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Community engagement/marketing intern (Lawrence, Kansas)

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 15:12 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Part time

The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County has opportunities for interns that will provide hands-on, real-world marketing and communication experience in a nonprofit setting.

This is a paid opportunity that can be tied to Kansas Work Study programs and is open to undergraduate and graduate students or can be tied to course or practicum requirements as needed. SRC provides a semi-casual environment and will approve scheduling flexibility when needed for appropriate academic deadlines. This position is renewable beyond one semester based on academic status and individual graduation timelines.

Intern role and opportunities
• Development and editing of content for SRC's monthly publication, Better Senior Living
• Development and execution of digital messaging using MailChimp
• Assistance with social media strategies and content creation and scheduling
• Assistance with basic website maintenance and updates using WordPress
• Assistance with ongoing event planning, promotions and other related communications
• Potential video editing projects for students with interest and/or experience in Adobe Premiere

Past interns
Past interns have gone on to secure internships and full-time jobs after graduation in prominent NYC agencies as well as area agencies based on experience and portfolio items developed while employed in this position.

About SRC
The Senior Resource Center for Douglas County serves seniors in the multiple communities across the county, providing resources, information, opportunities, and advocacy that enhance the quality of the second half of life.

The senior population in Douglas County, adults age 60-plus, is one of the fastest growing segments across the country as well as in Kansas, with growth of over 24 percent over the last several years. This unique niche segment is quite diverse, including older adults who are reaching retirement age and transitioning to Medicare and are very active and engaged to those who need assistance with transportation and other supports. This is an exciting time and presents solid opportunities for working with SRC and area seniors.

How to apply
Send resume and letter of interest to Michelle Meier, director of marketing, to mmeier@yoursrc.org For additional information, call Michelle Meier at 785.727.7878. Qualified students will be contacted for a short interview to discuss skills and goals of the applicant.


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