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Public Relations & Social Media Intern

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POSITION TITLE:                             Public Relations and Social Media Intern

 DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:               Administration

 REPORTS TO:                                    Community Outreach Coordinator

STATUS:                                             Intern: Unpaid/Educational

JOB SUMMARY:

The purpose of the internship program is to offer qualified individuals practical work experiences in a challenging and progressive environment. The program offers interns the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge, new perspectives, and/or past work experiences to accomplish real goals and objectives in a growing social service agency.  This intern will assist the Community Outreach Coordinator in managing VAC’s Social Media outlets, community relations for VAC, and organizing special events as well as fundraising efforts. The purpose of these activities is to increase public awareness of the organization, increase interest and participation in VAC’s programs, and develop and nurture relationships with community members, schools, and organizations.

POSITION CONTEXT:

The position of Public Relations and Social Media Intern is assigned to the Administration Department.  This position is under the direct supervision of the Community Outreach Coordinator.  Work hours per week will vary, but primarily regular dayshift office hours with some evening and weekend work as needed. Occasional travel of distance may be required. The Public Relations and Social Media Intern works in an office environment with occasional field work.  This position routinely handles highly sensitive and/or confidential information and will represent VAC in a variety of capacities.

EXAMPLES OF MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Knowledge of:

Skills:

Ability to:

 WORKING CONDITIONS:

The working environment is a mixture of office and field work. While performing the office duties of this job, the employee works in a temperature controlled, non-smoking environment. Field work may require exposure to inclement weather conditions. The employee is required to make frequent trips off site by motor vehicle, at times for extended periods. The noise level varies but is generally moderate to loud. Some local, county, or state travel may be required, including overnight stays.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The duties of this position require frequent sitting, standing, bending, reaching, and occasionally driving a motor vehicle for extended periods of time. May require lifting or moving objects up to 30 lbs. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, the telephone and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

 EQUIPMENT USED:

General office equipment including personal computers, scanners, copiers, faxes, and software programs.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education: A candidate for this internship must be enrolled in a higher education degree program with an accredited higher learning institution. Valid Illinois driver’s license required by date of hire.

 Experience: Previous work experience not required, but work in a comparable organization performing related responsibilities and tasks is a plus.  Candidates must be able to commit to an assigned and agreed upon schedule.

 

Interested applicants should reach out to Colleen Bredeson at cbredeson@vacdk.com or call (815)758-3932

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