The Thursday CareerLink Grab Bag: Nellie Mae Educational Foundation

Every Thursday check here for a profile of a job/internship that is listed on our CareerLink website. We’ll pull a random one off the site and give you all the details.

Company: Nellie Mae Educational Foundation

Profile: We’re working to reshape public education across New England to be more equitable and more effective – so every learner graduates from high school prepared for success. With new approaches expanding learning beyond the school calendar and walls, all learners can develop skills and knowledge for life in our changing world.”

-From NMEF website

Position: Communications Intern

Location: Quincy

Job Description:

The Communications Intern will be part of the Foundation’s Communications team and will assist with a range of projects across several of the Foundation’s key funding initiatives and beyond. Responsibilities will include:

•Maintenance/enhancement of social media and networking presence
•Review and strategic update of Foundation website content
•Project-specific external and internal communications outreach
•Update and manage Communications Plan document
•Prepare news summaries (from news clips, blogs, etc.)
•Assist with event planning
•Assist with media outreach and correspondence
•Support administrative team as needed, including data entry, filing, mass mailing, schedule coordination and taking and preparing meeting notes

Job Requirements:

•Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills as the selected candidate may work directly with Foundation colleagues, media and grantees from diverse populations and communities
•Interest in and ability to work in both a team environment and alone with minimal direction
•Demonstrated personal computer skills, including basic troubleshooting and use of Microsoft Office and the willingness to learn about software tools
•Demonstrated use and comfort navigating Web 2.0 sites and tools, including social networks, blogs, video and photo sharing, etc.
•Interest in building capacity in underserved communities and championing individuals, nonprofits and social enterprises that connect people and catalyze civic action for transforming education in the 21st Century
•Preference given to candidates that are enrolled in a course of study or program related to the Communications, Marketing, Education or Public Affairs/Public Policy fields

Who can apply? Current juniors and seniors

Paid? Yes!

Closing Date: September 28th, 2012

Interested in applying? Go check it out on CareerLink.



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