Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Marketing Internship - Spring 2015

Marketing / Development Internship Opportunity
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 places volunteers from the business community in classrooms 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. 
Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts’ service area covers 16 school districts, including 21 cities and towns within Greater New Bedford, Fall River, Wareham, Taunton and Attleboro. Visit our website at to learn more. 

The Marketing / Development Intern at Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts 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. Since we are a non-profit organization, the internships are unpaid, but we will reimburse at the end of each month for mileage expenses (outside of regular office time) that are incurred during the job.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: 
• Assist with updating JASM website and social media presence
• Determine strategies and tactics for reaching new audiences
• 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
• Design and create content for new JASM marketing materials, consistent with JA branding guidelines
• Assist Development Associate with foundation research and grants
• Submit events to online calendars
• Assist in the preparation and execution of JA fundraising events
• Serve as point person with some event vendors
• Assist with writing and distributing press releases as needed
Qualifications and Skills:
• Must be a sophomore, junior or senior
• 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
• Excellent computer skills required, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work independently and juggle multiple tasks at once
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to take initiative and perform follow up
• Ideal candidate will posses a friendly, outgoing personality

Time Commitment:
Approximately 8-10 hours @ 2 or 3 days per week, between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (we are flexible with this)
Start / end dates:
Spring 2015 semester

Reports To:
Caroline Paradis, President
Junior Achievement of Southern MA
227 Union Street, Suite 703
New Bedford, MA  02740
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Caroline at: