ability to anticipate next steps, take initiative, exercise discretion and apply sound judgment.

· Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

· A desire to learn and demonstrated ability to ask questions, follow approval protocols and resourcefulness to research and problem-solve.

· Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse people and communities.

· Excellent organizational skills with impeccable follow-up and attention to detail


· Currently working toward an undergraduate or master’s degree in communications, journalism, nonprofit management or related field.

· Must be able to provide at least three writing samples in the style of newspaper articles or magazine feature articles that demonstrate excellent and compelling writing and storytelling.

· Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and/or Mac equivalents) and social media programs.

To Apply

This is a paid internship. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three writing samples to The deadline to apply is Dec 31.


Lawrenceville Corporation Internship – Paid!

The Marketing and Communications Intern at Lawrenceville Corporation (LC) is responsible for assisting the Business District Manager to promote Lawrenceville
to regional and national audiences, plan neighborhood-wide marketing events, and create content for Lawrenceville’s social media and web presence.
This is an hourly, part-time position from September 2019 to December 2019.
Marketing and Communications
• Create content for social media and marketing activities that promote Lawrenceville to regional and national audiences.
• Contribute to production and distribution of print and digital marketing materials, collaborating with LC staff, local businesses, community organizations, and professional designers as appropriate.
• Contribute to maintenance of, including the online business directory, monthly newsletters, and regular blog posts.
•Distribute Lawrenceville Business Directory & Map.
Event Planning
• Provide marketing and event support for the Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour 2019
including small business promotion and participation, distribution of marketing materials, and vendor management.
• Attendance at events required, including evenings and weekends.
• Assist LC staff with day-to-day office administration.
• Maintain well-organized paper and digital records, files and databases for members, businesses, media, events, etc.
•Other duties as assigned.
• 1-2 years of experience in marketing, communications, and community outreach
• Knowledge of the Lawrenceville community and its small businesses.
• Access to reliable transportation
• Ability to lift 25 pounds
• Prior work experience with writing and photography
• Strong verbal and written communication.
• Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
• Professional and positive attitude with a strong work ethic.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a small non-profit environment.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and WordPress. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva and/or database management a plus.
Wage and Hours
•10-15 hours per week
To Apply:
• Email your resume, cover letter to Rachel Webber at
•Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

Smorey Giger Law Marketing Internship

Smorey Giger Law is looking for a marketing intern.

This position requires the ability to take a leadership position in the execution of marketing programs from start to finish with strong hands-on implementation and project management skills.

Partner with Attorney Owner to define brand initiatives
Provide valuable insight about design and marketing trends
Design and implement digital marketing strategies
Develop and construct marketing messages and materials for services and products that convey key attributes
Plan and implement social media marketing for firm and for self-service AI software
Define and develop online marketing collateral and sales tools
Create and manage website content
Evaluate new markets and competitive landscape
Report on periodic activities, results and ROI for marketing

To apply, please contact

Marcy Smorey-Giger



About Smorey Giger Law
Smorey Giger Law, a woman-owned business, is highly regarded, commercially savvy small business legal counsel with experience in corporate legal departments. SGL has a proven track record of partnering with business teams to develop and enable both offensive and defensive strategies to deliver meaningful contributions to corporate integrity and value. SGL represents start-up business and established corporations with contracts, commercial transactions, negotiations, risk controls, sales strategy, mergers and acquisitions, governance, intellectual property, litigation management, employment matters, policy drafting, regulatory compliance, training and more.
SGL is a Combined Intelligence Partner with LegalSifter showcasing AI tools for legal needs.

PA Student Power Network Internship – Paid!

The the PA Student Power Network has a Spring 2019 Movement Vote Fellowship, a paid opportunity for passionate students to develop their leadership. Fellows will be engaging young people around the elections and the issues in their communities.

The fellowship comes with a $500 stipend. We’re accepting applications on a rolling basis. Here’s the application: Women and students of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me here or 267-607-9118 with any questions!

Pitt Medcast Podcast Internship


12 hours per week, unpaid

Applications for Summer 2019 term due April 29, 2019

Pitt Medcast is an award-winning podcast from the editorial offices of Pitt Med magazine exploring matters of life, death, and well-being. The series—a mixture of richly produced narratives and probing discussions—has aired on the National Science Foundation’s international stream Science360 Radio as well as several NPR member stations. Our “Itch” episode was also handpicked by Public Radio Exchange’s highly curated storytelling channel/app, PRX Remix.

Like our magazine, Pitt Medcast tells the interesting stories of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cutting through medical jargon to the core of a scientific discovery. Through original pieces as well as audio adaptations of our print stories, Pitt Medcast aims to engage both lay audiences and established scientists alike.

One of the great rewards of production is the podcast itself. With Pitt Medcast you will not only build your portfolio, but also earn it. You will, in short, be a member of our staff, experiencing every facet of putting together a soundscape, including:

  • Producing episodes
  • Adapting archived print magazine stories to episode scripts
  • Suggesting music clips and sound effects and requesting necessary permissions
  • Brainstorming story ideas and episode artwork
  • Researching
  • Fact checking
  • Writing tweets and other sell copy to promote episode releases
  • Helping to build our social media presence
  • Producing audiograms using Headliner
  • Generating analytics reports

QUALIFICATIONSFamiliarity with audio editing software is encouraged but not required. Experience in journalism, creative writing, or filmmaking is a big plus, as is interest in science. Applicants from all academic disciplines and backgrounds will be considered—Pitt Medcast values diverse perspectives. We generally prefer students who do the internship for course credit.

