Communication Dept. Writer Internship at American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

Expires August 17, 2013

Purpose

Contribute to and develop communication and marketing materials
Key Responsibilities·      Willingness to support the Red Cross Mission·      Research, interview and gather information for a variety of communication purposes·      Assist with drafting of a variety of materials, which could include talking points and fact sheets, presentation materials, marketing pieces, PSA’s and press releases and other content development assignments·      Monitor social media activity ·      Help create quarterly action plans for new opportunities to promote ARC, working closely with Public Affairs Team Leader ·      Continue individual ARC education from a local and national perspective·      Exhibit cooperative spirit and embrace ways to enhance interdepartmental communication
Reports ToPrimary: Chief Communication Officer
Time Commitment §  Minimum 15 hours per week
Length of AppointmentSchool Semester
Qualifications §  General knowledge of all Red Cross programs and services§  Working knowledge of disaster response and preparedness§  Demonstrates strong writing skills for a variety of delivery platforms§  Demonstrates approachability, flexibility and commitment to serving others§  Professional appearance§  Must have telephone and Internet access§  Must have a valid license and a clean driving record (Must clear a BMV check)
TrainingRequired for all Volunteers:§  Volunteer Orientation§  CPR Training§  First Aid trainingAdditional training for this position:
  • Red Cross 101
  • DAT orientation
  • Disaster Services:  An Overview (online)
  • Observe DAT Team in Action
  • Observe CTP program in Action
  • PA training (available beginning 8/13)
 
RelationshipsCollaborates to support ES employees, members of the media, volunteers, members of the community, and external organizations, as appropriate.
Development Opportunities§  Opportunity to serve the community§  Affiliation with one of the most well-respected, internationally known humanitarian organizations§  Development of networking skills§  Enhance oral and written communication skills§  Enhance or learn computer skills

This is a Short-term internship offered for a term of 4 to 6 Months


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