Monday, August 1, 2011

Part-Time Student Thought Leadership and Social Media Internship, GuideStar USA, Washington, DC

Part-Time Student Thought Leadership and Social Media Internship,
GuideStar USA, Washington, DC

Do you want to learn more about the public relations field? Do you want
to get head start on your career while you're still in school? Let
GuideStar USA, Inc., help with a partnership between you, your school
and GuideStar’s marketing department in its Washington, DC, office.

This part-time college credit internship puts you at an advantage by
combining your academic studies with on-the-job training and relevant
career experience. You'll apply theories and work on projects that give
real-life meaning to your classroom instruction. The position is on a
volunteer basis, but GuideStar is committed to working with your
relevant advisors and professors to ensure that the experience you gain
is practical and career-building.

Primary Purpose: Support GuideStar’s Public Relations and Social Media
Marketing Manager in the execution of public relations and social media
strategies. This is a 15 hour per week hands-on job with significant
commitments to thought leadership and social media participation,
organization, research, and writing.

Reports to: PR & Social Media Manager, Lindsay Nichols

Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities include, but are not
limited to:

Support the implementation of a comprehensive thought leadership plan
including researching and securing speaking opportunities, bylined
articles, awards and other relevant opportunities for GuideStar and its
Monitor public discourse on nonprofit topics in the social media sphere
– blogs, forums, Facebook, Twitter, etc. – and present opportunities for
GuideStar’s experts to participate
Responsible for metrics-gathering as it relates to GuideStar’s
individual social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, blogs, SlideShare,
YouTube, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Flickr, Ning
Craft messages, talking points, presentations, blogs and other strategic
communication correspondence
• Court third-party endorsements of our expert opinions to enhance
our reputation and visibility.


• Currently studying public relations, communications, journalism,
or communications-related courses

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Ability to work independently and manage high-detail,
deadline-sensitive projects with professional quality

Team player attitude, demonstrated by being flexible and responsible as
well as being a self-starter
Expert knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
How do I apply?

Please e-mail to Judy Jennings at

Letter explaining interest, dates of availability, and any specific
interests in public relations or marketing

Who is eligible?

Current undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible for the
internship program. To qualify, you must be pursuing a degree,
certificate or diploma (full time or part time), and at least 18 years
of age. You also need to be in good academic standing at your school and
a U.S. citizen.

What are the benefits?

Hands-on public relations, social media and marketing work experience
Flexible work schedule
May qualify for credit towards degree requirements

About GuideStar

GuideStar USA, Inc.,, connects people and
organizations with information on the programs and finances of more than
1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. GuideStar serves a wide audience
inside and outside the nonprofit sector, including individual donors,
nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, government officials, academic
researchers, and the media.

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