JDRF needs Special Events Intern

JDRF – Tampa Bay Chapter
Special Events Internship
Start Date: Flexible
End Date: Flexible
Part time or full time available
Internship Description: JDRF’s Tampa Bay Chapter produces a JDRF One Walk
in April and fall Gala plus several Outreach events. Summer and fall months are
spent assisting the Chapter’s Development Coordinators with auction procurement,
communications and coordination of the event in addition to planning, coordinating
and marketing the Walk. To support these efforts JDRF also produces recruiting and
training events for audiences ranging from 40 to 500 people. These events include a
Progress to Type None Event, and a Corporate Recruitment event for the walk.

The Special Events Intern will work closely with the Development Coordinators to
prepare for and help execute these events. The Intern will be expected to provide
administrative support, work with volunteers on various projects, and provide onsite
coordination for special events. Efforts will be made to include Interns at
planning meetings, company team meetings and on event site visits. This is a great
opportunity to gain fundraising and event management experience with one of the
Nation’s largest non-profits. In addition to the Walk and Gala, our office also
coordinates community educational outreach events, and fundraising events such as
golf tournaments and a bike ride event. All event proceeds support research to find
a cure for diabetes. Each intern will be supervised and mentored by JDRF’s
Development Coordinators. JDRF will be happy to provide an evaluation and letter
of recommendation/reference at the end of your internship.
Qualification/Skills: JDRF is seeking a responsible, organized intern with a passion
for learning and making a difference. Candidates must have strong writing skills and
a comfort level with Microsoft Word and Excel. The start and end dates of the
internship are open for discussion, as well as the number of hours per week. This is
a non-paid internship; credit hours for school are available. JDRF is willing to work
with you to develop an internship that suits both JDRF and your needs!
To apply please contact Carole Brennan at cbrennan@jdrf or call 727-344-2873


Hillsborough County Fire Rescue needs interns for Public Safety Operations Center

The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Office of Emergency Management is seeking interns for a project involving our new Volunteer Reception Center and Hillsborough Emergency Response Operations (HERO) programs. These new initiatives are being developed in order to ensure the safety of Hillsborough County’s residents, businesses, and communities during large-scale emergencies and disasters.

 Interns will be working at the Hillsborough County Public Safety Operations Center (PSOC) in a team setting, mentored by experienced emergency management personnel. There are multiple opportunities to gain experience in the following disciplines within these projects:

Emergency Management

Mass Communications

Volunteer Management

Training Development

Media Development

Planning & Policy Development

Data Management

Government Liaison


 This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in local government with an emergency management agency in one of the largest counties in the state of Florida. This opportunity is unpaid, and hours are flexible with your students’ class schedules.

 If you are interested, please submit a resume via email at RaiyaguruJ@HillsboroughCounty.org. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

LeapDoctor seeks PR & Marketing, Sales Interns

Leapdoctor internship




Mass Comm scholarship applications open, due Jan. 31

The 2018-2019 The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications application process is underway! The Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications awards numerous scholarships annually. Most of these scholarships have been supplied by non-university organizations and individuals. Applications for these scholarships are available below.

The application deadline for scholarships is Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at 5 p.m. Recipients will be notified by Friday, February 16, 2018, and the specific scholarships awarded are announced at our annual banquet on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Please take a minute to review the flyer, confirm eligibility and create your personal statement. After you have completed these steps, you may submit the application by clicking here. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School of Mass Communications at 813/974-2591.

Scholarship Listings flyer: Mass Comm Scholarships Schflyer2018


Syniverse seeks Public Relations Specialist

Job Posting
Jan. 11, 2018
Global technology enabler, Syniverse, is looking to add a public relations specialist to its PR team to help coordinate its global employee communications efforts. If being part of a tech company with 30 offices around the world doesn’t catch your eye, you should know Syniverse is one of the largest private employers in Tampa Bay. Plus, the company offers access to an onsite clinic, cafeteria and gym. Apply now if you’re interested, and join the award-winning PR team, which just took home a Silver Anvil last year.
This entry-level position will be responsible for assisting in the coordination and production (writing, editing and formatting) of communications primarily for internal audiences with support for external audiences included. This position also will provide project coordination and administrative support to ensure internal alignment among stakeholders.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Research, write, edit and disseminate new content and update existing content for a range of communication channels, including electronic (i.e., employee intranet, external website, email bulletins, social media), print (i.e., corporate magazine) and video
• Provide project coordination and administrative support to ensure alignment across key internal stakeholders and initiatives, including corporate philanthropy and sustainability

• Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with internal subject matter experts to ensure accuracy of communications materials

• Support industry award and speakership program, including tracking opportunities and developing nominations

Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English or related field
• Prefer cumulative one-year experience in a corporate 
communications/marketing communications/public relations position or internships
• Knowledge of public relations and communications principles and practices

• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as editing experience

• Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills

• Ability to interpret and communicate complex technical concepts

• Strong organizational skills, including ability to manage and track multiple projects, and ability to multi-task 

• Ability to work independently or as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment

• Knowledge of Associated Press style

• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
About Syniverse
We’ve been a pioneer in mobile since the dawn of the industry – over 25 years ago – and today we connect more than 1,500 mobile operators, enterprises, ISPs and OTTs in almost 200 countries. We empower enterprises to reach their  customers with services that leverage multiple mobile channels, including voice calling, text messaging, push notification, email, and social media. We also help mobile service providers address today’s challenges of connectivity and interoperability through solutions for LTE, roaming, mobile engagement, fraud, and revenue assurance that work regardless of device, network, or location.
Disclaimer Statement
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not designed to be utilized as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

LifeLink needs a PR intern


Spring 2018

Position Title:  Public Affairs Intern (Unpaid)                       Start Date: 1/16/18

OrganizationLifeLink® Foundation                                   End Date:  5/4/18

Department:  Public Affairs                                                      Work Schedule:  Mon – Fri (flexible hours)

Number of Openings:  1                                                            Hours Per Week:  15-20


Requirements:  Student must be taking internship for class credit. This is an unpaid position.


Company ProfileLifeLink® Foundation is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of life-saving and life-enhancing organs and tissue for transplantation therapy. The Foundation works in a sensitive, diligent, and compassionate manner to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients, support research efforts to enhance the available supply of organs and tissue for transplant patients, improve clinical outcomes of patients post transplantation.  We are committed to inspiring the public to save lives through organ donation. To make organ transplant a reality, LifeLink Foundation focuses its attention in a number of areas.


Position Description:  The Public Affairs intern will be responsible for appropriate aspects of social media outreach, volunteer management, college outreach, public education initiatives and special projects. Position will be based in the Tampa office. Student must have transportation.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the internship, the intern may learn how to:

  • Public Speaking/presentations to share donation information with the community
  • Write for the LifeLink volunteer newsletter
  • Design and write social media posts: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Lead a volunteer meeting/training
  • Event/Program Planning
  • Research and record demographic data for donor designation marketing
  • Contribute, as needed, to special projects as they arise (design, social media, video marketing)



Strong verbal and written communication skills

Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in public relations, marketing or a related field

Familiarity with various social media outlets

Familiarity with press releases

Knowledge of photo/video editing

Knowledge of graphic design software and principles

Student must be taking this internship for class credit


Application Instructions:  Please send resume and cover letter to Ashley.Moore@lifelinkfound.org



AARP seeks communications intern – paid

Click this link to apply: http://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/1408629/Communications-Intern-I/

Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Summary Statement

The Florida State Office of AARP is recruiting for a paid communications intern to support their team. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills while working for the largest social mission organization in the country.


As a Communications Intern with AARP, you will have the opportunity to:

Assist in executing state communications plans, preparing communications products, providing digital, social-media and graphics support to the Communications team and other internal clients, monitoring and maintaining web sites, and performing other communications-related functions as assigned by the Communications Manager;

Assist full-time staff with projects as assigned;

Perform miscellaneous office duties as assigned;


Interns must be currently enrolled in a degreed program at an accredited college or university; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0; and be considered anundergraduate junior or senior.


To Apply for this Opportunity

  1. Click APPLY to complete the online application and submit a current resume in response to this posting;
  2. Attach a copy of your transcript detailing the number of accumulated credits and your current GPA (a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required);
  3. Be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation; which can be from a college or university professor or a manager who is familiar with your work (please note that we cannot complete the hiring process without these references)
  4. Be prepared to submit writing samples, if required for the position

Instructions for Uploading Your Documents

  1. Attach your resume as part of the online application
  2. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the application
  4. Select the MY ACTIVITIES
  5. Select “Add Attachment” under the section labeled COVER LETTERS & ATTACHMENTS
  6. Select the Attachment Type and list the Attachment Title
  7. Select Upload your document
  8. Select Save
  9. If uploading multiple documents, repeat steps 5-8

Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.