Public Relations Intern

ECMC Group

Choosing a career with ECMC Group means joining a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, ECMC Group companies are an ideal team to join.

Position Details

Public Relations Intern
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, provides project coordination and administrative support for Corporate Affairs. Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited university majoring in journalism, public relations, communications or a related field. This intern will support the Corporate Affairs team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with team members and various businesses/departments to help develop communication plans and related communications materials. 
  • Participates in content creation, copy editing, and delivery of internal and external communications including press releases, internet and intranet news stories, and employee communications/internal emails. 
  • Assists in the planning, production, and delivery of internal and external media materials, including infographics, posters, videos, social media assets, etc. 
  • Assists with content/graphic creation, copy editing and webpage layout design for the internet and intranet. 
  • Helps gather pertinent content for daily media clips for company-wide distribution. 
  • Generates media lists for PR campaigns and outreach. 
  • Assists in writing and designing social media content. 
  • Tracks social media analytics and provide reports to stakeholders. 
  • Works closely with Corporate Affairs staff to incorporate best practices and ECMC brand standards. 
  • Organizes and updates online databases and other mechanisms for archival/historical access. 
  • Participates in department planning meetings and helps prioritize workload. 
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in and pursuing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with the graduation year of 2023 or 2024. Exceptions may be made depending on work/volunteer experience and course work. 
  • Major in journalism, public relations, communications or related field, with strength in written and verbal communication skills required 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Windows or Mac office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively convey information to individuals or groups, including choosing the appropriate method(s) of communication 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, leveraging analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills to drive work forward.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the higher education or financial industry, such as student loans, financial services or financial aid Proficiency with design software including Adobe Creative Cloud (2018 or later) 
  • Proficiency with social media monitoring tools (e.g., Hootsuite) 
  • Ability to anticipate, understand and manage stakeholder expectations and consistent delivery of services by clearly and effectively conveying information

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