USF Health Development & Alumni Relations seeks communications/marketing and donor relations interns

https://hscweb3.hsc.usf.edu/giving/open-positions/

The USF Health Development and Alumni Relations office works to engage our community and inspire investment that will advance the future of health. We provide fundraising support for the colleges of medicine, nursing, public health and pharmacy, as well as USF Health institutes and the clinical practice. We develop and execute programs that cultivate increasingly rich relationships with USF Health alumni and donors through events, communications, stewardship, and personal outreach.


Communications & Marketing Intern

This semester-long internship is designed for students who have demonstrated their communication skills through classroom and volunteer experience and are ready to build their portfolios in a professional environment. Working within the communications team, interns need to be able to take direction, work independently and collaboratively, ask questions for clarification when necessary, and remain open to constructive feedback to take your skills to the next level. Attire is business casual when in the office (collared shirts and no jeans/shorts) and business professional for events or meetings with leadership. Our office is located on the north side of Fletcher Ave. near Magnolia Ave., so parking is free and always available. We appreciate that your education takes priority, so we will work around your class and exam schedule as needed. Beyond your direct responsibilities, you will be invited to project meetings to observe how communication plans are developed and implemented.

Responsibilities

  • Write profiles of alumni, scholarship recipients, faculty chair/professorship holders, and articles about donor-funded programs and research at USF Health
  • Assist in the creation of content for blogs, e-mail campaigns, online promotions, etc.
  • Contribute to social media content and scheduling for USF Health alumni Facebook pages and fundraising priorities to be amplified by other USF System communicators
  • Create multimedia content including videos and infographics for digital outreach
  • Assist with alumni and stewardship events including setup, check-in, photography and breakdown

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Junior, senior or graduate student seeking a degree in public relations, advertising, marketing, communications or a related field
  • Graphic design or video/photography skills a plus
  • Creative self-starter with initiative to learn software and identify emerging communication trends

Compensation: $10/hour for 10-20 hours per week.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé and work samples to Davina Y. Gould, APR, Director of Communications and Marketing, Development and Alumni Relations, dlgould@health.usf.edu.


Donor Relations Intern

This position focuses on assisting the Stewardship Officer in communicating appreciation to USF Health donors for the important impact their giving has on student success, research and patient care. Interns will facilitate the gift acknowledgment process, drafting executive letters for large gifts and tracking completion and distribution. Interns should be able to take direction, work independently, and ask questions for clarification when necessary. Attire is business casual when in the office (collared shirts and no jeans/shorts) and business professional for events or meetings with leadership. Our office is located on the north side of Fletcher Ave. near Magnolia Ave., so parking is free and always available. We appreciate that your education takes priority, so we will work around your class and exam schedule as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Research, compile and develop personalized communications to inform donors about the impact of their philanthropy to USF Health
  • Interview USF Health student scholarship recipients, past and present, and write articles that show how donor-funded scholarships helped them achieve their professional and personal goals
  • Assist with stewardship events and experiences including planning, execution and follow-up
  • Compose, distribute and track donor acknowledgment letters and thank-you notes
  • Support student thank-you efforts and other stewardship activities

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented
  • Junior, senior or graduate student seeking a degree in communications, journalism, English or a related field

Compensation: $10/hour for 10-20 hours per week.

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé and work samples to Davina Y. Gould, APR, Director of Communications and Marketing, Development and Alumni Relations, dlgould@health.usf.edu.

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