Posted April 5, 2017

Marketing & Digital Communications Internship: Summer 2017

Help a Growing Detroit Placed-Based Nonprofit Tell Its Story

About the Internship
JEI seeks a highly-motivated graduate or under-graduate candidate with some experience in marketing and digital communications. You have a gift of storytelling, creative writing, and are confident at pushing content via appropriate social media channels. You are eager to help grow the marketing and communications capacity and reach of a small place-based nonprofit on Detroit’s east side.

JEI’s summer internship will expose you to strategic communication development, marketing, social media, public relations, media, event planning and fund development. You will learn about municipal government, urban planning, real estate, small business attraction, housing, and nonprofits. Come support the East Jefferson corridor and Detroit’s five historic neighborhoods with your storytelling abilities.

Spend the summer working with JEI to grow your top-notch professional portfolio and gain real world experience in an entrepreneurial environment.

Internship Details
• Bachelors in Journalism, PR, Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Photography, or English
• Must have verification of college enrollment or graduation record
• Internship reports to JEI’s Deputy Director
• Free parking

$15 hourly
40 hours/week for 12 weeks (June through August/start date flexible)

Responsibilities & Projects
Here is how you will make a difference helping JEI tell its story:

• Assist the JEI team in marketing and communications strategy development
• Update JEI’s digital platforms (website, social media); work with a web design company to update website
• Support marketing material development for JEI’s September Annual Meeting
• Assist Deputy Director working with graphic designer on digital and print collateral
• Design and write fliers, print mailers, email blasts, as needed
• Assist JEI team with writing and editing program marketing materials
• Write press releases and coordinate with local print, TV and radio media, as needed

Skills & Characteristics
• Strong self-motivated team player
• Deadline driven
• Thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• A great sense of humor

Trade Tools:
You have confidence working with the following tools:
• GSuite
• WordPress
• Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
• MailChimp
• Eventbrite
• Canva
• Adobe Suite
• Video

To Apply
Provide your resume, cover letter, two writing samples and references to Deputy Director, Melanie Piana, mpiana [ at ] by Monday, April 24, 2017. Please name your application file “First Name Last Name Marketing Internship Application”.