The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a communications intern to work part-time in its Washington, D.C. office.
CASE is a global membership organization that works to advance education to transform lives and society. CASE inspires and equips communities of professional practice to act effectively and with integrity to champion the impact and success of their institutions. With 85,000 members in 82 countries, we directly engage with 3,670 universities, colleges, independent and international schools, and non-profit organizations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE has offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City, and we operate events in Africa from our London office.
CASE works to achieve a seamless ‘One CASE’ experience for all stakeholders: particularly our members, volunteers and staff. Our new strategic plan—focused on the goals of member engagement, talent management, thought leadership and global impact—aims to deliver by making CASE a truly global organization. Collaborating across time zones and borders, all CASE staff in all offices are working to make this ambitious aspiration a reality.
CASE, an EEO employer, seeks a diverse candidate pool for all open positions.
Reporting to the senior director, channel deployment, the communications intern works on a variety of projects/activities as a member of the communications department. This includes researching story ideas; writing and editing articles for e-newsletters; drafting news releases; shooting, editing and producing video and audio packages; and assisting with media relations and speech writing.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Drafts news releases, introductory remarks, articles, etc. for e-newsletters and other writing as assigned.
Contributes to the editing and production of monthly e-newsletter and others as assigned.
Develops media lists for news releases and manages timely distribution and follow-up as appropriate.
Shoots, edits and produces video packages for distribution on the CASE website.
Stewards sources by sending thank you notes and copies/links to articles/audio/video.
Attends local CASE conferences as needed.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or a related field in progress, and experience writing and editing required. Experience working for campus newspaper preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
Strong reporting and writing skills
Skilled in editing for both audio and video highly preferred; knowledge of overall production process and best practices in both areas
Interest in communications/public relations and the field of higher education
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well independently
Excellent organizational abilities, close attention to detail and research skills
Hours and Compensation:
The intern will work 15 hours per week with compensation of $15.00 per hour. Course credit in lieu of pay may be an available alternative, as well, at the candidate’s request.
Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter (be sure to clarify availability and whether seeking paid or for-credit internship) as well as two printable writing samples (not links, preferably journalism clips) to email@example.com with CommsInternFall17 (your last name) in the subject line. Preferential consideration may be given to applications received by September 22, 2017. Applications without the required skills and experience will not be considered.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment mater...ials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more