Internship with Local Chapter of Global Nonprofit Promoting Peace and Understanding through Programs for Youth

Focus on Public Relations and Media Outreach

Purpose

CISV Jacksonville (www.cisvjax.org) will be hosting 40 14-year olds and 15 adults from at least 10 countries in the summer of 2017 for an international leadership camp called “Step Up”. CISV Jacksonville will be sending at least 50 Jacksonville youth and adults to international programs around the world during the summer of 2017.

With all these international youth visiting Jacksonville, CISV will have many activities that it would like to promote to the media and the community and opportunities to interact with the participants.

Job Description

The communications intern will support the execution of communications tactics for CISV. The intern will assist CISV’s Vice President, Programs in a wide range of projects including:

  • developing relationships with local media outlets,
  • facilitating placement of articles about programs with local newspapers and internet sites,
  • developing relationships with school principals, teachers and PTAs
  • developing collaborative relationships with similar community organizations,
  • interviewing participants/parents to prepare articles and communications materials,
  • developing social media PR strategies and processes,
  • updating and enhancing the Chapter website,
  • updating and publishing member, volunteer and prospect directories, and
  • coordinating programs to recognize and appreciate volunteers.

Other work may include media relations, special events planning and execution, evaluating issues, working with branding guidelines, and developing and implementing solutions.

Candidates applying should be available to work between 5 and 20 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks and are responsible for coordinating credit hours for internship if desired.

Qualifications

Excellent writing skills, photography, computer skills (desktop publishing a plus), strong interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work on deadline. Students pursuing bachelor’s and/or graduate degrees in communication, public relations or related fields. Access to a laptop computer with mobile internet access is a plus.

About CISV

CISV provides a range of unique, educational group activities, which develop cross-cultural understanding in children, youth and adults from around the world. By encouraging respect for cultural difference and the development of self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more peaceful world. CISV (formerly known as Children’s International Summer Villages) was founded after World War II on the belief that that peace is possible through friendship – and that the real difference can be made by starting with children. CISV Jacksonville is one of over 20 U.S. chapters of CISV. More information about the Jacksonville Chapter of CISV is available at www.cisvjax.org. More information about CISV USA is available at www.cisvusa.org and more information about CISV International is available at www.cisv.org.

Application Instruction

Send résumé and 2-3 writing samples to Lisa Taylor at cisvjax@gmail.com or (904) 646 7740.