HOURS: 12 regular daytime hours are required—mostly on-site in our Craig Hall offices.

TO APPLY: please send a cover letter, resume, and three work samples (writing and/or audio production) to Elaine Vitone, senior editor, at by Monday, April 29. You should be familiar with the podcast and the magazine before applying; please read/listen to our stories as you craft your application.

Pitt News

The Pitt News is seeking staff members for our weekly summer production schedule!

Those who apply are also welcome to stay on staff when daily production resumes in the fall. Positions that we are currently accepting applications for include:

— News Writer

— Sports Writer

— Culture Writer

— Columnist

— Photographer

— Illustrator

— Videographer

— Digital content creator (static or interactive graphics, animations, etc.)

Preference is given to people who will be in Pittsburgh over the summer, but we are also open to accepting writers, illustrators and digital content creators who will work remotely.

Prior experience is not necessary. New hires will receive training as well as numerous other opportunities to strengthen their skills as writers, artists, videographers, coders, and/or photographers. Staff members are expected to communicate well, handle flexible hours, show a willingness to learn and accept criticism, and have the initiative to propose their own ideas. Photographers, videographers, illustrators, and digital content creators are paid by the product. Writers are paid by the character.

The Pitt News has a reputation of excellence with employers. Many of our past staff members have gone on to successful careers in journalism, communication, and marketing as well as careers in other fields where their work at our publication and the skills they gained through it was a bright spot on their resume.

If you are interested in working with us, please fill out an application on our Facebook page or at and we will reach out to you.

Duolingo PR Internship — Paid!

Duolingo has an opening for a paid, 12-week internship for a junior, senior, or recent graduate in Summer 2019.

  • Generate story ideas that drive press coverage and social media content
  • Research & identify relevant influencer targets in traditional & social media
  • Track & measure: Monitor press coverage & social media and measure their impact on key metrics
  • Graduating in Spring 2020 or earlier; open to recent graduates as well
  • Ability to work at Duolingo’s office in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 12 weeks of consecutive availability over Summer 2019 (this is a paid internship!)
  • Creativity and ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Understanding of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

To apply, please follow the link here:

If you have any questions, please contact Micheala Chron at

National Parks Communication Internships – Paid!

Throughout the past 5 years, the Hispanic Access Foundation has offered enriching Communications internship experiences for Latinx upcoming professionals who are passionate about public land conservation and heritage preservation.


This year, we are happy to announce our new platform encompassing all of our professional opportunities, My Access to a Network of Opportunities (MANO) Project.  Please share this resource with your networks as we are currently recruiting for summer positions with the National Park Service – Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP).


For more information regarding Communications internship positions, please visit our website and individual links below: 



San Antonio Missions – Multimedia Outreach (Deadline February 10th, 2019)



Lastly, please don’t hesitate to contact me at with questions about these opportunities (or even just to say hello and talk about opportunities to collaborate!).

¡A heartful gracias and saludos!

Rodrigo Otárola y Bentín
Program Coordinator

Pitt Graduate School of Public Health – Paid!

Apply online through the Talent Center to be considered.

Contact with questions.

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (Pitt Public Health) is hiring two student assistants for its marketing communications team.  Reporting to the communications editor and content manager, each marketing communications assistant will work 10-15 hours a week on campus during the spring term.  The primary role involved writing for Web and social media in both positions, though secondary skills in graphics/video are desirable.  These positions are available through the term with potential renewal over the summer and future academic terms.

Other responsibilities include the following:

  • Writing and editing short news blurbs about research and school happenings based on submissions and online media sources.  Posting these stories to Web site and/or social media.
  • Writing and/or editing short-form news stories based on original interviews, research, or event participation.  Posting these stories to Web site and/or social media.
  • Maintaining, updating, and creating new Web site content using a content management system.
  • Contributing to the writing and production of broadcast e-newsletters.
  • Contributing to ongoing social media efforts and, ideally, developing new social media initiatives.
  • Assisting the Office of the Dean, the Office of External Affairs, and the Office of Student Affairs with special projects as necessary.
  • Students from all academic backgrounds at both the undergraduate and graduate level are encouraged to apply.
  • Basic writing, editing, and reporting skills.
  • Basic photography and image editing skills.  An eye for graphics and ability to sketch/draw (designing white boards in public spaces) is highly desirable for one position.
  • Familiarity with HTML code and basic Web site updates through a content management system is desirable. (Our specific platform can be taught)
  • An understanding of social media including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. and ability to write, edit, schedule, and manage posts using a casual, upbeat tone.
  • An aptitude for and interest in learning new software/technology.
  • An ability to work independently in executing specific projects and team priorities.
  • An interest in communication, writing and/or public health, which will inspire your efforts to communicate public health items with the campus community, alumni, and others.