Communications intern, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Posted on April 18th, 2016

Job Title: Intern-Foundation
Job ID: 54315
Location: Aurora, CO
Children’s Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, Children’s Colorado Network of Care includes its main campus, 16 Children’s Care Centers and more than 400 outreach clinics. A career at Children’s Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Department: Foundation Hours per week: 24, eligible for benefits Time commitment: Up to 24 hours per week Length of internship: Paid hourly position for 3-6 months
Job Overview
The Communications Internship Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation is designed to expose undergraduate and graduate-level students to the inner workings of a highly productive, non-profit communications department. The interns will learn important skills as they are guided through the production of both print and web-based communications—from project inception through delivery. Workload will include responsibilities related to print communications, digital communications, media relations and administrative support. Tasks include writing, editing and researching content for print collateral, emails, websites, press releases, social media and other communication vehicles. Intern may also assist with philanthropic appeals, mission-based story development, patient family interviews, campaign-related initiatives, photography cataloguing, story archiving and media pitching. The goal of this internship program is to build upon each intern’s already exemplary communications skills with real-world experience.
• Prefer candidates who are currently pursuing (or recently graduated with) a degree in journalism, public relations or communications
• Outstanding writing skills (applicants will be asked to submit two writing samples), as well as basic editing skills
• Highly proficient in verbal communications
• Working knowledge of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
• Ability to multi-task and juggle various projects simultaneously
• Capability to work independently, collegially and effectively
• Ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines – and do so with a minimum amount of supervision
• Self-motivated, accurate, reliable, professional and a fast worker
• Excellent research and organizational skills
• Technical skills: Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Preference given to candidates with previous communications/PR-related experience or internships
Equal Employment Opportunity It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or discrimination based on non-job-related information.


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