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Latino Policy Institute at RWU Communications Internship

Job Description: 

The Latino Policy Institute Communications Internship is a paid, work-study position that fulfills a variety of roles within the communications team. Interns will gain experience working in the field of communications, specifically public relations and journalism.

Here at LPI, students working with us learn hands-on what it is like to work in the field of communications. Interns are treated as team members and given tasks that provide them with the ability to grow as professionals. Student must be willing to travel to our Providence office for a minimum of twice a week. Our office is located at 150 Washington Street in Providence. After interning with LPI, each student will leave with a portfolio of work completed throughout the semester.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Meeting with prominent community members and transcribing interviews
  • Completing a minimum of four blog posts
  • Assisting with social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Hootsuite
  • Updating clippings
  • Building media lists for events
  • Assisting in the web updates of LPI, including strategizing new web content, updating stories, and clips
  • Event planning assistance
  • Research and development of grant writing
  • Various duties as assigned

Student should be entering their junior or senior year. Student should be ready to work in a professional environment and be confident working both dependently and independently. Student should have a flexible schedule, as different meeting times do come up.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation or the contact information for two references. All items will be considered when reviewing candidates for this position.

Special Skills: 
Students should have strong written and personal communication skills
Bilingual skills are not required, but desired to assist in brainstorming multilingual content for LPI.
Department Information
Contact Name: 
Anna Cano-Morales
Department: 
Latino Policy Institute
Phone Number: 
401-276-4808
email: 
amorales@rwu.edu
Starting Date: 
January 22nd, 2014