Communications Internship 2017


Sustain Charlotte is looking for a qualified Communications Intern to join our marketing team at our office for 10-20 hours per week January through May 2017 (dates somewhat flexible). A stipend of $1,250 - $2,500 will be provided, depending on the number of hours worked per week. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of inspiring choices that lead to a healthy, equitable and vibrant community for generations to come. Learn more about our work at

The intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of nonprofit marketing and communications. 

The intern will receive valuable hands-on training and mentorship in nonprofit communications and marketing, especially as it relates to event coordination and programs, at a respected and growing organization. We are happy to help coordinate college course credit for this internship if the candidate desires. A computer and work space will be provided for the intern’s use. We encourage our team to commute sustainably! 

Responsibilities and Learnings

  • Assist in the creation of digital marketing content, especially related to event and program promotion

  • Assist with daily communications and tracking related to event and program coordination

  • Assist with other communications-related tasks as needed
  • Research and conduct outreach to potential event and program partners

  • Research and conduct outreach to local media regarding press coverage for events

  • Prepare and monitor post-event surveys

  • Analyze and report on social media trends and press coverage, especially related to events and programs


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • A passion for communications and great enthusiasm to learn

  • Experience with social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)

  • Experience with events planning a plus

  • Experience with Google Analytics and social media insights a plus.

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and follow- up skills

  • Proactive problem prevention and issue resolution leadership ability

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Drive

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, a communications-related writing sample (500 words or less) and contact information for three references by 12/31/2016 to with Communications Intern in the subject line, followed by your last name.

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