Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Marketing Internship (Unpaid) Junior Achievement - New Bedford

Marketing Intern Job Description

Junior Achievement (JA) is a 501©3 organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. Founded in 1919, JA now has 122 national affiliates and reaches over four million students throughout the United States.

Junior Achievement is the only economics education organization that brings together educators, community volunteers and local businesses to teach students, grades K-12, about staying in school, personal financial responsibility, their roles as responsible consumers, and skills for the world of work. In short, Junior Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success. 

The Marketing Intern at Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts (JASM) will walk away with a working knowledge of a non-profit program and its relationship with the community, as well as its day-to-day operations. We take a team approach in our office, and interns will have the opportunity to attend board and committee meetings, learn about various job functions related to running a non-profit organization, and develop skill sets that will be beneficial for future employers. In addition, JASM has recently partnered with the New England Publishing Group (NEPG) to serve as our Official Media Sponsor and will have the opportunity to work very closely with NEPG staff on various projects.

Since we are a non-profit organization, the internship is unpaid, but we will reimburse at the end of each month for mileage expenses that are incurred during the job.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 

·         Work closely with JASM staff and our Official Media Sponsor to achieve 2013-14 outreach goals

·         Assist in the development and enhancement of the JASM website and make updates to the site as needed

·         Manage and expand social media channels

·         Design and create content for new JASM marketing materials, consistent with JA branding guidelines

·         Submit events to online calendars

·         Assist with creation and execution of a TV PSA

·         Create e-newsletters that will be sent out periodically

·         Conduct observation visits and take photos to be used in marketing outreach

·         Assist with writing and distributing press releases as needed

·         Promote upcoming events and program activities

·         Determine strategies and tactics for reaching new audiences

·         Assist in the preparation and execution of JA fundraising events as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

·         Must be a junior or senior in good standing with the University

·         Candidate must posses a strong interest in marketing, education or business, and/or non-profit administration

·         Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, able to work independently, and able to follow instructions

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Must have reliable transportation

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Publisher required. Adobe InDesign a plus.

·         Ability to handle multiple projects at once

·         Ability to take initiative and perform follow up

·         Since this position requires a good deal of writing, the ideal candidate will have a Marketing major / English minor

Time Commitment:

Approximately 10-15 hours (per week) @ 2 or 3 days per week, between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Start / end dates:

Internship opportunities are available for both fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. 
Reports To:

Caroline Paradis, President

Junior Achievement of Southern MA

227 Union Street, Suite 703

New Bedford, MA  02740

Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to: